Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:14 AM (in response to 5480)
Step by step:
1. Erase all contents and settings (Settings>General>Reset>Erase all content and settings)
2. You'll be asked twice to confirm
3. You'll see Apple logo and progress bar
4. You'll see a big iPad logo on screen
5. Configuration start
6. Set language
7. Set country
8. Enable Location Service
9. Select network, enter password and join network
10. You'll be given 3 options (a) Setup as New iPad (b) Restore from iCloud Backup (c) Restore from iTune Backup
11. Selected Setup as New iPad
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to 5480)
The above procedure will erase your iPad and make it "like new"
If you are certain your backup is corrupted, you can put a lot of stuff back on it. If you're using iCloud (or other online accounts, like google etc.), your contacts, calendars etc. can be put back on it.
You can reinstall your apps (albait you will loose your settings/game progress etc.)
It realy depends what sort of data you would like to restore, if you could let us know I'm sure we'll be able to find walkaround.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to DanInDub)
DanInDub, yes I am pretty sure that I have corrupted stuff in my backup (which keep coming back from backup).
I am using iCloud, which has lot of stuff such as
The problem is music, movies, apps and iBooks, which is not in iCloud.
You mean these I can recover from iCloud, not from iTunes (but I need a fast connection, I assume)?
I should not use iTunes to recover music, movies, apps and iBooks because the corrupted files would come back! Correct?
How can I recover music, movies, apps and iBooks without using iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:36 AM (in response to 5480)
Mail and calendars don't really require that fast connection, they are relatively small amount of data. You will get all this back from iCloud as soon as you log in to your iCloud account on the iPad.
Music, Movies, Apps and iBooks you can re-sync with your iTunes (assuming you did have them synced) withour restoring backup.
Alternatively, anything you purchased from iTunes store (Music, moviews, apps and books. Subject to country) could be re-downloaded directly from apple - AppStore or iTunes store, you will see "Purchased" categories, where stuff you already paid for can be downloaded free of charge. You will need fast connection for this
You can find step-by-step guide for restoring your purchases here:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to 5480)
That is right.
Syncing is synchronizing your content, but without any settings. It is practically the same as if you downloaded them fresh from the internet.
Restoring backup would be if you right-clicked on your ipad in iTunes, and clicked "Restore from backup". That would restore your iPad's "state" as it was, which, as you said , is corrupted.
Once connecting iPad for the first time, you may be asked do you want to restore it from Backup, Your asnwer should be no. Then you can proceed to mark items you would like to sync.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to DanInDub)
Clear to me:
1. I will restore my iPad2 as a new device.
2. I recover mail, calendar, reminders, contacts and notes from iCloud by logging into my iCloud account on the iPad.
3. I sync music, movies, apps and iBooks you can re-sync with my iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 2:18 AM (in response to DanInDub)
I also have a Kindle app, with hundreds of books "stored" in the app. At present, the books are in Cloud as well as in Device. When I restore my device as a new device, I assume the app is deleted and I have to download it again. So the books come back as well?
The same concept applies to Newsstand? Once is download the apps for various magazines (in Newsstand), the magazines come back?