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planet

join:2001-11-05
Oz
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[iPad] Restore iPad

How is the OS restored from backup on I Cloud? Is there a difference when backing up and restoring from I Cloud versus I Tunes?


haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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When you go through Setup Assistant on a new iOS 5 device, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" and enter your iCloud account and password. You will see the three most recent backups for each of the devices on which you enabled Backup. Choose which backup to restore from.

After your device restarts, your settings and accounts are restored and Backup starts downloading your purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, Camera Roll, and other content.
»support.apple.com/kb/HT4859?view···le=en_US

it's easy and you have a choice of few backups

If you've been backing up to iCloud and you choose to restore from iTunes, your device will be in the state it was the last time you backed up to iTunes before iCloud was available (we made that mistake...thanks to the multiple backups, we were able to correct it)


planet

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Thank you for the response. So, basically there is no difference if backing up to I Cloud or I Tunes except for time stamps. I guess if you get more than 5GBs of data then I Tunes would be preferable since it's free versus paying for more cloud space over 5GBs.

Curious, I see what is backed up on I Cloud, but what about the operating system itself? How is that restored? On a PC, the OS is either reinstalled or an image is stored for back up on the HDD from the factory. How is this managed on an I Pad?


haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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Don't know, I clicked a button and everything was there. that's all I care about.


Thinkdiff
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reply to planet
The OS restore and user data restore are decoupled.

You always have to initiate the software restore from a PC/Mac. It will download the latest version of iOS if you don't already have it on your computer and then restore the OS on the iPad from that image.

When the iPad starts up, it'll give you the option of restoring your user data from iCloud or iTunes.
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planet

join:2001-11-05
Oz
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Might be making this way too complicated. My PC is a Win 7 64 bit so would I install I-Tunes 32 or 64 bit version? and if I install the 64 bit version does that impact the download and install of iOS which I believe is 32 bit?


darcilicious
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Your iPad will get the correct version of firmware regardless if you're running 32-bit or 64-bit iTunes...
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planet

join:2001-11-05
Oz
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Thanks for the responses. I'm new to I-Pad so somewhat of a learning curve for me. Lovin it so far.