[2023 Guide] How to Quick Start iPad with iPhone

Want to know how to Quick Start iPad with iPhone? This guide will tell you all the details about Quick Start iPhone to iPad.


By Lena / Updated on June 13, 2023

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Can you use Quick Start from iPhone to iPad?

Nowadays, data transfer from old iPhone/iPad to the new iPhone/iPad is fairly simple and straightforward. All you have to do is put two devices together and Quick Start will help you set up your new device and transfer the data.

Quick Start iPad with iPhone

Usually, tutorials on the web generally teach people how to do Quick Start from iPhone to iPhone or from iPad to iPad. However, for personal reasons - maybe it is your first iPad and you want to Quick Start iPhone to iPad. So can you use Quick Start from iPhone to iPad? The answer is YES! As long as your iPhone and iPad both support Quick Start, then you can Quick Start iPhone to iPad.

How to Quick Start iPad with iPhone

How to do Quick Start on iPad with iPhone? First of all, you should know what you can do with Quick Start.

If you have an iPhone with iOS 11 or later, an iPad with iPadOS 13 or later, you can use Quick Start to set up your new iPad and it will copy many of your settings, preferences, iCloud Keychain. After that, you can choose to restore iCloud backup to iPad.
If you have an iPhone with iOS 12.4 or later, an iPad with iPadOS 13 or later, then Quick Start can help you not only set up new iPad but also help you transfer all your data wirelessly from your iPhone. Of course, you can also choose to transfer data via backup.

What if your devices do not support Quick Start? Well, Quick Start is not the only option for data transfer. You can refer to the next part to get another transfer tool to help you transfer everything.

Quick Start requires an internet connection to work. Another point to note is that Quick Start will use your Apple ID and passcode. If there is no problem, let’s start to see how to Quick Start iPad with iPhone.

Steps to Quick Start iPhone to iPad

You can only access Quick Start during the setup process. If you have already set up your iPad, you can go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad > Erase All Content and Settings to erase the device and restart.

  • Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and turn on Bluetooth.
  • Turn on your iPad and choose your language and select your location.
  • Place your iPad near your iPhone and then the Quick Start screen will appear.

Quick Start iPhone to iPad

  • Tap Unlock to Continue on iPhone. An animation will appear on your iPad > Scan the image with your iPhone. Then wait for a message that says Finish on New iPad.
  • Enter your iPhone’s passcode on iPad when asked. Then it will start to activate your iPad.
  • Set up Face ID or Touch ID.
  • On the Transfer Your Data screen, choose Transfer from iPhone option. In this way, it will start to transfer everything from iPhone to iPad.

Transfer data to iPad

  • Keep two devices near each other until the data transfer is complete.
  • Complete the rest of the setup steps.
You can choose Download from iCloud option if you want to set up new iPad from iCloud backup.
How long does it take to transfer data to new iPad? Usually, 1-2 hours. It depends on factors such as network conditions and the amount of data being transferred.
If it does not work, you can go to this iPad Quick Start not working guide to get some solutions. Or you can move to the next part to transfer data in another way.

Another easy way to transfer data from iPhone to iPad

You want to know how to Quick Start iPad with iPhone because you want to transfer data to iPad. Well, Quick Start iPhone to iPad is possible. However, not all devices support Quick Start. If you haven’t upgraded your iPhone to iOS 12.4, you can use FoneTool to help you transfer data.

FoneTool is one professional iPhone & iPad data management tool for Windows users. It can help you transfer everything from iPhone to iPad in one click. With a stable USB connection, data transfer can be done quickly.

FoneTool supports all iPhone/iPad models including the newest iPhone 14, iPad 10, iPad Air/Pro/mini and works well with all iOS/iPadOS versions. You can click the download button to get FoneTool and start to transfer data.

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1. Launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone and iPad to computer.

2. Click Phone Transfer option > Go to iPhone to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

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3. Confirm the source device and target device > Enable backup encryption to protect your private data, like Health Data, Fitness Records.

Enable backup encryption

4. Finally, click Start Transfer to transfer data to new iPad.

FoneTool supports data transfer between iPhone/iPad and computer. You can take advantage of this feature to transfer data to new iPad after setup: first export files from iPhone to computer and then import files to iPad.

When you do not have a computer at hand, you can use FoneTool for iOS to help you transfer data between iPhone and iPad wirelessly. The transfer does not require a Wi-Fi connection and does not consume cellular data.

FoneTool for iOS

Final words

That’s all about how to Quick Start iPad with iPhone. If your iPhone and iPad support Quick Start, then you can place them near each other and follow the onscreen instructions to set up iPad and transfer data. If you are unable to do Quick Start, try FoneTool, which can help you complete the data transfer via cable.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.