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    How to Transfer Files from iPad to iPad 2/3/4/mini?

    Now that you have new and shiny iPad in your hand and you can't wait to play your favorite movies and music with the new gadget. You have saved lots of fantastic movies, songs, apps, eBooks and photos in your old iPad and you just wonder if there is a way to transfer them to your new iPad so that you have no need to download or purchase these files from iTunes store again. Many users are also searching for methods to backup iPad data to their system in case of data loss situations. All you requirements can be satisfied here.

    In this article, we will show you 2 ways to transfer files like videos, music, photos, and other important documents from old iPad to your brand new iPad. One is using Apple iTunes and the other is using non-Apple way: iPubsoft iPad to Computer Transfer (for Windows 8/7/XP) or iPubsoft iPad to Mac Transfer. Well, each way has its advantages and disadvantages. You can refer to their pros and cons and pick up the best one according to your own situation.

    Method 1. Transfer iPad Data to Another iPad with iTunes

    The traditional way to transfer iPad data is using iTunes. iTunes can make a copy of your old iPad and then you can restore the copied files to the new iPad. Below is how:

    1. Launch iTunes and connect your old iPad to the computer. Make sure to do Edit > Preferences > Devices and check the option "Prevent iPod, iPhone, iPad from syncing automatically" before connecting your old iPad, in order to prevent your old iPad data from being erased.
    2. Go to the left sidebar, right-click the iPad under IDEVICES list and choose "Back Up" from the shortcut menu.
    3. After the backup process, you can disconnect the old iPad from the computer but keep iTunes open.
    4. Turn on your new iPad and connect it to your computer, right-click (on Windows) or Control-click (on Mac) the iPad and choose "Restore from Backup" from shortcut menu.
    5. Choose the most recent backup from the restore menu and tap "Continue" to begin the sync the backup files to the new iPad.

    Pros: Apple's own application, no need to download additional programs.

    Cons: iTunes is too large program to run, which leading slow transferring process. The operations are a little bit complicated and people often get their data erased once they forget the erasing function during syncing. Also there are many emergency errors occur before or during the backup or transferring process.

    Method 2. Copy Files from iPad to iPad 2/3/4/mini with iPad File Transfer

    iPubsoft iPad/iPhone/iPod to Computer Transfer is comprehensive combination program that works for any model of iPad, iPhone and iPod. Equipped with advanced techniques and easy-to-handle function, it can help you effortlessly transfer music, videos, audio, eBooks, playlist and more from iDevice to computer or iDevice to iDevice. Transferring can be done with superb fast speed and safe manner. Read on to get the details. If you are a Mac user, you can have a try with the iPubsoft iPad/iPhone/iPod to Mac Transfer.

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    Step 1: Download the iPad to iPad Transfer from above button, install and launch it to get ready. Then, connect your old iPad to your computer via the USB cable. After that, your iPad will appear in the Device list of the program.

    Step 2: Preview the files in your old iPad from the left panel and check the files that you want to transfer to new iPad. Click "Export" to move these files to your computer.

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    Step 3: Eject your old iPad from your computer and then connect your new iPad to computer instead. Open iTunes and sync the exported files from the output folder to your new iPad.

    Pros: Easy and fast to use, with succeeds in reaching 100%.

    Cons: Not free but cost-effective.


    You can choose between the two methods according to your home network condition or personal preferences. But if you cannot stand more with the time-consuming iTunes, it is no doubt that iPubsoft iPad/iPhone/iPod to Computer Transfer will be the best solution for you.