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With the emergence of new Apple devices, lots of Apple fans hold more than one or two iOS devices in their hand. When they enjoy their new devices, there is also another issue around them: how can they restore the devices with different backups? For example, is it possible to restore iPad mini from iPad backup, like iPad 2? Or restore iPad mini from iPhone or iTunes backup?
The answer is YES. Actually you can directly restore your iPad mini from iPad backup with iTunes. Just do it as you restore your iPad mini from its own backup on iTunes. The one thing you need to pay attention is that do back up important data on your iPad mini before you restore it, for the current data on it will be totally erased and replaced. If you want to check the backup content first, you can use Dr.Fone - Mac iPhone Data Recover), or Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery, which can let you read all your backup contents before restore, including backups of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Download the trial version below for free to have a try.
Note: To view your backup file, you can download any program above, for all of them allow you to read the backup files of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Now, let's check how you can read the backup content before you restore iPad mini from iPhone/iPad/iTunes backup. Use the Windows version to have a try. The Mac version actually works in a similar way.
After running the program, Choose the Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top, and you'll get the window below. Here all your backup files on the computer are automatically found. Choose the one you want to preview and click Start Scan to extract it.
After the backup file is extracted, you'll get a report as follow. In fact, you can preview the content during the scan. On the left, you can choose any category to preview the details on the right. Then select them and click "Recover to Device" or "Recover to PC" to save them on your computer.
Now you can read your backup files on your computer. What's more, the contacts can be saved on your computer in three different formats, HTML, VCF and CSV. As to other text contents, you can save them as HTML files, which is great for reading and printing. After that, you can decide whether you still want to restore your iPad mini from backup of iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
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