[ 3 Ways] How to Restore iPad from iPhone Backup

To get iPhone data on iPad, you can restore iPad from iPhone backup. In this passage, you can get three effective ways about how to restore iPad from iPhone backup in every detail.


By Demi / Updated on May 25, 2023

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Restore iPad from iPhone backup

I recently purchased an iPad Pro. I set up the device as new and began using it because I was uncertain about transferring backup data from my iPhone to my iPad. So the question is, is there any way for me to restore the iPhone backup onto my iPad? Is there any way to selectively pull data onto a new setup iPad?

- Question from Apple Community

Apple makes it possible and convenient to take a backup of one iOS device and restore it to another. For example, if you have just backed up your previous iPhone,  you can restore your iPad from iPhone backup.

iPhone And iPad

How can you make it? Keep reading this guide, you will get detailed instructions to restore iPad from iPhone backup in three different ways to meet your demands.

Before starting to restore the backup to your iPad, please note that only the backup files that are compatible with iPad can be restored.

Method 1. Restore iPad from iPhone backup with iCloud

iCloud is used to backup and sync data among iOS devices, you can rely on it to restore iPad from iPhone backup. You can choose to backup your whole iPhone or enable certain features on iPhone to restore to iPad.

Option 1. New iPad restore from iPhone backup with iCloud

You can enable iCloud backup on your iPhone first, and restore it to your iPad. Please note that only 5 GB of storage space is provided for free in iCloud, please make sure you have enough space in it in advance. Besides, during the whole process, make sure your iPhone and iPad are connected to stable Wi-Fi.

How to backup iPhone with iCloud
The steps are pretty simple. Just go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Turn on iCloud Backup. You can also tap on the Back Up Now to backup immediately.

Backup iPhone To iCloud

How to restore iPad from iPhone backup
If you have set up your iPad, you may need to reset iPad to factory settings first. Please remember to backup iPad to avoid losing data. If your iPad is a brand new one, then follow the steps below to restore iPad from iPhone backup.

Step 1. Switch on your iPad > Set up the device until you see the App & Data screen.

Step 2. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in with your Apple ID and password > Choose the latest version of backup and start restoring.

Restore iCloud Backup

Option 2. Restore iPad from iPhone backup with iCloud sync

Different from iCloud backup, you can restore certain types of data from iPhone to iPad with iCloud sync function. Besides, you don’t need to factory reset your iPad.

>> On your iPhone: Go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Toggle on the switch of data that you’d like to restore to iPad.

Turn On the Sync Toggle

>> On your iPad: Repeat the same steps to sync data to your iPad. If asked, choose Merge to continue.

Depending on the Internet condition and the quantity of data, it may take some time to finish the task.

Method 2. Restore iPad from iPhone backup using iTunes

Just like iCloud backup, iTunes helps restore whole iPhone data to your iPad. What’s different is that you don’t have to reset iPad, instead, the previous data on iPad will be completely overwritten. Besides, it takes less time to complete the whole process.

Backup iPhone using iTunes
Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer using USB.

Step 2. Launch iTunes > Click the phone icon > Summary > Choose This Computer > Click Back Up Now to start the backup.

Backup Using iTunes

Restore iPad from iPhone backup using iTunes
When iPhone backup finishes, you can disconnect iPhone and connect iPad to computer. Go to Summary on iTunes > Click Restore Backup... > Choose the backup version > Click Restore to begin.

Chances are that iTunes restore backup greyed out, you can try the tool in the next part to restore iTunes backup to iPad.

Method 3. Restore iPad from iPhone backup via FoneTool

If neither iCloud nor iTunes can satisfy you, you may need a powerful backup tool. You can try FoneTool. It provides you with two ways to restore iPad from iPhone backup. It’s also a nice tool to transfer files from iPhone to iPad.

Option 1. Selectively restore iPad from iPhone backup

✓ Preview and select backup files. One of the biggest differences between FoneTool and iCloud/iTunes is that you can preview and choose to backup every single file on your iPhone instead of types of files.
✓ Fast and simple process. Within a few clicks, you can finish backing up iPhone in a few seconds. You can also enjoy a one-click restore process in FoneTool.
✓ Unlimited backup space. FoneTool backs up iPhone to local folders on computer. If necessary, you can also backup iPhone to external hard drive with it. Therefore, you don’t need to worry if the space will run out.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports iPhones (from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 14), iPad (including iPad/iPad Pro 2022), and iPod touch.

Backup iPhone via FoneTool
Step 1. Click the icon below to download FoneTool to your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Install and launch FoneTool.

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Step 2. Click Phone Backup on its homepage > Go to Selective Backup and click each icon to preview and choose the wanted files you’d like to backup > Click OK to confirm.

Select Files

Step 3. Choose a destination to save the backup file > Click Start Backup and the task will be completed in seconds.

Click Backup

Restore iPad from iPhone backup
To restore iPad from iPhone backup, connect your iPad to computer, go to Backup History, click the circle icon and choose Restore.

Restore To Device

Option 2. Fully restore iPad from iPhone backup

FoneTool also provides you a way to fully backup iPhone and fully restore to iPad. Just in case, FoneTool can also restore iTunes backup to iPad when you cannot restore iTunes backup. Here are detailed instructions about how to fully restore iPad from iPhone backup via FoneTool.

Full backup iPhone via FoneTool
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Launch FoneTool > Click Phone Backup and go to Full Backup.

Full Backup

Step 2. You can enable Backup encryption to protect your private data.

Backup Encryption

Step 3. Choose a storage path to save the backup > Click Start Backup to start.

Start Backup

Full Restore iPad from iPad backup via FoneTool
Step 1. Unplug iPhone and connect iPad to computer > Go to Backup History page > Click the three-dots icon > Choose Restore.

Click Restore

Step 2. You can choose the backup version > Then, click Start Restore.

Note: Where is iTunes backup saved?
If you’d like to restore iTunes backup via FoneTool, you can import iTunes backup by visiting C:\Users\[PC Name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync or C:\Users\[PC Name]\Apple\MobileSync\Backup.

Start Restore


That’s all for how to restore iPad from iPhone backup. You can rely on iCloud, iTunes, or FoneTool.

If you prefer a wireless solution, you can restore iPad from iPhone backup with iCloud. If you just want to restore certain files from iPhone backup, it’s suggested FoneTool. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.