want to upgrade from a iPad air 2 to the 12 inch iPad pro. backing up the air 2

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  1. atlantamac macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way like time machine , I can back it all up. So when I buy the new one, I can just retire everything to the new one. Like time machine?

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  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  3. atlantamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so I just save it to the iCloud? do I connect it to my macbook ?
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    I did a backup from my ipad2 to itunes, then restored from that backup when i had my ipad pro. I had an exact duplicate. And it was super fast and painless.
     
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  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No need to connect to your MacBook. Just backup and restore from iCloud. No PC needed.
     
  7. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    I think backing up to your computer via iTunes is a more complete backup, AFAIK. Would advise that route over iCloud. Also, again AFAIK, if you opt to encrypt the iTunes backup, more of your app passwords and details are backed-up, making the transition far less cumbersome.
     
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It's better to do an encrypted back up in iTunes and do a restore from their rather then use iCloud. It will generally be faster to restore too then using iCloud dependent on how much data you have on the iPad.
     

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