Restoring your iPad Backup

We suggest you use iTunes to back up and restore your content on your iPad. Note that iTunes and iOS do not support installing backups of newer versions 


Restore

To restore the content on your iOS device, follow these steps:
  1. Open iTunes (Make sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes).
  2. IMPORTANT - Turn off Find My iPad
    1. Settings -> iCloud (left column) -> Find My iPad (right column)
    2. Slide green bar to turn off
    3. Enter your Apple ID Password and tap "Turn Off"
    4. Sliding Bar should now be light gray
  3. Connect your iOS device to your computer.
  4. Click the iPad or iPhone icon to the right of the drop down menu (as highlighted in blue in the image below).
    • Click on "This Computer" located inside the "Backups" section
    • Click on "Restore Backup..." to the right
    • This process may take up to 15 minutes (depends on the size of data being restored)
  5. Sync by clicking "File -> Devices - Sync"
    • If asked, Authorize this computer with your iTunes Store Account (Apple ID)
    • Default sync settings will sync music, video, pictures, etc.  For additional syncing information Click Here
    • When you use iTunes to sync, backing up is the first step.
  6. IMPORTANT - Turn on Find My iPad
    1. Settings -> iCloud (left column) -> Find My iPad (right column)
    2. Slide gray bar to turn on
    3. If prompted, Enter your Apple ID Password and tap "Turn On"
    4. Sliding Bar should now be Green
IMPORTANT!! - A full backup is seen as completing BOTH the Backup Routine AND a sync (including the Authorization with iTunes and Apps).
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