iPad Trying to restore from 32GB ipad 4 Backup to 16GB Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kjay80, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. kjay80 macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2011
    My backup from 32gb ipad 4 version is too big(28gb of data) for 16gb Air.
    Anyhow to take out some apps to accommodate into 16gb?
    I dont have ipad 4 anymore..
  2. wsbsteven macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2011
    I restored a 32gb backup to a 16gb but I used iCloud to do it. It didn't throw a fit for me but I wasn't over 16gb of usage either. My apps consume less space on my 16gb probably due to no cache.
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Is your backup actually 28GB or is that just the space you're consuming on your iPad? Remember, music, videos, actual apps, etc aren't included in the backup. It's mostly just settings and app data. If you have iCloud enabled, you can check how big the backup actually is.
  4. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO
    Did you actually try it and get an error about it being too big? If so, you're probably screwed. I don't know why a backup would be that big though.

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