How to completely restore (like for like) an iPad from old to new using Mac Catalina?
Just got a new iPad and I‘d like to make a perfect like-for-like transfer from old to new (apps, app data, etc).
The last time I did this was several years ago but the process has somewhat changed (now via Finder vs. iTunes) or maybe it’s just completely broken in Catalina.
Here’s what I’ve tried :
1. Connect old iPad to Mac over USB
2. Create a backup (this took about 45 minutes to an hour to complete)
3. Connect new iPad to Mac over USB
4. Click Restore and select the backup.
This is where it gets stuck. The new iPad’s screen just shows ‘restoring…’ and has been stuck for several hours (10+). My old iPad only has 17 gigs used so it’s not even that much data.
Is this method even valid anymore or maybe I’m just doing it wrong?