iPad Quick Start Not Working? Find Solutions Here
iPad Quick Start not working? This guide will tell you why iPad Quick Start doesn’t work and how to fix this problem.
Problem: New iPad Quick Start not working
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I just got my new iPad and the quick start is not working. it's been trying to connect for a while now. I tried restarting both iPads multiple times. Is there any way this could be fixed?
- Question from Reddit
Are you experiencing the same problem as this user? Try to use Quick Start to transfer old iPad to new iPad but it does not work. You want Quick Start to set up your new device using the information from your current device and help you transfer data to new device. Thus, you can enjoy your brand-new iPad. However, it does not work.
Why iPad Quick Start doesn’t work? The new iPad won’t pop up Quick Start to transfer data or it is stuck on the transfer process probably because the connection is weak: the two devices are too far apart or the Wi-Fi is not stable. Don't be too worried, just keep reading to see how to fix this iPad Quick Start not working problem.
How to fix iPad Quick Start not working
Here are some methods that can help you troubleshoot the iPad Quick Start doesn’t work problem. Please place the two devices near each other to ensure they can connect to each other.
Tip 1. Restart both devices
When you find new iPad Quick Start not working, the first thing you can do is restart the device. The force restart can help refresh the memory and eliminate any errors causing the problem.
Force restart iPad without Home button:
Press and quickly release the volume button nearest to the top button > Press and quickly release the volume button farthest from the top button > Press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears.
Force restart iPad with Home button:
Press and hold the top button and the Home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears.
Force restart iPhone with Face ID:
Press and quickly release the volume+ button > Press and quickly release the volume- button > Press the side button for seconds until you see Apple logo.
Tip 2. Update iOS or iPadOS
- If both of your iPads are running iPadOS 11 and later, then you can use Quick Start to set up new iPad from old iPad.
- If both of your iPads are running iPadOS 12.4 and later, then you can use Quick Start to set up new iPad as well as transfer data to new iPad.
If your current iPad or iPhone is running a lower version, then you will meet the iPad Quick Start not working issue. You can go to Settings > General > Software Update to check the version of your device. Apple recommends that users update their devices to the latest version of iOS/iPadOS before using Quick Start.
Tip 3. Turn on Bluetooth
Quick Start requires the use of Bluetooth to connect two devices. iPad Quick Start not working issue will occur when Bluetooth is disabled. You can go to Settings > Bluetooth to turn it on and try setting up your new device.
Tip 4. Check Internet connection
Poor Wi-Fi can cause iPad stuck on Quick Start. Please make sure two devices have connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If possible, place your devices closer to the router.
Tip 5. Check the lighting cable
If you use a USB cable and a Lighting to USB 3 Camera Adapter to connect your devices, please make sure the cable is the one that came with your iPad. Quick Start may not be compatible with third-party cables so you meet new iPad Quick Start not working problem.
Easily transfer data to new iPad via Quick Start alternative
When you encounter iPad Quick Start not working issue, you have the option of using other tools to transfer data in addition to taking the time to troubleshoot the problem. FoneTool is recommended here. It’s one professional backup and transfer tool for iPhone and iPad users.
Compared with wireless transfer, the wired transfer is more stable. FoneTool can help you transfer everything from old iPhone/iPad to new iPad in about 1-2 hours, saving your time greatly.
FoneTool supports all iPhone and iPad models including the latest iPad and iPad Pro 2022. You can click the download button to get FoneTool and give it a try.
Step 1. Launch FoneTool > Click Phone Transfer option > Go to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer.
Step 2. Confirm the source device and target device > Enable backup encryption to protect your privacy, like Health Data, Fitness Records.
Step 3. Click Start Transfer to transfer data to new iPad.
- If you want to clear iPad to sell or give it to someone else, you can use the Data Erase function of FoneTool to deeply erase your iPad to make sure other people will never get your information in any way.
- FoneTool also supports selective transfer, which means you can easily transfer photos, videos, songs, contacts, etc. between iPad and computer, between iPad and another iPad/iPhone.
FAQs about iPad Quick Start
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about iPad Quick Start.
How long does iPad Quick Start take?
It usually takes 2-3 hours to complete the transfer. Data amount, Wi-Fi condition and iPad condition can affect the process. This How long to transfer data to new iPad guide has more details.
Why won’t my iPad Quick Start?
It may be that your iPad does not support Quick Start. If you are sure your device supports Quick Start, please make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
How to access Quick Start on iPad?
You can only access Quick Start on iPad during the setup process. If you have already set up your new iPad, you can go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad > Erase All Content and Settings to restart the setup process.
Turn on your new iPad and place it near your current device. Follow the onscreen instructions to make it. If the prompt disappears from your current device, just restart both devices.
How to restart Quick Start iPad?
The only way to restart Quick Start is to reset your iPad and restart the setup process.
That’s all about how to fix iPad Quick Start not working problem. Although Quick Start is easy to handle, it can go wrong sometimes. Hope one of the methods can help you fix the problem. If Quick Start doesn't work no matter what, you can use FoneTool to help you transfer data to new iPad via USB cable or contact Apple Support for help.