How to Transfer Data to New iPad

Did you purchase a new iPad? A newly purchased tablet can be exciting, until it gets time to transfer all your apps and data from the old device to the new one. Most people struggle with the processes involved and end up giving up and starting afresh. If you’ve purchased a new device, this article will help you transfer data from your old iPad to the new one.

You can primarily use iCloud or iTunes to move data to the new iPad. Either of them works very well, but you’ll need to first create a backup of the old iPad to ensure you move all the data. Let’s begin with using iTunes.

How to Transfer Data to New iPad using iTunes

Before we begin, it is important to note that having an encrypted backup will help move all your passwords to the new device and reduce the time it will take to set up the iPad. That said, here’s a step by step guide to transfer data to a new iPad using iTunes.

Step 1: Connect the old iPad to your computer and then launch iTunes (ensure you are using an updated version of iTunes.)

Step 2: Click on the iPad icon when it appears and then click “Back Up Now.” Click on “Encrypt Backup” and add a password. Backup your apps when prompted.

backup data on old iPad

Step 3: When the backup is complete, connect the new iPad to your computer and “Slide to Set up”.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete the set-up process and then select “Restore from iTunes Backup.”

Step 5: Select “Restore from this Backup” in iTunes and then choose a recent backup from the list. Enter the password when asked.

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You can then re-download all your photos, music and apps and you are ready to use the new iPad.

How to Transfer Data to Your New iPad using iCloud

Alternatively, you can use iCloud to transfer data from an old iPad to a new one. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1: Even if you’ve set up iCloud to automatically backup the old iPad, it is still a good idea to do a manual backup to ensure the data you have is the most recent. To do that connect the device to Wi-Fi and then go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and then Tap “Back Up Now.”

backup your data using iCloud

Step 2: When the backup is complete, turn on the new iPad and then “Slide to Set up.”

Step 3: Follow the instructions and then select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”

Step 4: Sign in to iCloud and then tap “Next.”

Step 5: Agree to the “Terms and Conditions” and then tap “Confirm.”

Step 6: Choose the most recent backup. Enter your iCloud password.

Restore from iCloud Backup

Keep the device connected to a Wi-Fi network until the process is completed.

Selectively Transfer Data to New iPad

If you don’t want to restore all the data on your old iPad to the new one, you can use a program like iMyFone D-Port Pro to select the data you want from your iCloud and iTunes backup and transfer them to the new device. D-Port Pro is a backup and restore tool that can be used to create a full back up or a partial backup of the iPad to your computer. You can also use it to selectively restore the data from this backup or any of your iCloud or iTunes backup. It allows you to select the data you want to restore to the device.

To use this program, you will first need to download and install it to your computer and then follow these simple steps.

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Restore iTunes Backup to New iPad Selectively or Entirely

Step 1: On the program’s main window, select the option “Restore Backup to Device.” Then choose the most relevant iTunes backup from the list of backups presented.

choose the most relevant iTunes backup

Step 2: Click on “Restore Full Backup.” Connect the iPad to the computer and wait for the program to recognize the device.

Connect the iPad to the computer

Step 3: Once the program recognizes the device, click on “Restore” in the next window and the process will begin immediately.

Restore iTunes Backup to New iPad

You can also restore just a section of the data on your iTunes backup to your iPad. To do that, follow these simple steps

Step 2: Select “Restore Backup to Device” and then click on “Restore Partial Backup.” Click “Next.”

Restore Partial Backup

Step 3: The program will prompt you to choose the type of data you want to restore. Select the data you need and then click “Next” to continue.

choose the type of data you want to restore

Step 4: The program will then scan the backup for the data you need and display results in the next page. Select the data you need and click “Restore.”

Select the data you need

Step 5: The program will restore the data to your device and notify you when the process is complete.

Download and Restore iCloud Backup to iPad Selectively

Step 1: Select “Restore Backup to Device” and if the iCloud backup is not on the list of backups, click “Download iCloud Backup.”

Download iCloud Backup

Step 2: Log in to your iCloud account and select the one you need. Click “Next” to choose the types of data you need from that backup and then click “Next” to download and scan the selected backup.

Log in to your iCloud account

Step 3: The program will then display the data in the next window. Preview and select the types of data you need and then click “Restore.”

Preview and select the types of data

Step 4: The program will begin scanning the data. Once the scanning is finished, you can preview and restore the selected data to your iPad and will notify you when the process is completed.

preview and restore the selected data