6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2012 12:04 AM by plakius
Matthew110607 Level 1 Level 1

I have an iPhone 4S with about 1k (no I'm not really exaggerating) keyboard shortcuts I've made since I got the phone a few months ago (any time I misspell something I make a keyboard shortcut, for example if I accidentally type "neighborhoo" and misstype the "d" I make a shortcut). I am thinking of buying an iPad 2 and would like to xfer all of them to the iPad 2 and not have to redo them all. Is this possible? I know I could restore the iPad with the iPhone backup but that seems weird considering that the iPhone has a bunch of stuff on it that wouldn't work on the iPad (like Omnifocus which isn't universal).


iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    AFAIK - restoring from the backup would be the only way that you can do this unless there is some third party app that will work.

  • Matthew110607 Level 1 Level 1

    So how does that work? I mean for example I have Omnifocus which isn't universal? Will that screw something up? So then once I restore from backup and then backup the iPad it will save it I'm guessing.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    iPod Touch and iPhone apps will work on the iPad (assuming the the iPad is running the relevant OS needed for those apps) even if they are not universal apps, but they will only work in the iPhone native size. You will be able to enlarge the app on the screen by tapping on the 2X in the corner of the app but it will be pixelated and in lower resolution and it looks kind of crappy on the iPad screen. I hate the way that iPhone and iPod apps look on my iPad - but they will work.

     

    When you restore one device from a backup of another device - you will restore the exact settings from the one device to the other. It will change your network settings, bookmarks, notes, calendars, Safari history, app data, app settings, email messages, camera roll and all of the data that the backup contains. Of course - if you sync all of that stuff and you want all of the same settings and all of that other stuff on all devices then you are OK.

     

    If you restore the iPad from the backup of the phone and then backup the iPad again, it will save all of that app data and all of the settings in the iPad's backup.

  • Matthew110607 Level 1 Level 1

    I got my iPad 2 and restored via a backup of my iPhone which has all of the shortcuts I've created and they don't transfer over. So how can I transfer them???

     

    BUMP

  • Matthew110607 Level 1 Level 1

    bump? can anyone help?

  • plakius Level 1 Level 1

    Did you ever figure this out??