Restore Backup on New iMac Pro from Old iMac, MacBook: macOS Big Sur/Catalina

Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020

Using alternate ways you can transfer all the data (Documents, Apps, Settings and User Account) to new Mac from other mac or Windows system without loss, corrupt important data security. Using these methods, we can get ready our new iMac Pro for work as soon as possible. Here are the two official tools that are giving the option to move all data before we switch to a new Mac system.

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Let’s see how to restore a backup on new iMac Pro from an iMac or MacBook Pro, MacBook Air.

During the data transfer process, we need some authentication like both systems is on the same network.

  • Both Mac updated latest MacOS and Apps
  • Old Mac running on OS X Snow Leopard minimum version
  • Old Mac Has Unique name, So we can guess and identify (Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Click Sharing > Give Computer name Field)
  • Both Macs are on AC Power
  • Both Mac is on Same WiFi or Ethernet connection.

6 Restore Backup on iMac Pro

Setup For Restore Backup on iMac Pro from Old Mac Using Migration Assistant and Time Machine Backup

Using this trick we can transfer data from Windows PC or Laptop easily.

1: Open Migration Assistant under Utilities > Applications folder.

2: Next, Tap on continue.

3: Choose what types of data you want to transfer, Select Option for transfer from Mac, Time Machine or Startup disk.

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4: Next, Tap on Continue.

On your Old Mac

1: Open Migration Assistant > Continue.

2: Select the information that you want to transfer to another Mac.

3 Transfer information to new Mac

3: Click on Continue.

On your New Mac, Screen will ask for the security code.

Move forward with cross verification; Security code should be same on both Mac.

Now, Click on Continue.

On your New Mac, you will see all backup, select that you want to restore from old Mac. Also, identify the latest back up by date and time taken on old Mac.

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Next, Click on continue.

Also, select which types of data you want to move from old Mac to New iMac Pro.

5 Select Data types that you want restore on Mac

Tap on continuing.

Don’t interrupt Mac during restoring. Wait for complete process and check all data copied to new iMac Pro after restore completely.

Using Time Machine Backup Restore on Mac

First of all: ON Old Mac, Backup Mac on External Drive Using Time Machine, Mac Has Built-in recovery system that able to recover documents, Files, and Folder from Time Machine Backup.

Quickly Lunch MacOS Utilities by press Command + R after restart your Mac.

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Continuously press and hold until Apple Logo or Spinning globe on screen.

Select “Restore from Time Machine Backup,” backup is saved on External Drive or in your system.

That’s it you are done Restore Backup on New iMac Pro from Old iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air. Don’t be selfies, share this tip with others and be helpful to your Friends via social sharing.

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