iPad Back-up

There are 2 methods to choose from when backing up your iPad which are detailed below:

 

 1. iCloud Back-up

iCloud automatically backs-ups your iPad across all your iOS (iPad/iPhone etc.) devices with the same Apple ID. Cloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later.
Once you have enabled Backup on your iPad, in Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage, it will run on a daily basis as long as your device:
  • is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi
  • is connected to a power source
  • has the screen locked
 
You can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing Back Up Now from Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
 

How to set-up iCloud back-up on your iPad

1. Tap Settings, then iCloud. If you have not set-up iCloud, enter your Apple ID and password and follow the prompts on the screen
2. Turn on the Apps > Documents and data that you want backed-up
3. Tap on Storage and Back-up
 
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4. Make sure iCloud Backup is turned On
5. iCloud Back-up is now turned on
 
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How to restore from an iCloud Back-up

When you go through Setup Assistant on a new iPad or a factory reset iPad using iOS 5 or later, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” and enter your iCloud account and password. You will see the three most recent backups for each of the devices on which you enabled Backup. Choose which backup to restore from.After your device restarts, your settings and accounts are restored and Backup starts downloading your purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, Camera Roll, and other content.

Note: You may be prompted to enter the passwords for all accounts enabled on your device. You may also be prompted to enter the password for for any iTunes, iBookstore and App Store accounts for which iCloud Backup is attempting to restore content.To check if the restore is complete, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
 

2. Back-up to iTunes on any Mac/PC computer

In order to back up your iPad using iTunes:
1. Connect your iPad to a computer via your USB charging cable, with the latest version of iTunes installed. Ensure nothing else is connected.
2. In iTunes, select iPad, (top right)
3. Under Backups tap on the This computer radio button
4. Select Backup now
Optional: Tap Sync with iPad over WiFi to turn on automatic Syncing/back-up when the iPad is charging and iTunes is running on the computer within the same WiFi network.
5. Once complete, disconnect your iPad.
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How to restore from an iTunes Back-up

When you set-up a new iPad or factory reset an iPad:
1. Connect your iPad to a computer via your USB charging cable, with the latest version of iTunes installed. Ensure nothing else is connected.
2. In iTunes, select iPad, (top right)
3. Under Backups tap on the This computer radio button
4. Select Restore Backup
5. You will see the three most recent backups for each of the devices on which you enabled Backup. Choose which backup to restore from.
6. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the restore process.