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OK, it’s been a while since I’ve done this, but Apple makes it really self-explanatory.
First, make sure your wifi is working, then turn off the old iPad. Turn on the new iPad, & walk through the initial startup steps - choosing your language, entering your Apple id & password, etc. Then when you get to it, choose “restore from backup”. If you see more than 1, choose the most recent. It should start downloading from the iCloud, & if your wifi is good, it shouldn’t take more than a half hour.
When it’s done & restarts, you will see your home screen, & it should be laid out just like on your old iPad. It may still need to download the content of some apps, though. They’ll be greyed out if they haven’t downloaded their content yet. Depending on how many you have & how big they are, that can take a while. Just keep your iPad where your wifi is strongest, & it will get there.
Don't be scared. You can do it! It’s really easier than it sounds. It’s mostly just waiting for everything to download.
sorry it's my newer ipad but it's already up and going. I just have to figure out how to get the game as it is backed up..on to the newer ipad. If I just load it from the app store..won't it just start at the beginning? thanks..Judy
Sorry, Judylinn, I just now found your reply.
If you download the Castle from the App Store, it will start a new game - new friend code, level 1.
If you want to put your existing game on your new iPad, you need to do the setup using the iCloud backup - restore from backup. That’s what transfers everything you backed up on your old iPad to your new iPad.
Since you have already done the setup without restoring from backup, I believe you need to reset your iPad, then start over from the beginning (Hello in many languages, etc).
Go to Settings, General, at the bottom choose Reset, & Erase All Content & Settings. Then start over. When it gets to setup, make SURE you choose Restore from Backup this time.
if I do that won't I lose all the content I have on my ipad...on the apps. I don't want all the stuff from my old ipad on the new one...all I want is to be able to get the game from one ipad to another.. I have different apps on each ipad. There must be a way to get it from the cloud to the new ipad..I am very not tech savy so this is difficult for me. I'm worried that I will lost the ability to play the game on the older ipad. With the game Found...it just keeps saying can't connect to server so I'm not able to play that game any more..I don't want that to happen to this game...Judy
OK, if you already have apps & content on your new iPad that you don’t have on your old iPad & you want to keep them, don’t do the reset & restore. In that case, the only way to get your Castle off your old iPad onto your new one is to go through BigFish Customer Service. Give them your old iPad friend code (the game progress you want to transfer) & your new iPad friend code. Tell them you need to transfer your progress to your new device. It usually takes them a few days to get to you.
You will lose all your friends in this process, so please make sure you have everybody’s friend code written down so you can reinvite them.
Please be aware that no matter how you do this, you will NOT be able to play your same game on both iPads. It’s one or the other.
What you CAN do is transfer your progress to the new iPad & continue it on there, & then start a new Castle on your old iPad. Just delete the app & download from the App Store again. It will give you a new friend code & start you at the beginning.