Best Way to Restore a New Device from Backup (from a device on dev beta)

SaMaster14

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So... as many of you may be as well, I’m getting my new iPad Pro tomorrow!

My currently iPad Pro is running 12.1.1 beta 2 on my developer account.

I currently backup my iPad to my MacBook pro (iTunes), but I’m not opposed to backing up to iCloud.

However, I know I need to add the UDID of my new iPad to my dev account to get it running.

So... do I have to go through the process of backing up my current iPad to iTunes -> set up new iPad as new -> plug the new one into iTunes to find the UDID -> add new iPad to my account -> finally restore from backup

OR

Can I backup current iPad to iCloud, set up new iPad from iCloud backup, then plug it into iTunes to find the UDID and add to my dev account

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TL;DR: what is the fastest/easiest/safest way to set up my new iPad Pro from my current iPad Pro backup (which is running iOS 12.1.1 dev beta 2?
 

Rob Phillips

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You’ll need to have the beta on your new iPad BEFORE you can restore from a backup made from the beta on your old iPad...
Set your new iPad up as a new device, install the beta profile and update to 12.1.1., then use Settings > General > Reset, and select Erase All Content and Settings, then restore from your iCloud backup.
 

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You’ll need to have the beta on your new iPad BEFORE you can restore from a backup made from the beta on your old iPad...
Set your new iPad up as a new device, install the beta profile and update to 12.1.1., then use Settings > General > Reset, and select Erase All Content and Settings, then restore from your iCloud backup.

That’s what I thought, thank you for the advice!
 

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You no longer need the UDID for dev beta installs. That stopped being required several OS’s ago.

Set up the new iPad Pro as a new device. Install the dev beta profile, reboot, install the beta, wipe the iPad and then plug it into iTunes to restore from the old one.
 

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