Traveling with a slimmed-down iPad
I'm about to take a two week trip, using my iPad 32Gb as storage for photos from my digital camera (and any videos I take with my iPhone). Problem is, I have it currently so full of apps, books, music, etc, that there's not a lot of space left for "temporary storage."
I'd like to set up a "new" (secondary) iPad profile in iTunes, with just the basics and "restore" to that one, leaving my "regular" profile safely backed up on my Mac (at home), then later, after I return and no longer need the extra storage space, can I just "restore" to the old "regular" profile and regain all of my existing settings, apps, music playlists, etc. Would this work?
Help/advice is greatly appreciated!
Michael in Maine
- 06-04-2011, 09:29 AM #2
How were you planning on getting the photos from your iPhone or digital camera onto your iPad is a more pressing question.
You would need a computer to get them off the camera and onto the iPad, so if you'll be bringing a computer with you, why bother deleting off the iPad. If you're not bringing a computer - how were you planning on getting the photos off your digital camera and onto the iPad?
Why not just get a large sd card for your digital camera and leave your iPad as is.
- 06-04-2011, 10:38 AM #3iPhone Intermediate
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You can transfer from iPhone to iPad using Bluetooth....and theres the camera connection kit for going from camera to iPad. I use my iPad this way almost daily....but I keep my iPad almost empty as far as music and movies go. My phone holds the music and I stream the movies. I keep one or two on it for car rides and such.
As far as separate backups it should work. Create one backup then wipe and start as new device and set it up the other way...then wipe again and you should be able to pick the backup to restore from.
As far as transferring photos from a digital camera to the iPad, it's a piece of cake, with the iPad camera docking accessory. That's what I did on a previous trip, freeing up my digital camera for more pictures. By the time I was about to return home, the camera's SD card was full and the iPad was getting that way. I'm more concerned about it this year, when I would like to take videos with my iPhone4, which will take a lot more memory.
Your question, Alli, is more pertinent on this matter. While I know how to get photos from the camera to the iPad, I've never tried getting videos from the iPhone to the iPad, without iTunes sync! Anybody have any ideas?????
- 06-05-2011, 10:51 AM #5
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- 06-05-2011, 08:19 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
- 170 Posts
other than that, restoring your iPad restores everything except: movies, music, apps(although I think app data might be restored...correct me if I'm wrong)
but all your data like emails, contacts, bookmarks, photos, etc will be restored.