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3 Ways to Transfer Data from Old iPad to iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3

Alice MJ

May 29, 2024 • Filed to: Data Transfer Solutions • Proven solutions

Since the fresh iPad Pro/Air was released, it becomes the new and hot favor to Apple fans. If you just bought the iPad Pro/Air and now you're too exhausted about the data transfer from old iPad to iPad Pro/Air, you can read this. The following part guides you through three different methods on how to transfer data from old iPad to iPad Pro/Air.

Solution 1: Transfer old iPad data to iPad Pro/Air 2 with iTunes

  1. Ensure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes, and launch it.
  2. Connect the old iPad to the computer.
  3. Click your old iPad under DEVICES in the iTunes sidebar and choose BACK Up Now.
  4. When the backup process is completed, you can disconnect your old iPad and keep iTunes running
  5. Connect the iPad Pro/Air to the computer. When it appears under DEVICES, right-click it and then select Restore Backup….
  6. Choose the newest backup file and click Restore.

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Pros: iTunes can backup and restore most data on iPad (iOS 17 supported) for free. The data include purchased songs, podcasts, books, apps, photos and videos taken and shot with iPad, contacts, messages, wallpapers, app data and more.

Cons: It's time-consuming. Media files synced from the computer are not allowed to be backed up and restored. Besides, the backup process may be failed to start and something wrong may happen to terminate the backup and restore process in midway.

Solution 2: Move data from old iPad to iPad Pro/Air 2/ iPad Mini by using iCloud

  1. Open your old iPad and turn on WiFi networks.
  2. Tap Setting and navigate to iCloud. Then, tap Storage & Backup. Turn on iCloud Backup and tap OK. And then, tap Back Up Now.
  3. After the backup is complete, check the last Backup time to ensure that your backup was successful.
  4. Turn on your new iPad Pro/Air and follow the instructions coming on the screen. Select a language and country, decide whether you enable the local services. And Turn on the WiFi networks.
  5. When it prompts to set up your iPad (iOS 17 supported), choose Restore from iCloud Backup and then enter your apple id and passwords.
  6. Choose the latest backup of your old iPad and tap Restore. Wait a moment until your new iPad Pro/Air is restored from the backup successfully.

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Pros: iCloud helps you backup and restore most of data. They're the purchased history of music, TV shows, movies, apps, and books (not themselves), photos and video saved in the Camera Roll, devices setting, messages, ringtones, visual voice mail, home screen, apps data and so on.

Cons: It needs stable WiFi networks to make sure the backup and restore process. It takes much time. Worse still, as for the media not-purchased from iTunes, iCloud fails to backup and restore.

Solution 3. One Click to Transfer old iPad data to iPad Pro / ipad Air 2 /iPad Air 3/ iPad Mini

What if you want to copy the non-purchased items to your new iPad Pro/Air? It's easy now. The Dr.Fone - Phone Transfer comes for your help. It's professionally designed for helping you transfer data between any two phones and tablets when they run Android, iOS or Symbian (only Windows version supports transferring files to and from Symbian devices). It gives you the power to transfer all music, calendar, messages, videos, photos and contacts from the old iPad to iPad Pro/Air with a single click. You can transfer all you data from old iPad to iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad air 3 or iPad Mini 3, ipad mini 4, easily and quickly. Quite convenient, isn't it?

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Steps to transfer data from old iPad to iPad Pro/Air/Min

Step 1. Connect both iPads to computer

Download and install Dr.Fone on the computer. Double-click the installation package on the computer screen to launch it. In the primary window, click "Phone Transfer". This brings up the iPad transfer window.

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Connect both of your old iPad and iPad Pro/Air to the computer. The software will detect and show them in this window.

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Step 2. Transfer from old iPad to iPad Pro/Air

As you see, all the data that are allowed to transfer are listed and checked between the both iPads, including music, video, photos, calendar, iMessages and contacts. Go and click "Start Transfer". Then, the old iPad to iPad Pro/Air data transfer begins. Be sure that neither iPad is disconnect in the whole course.

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Pros: Both the purchased and non purchased items are allowed to transfer. Besides, the current data on iPad Pro/Air won't be removed before the data on old iPad is imported. Additionally, It doesn't need any WiFi networks, and the transfer process is extremely quick and safe.

Cons:This software is helpless when you want to restore settings, app, app data and visual voice mail.

That's all about how to transfer data to new iPad Pro/Air from the old iPad. Choose a method you like and have a try.


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