[Stepwise Guide] 4 Top Ways to Perform an iPad Clone

In this post, we list 4 ways for you to perform iPad clone from an iPhone or iPad. If you happen to need it, read the steps and get into practice.


By Ellie / Updated on June 12, 2023

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“I’m trying to transfer all my data from an iPad Pro 4rd Generation to an iPad Pro 5th Generation. I want to clone the 2 iPads, apps, photos, data, storage, etc... I tried USB-C to USB-C and it just charges up the older iPad. Is there any efficient and useful way to help me clone the iPad?” 

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How to clone iPad from the iPhone or iPad

iPad 10th generation and 2022 iPad pro are here. It is so excited to unbox a new iPad to expericence the new features. When we get a new iPad, we will transfer all the data from the old iPad or iPhone to the new iPad, also known as an "iPad clone." However, do you have any ideas about how to clone an iPad or iPhone to a new iPad so that you can access all of the data more easily? Here are three methods included in this section to help you easily obtain iPad clones.

ipad pro 2022

iPad 10th main features and changes
♦ New iPad 10th generation equipped with A14 bionic chip
♦ iPad 2022 uses a 10.9-inch display. The previous models uses a 10.2-inch display.
♦ 12MP wide camera on the rear. You can take photos with more views.
♦ USB-C connecter. But you may need an adapter to charge your Apple Pencil.
iPad Pro 2022 main features and changes
♦ It uses M2 chip, which comes with great performance. And it has been used on Macbooks.
♦ Supports Wi-Fi 6E.
♦ 12.9-inch version uses a mini-LED screen, and the 11-inch version uses an LCD screen.

Way 1. Clone iPad from the iPhone or iPad via iCloud

iCloud is a useful feature in Apple products. And once you have an Apple account, then you’ll be given 5 GB of free storage. With iCloud, all of your photos, messages, contacts, notes, and so on will be automatically synced to iCloud. When you log into the Apple account then you can freely get the data and realize the iPad clone. Now follow the steps below to know how to clone iPhone or iPad onto an iPad.

Step 1. On your old iPad or iPhone, go to “Settings” > “[My name]” > “iCloud”. Enable all the options shown there. After that, all the data will be saved in iCloud.

Check Storage on iPad

Step 2. On your new iPad, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”. After that, the iPad clone is successfully realized. And all the data will be transferred to your iPhone.

iCloud Backup

✎ Note: If you encounter issues like “iPhone or iPad didn’t transfer all photos to new iPad”, have a look at the next way.

Way 2. Clone iPad from the iPhone or iPad through iTunes

Apart from using “iCloud” to perform iPad clones, we can also use iTunes to reach the goal. iTunes is Apple's official tool for managing purchased music and videos, and it can also be used to transfer data between Apple devices. Now, stick with me to learn how to operate.

Part 1. Steps to create an iTunes backup

Step 1. Prepare a USB cable and connect your old iPad or iPhone to the PC. Launch your latest iTunes. Please ensure your computer can access data saved on the old iPad or iPhone.

Step 2. Click the device icon > “Summary” > “This computer” > “Back Up Now”.

Backup iPad iTunes

▶Part 2. Steps to restore data with iTunes backup

After that, connect your new iPad to the PC. Then click the device icon. Go to “Summary” > “Restore Backup”. And then you could perform an iPad clone successfully.

Restore Backup iTunes

Way 3. Clone iPhone or iPad on to new iPad with FoneTool

However, what makes us feel disappointed is that iCloud only provides 5 GB free of storage, which is definitely not enough for daily use. And more space needs to be purchased, which makes the iPad clone much more hard. And for iTunes, many users complain that iTunes is too slow to open and backup. Moreover, some of them think it takes up much storage of computer if they have much more data on iPhone or old iPad when getting back up.

Aiming at the shortcomings of the 2 tools above, here we strongly recommend using FoneTool, a professional and popular backup and transfer tool to help you migrate all data from one iPad or iPhone to another iPad with little effort. It is widely compatible with iOS models. In addition to iPhone, it also works for iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro.

★With FoneTool, you could:
 Enjoy one-click data transfer and fast transfer speed.
 Experience simple operation and intuitive interface.

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Before the operation:

 Prepare 2 USB cables and then connect your old iPad or iPhone and new iPad to the PC at the same time.

 Tap “Trust” on your iOS device.

Step 1. Download and install FoneTool. Go to Phone Transfer, locate iPhone to iPhone option, and then click Start Transfer

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Step 2. Then you will see your devices are listed here, just click the "Start Transfer" button. Wait for a whole and then the transfer can be achieved.

Start Transfer

▃ Note: To transfer some private data, like Health data, please encrypt this iPad migration.

Apart from performing an iPad clone with the computer, you could also transfer some data, such as music, photos, and file from an iPad or iPhone to a new iPad with FoneTool mobile app. Scan the QR code to install this app on your iOS device to have a try.

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From this post, you must know how to perform an iPad clone from an old iPad or iPhone to a new iPad. By taking advantage of iCloud and iTunes, we can get iPad clones easily. But if you don”t want to be restricted by the shortcomings of iTunes and iCloud, FoneTool is your best choice. And you can also backup your iPhone or iPad with it. 

Ellie · Editor
Ellie, a professional and experienced writer who is good at solving iOS-related problems and writing iOS backup/transfer tips.