How to Backup iPad to iCloud[2020 Updated]

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan
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When do you need to Backup iPad to iCloud?

  • Want to keep some valuable memories like photos or voice memos.
  • Want to reserve some important data like contacts or messages.

If you need to back up your iPad to iCloud, you can either do it with Apple-offered solution like backing up to iCloud, or choose a third-party software.

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You will need:

  1. An accessible WI-FI
  2. A Power source
  3. Enough storage space for your backup

Step 1: Make sure that “iCloud Backup” is on.

Step 2: Connect your iPad to a power source.

Step 3: Connect your iPad to a WI-FI network.

Step 4: Lock the iPad screen.

Then, your iPad will backup the data automatically.

But as you know, the two ways above don’t allow you to backup selectively, which means that you have to back up everything. Besides, what if your iCloud storage is insufficient? In these cases, you will need iMyfone D-Back iPad Data Extractor to help you.

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You will need:

  1. D-Back software
  2. A USB cable
  3. Your iPad

Step 1: Download and install the D-Back then open it. Click the “Recover from the iOS Device

D-Back Recover from iOS Device

Step 2: Select the data type you want to recover.

Recover from iOS Device Select Data Type

Step 3: Connect your iPad to the computer through a USB cable. After the connection is done, your iPad is supposed to be scanned, and the scanning process will take some time.

Analyzing Your iDevice

Step 4: Once the scan is done, you are able to select the data you want to backup and click “Recover” to back up your data to the computer.

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D-back can also help you to:

  • Search your lost files.
  • Recover and save your lost files.
  • Fix various iOS issues.

Time-saving, enabling to backup selectively as well as saving you the problem of insufficient storage in iCloud, iMyfone D-Back can be your better and more efficient backup assistant.

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So after the backup process, how can we access and view the data in iCloud? There are two ways: through iCould.com or with a third party tool.

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You will need:

  1. Your Mac or PC
  2. Your Apple account and password

Steps: Go to https://www.icloud.com/ > Log in your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password > Find your wanted data types and click on to see the contents

Though this way is effective, there goes its drawback: there are only limited data that you can see in your backup file, and you cannot access data such as text messages, voice memos and more.

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With a third party tool like iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor, you are able to access and view more than 18 different types from your iCloud backup files.

You will need:

  1. Your Apple account and password
  2. iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor

Step 1: Choose Extract Data from Backup

Run D-port on your computer and click the “Extract Data from Backup”, then choose “Download iCloud Backup”

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Step 2: Enter Your iCloud account

After the download process, you will be asked to sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

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Step 3: Choose the iCloud Backup file to scan

There should be a list of iCloud file when you enter the iCloud account, you need to choose which files you want to view then click “Next”. Choose the types of data you need and “Next” again.

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Step 4: Once the data are scanned out, you are able to view the contents. If you feel like saving the data to your computer, just choose and click “Extract”

D-Port Pro View or Extract iCloud Backup

iMyFone D-Port iCloud Data Extractor is useful in helping you better manage your iCloud backup files, selectively view and extract data from iCloud. It is a software that you can count on.

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