1. jagfan2's Avatar
    My new Mini retina is being delivered today. I also have an iPad 2 and plan to continue using both devices. I want to be able to back up each device individually and want iTunes to recognize them as separate devices. From what I've read, "transferring" the data from either iCloud or iTunes assumes the older device will be deactivated. Is that correct? Based on my needs, what is the best way to get my apps and email settings currently on my iPad2 to the Mini?
    11-21-2013 10:24 AM
  2. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    My new Mini retina is being delivered today. I also have an iPad 2 and plan to continue using both devices. I want to be able to back up each device individually and want iTunes to recognize them as separate devices. From what I've read, "transferring" the data from either iCloud or iTunes assumes the older device will be deactivated. Is that correct? Based on my needs, what is the best way to get my apps and email settings currently on my iPad2 to the Mini?
    Just change the name of each device.
    11-21-2013 10:25 AM
  3. jagfan2's Avatar
    If I understand correctly, give the Mini a separate name during the set up process and then apply the iPad2 restore backup?
    11-21-2013 10:46 AM
  4. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    If I understand correctly, give the Mini a separate name during the set up process and then apply the iPad2 restore backup?
    Yes. But when it's time to backup the ipad mini, you'll might have to delete the ipad 2 backup once your done restoring on the mini. Reason being is because if you didn't upgrade your iCloud storage and you have multiple ios devices, you'll be out of iCloud storage.
    11-23-2013 08:37 AM
  5. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    11-23-2013 08:38 AM
  6. jagfan2's Avatar
    All set up thanks.
    11-23-2013 01:28 PM
  7. luckie8's Avatar
    If you didn't upgrade your iCloud storage and you have multiple ios devices, you'll be out of iCloud storage.
    is it worth upgrading or is there any other alternatives to iCloud out there?
    11-23-2013 11:39 PM
  8. lui22's Avatar
    is it worth upgrading or is there any other alternatives to iCloud out there?
    Box for photos and videos and documents. iCloud for apps.

    I have 50 gigs of box because of my BlackBerrys
    11-24-2013 05:20 PM
  9. toemasuxsempai's Avatar
    is it worth upgrading or is there any other alternatives to iCloud out there?
    It's only worth upgrading if you have multiple devices and you'd like to save your media documents, pics, documents, and PDFs. If you don't mainly use those items. Than no, it's not worth upgrading. For me it's been very convenient that when I get a new device and I log into iCloud, everything loads perfectly, settings and etc. There's another debate to use free cloud services for your media. I personally use it all.
    11-24-2013 09:58 PM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    is it worth upgrading or is there any other alternatives to iCloud out there?
    I personally like to use iCloud but next to that I use Dropbox extensively. Give that a a shot for free and buy more as you see you need it in storage just like you would iCloud.
    12-02-2013 06:13 PM

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