How to Transfer Data to New iPad Air/Pro/mini
[Last Updated: Dec. 21, 2017]
Among the 9.7 inch or 12.9 inch iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini, no matter which tablet you've got, after purchasing, doubtlessly, the first thing you need to do is to set up and activate your new iPad. Then transferring data like photos, videos, songs, apps and contacts to new iPad is the next important issue.
In the post, we will show you how to transfer data from one iPad to another, and in case you keep these files on your home computer, we also introduce ways to transfer data to new iPad from computer.
If you just upgraded to the new iPhone X or iPhone 8, here the detailed tutorial to help you transfer and copy data to new iPhone X/8 is offered.
Part 1. How to Transfer Data from One iPad to Another 1-1.Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS 1-2.Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iTunes 1-3. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iCloud
Part 1. How to Transfer Data from One iPad to Another
To transfer data from one iPad to another, many users may choose iTunes or iCloud to do backup first, then transfer data to new iPad. However, neither iTunes nor iCloud allows you to selective choose files to transfer. So before talking about how to transfer data from one iPad to another with the traditional ways, we will show you a much better way to selectively transfer data to new iPad.
1-1.Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with AnyTrans for iOS
AnyTrans for iOS is a powerful iOS data management tool, supporting the data transfer between iDevices, between device and computer. Have a look at its main features here:
- Allow you to transfer data from iPad to iPad with iTunes/iCloud alternative in a faster speed.
- Offer flexible transfer choices. Enable you to selectively transfer data from an iPad to another. Also supports transferring all data from iPad to iPad in just one click.
- Support transferring various data from iPad to iPad, including photos, videos, songs, apps, contacts and more.
- Phone Merge feature allows you to merge content between two iPads without erasing data.
- Not only enable you to transfer data from iPad to iPad, you can transfer data between any iOS devices as you wish.
- Guarantees you 100% Safety & Security. During the process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or file.
Now check the detailed instructions about how to use AnyTrans for iOS to transfer data from iPad to iPad.
Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on computer. Connect both your new iPad Pro and old iPad Air with computer. Go to the manage page of certain iPad by clicking the device name. To transfer data to your new iPad Pro, click “Content to Device” button.
Transfer Data from iPad to Another with AnyTrans – Step 1
Step 2. Confirm your target device – iPad Pro.
Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with AnyTrans – Step 2
Step 3. Choose content you want to transfer to your iPad Pro, and click the start transfer button.
Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with AnyTrans – Step 3
1-2.Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iTunes
Just like mentioned above, while using iTunes to transfer data to new iPad, iTunes wouldn't allow you to select the data you want to transfer. To selectively transfer data from one iPad to another, please refer to Method 1.
Step 1. You need to make sure that you have backed up your old iPad via iTunes. You can go to iTunes > Preference > Devices to check the backup list.
Step 2. Launch iTunes and connect your iPad (iPad Air/iPad Pro/iPad mini) to computer. Click the device button, and under Summary tab choose "Restore Backup…".
Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iTunes
Step 3. Select the latest backup of your old iPad, and click Restore button. The time depends on the backup size. After your iPad (iPad Air/iPad Pro/iPad mini) is restored, it will restart automatically.
1-3. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iCloud
As for transferring data from iPad to iPad via iCloud, the shortcoming would be iCloud doesn't allow you to selectively backup data as you wish, moreover, there are data that iCloud couldn't backup, thus if you want to transfer data to new iPad as you wish, we suggest you refer to Method 1.
If your iPad is completely wiped data or it has not been set up, you can restore it from an older iCloud backup with the Setup Assistant by following the setting up prompts.
Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iCloud
Step 1. Turn on your iPad, and you should see a Hello Screen.
Step 2. Join the Wi-Fi network and follow the steps to set up your iPad until you see the Set Up iPad screen.
Step 3. Tap on Restore from iCloud Backup, and Sign in to iCloud.
Step 4. You will see a list of backups. Select the latest backup of your old iPhone or iPad and tap Restore, and stay connected.
Step 5. The restoring time depends on the backup size and the network speed, please be patient.
Part 2. How to Transfer Data to New iPad from Computer
Some of you may want to transfer photos, videos, songs, books, and more from computer to your iPad Air/Pro/mini. As we all know that iTunes is capable of syncing data from computer to your iPad, but it may erase the existing content. So before talking about how to use iTunes to transfer data from computer to iPad, we will first show you one way that is one hundred percent safe for your data.
2-1. Transfer Data to New iPad from Computer via AnyTrans
As we mentioned in the first part, AnyTrans manages to add content to your iPad without wiping any data. You can add photos, videos, songs, apps, contacts, books and more from PC/Mac to your iPad/iPad Pro with it.
Step 1. Open AnyTrans and connect your iPad Pro to computer. Click the Add Content button.
How to Transfer Data to New iPad from Computer
Step 2. Browse the files on the computer, select it and click Open to add it to the iPad Pro.
How to Transfer Data to New iPad from Computer
2-2. Transfer Data to New iPad from Computer via iTunes
As mentioned above, using iTunes to transfer data from computer to iPad may erase the existing content. If you don't want any data loss issues occur, please refer to Method 1.
Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPad/iPad Pro to computer. Click the Device button.
Step 2. Under Summary, you will see Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Photos, etc. Choose the data you want to sync to your iPad/iPad Pro, and click Sync XX, tap Apply.
Transfer Photos/Videos/Music from Computer to New iPad Air/Pro/mini with iTunes
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