Backing Up Your iPad

  • Backing Up Your iPad Files


     Decide what data is important to you.  You are responsible for backing up your files or saving them to your Google Drive.

    In order to fully back up your data on the iPad, you will need to:

    1. Delete unwanted photos, videos, and files from the apps you use.
    2. Tap Settings app.
    3. Ensure that you are signed in to your iCloud account (your name will appear at the top, left-hand side of the screen if you're successfully signed in.)

    4. If you needed to sign in to your iCloud account, you may then be asked to merge your contacts, calendars, reminders and Safari Data with iCloud. Choose Merge.
    5. It may take a few moments for this information to merge. During this time you will see a spinning gear on your screen and the word, 'Saving...'
    6. Tap on your name on top, left-hand side of the screen, then tap on 'iCloud' when it appears on the right-hand side of the screen.
    7. Tap sliders slider on ipad to turn on back-ups to iCloud for all apps you'd like to back up on the list. Note: It may take a minute to begin populating all the available items for backup.
    8. Tap 'iCloud Backup,' then toggle iCloud Backup slider slider on ipad to 'On.'
    10. Tap 'Back Up Now.'  **Backing up may take a little time. Be patient.**
    11. After Back Up has completed, sign out of your Apple ID account by tapping on your name on the left-hand window in the Settings menu, and then tap 'Sign Out' in the right-hand window that appears.


    Data That is Saved in an iCloud Backup:
    iTunes U
    Find My iPad (if signed in with your Apple ID)
    iCloud Back up (if signed in with your Apple ID)
    Siri (currently set to 'Off' at Del Val)
    iCloud Drive (if signed in with your Apple ID)

    Downloading Pages Files from iCloud:


    1. Check Settings app, iCloud, to ensure you're syncing Pages to iCloud.

    2. Log on to your iCloud account on a computer or other device.

    3. Locate the file you want to download, click on the 3 dots, then choose 'Download a Copy...'

    4. Save downloaded copies to your Google Drive.


    Apps that Require You to Manually Back-Up:

    • NoteTakerHD Backup to your Google Drive:


      1. Delete files you do not wish to save.
      2. Go to Folders list.
      3. Tap 'Backup All' button located at the bottom of the screen. (The backup in NoteTakerHD is one file that includes all of your folders and documents.)
      4. Tap 'Open In.'
      5. Tap 'Start' to confirm Backup File Download.
      6. Tap 'Copy to Drive,' note: the file can only be opened in the NoteTakerHD app, but can be saved in any location (like your Google Drive).  
      7. Tap 'Save' to save the file to your Google Drive. 

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    • Good Reader HD Backup Files and Folders as one Archive to Google Drive:

    How To Video: