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How to Back Up iPad to Computer with/Without iTunes

Myra updated on Nov 26, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

By making a copy of the iPad data, users can get iPad data back when data loss happens. Generally speaking, there are three methods out there to back up the iPad, depending on whether you have iTunes or not. In this guide, we will introduce these methods to you.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. How to Back Up iPad to Computer Without iTunes
Part 2. How to Back Up iPad to Computer with iTunes

Part 1. How to Back Up iPad to Computer Without iTunes

Without iTunes, you can back up your iPad with an iTunes alternative, iCloud, and Google Drive. Each of which has its procedures, as detailed below.

1. Using a Third-party Backup Software

The easiest and quickest way to back up your iPad is to use a reliable backup tool like EaseUS MobiMover, which is so far one of the best iOS data transfer tools we've found. With it installed on your PC or Mac, you can back up all your iPad content to the computer at once or selectively make a copy of your iPhone files. Unlike iTunes, which doesn't allow users to access and read backup files, EaseUS MobiMover lets you view the backup's details whenever you want. 

Besides, there are many other things you can do with EaseUS MobiMover:

  • Copy files from one iOS device to another, or transfer data from the computer to iPhone/iPad. 
  • Manage your iDevice content from PC like deleting iPhone photos on PC and adding contacts to iPhone
  • Download videos/audios from over 1000+ video/audio-sharing websites.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. You need to tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" mode in the main interface. Now you can head to back up your connected iDevice data by clicking "Next".

how to back up iPhone/iPad data - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way. Here, you can customize a location to keep the transferred data on your computer, otherwise, it will keep on your computer desktop by default. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

how to back up iPhone/iPad data - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will work on transferring the selected files from iPhone/iPad to the designated place. When it completes, you can go to the path, find the backup folder and open it. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser and view details on the web page.

how to back up iPhone/iPad data - step 3

2. Using iCloud

With iCloud, you can back up all iPad stuff automatically or manually. But note that iCloud only offers 5GB of storage for free, so you have to buy more space if you have over 5GB of storage data to backup.

One more thing: iCloud backups are available for 180 days after you stop using the iCloud backup.

Step 1. On your iPad, open the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap [your name].

Step 3. Tap iCloud > Backup.

Step 4. Turn on iCloud Backup. Or you can also tap "Back Up Now" to back up your iPad manually.

Enable iCloud Backup on iPad

3. Using Google Drive

If you want to back up photos, contacts, and calendars, Google Drive is a nice option. Before you start, some things should be noted below.

  • If you want to back up photos and videos, don't forget to put your device in a Wi-Fi environment.
  • If you back up multiple times, only new photos and videos will be backed up. And it will overwrite your previous backups.
  • The albums won't be backed up to Google Photos.
  • Facebook or Exchange contacts won't be backed up with Google Drive.

If everything is ready, you can now follow the instructions to start your backup.

Step 1. On your iPad, install and open Google Drive app.

Step 2. Tap Menu in the top left of your screen.

Step 3. At the top, tap Settings and then tap Backup.

Step 4. Tap Start backup.

Backup iPad via Google

Part 2. How to Back Up iPad to Computer with iTunes

To back up your iPad to the computer using iTunes smoothly, you'd better update your iTunes to the latest version, which helps avoid problems like "iPhone not connecting to iTunes." After that, follow the steps below to back up your iPad with iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2. Tap on Trust on your iPad screen or enter your device passcode if asked.

Step 3. Click the Device button and choose Summary.

Step 4. Select This computer to store your iPad back up and click Back Up Now to start.

How to backup iPad to computer using iTunes

Tips: Where does iPad backup up to pc? If you want to find the backup's specific location on your PC, you can navigate to this guide to do it. 

Conclusion

With the above-introduced method, we hope you have backed up your iPad to PC with ease. As you can see, with EaseUS MobiMover installed on your computer, you can do many things in terms of data management. Moreover, it works perfectly with all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. So, this guide also applies to back up the iPhone on the PC.