iPad Upgrading to iOS 12 question

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Shirtin, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Shirtin macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    I am receiving a apple refurbished/new ipad and planning to upgrading to iOS 12. My current ipad is iOS 11.4.1 and I created a backup. Can I restore from backup iOS 11.4.1 on iOS 12?

    I want to try to get a clean install.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You can restore from your 11.4.1 backup.

    I wouldn't call restoring from a any backup a "clean install", however.
  3. Shirtin thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    Why not? I assume it only stores the information that is kept on top of the apps?
    How can i do a clean install then without using a backup?
  4. Knowlege Bomb, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018

    Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    A clean install is setting the device up sans backup and downloading all of your apps manually. The nice thing is nowadays a lot of app data is stored in the cloud so it's not as tedious of a process as it used to be.
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Setting it up as new is a clean install. Using a backup restores all your settings, files and data; along with any potential corruption issues.
  6. Shirtin thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    I just setup my replacement iPad using the new install option! Didn’t even understand what that was for so many years! Been using iPads since iPad 3
  7. Shirtin thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    It fixed a lot of issues setting it up as a new iPad. One where it kept changing the name of my iPad every time I did a hard restart. It also seems like all the small bugs went away also! Thanks again

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