I got a new email address for my giftee (recipient) to start a new Apple ID for her. I'm starting to prep my iPad as gift. I'm upgrading to the new iPad. Giftee doesn't have a computer, but the main apps that she'll use (that I've already demonstrated to her) will make it easy.
There are about 110 apps that I'm currently sync'ing with iTunes on my Mac. About 95% of them are free apps. So as I count, there are actually more apps that I want to keep in the iPad and gift altogether rather than globally remove. Personally, I have no reason to remove any apps.
What's the best way to prep the iPad in my case? I've heard that "Reset All Settings" would wipe out all apps, which would be a lot of work for me to reinstall all those nice free apps.
Also, what SEQUENCE of actions should I take if I haven't yet purchased my replacement iPad? Is there a way to hold my current backup in iTunes, rename this iPad as something else, then sync it with iTunes again as a different backup?