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How to back up and restore your iPad
This article is on how to backup iPad. It covers the tools and different ways to backup the iPad. In this article my readers will get a thorough understanding of how to back up their iPad in the following simple steps
Are you an iPad user, and searching through the net "How to Back up your iPad"? Then this article will surely help you. This article gives detailed idea of How to Back up your iPad.
Why would one prefer backing up its data?
•It can crash anytime.
•It saves your apps for which you have paid.
Backing up and restoring your iPad are two things one definitely want to be able to do. It's really vital to be able to feel protected that if something were to happen to your iPad then your important material is kept safe.
How to Backup and Restore your iPad?
The moment you sync with iTunes, all your important data's from iPad gets automatically backed up and restored. But, where these backups will be stored?
Backing Up Your iPad
The moment you sync with iTunes, backup of iPad settings, apps and many more are automatically created. Even if you update your iPad on iTunes, it will build a backup. Following items are not included in your backup:
•Synced items such as music and videos from your iTunes library
•Data such as contacts and datebooks from your computer
Note: Apps from the App Store-included in the first backup after the apps are downloaded. Succeeding backups include just the app data.
If you have some sensitive materials and do not want any other person to take your backup you encrypt (Password Protected) your backup.To encrypt iPad backups do the following:
1.Connect iPad to your PC.
2.In iTunes, select iPad on the left.
3.In the Summary pane, select "Encrypt backups".
4.Type a password, then click "Set Password".
Now when you restore this backup, you will have to re-enter the password. Encoded(Password protected) backups are shown with a lock image in the list of.
Removing a Backup
If you don't need backup, just follow:
1.In iTunes, open iTunes Preferences. If you are a Mac user choose iTunes > Preferences and if Windows users choose Edit > Preferences.
2.Click on Devices.
3.Tick on the backup to be removed, then click "Delete Backup".
4.In the end Click OK.
Restoring Your iPad From Backup
Now that you have backed up your iPad, you can restore it if you like to. This will bring back your settings, app data and other information back. Restoring from backup does not mean that the iOS will be fully restored. So,if you want to entirely start from scratch you need to first restore iPad from the Summary pane and then restore the backup.
1.Connect iPad to the computer with the backup stored on it.
2.In iTunes,click iPad in the sidebar, then choose "Restore from Backup" from the menu that appears.
3.Choose the multiple backups if you have,then click Restore.
Your iPad will now be restored with all of the previous app data, and settings. Now sync with iTunes once again to bring back any residual apps or other settings.
How to backup iPad without iTunes
So, when you don't have an iTune, you still need to back up your data. In that case following will surely help you-
•Copy Trans Manager-It is a lighter alternative to iTunes. Add music, apps & videos to iPod, edit tags and artworks, organize iPhone playlists, play songs & videos with the integrated music player.
It has never been so simple! And it's still FREE!You can download it from here. http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php
•Drop box-If you are familiar with Dropbox you can download it from https://www.dropbox.com/ free for your iPad.
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