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How to Backup iPad to iTunes, iCloud, or Computer


Your iPad stores all your contacts, photos, messages, apps, music, and more. These data is important, even precious. All this crucial data needs to have a backup so that you can ensure its availability at any situation.

You are suggested to backup your iPad, no matter iPad mini 2 or iPad air before updating old iPad to iOS 10 or upgrading from old iPad to new iPad. This post offers 3 methods to easily backup an iPad.


Part 1: How to Backup iPad to Computer with TunesGo

Part 2: How to Backup iPad to iTunes

Part 3: How to Backup iPad to iCloud

Part 1: How to Backup iPad to Computer (PC or Mac) with TunesGo

The first method we show you to backup iPad is using TunesGo. This tool has the benefit that it enables you to selectively save data from iPad to computer, to iTunes and even to another iOS or Android device for backup, which iCloud and iTunes can't. In addition, TunesGo allows you to transfer media files without iTunes restrictions, Convert media files to iOS or Android-compatible formats before transferring, Share purchased music with different Apple IDs, as well as through Google Play and Amazon. All these features are user-friendly because normally we can't do these via iTunes or iCloud.


1. How to 1-Click Backup iPad Data with TunesGo

Step 1. Start TunesGo

Download and install TunesGo on your computer, then start it. The program will ask you to connect iPad for management.


Step 2. Backup iPad to Computer .

Choose a file category in the main interface, and the program will show you the sections of this kinds of files in the left sidebar, along with the contents in the right part. Check the files you want to back up, and click the Export button at the top of the software window, then select Export to PC or Export to iTunes in the drop-down menu. After that, TunesGo will backup iPad files to computer.

Part 2: How to Backup iPad to iTunes

The first part of this discussion will address the question "how do I backup my iPad". iTunes enables creating backups of your iPad in case someday you want some files back after you deleting them. You can manually back up iPad in iTunes with several clicks. Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and iTunes will start automatically. Then click the iPad icon and choose Summary, then you can click the Back up Now button to start backing up iPad.

Note: iTunes won't back up the media files, it only saves the purchase history in the database. After restoring iPad backup, you can download the purchased items again in iTunes Store.

Part 3: How to Backup iPad to iCloud

This part of the exposition answers the question of how to backup iPad to iCloud. iCloud backup only saves the most important data in user's iPad, such as iPad settings, contacts, text messages, etc. You can back up iPad by tapping Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back up Now.

Note: You'll need to connect iPad to computer with the Wi-Fi connection to backup iPad with iCloud.


As you can see, it is easy enough to backup an iPad to iCloud, iTunes or computer, no matter what generation iPad you are using.



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Lincoln Spector, is a senior editor for giveumore studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips and Tricks in the iOS world.

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