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Upgrading iPad - need help with restore

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XiShNiK Calculating status...
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Dec 4, 2012 3:24 AM

I have updated from iPad regular to an iPad mini.

I connected my iPad to the itunes and performed a transfer apps and a backup.

I then connected my ipad mini and performed a restore from backup selecting the backup I had just made.

After the restore is completed, my settings are all correct, like my email accounts, contacts, calendars. However, none of my apps get put onto the device...

In the past, when I upgraded my iPhone and restored it on the new device it would always put EVERYTHING (all user settings as well as apps) onto my new phone. This would include apps with all their data, such as games along with any associated save files. It would also keep the layout and folder structure of all my apps.

Does anyone know how to get the backup working properly.


  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,565 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:26 AM (in response to XiShNiK)

    Restore from iTune Backup Step by Step



    1. 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. Select Network and input Password>Join



    9. Enable Location Service>Next



    10. You'll be given 3 options (a) Setup as New iPad (b) Restore from iCloud Backup (c) Restore from iTune Backup



    11. Select Restore from iTune Backup



    12. You will see picture of USB cable pointing towards iPad



    13. Connect iPad to iTune (make sure iTune is on standby)



    14. Tap Continue (computer)



    15. Restore iPad from Backup (computer)



    16. See progress bar with estimated time (computer)



    17. See Restore in Progress on iPad



    18. See Apple logo



    19. See Apple and Progress Bar



    20. Slide to Unlock



    21. Copying Apps back to iPad (computer)



    22. You'll see Loading/Installing/Waiting below the Apps (iPad)



    23. Sync Music/Podcast/Movies to iPad (computer)



    24. Sync completed (computer)

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,565 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to XiShNiK)

    Have not tried it with a IPad Mini so won't be able to answer your question. Any way you can rearrange the icon after they are restored if they are not in the correct position.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,205 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to XiShNiK)

    How to Transfer Everything from an Old iPad to New iPad


     Cheers, Tom


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