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iPad to iPad Transfer: How to Copy Files from One iPad to Another iPad Pro/2/3/4/mini/Air?

As an innovative product of high technology, Apple iPad is the most popular tablet on the market nowadays. Equipped with the latest technology that generates a variety of powerful functions, iPad is deeply loved by the Apple fans. Users can watch movies, listen music, play games, read eBooks and access web content by using this smart gadget. As the era advances, products are also updated. Finally, you bought yourself a brand new iPad. But how to deal with your favorite songs, app, movies, eBooks and lots of other useful data you stored in your old iPad? Uh-huh, you may look for ways to transfer data from old iPad to the new iPad so that you can continually enjoy these entertainments with your new iPad.

Transfer Files from iPad to iPad Using iTunes

In this way, you need to transfer files from one iPad to iTunes and then sync files from iTunes to the targeted iPad as followed:

> Power on iPad and slide to the bottom to reach the interface where it displays slide to set up.

> Select the language and country/region in accordance with your real situation.

> Choose WiFi network or Use Cellular as liked. (Here, Wifi is more recommended.)

> Tap on Restore from iTunes Backup on the next interface.

> Follow the prompts in iTunes in order to select your most recent backup.

Just make sure you don't unplug your iPad from your computer until iTunes tells you that the restore is complete. And you can click here to know more iTunes backup tips. Here, similar to iTunes, you can also use iCloud to copy files from iPad to iPad. To do that, you just need to backup files from one iPad to iCloud and then restore to the other iPad from iCloud backup. You can follow the below tutorials:

Sync iPhone/iPad/iPod with iCloud

Restore iOS from iCloud Backup

Problems of Transfer Files from iPad to Another iPad with iTunes

Then, how to transfer files from iPad to iPad Pro, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4 or iPad Air? The first thought will be iTunes. iTunes is a built-in tool to sync data to iDevice from computer or another iDevice. To do this, you can launch iTunes on your computer, connect your old iPad to the computer until it appears in the IDEVICES list. Right-click the old iPad and choose "Back up" from the shortcut menu. After that, disconnect the old iPad but keep iTunes run. Connect your new iPad to the computer and right-click it under the IDEVICES list. Choose "Restore from Backup" from the shortcut menu and choose the most recent backup from the restore menu. Click "Continue" to begin the restore via iTunes. As you can see, transferring files from old iPad to new iPad with iTunes is time consuming and complicated. You may encounter some problems like below:

1. iTunes is too large to run and you have to suffer from slow transferring process.
2. The backup task could be failed to begin and there may be something wrong to terminate the transferring in midway.
3. Unable to find the location of backup files of your old iPad.
4. The iPad backup files can not be restored from iTunes.
5. People usually get their data erased as they forget to turn off the erasing function during syncing.

That fully explains why you need an iTunes altenative to back up iPad device. Below are the two recommended ways for your reference:

Recommendation 1 - Transfer Files from iPad to iPad with iPad File Transfer Software

Recommendation 2 - Transfer Files from iPad to iPad with Mobile Transfer Software

Way 1. Transfer Data from iPad to iPad with iPad File Transfer Software

If you are tired of transferring with iTunes and subjected to such more errors, you can turn to Coolmuster iOS Assistant, a good alternative app to iTunes that can transfer all kinds of iPad files, including music, audio, videos, photos and other file types successful with zero failure. You can enjoy a fast and safe transferring process with this program and following is the detailed guide for how to transfer iPad files, like music, videos, photos, etc., to another iPad to help you get up to speed.

Preparation: Click the button below to download the free trial version of the iPad to iPad files transfer according to your own system: Mac or Windows. After you get the installation package, double-click to install it on your computer. You can click the below icon to take the free trial version of the iPhone File Transfer now. After the easy installation process, you can click the desktop shortcut of the program to launch it to get ready. Here we take Windows version as example.

Step 1. Connect your old iPad to computer

Connect your old iPad to the computer via USB cable provided by Apple. Make sure the connection is successful and then you can launch the program. Your plug-in iPad will be detected by the iPad transfer program automatically and you will see your iPad detailed info shown in the main interface and all the files contained in your iPad will be displayed in categories in left panel. If you find there is no iPad info in the interface, click the button of Refresh to have one more try.

launch iphone file transfer

Step 2. Transfer iPad files to computer

Go to the left sidebar to unfold the category, then, you will see all your iPad movies, photos, songs and many more showing in the right window. Check the files you want to transfer to your new iPad Pro, iPad 2/mini/4 and you can click the Export button that located in the top menu to bring out the Path dialog box. Just select an output folder from your computer and then the transferring process will begin immediately.

choose file for transferring

Step 3. Sync exported files to your new iPad

Open the folder which you used to save the output files to check the exported files from your old iPad. Disconnect your old iPad and connect your new iPad to your computer. Run the iTunes application on your computer, click "File" menu and sync these files from computer to your new iPad Pro, iPad 2, iPad mini or iPad 4 instantly.

Learn More:

How to Transfer Photos/Pictures from iPhone to Mac Easily

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Mac

What's More about the iPad to iPad Transfer:

With Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer, you can do share your stuff on your iDevice with your friends or family within one mouse click. The software is the combination of an iPad Transfer, iPhone Transfer and iPod Transfer and compatible with all iDevice models like iPad, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic and iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/3GS. Just get it and start the transferring process to enjoy iDevice files anytime and anywhere.

Way 2. Transfer Files from iPad to iPad with Mobile Transfer Software

In the solution mentioned in the above, you need to transfer files from one iPad to the computer and the to the other iPad. But this Mobile Transfer (for Windows) or Mobile Transfer for Mac software can make things much easier. It allows you to directly transfer files from one iPad to another iPad, including contacts, photos, videos, music, apps and many more. With this software, you can easily transfer files from one iPad to another iPad in an easy and safe way.

Steps to use this software to transfer files from iPad to iPad:

> Open the installed software on the computer and get two iPad devices connected to the computer via the USB cords. Then choose the mode of Phone to Phone Transfer to continue.

> Now, all the file folders will be displayed on the top panel. You can enter each tabs to preview and select the files you want to transfer from one iPad to another iPad.

> Finally, choose the arrow direction to begin the files transfer from iPad to iPad. Now, just wait for the process to get completed within a little while.

Most importantly, this Mobile Transfer software can support more than iPad to iPad file transfer, since it is fully compatible with Android, iOS and Symbian devices. So you are free to sync files between these devices.

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