EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

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How to Back Up iPad to Computer with or without iTunes

Myra updated on Aug 31, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Making a copy of your iPad data is crucial for you to prevent data loss. For iOS users, you have two simple backup options: backup the iPad on the PC with iTunes or make a backup via Apple's iCloud service. Of the two options, the first one is chosen more than the second one since it offers a more flexible storage plan. By backing up the iPad locally on a PC, users can get lost iPad data back whenever they want. But doing a backup via iTunes is not easy, especially if you are using an old version of iTunes, which will perform like an old machine that has been long left in disrepair. Thus, you may need to use some iTunes alternative to backup iPad to pc with ease. In this guide, we will introduce the safest and quickest way to back up iPad to PC with/without iTunes.

Part 1. The Safest and Quickest Way to Back Up iPad to PC Without iTunes
Part 2. How to Back Up iPad to PC with iTunes

Part 1. The Safest and Quickest Way to Back Up iPad to PC Without iTunes

EaseUS MobiMover is so far one of the best iOS data transfer tools we've found. With it installed on your PC, 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 the computer using iTunes, the backup is accessible but not readable to you. However, if you make a backup of your iPad with EaseUS MobiMover, you can view the details of the backup whenever you want. 

What can EaseUS MobiMover can do for you:

  • 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.
  • Unlock your iPhone/iPad without using a passcode.

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

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

To back up your iPad to the 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 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 specific location of the backup on your PC, then you can navigate to this guide to do it. 


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.