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If you want to backup your iPad to your computer but don't know how to do that, continue reading this article as we will show you how to do that, how many different ways there are to do that, and why it is important to backup your data.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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We use our iPad to play games, watch movies, work, and do so many other things. And we also save confidential files on our iPads.

Nevertheless, it's important to keep your devices backed up, and the same applies to backing up your iPad. You may always wonder how to back up iPad or how to backup iPhone to computer.

In this article, we'll show you how to backup your iPad to the computer, and we'll also share a few things about backing up your iPad. Continue reading!

How to Backup iPad to Computer via EaseUS MobiMover

The EaseUS MobiMover Pro app is designed and built for iPhone and iPad users to easily backup their iPhone/iPad to another iPhone/iPad or to iPhone/iPad to a PC. Generally speaking, with one EaseUS MobiMover, you are able to:

  • Transfer diverse data and files, including photos, videos, messages and so on.
  • Back up your essential data and files.

Using EaseUS MobiMover, you can move all of your iPad data to your computer with just a few clicks. You can transfer files from iPad to computer or even transfer photos from iPad to Mac.

In fact, you can also find solutions on how to back up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC. You can convert your photos, videos, and music to other formats, and you can also download videos from over 1,000+ popular websites. To better backup your iPad to computer, the detailed steps are provided below:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable and click "Trust" on your device. Then launch EaseUS MobiMover and click "Backup Manager" > "Back up".

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 1

Step 2. Check the types of files you need to backup. Afterward, click the backup button to start backing up your iPhone or iPad.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 2

Step 3. Depending on the size of the content, the time the backup will spend varies. Wait patiently for the backup to complete.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 3

EaseUS MobiMover is available for both Windows and Mac. You can download it today and start backing up your iPad in a matter of a few seconds.

How to Backup an iPad to a Computer with iTunes Sync

So, how to backup an iPad to a computer via iTunes as an efficient alternative? As one of iOS device backup software, you can also sync podcasts, music, movies, and a lot more from/to your iPad and iPhone via iTunes. Before you start the backup process, check whether iTunes could work properly on your iPad or iPhone, or you may find fixes and reasons why iTunes could not connect to this iPhone.

Now here's how to backup an iPad using iTunes:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes. If it is already installed, check if there are any updates and update your iTunes.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and connect your iPad.

Step 3. Now select your iPad, and then select what files you want to sync.

Step 4. In the bottom right corner, click on "Sync" to start syncing the files to your PC.

Step 5. Allow some time for the files to sync. Once the process is completed, you can access it on your PC at any time.

click on Sync to start syncing the files

Sync iPad Data Without a Computer Using iCloud

Another method to backup your iPad to your computer is by syncing your iPad data using iCloud. If there isn't any accessible connection, you may find solutions to fix iPhone or iPad that cannot backup to iCloud. One thing to note is that as long as you opt to use iCloud to help you with the backup process, you need to connect it to Wi-Fi first, to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Step 1. Unlock your iPad and tap on "Settings."

Step 2. Tap on your name, followed by "iCloud."

Step 3. Under "APPS USING ICLOUD," select "Show All" and choose all the apps whose data you want to backup.

Step 4. Now your iPad will start backing up to iCloud and finish it in the background.

select Show All under APPS USING ICLOUD

Why is Backup iPad Important

Since there are numerous personal and essential information saved on your iPad, data loss is surely inevitable. To lower the risk of losing all the stored data by accident, you'd better do some preparations first, such as data backups. To narrow down, here are a few further reasons why you should consider backing up your iPad and why it is important and necessary:

  • Your iPad data is safe on iCloud or PC even if your iPad is stolen.
  • Your iPad data is safe on iCloud or PC if you get locked out of your iPad.
  • You can use your iPad backup to restore your iPad if you accidentally lock yourself out.
  • You can use your iPad backup to restore your iPad after factory resetting your iPad.
  • You can use your iPad back up to restore the same data on your new iPad.

Those are some of the few reasons why you should consider backing up your iPad.


Backing up an iPad is very easy using iTunes and iCloud, but the best and easiest way is to do that with EaseUS MobiMover.

It's designed to do that; it has an easy-to-use interface; it's quick; and it also backs up all of your iPad data to your PC in considerably less time compared to other solutions that are mentioned above.

But if you don't mind spending some time and prefer using Apple's own tools, such as iTunes or iCloud, you can follow our above step-by-step guide to do that.

FAQs on How to Backup iPad to Computer

We answer a few other questions about how to backup an iPad to a computer here.

1. How do I make sure that my iPad is already backed up?

You cannot. Either you backup your iPad manually or you enable iCloud backup.

If you enabled iCloud backup, it would continuously keep backing up in the background, so you can rest assured that all of your iPad's data that you selected for backing up was backed up.

2. Can I back up my iPad without using iCloud?

Yes, you can backup your iPad without iCloud using iTunes or EaseUS MobiMover.

3. How do I back up my iPad to a Windows computer?

You can use iTunes or EaseUS MobiMover to backup your iPad to your Windows computer.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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