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How to Transfer Data from Old iPad to New iPad in 3 Ways

Sabine updated on Apr 30, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

There are four ways for you to transfer data from old iPad to new iPad. Carry out one of them to migrate your old iPad's data to the new device within minutes.

With the release of the brand new iPad Pro, many of you can't wait to buy it to enjoy its amazing features. But before you happily switch to the new iPad, there is probably one thing that troubles you: How to transfer data from old iPad to new iPad.

"How do I transfer from old iPad to new iPad?", many of you asked. Actually, there is more than one way to transfer data from one iPad to another, including:

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Transfer Data from One iPad to Another with EaseUS MobiMover
Transfer Old iPad to New iPad with iCloud
Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iTunes
Transfer Data from Old iPad to New iPad with Quick Start

How to Transfer Data from One iPad to Another in 4 Ways

Although all the methods below will help you transfer data from one iPad to another, they have different requirements and you need to make different preparations. Learn them in detail and you will know which one fits your needs best.

Method 1. How to Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with EaseUS MobiMover

Unlike using the Apple ways (iCloud and iTunes) to transfer data with space/data types limits and data loss risks, EaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer data from one iPad to another safely. You can choose to copy whatever you need from your old iPad to new iPad regardless of the file type and size directly without iTunes/iCloud. You are free to copy all the iPad data, a certain category, or even a specific item at one time. Here are what you can transfer from iPad to iPad with EaseUS MobiMover:

  • Photos: Photos and Albums
  • Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos
  • Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists
  • Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

To transfer data from one iPad to another:

Step 1. Connect both of your iPad A and iPad B to your PC with the matched USB cables. Tap "Trust This Computer" on each screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to Phone" mode. You need to determine the direction, from iPad [name] to iPad [name], and then click "Next" to start.

how to transfer data from ipad to ipad - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to copy/transfer/backup everything from one iDevice to the other in a readable way. In the list of apps data, choose the category/categories you want to transfer from the source iPad to the destination iPad, and then click "Transfer".

how to transfer data from ipad to ipad - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will now start immediately to transfer selected files to the target location. When it completes, you can check and view the items in the corresponding apps on the destination iPad. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser to view it on the web page.

how to transfer data from ipad to ipad - step 3

Far more than data transfer between two iOS devices, you can still use MobiMover to back up iOS data to the computer in a readable way, which can't be realized for iTunes, transfer files from PC to iPhone without overwriting the previous data, download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad from URL, and manage files on your iOS device. Get it now to transfer data from iPad to iPad with ease.

Method 2. Transfer Old iPad to New iPad with iCloud

With iCloud, you can transfer data from your previous iPad to the new iPad wirelessly. What iCloud can transfer for you include almost all data and settings on your device. To be more specific, you can transfer app data, device settings, messages, photos and videos, purchase history from Apple devices, ringtones, and visual voicemail password. (Attention. If you have turned on iCloud Photos, these items won't be included in the iCloud Backup.) If these contents are what you want to copy from your old iPad to the new one, using iCloud Backup is advisable.

But unlike using EaseUS MobiMover or iTunes which only requires a USB cable, there are several preparations you need to make before you transfer from old iPad to new iPad using iCloud:

  • Make sure you use the same Apple ID on the iPads
  • Make sure there is enough iCloud space for you to store the entire collection on your old iPad
  • Make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection on the devices and there is enough power supply

Ready? Follow the steps below to transfer data from your old iPad to new iPad via iCloud:

Step 1. On your previous iPad, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud Backup".

Step 2. Switch on "iCloud Backup" and click "Back Up Now" to start backing up the data on your old iPad. 

Step 3. When the backup is made, go to turn on your new iPad and set it up. (If the target iPad has been set up already, you need to reset it to use iCloud Backup. To reset your iPad:  Tap "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings". )

  • Turn on the new iPad and follow the steps until you see the Wi-Fi screen
  • Join a stable and reliable Wi-Fi network
  • Follow the steps until you see the Apps & Data screen
  • Choose "Restore  from iCloud Backup" and sign in with your Apple ID and password
  • Choose the backup you just made with your old iPad

Step 4. Stay connected and wait for the transfer process to finish. Afterward, finish the rest of the setup steps.

How to transfer data from one iPad to another with iCloud

When it has done, you can use your new iPad with your previous data and settings on it.

Method 3. How to Transfer Data from iPad to iPad Using iTunes

Similar to using iCloud, using iTunes to transfer data from your old iPad to the new one is a process of backup and restore. What's different is that there is no requirement for space or Wi-Fi connection with iTunes. An iTunes backup also includes almost all of your iPad's data and settings. Thus, you can transfer almost everything from your old iPad to the new iPad with the help of iTunes.

To transfer data from one iPad to another with iTunes:

Step 1. Back up the old iPad with iTunes.

  • Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.
  • Click the "Device" icon and go to "Summary".
  • Then click "Back Up Now" and start backing up the data on the old iPad to the computer. 

Step 2. Restore the new iPad with the iTunes backup.

  • Connect the new iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.
  • Click the "Device" button and choose "Restore Backup". 
  • Choose the right backup version and click "Restore" to begin the restore process. 

How to transfer data from old iPad to new iPad with iTunes

Method 4. How to Transfer Everything from Old iPad to New iPad with Quick Start

In iOS 11 and later, there is a utility called Quick Start that will help you set up a new device from a backup of your previous iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch quickly. If your iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad Mini is running iOS 11 and later, you can transfer data from your previous iOS device to your new iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Since the steps to use Quick Start has been detailed in the guide on how to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, you can read the guide for more information.

The Bottom Line

Conclusively, if you have set up your new iPad, using EaseUS MobiMover can safely transfer files from your old iPad to the new one without erasing data. While if you haven't set up the device, use the other three methods can quickly set up your device with a previous iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via Quick Start.

These are the proven ways to transfer data from iPad to iPad. Whether you want to transfer contacts one iPad to another or transfer apps from iPad to iPad, you can apply one of the tips to get things done.