Set up your iPad as new or from backup
Setting up your iPad Mini as new will allow you to customize and tailor both settings and apps from a clean slate. If you've never owned an iOS device, this will be your only option since there won't be any available backups from other devices to use.
If you already own an iPad, or have in the past, you can restore your iPad Mini to the settings and apps saved in the latest backup you have saved.
I'm going to continue with setting up the iPad Mini as new, but should you choose to restore from a backup, just follow the onscreen prompts. If you restore from an iCloud backup, you'll be asked to log into your iCloud account and then select the backup file you wish to restore from. If you're restoring from an iTunes backup, follow the prompts in iTunes on your computer.
November 5, 2012 12:32 PM PST
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