Transfer PROGRAMS from iPad 4 to ipad Air

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  1. deanstruck

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    My granddaughter's school requires use of an iPad. She got an iPad 4,32Gb last year. She ran out of capacity soon. I just got her an iPad Air 128GB and we need to transfer EVERYTHING from the old to the new. I know how to transfer the files on iTunes, my question is how to transfer the PROGRAMS. There are 3 or 4 that she had to download from the school.

    Is there such a thing as duplicating everything on the new iPad that was on the old one, all programs included?
     
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    Have her back up her iPad 4 to iTunes. has the new iPad Air been set up yet? If not connect it to iTunes and go through the activation process. When prompted, set it up from the back up of the iPad 4 that was made. The iPad Air will now have everything on it that was on the old iPad 4.

    If the iPad Air has already been activated, connect it to iTunes and restore it. It will be restored to factory condition. Then proceed through the activation process described in the last paragraph.
     
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    Thanks for the prompt reply. I wasn't sure this process would also copy the programs that are on the iPad 4. I knew it would copy the apps and files.
    We will give it a go, and thanks again.
     
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    Are these programs in an app installed on the iPad? Because of the way iOS works you cannot install programs on the iPad in the same way you install programs on a computer, they have to be downloaded to a compatible app and, with few exceptions, cannot be accessed by the other apps on the iPad.
     
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    I am not sure how to answer that question. These are programs the school required and were downloaded from a site the school directed us to. I may have to ask the school this question.
     
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    If the programs are part of an app, they should be included in any backup you make and would then be included on any iPad restored and set up with that backup. In a worst case scenario, they could presumably be re downloaded from the same site as before.
     
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    Discuss this with your school IT person. Depending on how the school provisioned the apps on her iPad they may or may not be saved and restored through a normal backup.

    Schools have several options for supplying apps to students. Some methods make the app permanently the student's. Some involve licenses either by student or by iPad, and the school may have to make changes to their software for the apps to be added to the new iPad.
     
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