I have just purchased the new iPad (I am going to call it iPad3) and wish to transfer all my settings on my iPad 1 to the iPad3. When I say settings I mean things like: Icon layout and groupings VPN settings Files held with in Apps for example like PDF's held within iAnnotate PDF Settings on iPix Shares held within my two portfolio tracking apps (these took days to setup and get right) I have done a whole heap of Googling and can find loads of advice none of which works. The iPad 5 is running iOS 5.1.1 What I have tried is Backup iPad1 Disconnect iPad1 Close iTunes Connect iPad3 Clicked on Restore Backup This gives the message Choose a backup to restore. This will restore only the contacts, calendars, notes and settings, not the iPad firmware. I click Restore Backup... and select the only back up available that I made of my iPad 1 and click restore This worked originally in that it copied all the apps across but not of the data held within them and all the app icons apart from those that come with the iPad3 are on the iPad in alphabetical order spread across 11 pages. The restore copied the music on the iPad1 and the movies but that was about it. Nothing else. Now I get the message iTunes could not restore the iPad "Michael's Ipad1" because an error occurred but no details are given of the error. While waiting for a reply to this post I am going to reset iPad3 back to factory setting and start again and see what happens. One suggestion could this be a iOS5.1 - iOS6.0.1 conflict and if so can I temporarily setup iPad3 with iOS5.1 do the transfer and then update to iOS6.0.1 afterwards? Thanks from a really frustrated iPad user.