Restore iCloud Backup on iPad mini 4 from iPad 3

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asked Dec 14, 2016 by Sara
I just replaced my Ipad 3 with a mini Ipad 4. I can not restore my Ipad 3 backup to my mini Ipad 4 because they are different ios versions. The Ipad mini 4 is ios 10 and the Ipad 3 is ios 9.3.5 and cannot be upgraded anymore. Any suggestions other than having to set up my new Ipad mini as a new ipad?

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answered Dec 14, 2016 by Steve
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In my experience, if you have an iCloud backup, you can load that backup onto any device. I have an iPhone 4 and a 5 that I use as iPods. I have an iPhone 6 and iPad Pro that all have the same stuff on them.

Try backing up the old iPad to the cloud and use that backup for the new mini. It should work.