Backing Up Your iPad: Use iTunes on Your Computer or iCloud? Perhaps Both?


iCloud can replace syncing with iTunes and you won’t need to regularly remember to connect your iPad to your computer. However, I still like to have a local backup on my computer. If I need to restore an iPad, the process will be much quicker than using iCloud over a Wi-Fi connection, especially with a large collection of content. I also find it easier to manage and arrange a large number of apps and folders within iTunes than trying to do all that on the iPad screen. The good news is you can do both – use iCloud and keep a local backup in iTunes on your computer. Here’s more from MacWorld and Apple on the topic.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons