Downloaded Apps before offcially Syncing Ipad

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by ktcriss, May 31, 2013.

  1. ktcriss

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    May 31, 2013
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    will this reset all my apps if i set it up as a new ipad? im scared to lose all my apps. i tried transferrig purchases but it doesnt give me the option.
  2. J. A.

    J. A.
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    Nov 11, 2012
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    Hi, ktcriss! Welcome to iPF!

    Which way did you try to backup your iPad? There are two possibilities: iTunes or iCloud.
    This link will show you how to backup:
  3. Gabriel1

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    Mar 11, 2011
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    Hi there and welcome.

    I have to admit that I'm a little confused here but that's fairly normal for me however, are you trying to set your iPad up with a new computer or maybe it's something else really obvious that I'm missing. Anyway, if you set an iPad up as new then yes, your Apps will be gone however as long as you have backed it up you can restore it from a backup, iTunes will prompt you here. In. Addition, as long as you sign in to iTunes on your iPad with your Apple ID all your previously purchased (including free) apps will be there to re-install, just check the purchased tab in the App Store.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

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