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, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for STEM / STEAM materials.