By Lena / Last update November 3, 2022

Bought yourself a brand-new iPad Pro? Congratulations! The newly released 12.9-inch iPad Pro (6th generation) and 11-inch iPad Pro (4th generation) bring many more features and it’s worth upgrading. The M2 chip gives the new iPad Pro mind-blowing performance and makes it the fastest device of its kind.

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Now it’s time to transfer data from old iPad Pro/Air/mini to new iPad Pro so that you can enjoy the new iPad the way you like. According to different situations, there are corresponding methods. Choose the one that suits you and start the transfer!

Way 1. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad Pro During Setup

If you haven't activated your iPad Pro, you can choose to transfer all old iPad data to it during the setup process. When you access the App & Data screen, you can choose to restore from iCloud/iTunes backup, or transfer all content directly from old iPad.

We have written an article on how to use Quick Start in this How to Set up New iPhone from Old iPhone guide. (The operation method of iPhone and iPad is the same.)

If you have already set up your iPad Pro, you can go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad > Erase All Content and Settings to erase your device to start over. But please note that it will erase all existing content on your device. If you do not want to lose anything, you can refer to Way 2.

Way 2. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad Pro via Transfer Tool

If you are in the following situations, then FoneTool, one third-party transfer tool is the best choice to transfer data from old iPad Pro/Air/mini to new iPad Pro:

  • Want to transfer all data from iPad to iPad Pro quickly
  • Have already set up iPad Pro and want to add files to it
  • Need to transfer a certain type of data, a specific item to iPad Pro

You can click the download button to get FoneTool and then follow the steps below to transfer files from iPad to iPad Pro.

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Example: How to Transfer Data from iPad Air to iPad Pro

Transfer All Data from iPad to iPad Pro

1. Launch FoneTool > Connect old iPad Air and new iPad Pro to computer.

If there is only one USB data cable, you can use the "Full Backup" function to back up old iPad to PC, and then restore the backup to the new iPad to realize the switch.

2. Click Phone Transfer > Locate iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

3. Confirm the source iPad and the target iPad > Enable backup encryption > Click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer


Selectively Transfer Files from iPad to iPad Pro

 FoneTool supports transfer between iPad and computer. You can take advantage of this feature to transfer files from iPad to iPad Pro. Below are the steps to transfer videos from iPad to iPad Pro.

1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your old iPad to computer via USB cable.

2. Click Phone Transfer > Choose iPhone to PC and select the video you want to transfer.

Transfer to Computer

3. Click Start Transfer > Choose a storage path > Click Start Transfer to save videos to computer.

Transfer Files to Computer

4. Unplug the source iPad and connect the new iPad Pro to computer > Go to PC to iPhone this time.

5. Choose the videos exported before > Finally, click Start Transfer to add videos to iPad Pro. 

Transfer Videos to iPad

Note: If you want to give your old iPad to someone, you can wipe your iPad clean through the iPhone Eraser tool. It will wipe data multiple times, ensuring 100% unrecoverable.

Way 3. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad Pro with iCloud

If two iPads are using the same Apple ID, then you can choose to sync data from iPad to iPad Pro with iCloud. No need to download any app, only need Wi-Fi connection.

  • To transfer all content and settings, you can first backup source iPad and then restore that backup to target iPad Pro. To sync a certain type of data, you can turn on the sync option in iCloud.

  • Please note that there is only 5 GB of free storage space. If the data you need to back up/sync exceeds 5GB, the backup/sync will fail.

→ Restore Data from iPad to iPad Pro

● Backup old iPad: Go to Settings > Tap your name > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Tap Back Up Now to create a backup package.

Backup iPad via iCloud

● Restore backup to new iPad: Erase and set up the device until you see the App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

→ Sync Data from iPad to iPad Pro

● On source iPad: Go to Settings > Tap your name > Tap iCloud > Turn on Photos or other options you want to sync.

● On target iPad Pro: Do the same above to turn on the option and wait for the sync.

If your old iPad has updated to the latest iPadOS, you can use the temporary iCloud storage to transfer everything. You can go to this How to use temporary iCloud storage to transfer your data guide to learn more.

Way 4. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad Pro Using iTunes

If you want to transfer all data from iPad to new iPad Pro, iTunes can do you a favor. But you cannot choose the data you want to transfer. Besides, because the backup file is relatively large, the backup and recovery process will take a long time.

● Backup old iPad: Run iTunes > Plug in old iPad > Click the Device tab > Go to Summary > Select This Computer > Click Back Up Now.

● Restore backup to new iPad: Plug in new iPad > Go to Summary page > Click Restore Backup > Select the backup you created before.

Restore iTunes Backup


That’s all about how to transfer data from iPad to iPad Pro. You can choose to transfer data during or after the setup.

Quick Start and iCloud can help you transfer data wirelessly, however, it may take as least 1 or 2 hours to complete the transfer. If the network is unstable, it will take longer. iTunes helps you to transfer data through backup and restore, which is a bit tricky to operate.

If you want to complete the transfer quickly, then FoneTool is more recommended. It can help you transfer everything in one click. Besides, you can use FoneTool to help you transfer files from PC to iPad Pro after setup.


FoneTool Runs Perfectly on

iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad