How to take complete backup ?

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  1. soamz

    soamz iPF Noob

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    Hi.. I have all the settings and data and apps ready on my iPad.

    There are few issues with this new iPad ,so I would most probably ask them for a replacement .

    But before I do that , I would like to keep a complete backup of my device , so that when the new one comes, I can simply restore everything to what I have now .


    Let me know, how to.
     
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    Connect that iPad to the latest version of iTunes. Then, right click on the iPad line (left side) and select "Backup." Make a note of the date and time.

    Then, if you end up replacing the iPad, you can connect the new iPad to that iTunes/computer. iTunes will automatically ask it you wish to set up the new iPad as new or "restore from backup." Select restore from backup and then select that backup you made. iTunes will do its "magic" and your new iPad will then be a mirror of the old.

    Hope this helps.

    Marilyn
     
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    buerkletucson iPad Junkie

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    To add to the previous reply...
    I believe if you select an encrypted backup it will also store all passwords, etc.
     
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    I know that. But sadly that thing doesn't take the backup of all the apps and other data .
    I'm looking for a solution for complete backup .


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    Then I am unsure what you mean - as iTunes does do a complete backup. At least, when I purchased my new iPad3, I used the backup from my iPad1 to put the iPad3 exactly like the iPad1. Everything was on the 3 as was on the 1 - apps, data, passwords, etc.

    So, could you elaborate on what seems to be missing from your backup?

    Marilyn
     
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    soamz iPF Noob

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    When I do that, it simply restores the safari data, history and contacts . Thats all.

    No app data at all.
     
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    iOS: How to back up

     
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    I bought an iPad 4 to replace my 1. I had previously done a back up of my old iPad. When I plugged in my new iPad it restored everything including all apps, purchased music and entire music library. It also restored all my browser favorites including all passwords.
     

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