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3 Methods to Restore iCloud Backup to iPad

With portable devices, there’s always a risk of losing or damaging your hardware when you’re out and about. As such, it makes sense to make regular backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iCloud. When you set up a new iOS device or need to restore information on one you already have, your iCloud backup makes it easy.

As one of iOS star products, iPad takes some place in our life. We make use of iPad when playing music, watching videos, taking pictures and etc. After getting new iPad, some iPad users will consider to retrieve iCloud backup to iPad when setting up at the first time or after rebooting. Here we'll talk about how to restore iCloud backup to iPad simply. Now let's check all the methods below.

To Restore iCloud Backup to iPad:

Method 1. Restore iCloud Backup to iPad

Step 1.Turn on your new iPad. You should see a Hello screen. If you already set up your device, you need to erase all of its content (Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.) before you can use these steps to restore from your backup.

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Step 2. (After erase all of iPad content,) please restart your iPad and follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

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Step 4. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID.

Step 5. Choose a backup and start the transfer. Choose a backup. Look at the date and size of each and pick the most relevant. After you choose, the transfer starts. If a message says that a newer version of iOS is required, follow the onscreen steps to update.

Step 6. When asked, sign in to your Apple ID account to restore your apps and purchases (If you've purchased iTunes or App Store content using multiple Apple IDs, you'll be asked to sign in to each). If you can’t remember your password, you can tap Skip this Step and sign in later. Stay connected and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete.

Step 7.Please keep the WiFi connected. If you disconnect from Wi-Fi too soon, the progress will pause until you reconnect.

Step 8. The process may take several hours or days, which depends on the amount of data. Thus you need to connect often to Wi-Fi and power to let the process complete. Contents like your apps, photos, music, and other information will continue to restore in the background. Now you can enjoy your iPhone 8.

Method 2. Restore iCloud Backup to iPad in 1-Click

It's recommended that this is the best way to transfer iCloud Backup to devices. Just need to connect the devices, whatever they are iOS devices or Android devices, then the transfer can be achieved by one click. No more 'Erase All Contents and Settings', no more 'restarting and resetting' and no more all of the complicated steps. You only need to remember Apple ID and prepare your iPad. Here 1-click iCloud backup restoring for iPad will be covered below.

Step 1. Download and install Phone Data Transfer Tool on your computer. Windows version and Mac version are available. Before connecting iPad to PC, please close iCloud Backup and iCloud Drive to make sure your data can be read.

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Step 2. Then open it and click on Restore Phone from iCloud on the Phone Data transfer homepage. And connect your iPad and iPad via USB cables. Click on Download more iCloud on the bottom of left panel. Then you’ll be required to enter into iCloud Apple ID when you download the iCloud backup at the first time.

Step 3. After entering into the right Apple ID, choose a backup file and start Download. If there is an error when sign in iCloud, please follow here to fix it.

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Step 4. Now iCloud backup file you've chosen has been downloaded. Just need to choose the items you’d like to transfer and click on Start Copy.

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Method 3. Restore iCloud Backup to iPad with Detailed Preview

For iPhone users, iCloud is really cool. You are able to share all the most important things like photos, music among your friends, family, or business partner with the help of iCloud. But what should I do when I need to preview iCloud backup before restoring? Install and launch this iOS Data Recovery tool and follow below steps to restore your iCloud backup file to iPad. Have a try!

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Step 1. Click on "Recover from iCloud backup file", Then log in with your Apple ID when the first time you access iCloud backup with iOS Data Recovery. After iCloud backups being downloaded, choose one backup file for you iPad and then click Start Scan. Once the scan process finished, all contents from the iCloud backup file like contacts, messages, notes, photos etc will be displayed in category. You can preview them right now.

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Step 2. Next, you need to go through the files that have been recovered. Click on each file type and see what has been restored. After that, choose the files you want to restore and click Recover button. Now wait with patience until finishing data transferring.

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