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How can I transfer a FIFA 2012 saved game from an IPad 2 to an iPad (3rd gen)

08-25-2012, 05:33 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
How can I transfer a FIFA 2012 saved game from an IPad 2 to an iPad (3rd gen)

I recently bought the new iPad and gave my girlfriend my iPad 2. Is there a way for me to transfer my FIFA 12 saved game from one iPad to the other without doing a system/cloud restore? I like having a clean slate to start from on this new iPad and don't necessarily want to restore every last thing I had on my old one, just a handful of saved games, but particularly the FIFA one. Thanks in advance and sorry to be asking what may be a stupid question as a first post!
08-25-2012, 08:38 PM
#2
If you are not jailbroken, you need an application like iExplorer (free) or PhoneView (about $20, but much more userfriendly) so you can navigate through the iPad 2's file system and find the Documents folder within the FIFA app file. Copy that folder to your PC or Mac. Install FIFA on your iPad 3, then connect it to the same PC. Take the contents of the Document's folder that you copied to your PC and copy them using iExplorer or PhoneView into the iPad 3's FIFA app's document folder. Disconnect the iPad 3 and start up the game -- your saved game should now be available.

Mind you: some apps save data on other folders besides the Documents folder. I haven't tried this on FIFA myself, but it works with most games.

08-26-2012, 08:48 AM
#3
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,755
I usually copy both the library + documents folders. Thats where all the save info is located in my experience.
08-26-2012, 09:05 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
I usually copy both the library + documents folders. Thats where all the save info is located in my experience.
Good to know -- thanks.
08-26-2012, 02:23 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,850
To transfer the documents folder you can use iFunBox too (free, no jb required).
Works waaaaay better than iExplorer IMHO.
08-26-2012, 03:00 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
To transfer the documents folder you can use iFunBox too (free, no jb required).
Works waaaaay better than iExplorer IMHO.
Personally I hate iExplorer. Glad to hear there's another free alternative.
08-26-2012, 03:31 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks for the help guys. I read up on iExplorer and it seems like the best route. I currently, however, don't have access to a Mac or PC as I use my iPad as my only computer. I should be able to get access to one easily enough and this ought to be an easy fix.

Heres a link from YouTube on how to transfer saved game files:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...ZJojkOLD8yFR8Q
08-26-2012, 04:59 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antihifi View Post
Thanks for the help guys. I read up on iExplorer and it seems like the best route. I currently, however, don't have access to a Mac or PC as I use my iPad as my only computer. I should be able to get access to one easily enough and this ought to be an easy fix.

Heres a link from YouTube on how to transfer saved game files:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...ZJojkOLD8yFR8Q
For some reason, iExplorer is incredibly unstable especially on Windows continually disconnecting.
If it is he same for you, use iFunBox, also free and identical in how you operate, just rock solid and way faster.
I can transfer save games directly between connected devices just moving the documents folder...take me like 5 seconds (It is so fast I'm doing it daily with Horn, Hunters 2 and much more).
I use it between iPhone and iPad when the game doesn't support iCloud.
08-26-2012, 05:36 PM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,755
I'f you're jailbroken, just back up locally with ifile.