For never losing important data on iPad, I always keep the golden rule: backup iPad. There so many situations may cause iPad data loss. Even though you are so lucky that you won't see any data loss after iOS 9 upgrade, iPad data loss may happen when testing a beta, let alone accident deletion can not be totally avoided. Therefore, it is worth backing up your iPad from time to time.
Here I'd like to share you with my experience on how to backup iPad (iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4/3 are included). Besides iTunes and iCloud, you can use iPhone Transfer
to back up your iPad. Below are details.
Tutorial 1: Backup iPad with iPhone Transfer
Using iPhone Transfer
is the first method I want to introduce, because it has distinguish features:
Detect iPad Automatically:
Once you launch the program and connect your iPad to computer, it will detect and display the model, capacity, version and serial number of the connected iPad.
Backup iPad Files Thoroughly:
Able to export/transfer photos, music, videos
, contacts, text messages, eBooks, playlist and more media files from iPad to PC in one click.
Quick Search and Selectively Backup:
Quick search enables users a quick locate of an exact iPad file and backup iPad files selectively.
iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4/3, iPad 4 and all iPhone and iPod models running from iOS 6 to iOS 9 are supported.
Here's how to back up iPad with iPhone transfer.
Step 1. Connect iPad to PC
Download the free trial version of iPhone Transfer by clicking the download button at the beginning. Then, install and run it on your computer. Now, connect your iPad to PC.
Step 2. One click to back up iPad to PC
Find "To Folder"
on the bottom of the primary window and click it. The program will start to scan your iPad and show you scan result. Just click "Start"
to backup iPad media files, books, playlist, contacts, photos and SMS to computer.
Step 3. Selectively backup iPad file
If you want to selectively backup iPad file, click Media, Playlist, Photo, Books, Contacts or SMS in the left column to find and preview the files you want to backup. Then, just tick the files you need and click "Export to"
> "Export to PC"
or "Export to iTunes Library"
to backup them.
Tutorial 2: Backup iPad with iTunes
Install and launch the latest iTunes on
your computer. Then, connect iPad to iTunes.
Click on the device icon in the tab bar of
iTunes and in the Summary section,
scroll to Backups.
Under Manually Back Up and Restore,
click Back Up Now. iTunes will
start backing up the data.
To verify the backup, please go iTunes Preference and tap the Device button. Check the created device backup with data and time.
Tutorial 3: Backup iPad with iCloud
On your iPad, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
Under Backup, turn ON the switch for iCloud Backup.
Tap on Back Up Now.
No matter which method you finally choose, I just want to repeat the golden run in the end: backup your iPad, iPhone or iPod regularly.