Easy way to transfer to my new iPad?

iOS and iPadOS

I am going to get a new iPad on Wednesday. This is only my second iPad. I have never transfered before. Is there an easy way to do this without having to go to the app store, look for every single app I want and then downloading it? That will take ages.



Submitted by Fatima.Hamoud10 on Monday, May 18, 2020

You can transfer all the data from your old iPad to your new iPad by restoring from an iCloud backup. All your apps that you have previously downloaded from the app store will download automatically on your new iPad.

Submitted by Tyler on Monday, May 18, 2020

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

As an alternative to restoring from an iCloud backup, you can transfer your data directly from your old iPad to your new one.

When you first turn on your new iPad and select your language, you will be given the option to bring another device close to it. Unlock your old iPad and either authenticate with the camera or manually with an authentication code autogenerated on the spot.

Follow the prompts on your new iPad to set up your passcode and biometric authentication, and when prompted, select, "Move data from iPad." All your app and user data should then be transferred, although apps that are no-longer in the App Store will not be downloaded.


Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

I got a new iPad last year. And I transferred everything from a back up. It was pretty easy and straightforward. I didn’t really have to set too many things up. And when you’re doing that, it automatically turns on voiceover for you. So you don’t have to on your new one. You’ll just have to remember your Apple ID password.

Submitted by venova on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

That wass great. It even saved me the trouble of having to struggle with the fifteen digit password for my wifi which I cannot read.
Actually I should write that down someday.