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Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by JJ_BPK, Jan 29, 2014.
Can I restore my Ipad 2 to my new air?
Create a backup of your iPad 2 either in iCloud or iTunes (computer). When you set up your new device, restore it from that backup.
Here's the link for more information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2109
Yes, it works quite well. I just went from an ipad2 to ipad air. I used itunes on my pc.
I went from an iPad 1 to an Air.. The restore went without a hitch. The only thing I had to do was update a few apps. (The iPad1 was locked at iOS5 and some of the apps had to be upgraded to iOS7).
If using iCLoud as backup (my preference) be sure you have the data you want preserved backed up. You have to do some menu diving but you can save space (remember you only get 5 GB free in iCloud) so go to settings/icloud/storage/”this ipad“ (your name at top)/show all apps. There you can turn off apps where you either don't want to save data or don't need to. i'd also suggest backing up in Dropbox any data that is very important to you.
I restored my Air from my Ipad 3 and restored the 3 from my husband's Ipad One without issues except my husband had to deal with the visual changes from IOS 5 to IOS 7 LOL. Its just so easy these days to move from Ipad to Ipad with iCloud restores (I had also restored my Ipad 3 when i got it from my Ipad one since IOS 5 had give us that option)--just being sure prior to the upgrade that you have checked for your data backup and to have done a backup just before doing the upgrade.
Thanks for the replies..
I already do encrypted backups to both the cloud and my PC, and syn every time I charge via the USB port.
I had move from my 4S to 5s with no problem, I was just worried the something in the IP2 was not compatible with the air..
Forgot to ask and it hasn't been mentioned. Have you upgraded your 2 to IOS7? If so, it should set up the Air the same as the 2. I think you'll really enjoy the Air--even upgrading from a 64 GB iPad 3 to the Air seemed like a very different IPad. On top of that you will now have a retina screen and for me that's a very big plus.
Yes, I upgraded to IOS7 about a month after release of all my Itoys.
Thanks for asking..