By Nick / Last Updated September 27, 2020

How do I transfer old iPad to new iPad?

My new iPad Pro has arrived an I like it very much. The thing is I want to quickly start using it so how can I transfer apps from old iPad to new iPad Pro?

- Question from Apple Community

iPad was first released on April 3, 2010. It carries the Apple A4 processor and has a 9.7-inch touchscreen. Some of its variants are able to access cellular networks.

It received a lot of praise from reviewers for its wide range of capabilities and also received welcome from customers. 3 million iPad were sold in the first 80 days. The latest seven-generation iPad has been released on September 25, 2019, with a 10.2-inch screen and A10 processor. iPad is so popular around the world. If you are a fan of Apple, you don’t want to miss its new product.

You might have games, notes, music, or other data to transfer. 4 methods would be introduced in the following secions to help you easiy copy iPad to new iPad.

#1 Transfer apps from old iPad to new iPad with iTunes

iTunes is the official tool for Apple users to manage the purchased music and videos, and also could be used to transfer data between Apple devices. You could follow the steps below to transfer apps from your old iPad to new iPad.

Step 1. Download and launch the latest iTunes on your PC. Connect your old iPad to computer with USB and remember to tap Trust This Computer on your iPad.

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon in the upper-left corner in iTunes > Click Summary > Click Back Up Now. You should wait for iTunes backing up your iPad. It might take a few minutes. After the backup is completed, unplug your old iPad.

Step 3. Plug your new iPad to computer and also tap Trust This Computer. Navigate to Summary as you did in Step 2 and click Restore Backup. Select the backup file and click Restore. You should wait until restoration is completed and then check your new iPad.

iTunes is an official tool, so you could totally trust it, while it also has deficiencies. You are not allowed to preview files and filter the data you don’t want to transfer. If you want a flexible transfer plan, you could try the following method.

iTunes iPad

#2 Selecte apps and then transfer to new iPad

You’ve got so many apps on your old iPad, yet you just need to transfer some of them to your new iPad. Since iTunes doesn’t let you preview and select files, the professional iPad Transfer assistant EaseUS MobiMover. It would allow you to transfer even one app from one iPad to another. Read the following steps and complete a customized transfer plan.

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Connect your two iPad at the same time to computer and tap Trust This Computer.

Step 2. Choose Phone to Phone in the left of the interface and select the right transfer direction. Click Next and MobiMover would scan the available apps on your old iPad.

Step 3. Select the apps you need and then click Transfer. The transfer would be completed in minutes.

EaseUS MobiMover allows you select the apps while you can’t preview the details in the apps. If you want to preview and select the needed data, read the following passage.

Easeus Transfer App

#3 Transfer useful apps from one iPad to another

You might need to move photos from one iPad to another. Try AOMEI MBackupper. It is a free professional iPad data transfer, allowing you to select every photo, videos, contacts, music track, and message. You could transfer useful data to your new iPad with it.

Preview Apps: During the transfer process, you could always preview and select every single file as you want.

Easily Transfer: This professional application would allow you to finish the transfer in a simple pane and the options would always be understandable.

Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4, and also supports iOS 14.

Step 1. Download and launch AOMEI MBackupper. Connect your old iPad to computer and tap Trust This Computer.

Step 2. Choose Custom Backup on AOMEI MBackupper > click one icon to enter Selection > click the orange-button OK after selecting all the needed files > click on Start Backup in the lower-left corner > unplug your old iPad after backup is completed.

view files

Step 3. Plug your new iPad to computer and tap Trust This Computer > select the backup task and click the Arrow Restore > click on Start Restore in the lower-right corner (You could also click one icon to enter Selection to filter the unwanted files) > wait for task to complete.

restore iPad

AOMEI MBackupper gives you further choices. Although it only supports five kinds of data, you could transfer your useful apps from old iPad to new iPad.

#4 Transfer one app from one iPad to another by AirDrop

It is really convenient to sharing data between iPhone. You might have used Bluethooth to share photos before and AirDrop could make the process faster. It is the unique feature on Apple devices to let you share everything on your iPad.

● Turn on Bluetooth and AirDrop on both iPad.
● Keep two iPad near together.
● Go to Settings on target iPad and then tap General > Option > Everyone.

Step 1. Press and hold the app you want to transfer on the source iPad and tap the Share button

Step 2. Tap the name of the target device and the it will receive the app.

AirDrop Icon


If you want to transfer apps from old iPad to new iPad, you could use iTunes to backup old iPad to computer by one click and then transfer data to new iPad, selectively transfer apps to new iPad with EaseUS MobiMover, or transfer every single useful file to new iPad with AOMEI MBackupper. If you think this article is helpful, please share it to help more people.