The one thing that can be done from anywhere is setting up your iPad or iPhone while you are restoring the data from the backup that is stored on iCloud. This is something that does not require the user to go ahead and take the help of a Mac, however the process is said to be really slow. Not to forte the biggest frustration would be the time taken by the particular app that is wanted the most to download.
Nite_ who is a Reddit user noticed that this particular point has been solved by the iOS10 since it allows a user to go ahead and prioritize the order of the apps that they wish to download. However, it orders to that, 3D touch device would be needed so that you can access this particular feature.
Another thing that has also been recommended was to go ahead and restore the data using the encrypted backup of iTunes. The reason behind this is the fact that the various log ins and settings that have been customized by the user is also saved. This means that even if you cannot wait to go ahead and get your device started while you are at the Apple Store, you can still get things done just the way you want.
One of the weak points when it comes to the backup’s stored iCloud is the fact that even though for security purposes, they are encrypted, however the information can still be accessed by the company which means that this is not an end to end encryption option. This can also result in the data being accessible to various others which is similar to what was seen lately when the law enforcements were trying to access the iPhone device of the shooter of the San Bernardino case.