How to Back Up iPad to Computer with or without iTunes

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Myra Updated on Jun 21, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

With iTunes, you can back up your iPad to computer and then restore your iPad from the iTunes backup if you want to sync the files back to your iDevice. While with EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer and file management, you can back up all your iPad content to PC at once or selectively make a copy of your iPhone files. What's more, If you back up your iPad to computer using iTunes, the backup is accessible but not readable to you. However, if you make a backup of your iPad with MobiMover, you can view the details of the backup whenever you want. Choose one of the two methods below according to your needs.

What can MobiMover back up for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

Part 1: How to back up iPad to PC without iTunes

As a free alternative to iTunes, MobiMover enables you to back up your iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later), copy files from one iOS device to another or transfer data from computer to iPhone/iPad. No matter you want to back up your iPad to PC or add files to your iPhone from computer, you can use MobiMover to get things done. In addition to being an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover can also be taken as a free iPhone content manager that helps to manage your iDevice content from PC like deleting iPhone photos on PC and adding contacts to iPhone. Follow the steps below to back up your iPad without iTunes.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. Please tap Trust This Computer on the device screen if a pop-up appears and requires. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the iDevice to PC pattern in the main interface.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way, which can be realized by iTunes. You can back up the whole iPhone/iPad data at one time. Or uncheck other data boxes and keep the categories you'd like to export.

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Step 3: Click the Folder icon in the top-right corner to set the location for backing up iDevice data. Or you can let MobiMover save the files at a desktop folder.

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Step 4: Click Transfer and MobiMover will start to back up your iPhone/iPad to the computer quickly. When it completes, you can click View to check the items. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser to view it on the web page.

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Part 2: How to back up iPad to computer using iTunes

To back up your iPad to computer using iTunes smoothly, you'd better update your iTunes to the latest version, which is helpful to 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 backup and click Back Up Now to start.

How to backup iPad to computer using iTunes