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    Help with iPad Air with prior ipad3 settings

    First off using Windows 7 and the ipad 3 is a Verizon version.

    I am looking to buy the new Air and wonder how to prepare my iTunes on the PC - other than do a last update with the
    Ipad 3.

    For example, after the last update change the name of the iPad 3 with say " - old " at the end.
    Then attach the new Air and rename it using the same name as the 3 but without of course the "- old" ?

    Eventually I will gift the iPad3 to my wife, so on that one will need to wipe it out - then do the same changes to her "new" ipad 3, as she currently as the first iPad.

    Hope that all made sense.

    Thx

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    This will certainly help you with setting up a new device with your Apple ID/backup from iTunes: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2109
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    Thanks - that link should be helpful so cant wait to give it a try.

    But how/when do I rename the old pad? Guessing after I go thru the restore process?

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    I didn't understand why you intend to rename the device to ...old. Sorry! Is it because you want to gift it to your wife?

    The name of the iPad can be changed in Settings - General - About - Name.
    Last edited by J. A.; 11-02-2013 at 05:41 PM.
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    Yes, my old ipad 3 will be my wife's (and she has her own PC) with the ipad Air mine.

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    When you erase all content and settings on your iPad and she transfers her information to it with her own computer, it need not be renamed. The iPad 3 will have her device's name as soon as she restores from a backup. It will be the same with your future iPad: when you use your backup to set it up, it will have the name of your former iPad 3.
    Last edited by J. A.; 11-02-2013 at 08:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sethm1 View Post
    Yes, my old ipad 3 will be my wife's (and she has her own PC) with the ipad Air mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by J. A. View Post
    When you erase all content and settings on your iPad and she transfers her information to it with her own computer, it need not be renamed. The iPad 3 will have her device's name as soon as she restores from a backup. It will be the same with your future iPad: when you use your backup to set it up, it will have the name of your former iPad 3.
    Well, this is getting rather confusing and I'm sure others making this transition have a similar feeling, i.e. when restoring a 'new' iPad from an older device, what is the 'name' of the new iPad - the same as the old or is it given a 'new' name before the restoration - both iPads cannot have the same name - right? Plus, if you rename the old iPad, can the current apps be updated on an Apple account? Finally, if different computers are used and the old iPad is renamed, then what is the status of the apps on the old account, especially if the two individuals involved have different Apple IDs? Hopefully, a clearer set of explanations can be offered - thanks. Dave

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    When you transfer information (like the iPad's name) to a device, using a backup, the iDevice's name will be the one from the backup.

    So: his wife will transfer her information from her PC to the iPad 3, and with doing so, the iPad will afterwards have her chosen name. The old name (his) will be erased.
    He will transfer his settings and data via his computer to the new iPad Air, which will then use the name of the (old) iPad 3 - the name he has given it before erasing.

    The name of a device has nothing to do with the apps. As long as you use the same Apple ID, you can change the name of an iDevice as often as you like, and to whatever you like.

    I assume that there are two different Apple IDs involved. This means: with erasing everything from iPad 3, also apps purchased with that Apple ID will be erased and don't have to be updated any more. With setting it up with a different Apple ID, only the apps from that one will be available.

    (I hope this explanation isn't too confusing.)
    Last edited by J. A.; 11-02-2013 at 09:25 PM.
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    I assume the same with installing a backup from icloud. We are getting ready to transfer from an ipad one backup to an ipad 3 and i am getting the ipad Air Monday and will install my backup from Icloud (Ipad 3) to it. When I got the ipad 3 I just reverted to manufacturer state and installed the apps (all music, like Rhapsody, Pandora, TuneIn) and use it with BT speakers or Soundbar on TV with Apple TV.

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    It is the same.
    You go to Settings - General - Reset - Erase all content and settings.
    After erasing, the device can be set up with an iCloud backup and a new Apple ID, and nothing will be left from the previous owner.
    Last edited by J. A.; 11-03-2013 at 01:56 AM.
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