IPad – Restore from backup with new Apple ID


I have an old iPad 3rd Generation (Retina Display). I am planning on buying the new iPad Pro 10.5. I am a little confused with backup and restore.

The old iPad has Kanini.Mom@gmail.com as the Apple ID (as it was my mom's iPad).

The new iPad is for my dad and so the Apple ID is going to be Dad@gmail.com

What I would like to do is:

  1. Retain Photos
  2. Retain Books from iBooks (These are PDF's not something which was purchased from iBook Store)

I do not need the games and other apps that was in the old iPad to be transferred in the new iPad.

I do want it use my new email address for everything (Apple ID, FaceTime, iMessages) etc.

How can I achieve that?

Best Answer

As fsb mentions, the photos are all tied with the Apple Id which is associated with the iPad. So, here is what we did

  1. Connect iPad to PC / Mac
  2. Copy all of the photos from iPad to PC / Mac
  3. Upload photos to Google Photos associated with Dad's gmail
  4. In the new iPad, sign in with Dad's email address (this can be the same gmail account as above or a new account).
  5. Download the Google Photos app and sign into it with the gmail mentioned in step 3.