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    Default How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    When we get our new iPad Mini Retina, how do we get all apps and data transferred from the old iPad Mini to the new unit? It is being traded in to Radio Shack at the time of purchase. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Use the iTunes app from your computer since everything is keep there - it the master storage for your mobile devices.
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Hi, you can transfer from one to the other using iTunes or using the iCloud .
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    if u have wifi around you icloud is best options to restore and if u wana try to manually try itune on mac-windows but icloud is too best options for that

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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Gearheadaddy View Post
    When we get our new iPad Mini Retina, how do we get all apps and data transferred from the old iPad Mini to the new unit? It is being traded in to Radio Shack at the time of purchase. Thanks in advance.
    When you set up new device just restore from iCloud backup easy
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Connect your iPad ( old one) to iTunes. Back up. Then get your new one.
    Then re store from back up
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    I use iCloud for all of my transfers. It's usually pretty quick and I've never had an issue with getting all of my content moved over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I use iCloud for all of my transfers. It's usually pretty quick and I've never had an issue with getting all of my content moved over.
    Agreed...I always restore from iCloud!
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    What's the difference ? Wouldn't it be better to do a clean install like for an iPhone ?
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I use iCloud for all of my transfers. It's usually pretty quick and I've never had an issue with getting all of my content moved over.
    Weirdly, mine failed w/ iCloud, so I backed up to iTunes and retorted that way with no problem. worth having it backed up both ways just before trade- JUST in case...
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Yptcn View Post
    What's the difference ? Wouldn't it be better to do a clean install like for an iPhone ?
    If you were having issues with your prior iPhone, sure. Otherwise a clean install isn't necessary, IMHO.
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Girl View Post
    Weirdly, mine failed w/ iCloud, so I backed up to iTunes and retorted that way with no problem. worth having it backed up both ways just before trade- JUST in case...
    Sorry to hear that iCloud failed for you. Good thing you had an iTunes backup in this case. I've been lucky enough with all of my iDevices that my iCloud backups have always worked great so far. I guess this is why I don't even bother connecting my iDevices with iTunes anymore. I might at some point, though, just in case like you said.
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    Default Re: How to transfer everything from iPad Mini to the new iPad Mini Retina

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Girl View Post
    Weirdly, mine failed w/ iCloud, so I backed up to iTunes and retorted that way with no problem. worth having it backed up both ways just before trade- JUST in case...
    I transferred from my iPhone to my RdMini and it failed. My photos didn't transfer nor my iMessages nor my preferences. Not even my apps....


    I'm thinking wiping and doing an iCloud restore
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    I didn't have trouble transferring my data from the Cloud BUT there was trouble for the new owner of my old mini due to me not canceling the Find My iPad app.
    He had to contact me to get the issue resolved.

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