Restore all content to iPad from a backup

Restore all content to iPad from a backup

You can restore content, settings, and apps from a backup to a new or newly erased iPad.

Important: You must first create a backup of your iPad. See Back up iPad.

Restore iPad from an iCloud backup

  1. Turn on a new or newly erased iPad.

  2. Follow the online instructions to choose a language and region.

  3. Tap Set Up Manually.

  4. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then follow the onscreen instructions.

You’re asked for your Apple ID. If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID, see the Recover your Apple ID website.

Restore iPad from a computer backup

  1. Using USB, connect a new or newly erased iPad to the computer containing your backup.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Finder sidebar on your Mac: Select your iPad, then click Trust.

      To use the Finder to restore iPad from a backup, macOS 10.15 or later is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to restore from a backup.

    • In the iTunes app on a Windows PC: If you have multiple devices connected to your PC, click the device icon near the top left of the iTunes window, then select your new or newly erased iPad from the list.

  3. On the welcome screen, click “Restore from this backup,” choose your backup from the list, then click Continue.

If your backup is encrypted, you must enter the password before restoring your files and settings.

See the Apple Support articles Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup and If you can’t update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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