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atlantamac

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Bought a iPad pro today, so it asked me if I want to restore from iCloud. I say yes. All it does it seems is move the apps I had downloaded. No passwords, no pdfs I had in iBooks. I thought it would be wonderful like time machine. What am I doing wrong? thx
 

Night Spring

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That's how it's designed. Passwords, books in iBooks, and media in Music and Video aren't part of iCloud backup.
 

atlantamac

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thank you , I hate doing it by hand but oh well. I love the iPad pro .
 

Night Spring

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thank you , I hate doing it by hand but oh well. I love the iPad pro .

Glad you like the iPad Pro. As far as iBooks, you should consider turning on iCloud Drive for use with iBooks.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205751

This will upload any PDF or ePub you add to iBooks to iCloud, and then the next time you get a new device, you can download them to your new device from iCloud.
 

Newtons Apple

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Bought a iPad pro today, so it asked me if I want to restore from iCloud. I say yes. All it does it seems is move the apps I had downloaded. No passwords, no pdfs I had in iBooks. I thought it would be wonderful like time machine. What am I doing wrong? thx

If you have you back up set up as encrypted, all passwords will move just fine.
 

Newtons Apple

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iCloud backups are identical to an encrypted backup in iTunes. (OP used iCloud backup)

I understand that and wish not to step on anyone's toes here.

So why no passwords brought over unless the is a setting to do encrypted iCloud backups and the OP was not using it.

I prefer using the iCloud automatically but when I know I am getting a new device or need to do a restore, I prefer an encrypted iTunes backup, it is done in minutes and there is no waiting.
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Passwords aren't stored in backups. Use iCloud Keychain for that.

That is just plain not so. Encrypted backup will not only move your passwords but all of your health information. Sounds like all iCloud backup are encrypted.
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iCloud backups are identical to an encrypted backup in iTunes. (OP used iCloud backup)

So where are his passwords?
 
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