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How to Restore iPad from iPhone Backup?

“I just got a new iPad as birthday gift, it is brand new and I want to restore my iPad from my iPhone’s backup file. So I don’t need to set up it and install my apps and email to it. Can I do that? Thanks in advanced!”

The answer is definitely YES. You can restore iPad from iPhone backup file of both iTunes and iCloud. After restoring iPad from iPhone backup file, you don’t need to reinstall your apps, emails and other settings of your iPad. Also This will make you use your iPad just like your iPhone. In this article, we will show you how to restore new iPad from iPhone backup and how to restore iPad with data from iPhone backup file. We will use iPhone data recovery software to restore iPad from iPhone backup file if your iPad has data on it. This will make you don’t lose data on your iPad. It can also help you to restore iPhone from iCloud backup file.

Part 1. How to Restore New iPad from iPhone Backup

If you have a new iPad and you want to restore iPhone backup to it, you can just follow the steps below.

Set up your iPad and when the setup assistant asks you if you want to set up your iPad as a new iPad or restore it from iTunes/iCloud backup file. Please select restore from iTunes or iCloud. If you choose restore from iTunes backup file, you need to connect your iPad to your computer and run iTunes. Go to the Summary tab of your iPad and you can find the option of “Restore from Backup”. Just choose the iPhone backup you would like to restore your iPad from and follow the instruction of iTunes. You can successfully restore iPad from iPhone backup.

restore iPad from iTunes backup

If you choose to restore from iCloud backup, you need to log in your iCloud account and choose the backup file from your iPhone. Follow the iCloud’s guide and you can easily restore iPad from iPhone backup of iCloud. Please make sure your iPad has at least 20% battery when you restore your iPad from iPhone backup and make sure your WiFi connection is no problem.

Part 2. How to Restore iPad from iPhone Backup if the iPad has data

If you have used your iPad and have some data on it that you don’t want to lose. In this case, you need to use third party software to restore iPad from iPhone backup. iPhone data recovery can do that without losing data on your iPad easily.

Step 1. Launch iPhone data recovery

Free download, install and run iPhone data recovery on your computer. You need to make sure that the computer is the one you used to make iPhone iTunes backup files.

iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2. Choose iPhone backup file

Select the second option “Recover from iTunes Backup File” if you want to restore iPad from iPhone iTunes backup file. If you want to use iCloud backup file, select the last option “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.

First we will show you how to restore iPhone iTunes backup file to iPad.

After you enter this option, you will see all the iTunes backup files listed on the interface. You need to choose the backup file you would like to restore your iPad from. Then Click “Scan” button, the software will scan your backup file.

iTunes backup file list

If you choose the last option to restore iPad from iPhone iCloud backup file, you need to first log in your iCloud account. And you will see all the iCloud backup files of this account. You need to choose the backup file for your iPhone and click “Download”. Once the software finishes the downloading, you need to click “Scan” button to let the software analyze your iCloud backup file.

iCloud backup file list

Step 3. Restore iPad from iPhone backup

For both iTunes backup file and iCloud backup file, after the scanning process is done. You can preview all the data in iPhone backup file and you can choose which one you would like to restore to your iPad.

scan iCloud

After you select all the data you want to restore, click “Recover” button, the software will save all the data you selected to your computer. Then you can easily import them to your iTunes and sync to your iPad. In this way, you can restore iPad from iPhone backup file without losing any data on your iPad.