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moving apps, their data from one ipad to another AND changing/deleting at the same time!

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Phillyman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 10, 2012 1:41 PM



I would like to get ready for my new iPad. Over time I have accumalated a LOT of Apps which I don't use or  would like to organize differently.

Others (games or internal documents/settings) I would like to leave intact. Is there a way to choose what to import and maybe already pre-sort?


I know of the restore feature from a specific backup (used that in the past) that DOES keep the data intact but does not allow for my organizing/spring cleaning scenario...


I was thinking directly of the new Apple configurator tool. I could import my iPad profile, and based on that choose apps to keep (and their data) or delete in a first step. Even better would be if I could then group them in folders or screens BEFORE I sync this new profile to my new iPad.


This would also be ideal to manage backups and different setups for family members when we do the family shuffle.. I upgrade, hand my old device to my better half, she hands her to X family member etc., etc.


My issue is that the help menu of the configurator toll indicates it works only for volume bought applications. Is this right? Why the restriction?



Main concern of course is not installing the application on a specific device BUT to copy the app (AND internal data) exactly to another one!


I'm surprised that Apple hasn't adressed these issues better but maybe they did with this new tool (or another way) and I just don't see/understand it.


Thanks for any and all input,




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