Free| 3 Ways to Transfer Data from Old iPad to New iPad

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Sabine Updated on Jan 03, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Since the launch of the brand new iPad in March, it has become the new favorite among Apple fans. If you just bought the new 9.7-inch iPad or iPad Pro and are too exhausted to transfer your data from the old iPad to the new iPad, you get help here. The following parts show you three different ways to transfer data from one iPad to another whether to

Part 1. Transfer data from one iPad to another with EaseUS MobiMover (1-click)

Why is MobiMover recommended first?

Unlike the Apple ways (iCloud and iTunes) to sync data with space/data types limits or even data erasing risk, EaseUS MobiMover enables you to transfer data from one iPad to another unlimited, safely, and as simple as 1-click away. Most of all, all the service is FREE! You can choose to copy whatever you need from iPad to iPad regardless of data type and size directly without iTunes/iCloud. You are free to sync the whole iPad content, or a certain data category, or even a specific item at one time in 1-click.

What can you transfer between two iPads with MobiMover?

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

How to use MobiMover to transfer data from iPad to iPad

Click the button below to install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer (Mac or PC), then follow the steps to make it done. 

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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.

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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".

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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.

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Other superb features of MobiMover

Far more than data syncing 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 device from URL; and manage iOS files by adding/editing/deleting. As an all-in-one tool, MobiMover must be your indispensable master to manage the iOS device.

Part 2. Move data from old iPad to new iPad with iCloud

With iCloud, you can back up and restore your iPad wirelessly and directly. It is better than iTunes for its all-dimensions data backup at any time or anywhere. 

Two biggest flaws of iCloud you should know:
  • You have only 5 GB free space and need to pay for the exceeded part.
  • You can only restore the purchased music history, TV shows, movies, apps, and so on to your new iPad with very slow speed.

Therefore, if you don't want to be bothered by these inconveniences, get back to Part 1 and MobiMover is your best choice.

Step 1: Open your old iPad and switch on the WLAN network.

Step 2: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Turn on iCloud Backup, and tap Back Up Now. After the backup is complete, check the last backup time to ensure that your backup was successful.

Step 3: Turn on your new iPad and follow the guide to set up the new iPad. Continue until you see the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

Step 4: Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password. When asked, choose a backup. Make sure that it's the correct one by checking the date and size of each. If you purchased iTunes or App Store content using multiple Apple IDs, you're asked to sign in to each. If you can't remember the passwords, just skip this step. Wait for the restore process to finish.

If you have stored some unimportant files on your new iPad. You can still use this way by erasing your device at first. To erase your device, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This erases all data on your device. After you erase it, your device restarts and the "Hello" screen appears.

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Part 3. Sync data from iPad to iPad using iTunes

iTunes is a great music player but isn’t good at iOS data backup and syncing. Besides, if you have saved some important data on new iPad, the iTunes syncing will definitely erase the existing media files. To avoid such unnecessary data loss, skip back to Part 1 and use MobiMover to do it securely. If you insist on this original way, you need two clumsy processes to transfer data from old iPad to new iPad. 

Step 1: Back up the old iPad with iTunes

1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.

2. Click the iPad icon and choose This Computer on the right-side panel.

3. Then click Back Up Now and start to Sync the data on the old iPad to the computer with iTunes. 

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Step 2: Sync the iTunes backup to new iPad

1. Plug in your new iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes.

2. Click the Device button and choose Restore Backup on the right-side panel. 

3.  Choose the right backup version and click Restore to begin the process. 

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The final words

The three ways we introduced here are the most common ones to transfer data from old iPad to new iPad. Let’s a make summary here. MobiMover in Part 1 is the best solutions to sync data to new iPad in all-dimension. It’s free, safe, easy, and unlimited. The other two iCloud and iTunes have their own defects that can be used based on your practical issue.