will I be able to restore my backup to a new iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bj097, May 11, 2018.

  1. bj097 macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2013
    my current iPad is mini 2 16GB wifi only still running on iOS 7, I've created a full back up on iTunes PC version and want to give away the iPad to my friend. But I will not purchase a new iPad soon, maybe a few years later and I'd like to know if I will be able to restore everything to the new iPad later?
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    As of right now you can. Who can say how iOS will change over the course of a few years.
  3. Rhonindk macrumors 68040


    If you buy one and use your backup in the near future? Yes.
    If you wait years then buy an iPad, who knows what that will actually be, what the OS will look like, or if the iPad even will exist.

    I'd say best of luck but not likely.
  4. mofunk macrumors 68020


    Aug 26, 2009
    I wouldn't restore from backup because most of your Apps are outdated. I have apps I like to play that haven't been updated to fit iOS 11. I thought I could save them to my iTunes and then transfer them over, it won't work. With iOS 11 they should fit the 64bit format (I think). I can't use any that was last updated with iOS 10 or previous.

    In iOs 11 you can use another iOS device to setup your new device. From there you can pick and choose which apps you want to add.

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