Backing up your iPad to save a copy of your most important information
in cloud or local computer
can effectively reduce the risk the data loss.
If a file is being written at the point of power failure, it also will cause partial or massive data loss.
Hardware and system fail to function properly due to head crash, controller failure etc.
Software corruption always comes with unexpected shutdown. In addition, it can also make your files inaccessible.
You may lose important data, encounter personal or business information leakage, and financial loss.
You may delete the wrong files or overwrite the data, improperly plug in or out your iPad or accidentally drop it.
With iTunes, you can save a copy of your iPad data by backing it up.
This can minimize the risk of data loss
and easily transfer data from one iOS device to another. Learn More >>
How to verify whether the backup is completed successfully: Preferences > Devices
How to backup purchased contents to iTunes from iPad: File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from "iPad"
How to backup iPad without iTunes
iTunes vs iCloud
|Storage Location||in the cloud||on your Mac or PC|
|Storage Capacity||5 GB of free storage (can upgrade to 1TB)||your Mac or PC's available space|
|File Types||contacts, calendars, notes, My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library||Content from the iTunes and App Stores|
|Gmail and Exchange mail||PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks|
|Apple Pay information and settings||Content synced from iTunes|
|Photos and videos||My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library|
|iTunes in the Cloud and App Store content||Touch ID settings|
|App data||Apple Pay information and settings|
|Home screen and app organization||Health and Keychain data|
|iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages|
|Encrypts your backups||Yes||Yes|
Do you know where to access your iPad backup files created by iTunes and iCloud? Here're their locations.
Want to view the backup file you made for your iPad? Follow the steps to check the content you've backed up.
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If you have regularly backed up your iPad, you may want to delete the old backup files to free up space.
Turn on your new iPad and then follow instruction in the iOS Setup Assistant to choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".
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