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. 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".

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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".

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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.

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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