How to Restore iPad Backup to iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max

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Apple is so dominant in the tech world these days, so it's very typical for users to purchase more than one of their products. Now, if you have an iPad, and have just upgraded to a new iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max, there's a strong chance you may need to transfer data across.

If you've already backed up your iPad, you can easily restore the iPad backup to the new iPhone Xs, Xr or Xs Max. A great option is to use iMyFone iTransor, which is a specialist tool that allows you to conveniently restore backups with more options.

1. Selectively Restore iPad Backup to iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max

Without a shadow of a doubt, iMyFone iTransor is one of the simplest pieces of software to use. It's just a case of following the on-screen instructions and letting the technology work its magic. But, here's a step-by-step guide that you can follow. Before you go on, you need to download this reliable and safe software and launch it on your Mac or PC.

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Step 1. Select Restore Backup to Device on the left-hand side and you will see all the iTunes backups for your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch on this computer. Choose the iPad backup you need to restore.

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Step 2. Choose Restore Full Backup and then connect your iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max. Next, select either Preview & Restore or Directly Restore as you will. Here we take Preview & Restore as example.

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Step 3. Once it's scanned your data in the backup, you can view and check to confirm whether they are what you need. Then choose Merge & Replace or Fully Replace. The first will merge all of the backup data with what's on your iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max, the second will replace it all.

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Step 4. The program will tell if the process is complete and you can check the data from your iPad on your new iPhone now.

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What Else Can iTransor Do?

You can see that iTransor easily helps to restore the whole iPad backup to your iPhone. Actually besides this, it offers you a variety of functions, which includes selectively restoring iPhone from both iTunes and iCloud backups. In addition, it allows you to export data from an iPad or iPhone to your computer for future use. Subsequently, you can then use it to back up your iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max for free without overwriting any previous backups.

2. Restore iPad Backup to iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max via iTunes

This is arguably the most common method for restoring an iPad backup to a new iPhone, as it just involves connecting your iPhone to your computer and restoring the backup data. If you want to go down this route, here's how to do it:

  • Turn your iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max on, and when you see the Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iTunes Backup.
  • If you've already backed up your iPad on your computer, then just connect your new iPhone and open up iTunes.
  • Select your device and choose Restore Backup... Assess the date and size of the backup and click the appropriate one.
  • If the backup is an encrypted one, you'll need to enter your password at this point.
  • Once the restore has been completed, carry on with the remainder of the setup process and keep your Wi-Fi connected.

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3. Restore iPad Backup to iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max via iCloud

In recent years, general preference has slowly shifted towards using virtual storage to hold data rather than utilizing the standard iTunes. If you're someone that favours iCloud, the process to restore iPad backup via iCloud is very similar. Here's how to do it:

  • Turn your iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max on and choose a Wi-Fi network that you want to join and connect to it.
  • When you reach the Apps & Data screen, select Restore from iCloud Backup.
  • Sign in to your iCloud account with your usual credentials. You'll then be asked to choose a backup; check each one and make sure you pick the one that has the correct date and size.
  • If you've previously purchased content from either iTunes or the App Store using different accounts, you'll be required to sign in to each one to restore the data.
  • Wait for the restore process to finish and proceed with completing the remainder of the setup. Remember to stay connected to Wi-Fi.

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4. Comparison of the 3 Methods

Let's compare the three methods:

Both iTunes and iCloud are completely free as they're offered by Apple. They're both reliable, and they're perfect if you desire a basic way of restoring your data. However, the downside is that you can only transfer all of your data, or no data at all.

So, if you just want to handpick certain pieces of data from iPad backup, you won't be able to. That's where iTransor becomes a better option. It allows you to selectively restore from a backup, as well as view data from old backups. But, if you want to use all the features of the software, you will have to purchase the full version.

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Ultimately, it's down to you which one you'd prefer to use. Regardless of which path you take, you'll be able to restore data from an iPad to an iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max in no time at all. Don't forget that iMyFone iTransor offers a free way to selectively back up data on your new iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max. Download and try it now!

Windows version    Mac version