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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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Migrating from old iPad to new iPad on Bell Mobility

Would you mind checking my stepwise plan for migrating from my old iPad 2 to a new iPad Air when I get one? Family member wants my old iPad.
Thank you.
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Do not set up the new iPad as soon as you unbox it.
Plug it into a wall outlet though to ensure battery is charged.

Back up the old iPad:

Attach the old iPad to the iMac and iTunes.
Back up to iCloud and the iMac.
Deauthorize the old iPad in iTunes — apparently this does not affect the backups, only the ability to play iTunes-authorized media on that device.
Turn off the old iPad: hold down the power button and slide to power off.

Upload data and apps to the new iPad:

Turn on the new iPad and step through the setup procedure.
At the appropriate step in this procedure, when prompted to restore from a backup: Connect the iPad to the iMac and iTunes to authorize it to iTunes and restore apps and data from the old iPad’s iMac or iCloud most recent backup (is there a difference between the two backups?).
Set up iTunes preferences for the new iPad to sync selected music playlists and Aperture albums the way I did with the old iPad.

Transfer Bell Mobility cellular account to the new iPad:

Turn off the old iPad: hold down the power button and slide to power off.
Ensure the new iPad is off that way too.
Remove the Bell SIM card from the old iPad and put it into the new iPad.
Call Bell to activate the new iPad on the same account (I assume there is no easy way to do this without calling Bell?).

Deauthorize and wipe the old iPad:

AFTER SETTING UP THE NEW IPAD and ensuring all is well, reset the old iPad to “new” state:
Go to Settings, tap on General, and then tap the Reset button. Next, tap the Erase All Content and Settings button. When you erase your content, Activation Lock is also turned off.
Let the new owner set it up as new.
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Old Oct 24th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Most of what you have is fine but I have some comments:

I would choose the backup that is on your iMac when restoring. Restoring from iCloud can take a lot longer depending on how much data there is to restore. Usually the iMac backup should be the most recent because you just did it. iCloud only backs up when you either manually choose to do it (settings-> iCloud -> STorage & backup -> backup now) or when it is charging but otherwise both backups should be pretty much the same.

You will need a new SIM for the iPad Air because it uses a nano-SIM instead of micro-SIM. You would call Bell to transfer the account to the new SIM card. If it was the same size SIM, you could have just moved the SIM without contacting Bell. If you don't buy your iPad directly from Apple I would go to the Apple store to get the SIM(if you have one nearby) because they will give it to you for free instead of having to pay for a new one at Bell.

NOTE: if you installed iOS7 on the iPad2 you need to turn off Find My iPhone to disable activation lock before you wipe it. Go to Settings -> iCloud -> turn off Find My iPhone.
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Old Oct 25th, 2013, 05:52 AM   #3
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Very helpful tips, thank you. Here is my revision:


Do not set up the new iPad as soon as you unbox it.
Plug it into a wall outlet though to ensure battery is charged.


Back up the old iPad:
Attach the old iPad to the iMac and iTunes.
Back up to iCloud and the iMac.
Deauthorize the old iPad in iTunes — apparently this does not affect the backups, only the ability to play iTunes-authorized media on that device.
Turn off the old iPad: hold down the power button and slide to power off.

Upload data and apps to the new iPad:
Turn on the new iPad and step through the setup procedure.
At the appropriate step in this procedure, when prompted to restore from a backup: Connect the iPad to the iMac and iTunes to authorize it to iTunes and restore apps and data from the old iPad’s iMac or iCloud most recent backup (preference to the iMac backup for speed).
Set up iTunes preferences for the new iPad to sync selected music playlists and Aperture albums the way I did with the old iPad.

Transfer Bell Mobility cellular account to the new iPad:

Turn off the old iPad: hold down the power button and slide to power off.
Ensure the new iPad is off that way too.
Remove the Bell micro-SIM card from the old iPad 2 and put it aside. Put the SIM tray back into the iPad.
Obtain a new nano-SIM card from Bell and call Bell to activate the new iPad on the same account (likely would not have been necessary if the new iPad did not require a different SIM card).

Deauthorize and wipe the old iPad:
AFTER SETTING UP THE NEW IPAD and ensuring all is well, reset the old iPad to “new” state:
Turn off Find My iPhone: Settings -> iCloud -> turn off Find My iPhone.
Go to Settings, tap on General, and then tap the Reset button. Next, tap the Erase All Content and Settings button. When you erase your content, Activation Lock is also turned off.
Give away or sell the old iPad and let the new owner set it up as new. Or keep it to use as a spare.
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