iPad Will I be able to use my iPad 3 backup on an iPad 5?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Virgo, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Virgo macrumors 6502

    Virgo

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    I want to sell my iPad 3. My iPad 3 runs on iOS 6. Before selling, I want to back up to iTunes. I plan to get an iPad 5 in a few months. The iPad 5 will run iOS 7.

    Sooo. I was wondering will my backup be rendered useless?
     
  2. esskay macrumors 6502

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    I haven't gone that direction, but I had an ipad3 icloud backup that could not be restored backward onto an ipad1
     
  3. Wispy macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can. Don't worry about this! But make backup in iTunes, not in iCloud.
     
  4. esskay macrumors 6502

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    Good to know wispy, what is the problem with using an iCloud backup instead?
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    It takes a lot longer to restore from an iCloud backup. Also, if you make an iTunes backup, you can backup the backup, if you know what I mean.
     
  6. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    I didn't think of that. That makes a lot of sense. I am going to do that from now on. Thanks.
     
  7. Wispy macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this is true :)
     

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