How to Transfer Data from one iPad to Another

How to Transfer Data from one iPad to Another

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

Transferring data from one iPad to another is a simple process. You can transfer contacts, calendars, photos, videos, and music between the iPads. You can also transfer data from an iPad to iCloud. This article will show you how to transfer data between two iPads.

What Is the Best Way to Move Everything From One iPad to Another?

How to Transfer Data from one iPad to Another

There are several options for transferring your data from your old iPad to your new one:

  • Quick Start
  • iCloud Backup
  • Finder or iTunes

QuickStart is the simplest way to restore your old iPad if it is still functional.

To transfer data from one iPad to another, use QuickStart.

Quick Start is an efficient setup process that transfers your settings and data from your old device to the new one. You can utilize your old iPad’s camera to set up your new one if it has one.

  • Activate your new iPad. Keep it close to your old iPad.

During the setup procedure, you won’t be able to utilize your previous iPad. Select a period when you will not need it.

  • Select which Apple ID you want to transfer data from, then click Continue. You can move purchases between Apple IDs later if you have more than one.
  • Authenticate the configuration. An animation will be displayed on the new iPad. With your old iPad, take a picture of it. If your current device’s camera isn’t working, tap Authenticate Manually.
  • On your new device, complete the setup routine. You can finish the setup on your new iPad when you authenticate it.
  • Enter the passcode for your current device. At this time, you’ll also have the option of setting up Face ID or Touch ID.
  • Transfer your information. A screen will appear that says Transfer Data from (Device). To begin moving your data from your old iPad to your new one, tap Continue.

Data Can Be Transferred From One iPad to Another Using iCloud Backup

You can still transfer data using an iCloud backup if your old iPad won’t turn on. When your smartphone is plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi, it automatically backs up apps and data to iCloud unless you stop this option. On your new iPad, here’s how to restore an old backup.

  • Activate your new iPad. This will start the installation process.
  • Choose your preferred language and country.
  • Select Manual Setup.
  • Connect to your wireless network.
  • If desired, set up Touch ID and Passcode.
  • Choose Restore from iCloud Backup from the Apps & Data screen.
  • Use your Apple ID and password to log in to iCloud.
  • Make a backup plan. The date and size of backups are listed. You can always go back to an older one if you chose the most recent one.
  • While your content is downloading, keep your device plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Finish the setup procedure.

Transferring Data From One iPad to Another Using Finder or iTunes

If you have a backup of your previous iPad on your computer, you can use Finder or iTunes to transfer it to your new iPad. This is how.

  • Configure your new iPad. In the earlier technique, repeat steps 1-5.
  • Choose Restore from Mac or PC from the Apps & Data screen.
  • Use a Lightning connector to connect your new iPad to your computer.
  • On your computer, launch iTunes. Open a Finder window on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
  • Choose Trust when your new iPad asks if you trust this computer.
  • Select Restore Backup. Select a backup option and wait for it to download.