1. Father Tech's Avatar
    This weekend I'm going to unbox my brand new iPad Mini 4 and set it up. I was wondering if it's possible to get apps (free and paid) in my iCloud account before I actually setup my iPad. The idea is, that as soon as I sign in to iCloud on my iPad Mini, the apps will start to install.

    Is that possible, and a good idea?
    02-11-2016 04:42 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You can start purchasing paid and free apps if you dare to use iTunes on a PC or Mac.
    02-11-2016 04:50 PM
  3. Father Tech's Avatar
    'If I dare to use iTunes on a PC or Mac ... what does that mean? I've had iTunes installed on my Windows PC for a while, and I've purchased music and movies with it.
    02-11-2016 08:02 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What do you mean by "Setting up"? Once you get past the initial set up process, you can buy apps before setting up your screen.
    02-11-2016 08:37 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    'If I dare to use iTunes on a PC or Mac ... what does that mean? I've had iTunes installed on my Windows PC for a while, and I've purchased music and movies with it.
    Just making a joke since I consider iTunes to be a really bad program just bundled with layer after layer of crap. But you can easily just get all those apps in iTunes and download them from your "Purchased" section on the iPad once you get it.
    02-11-2016 08:41 PM
  6. Father Tech's Avatar
    Okay, no problem. I was just thinking that after setting up my iPad, I could sign in to iCloud and sit back while all my apps were automatically installed. I guess it doesn't work that way.
    02-12-2016 07:24 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Okay, no problem. I was just thinking that after setting up my iPad, I could sign in to iCloud and sit back while all my apps were automatically installed. I guess it doesn't work that way.
    If you set up from an iCloud back up, then the apps you have in the back up will appear as you suggested. But only if you choose "from iCloud back up" in the set up process.
    If you choose to set up "as new", then you will need to download your apps manually from the App Store. You won't have to pay again for any paid apps you had.
    02-12-2016 08:52 AM
  8. Father Tech's Avatar
    Understood and thanks. I'm looking forward to giving the IM4 'all of my love.'
    02-12-2016 09:18 AM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    When you get the ipad and setup as new, go to settings>iTunes & App Store and toggle on apps for automatic downloads.
    02-12-2016 09:40 AM

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