5 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 8:07 PM by AnaMusic
I Hate PCs Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, hope you have all been well!

 

So about to sell my beloved iPad2 and upgrade to a 4...am aware how to back up my data from the original,

but im worried about what happens after that, such as:

 

-How to properly unlink the iPad from my account before i sell it?

-How do i get my apps and data back into the new device...just sync it or...?

 

-Any dangers with connecting the new device to my PC first time?

Such as it overwriting all the apps and their data that is currently backedp up to the PC with its blank self?

 

Just never did device to device share throu, any tips are appreciated thanx!


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)

    Before getting rid of the old device, make a backup to itunes on your comptuer - I consider much mor secure than using icloud.

     

    The with the new device, connect to itunes and choose to restore from that backup.

     

    Once everything seems set on the new device, on the old device, go to settings>genereal, scroll to bottom and tap "Reset", then choose to "Erase all contents and settngs" - that clears it and you can then give it to someone else.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Old to New

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2109

     

    I Hate PCs wrote:

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    -How to properly unlink the iPad from my account before i sell it?

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    See here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627

     

     

    And... See  Erase your device  Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4137

     

     

    Also... could be worth your while to have a look at the wjosten post here...

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20294697


     

    -How do i get my apps and data back into the new device...just sync it ...

     

    Yes.

  • I Hate PCs Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Pvonk! I have been reticent to use the 'backup device' function, since I've been individually backing up app data via iTunes file sharing. I believe the backup device function will back up apps, settings, and media library, but the app files themselves separate thru file sharing, correct?

     

    Thanks again!

  • I Hate PCs Level 1 (0 points)

    Ana thanks for these links as well...do you know by chance if any of this will be complicated by the fact that I will also be registering/syncing a new iPhone 5 before I swap the iPads later in the week?

     

    Thanks again to all, cheers

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    I Hate PCs wrote:

     

    ...do you know by chance if any of this will be complicated by the fact that I will also be registering/syncing a new iPhone 5 before I swap the iPads later in the week?

     

     

    Providing you follow the above advise all should be well... just be mindful when/if Restoring from a Backup that you select the appropriate one.

     

    How to Restore from a Backup...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766

     

     

    Thanks again to all, cheers

     

    You're Welcome