A question about setting up a new IPad mini.

iOS and iPadOS
Hello all. My name is Matthew and this is my first posting to the forum. First of all I love this site and think it is a truly awesome resource. Me and my wife are both getting new IPad minis. We also have the 4s. What would be the best way to set up the new IPads? Would it be better to just install the apps we want on them or is there a way to import our settings from our IPhones? Thanks for any help.



Submitted by jrjolley (not verified) on Saturday, December 1, 2012

Depending on how many apps you want to copy across, i'd just selectively install them from the apps section on iTunes. I know it's really easy to back up/restore from an iPhone but with all the new fancy iTunes synching options over wireless, it's less needed. The main advantage really is that you're starting fresh with freshly installed applications. I'm not sure how much cruft is pulled over from backups. Just my thoughts really.