By Dylan / Last update April 23, 2021

Why you want to backup iPad to computer without iTunes?

With a bigger screen and longer battery life, iPad gives you a better digital experience. You can lie on your couch or lawn and have fun for a whole day. Especially if you got the 2021 M1 iPad Pro that comes with a great performance allowing you to work and play for a whole day. You might be very familiar with your device but not so good at backup. Facing the large amount of data on your iPad could be likely to make you freak out.

You might have tried iTunes. It is an application released by Apple to allow users to purchase and manage media files on computer, and backup feature is more like an attachment.

If you use iTunes to backup your iPad, you could backup most of the local data on your iPad. Photos, videos, music, and messages in iCloud, Touch ID settings and information about Apple Pay also cannot be backed up. Data of apps on the Internet would not be included, too. They would be downloaded when you connect iPad to the Internet after restoration.

You are not allowed to preview them before backing up or view them after backing up. iOS obeys strict rules, and it is like Apple products’ “Character”.

You could have an easy way to backup iPad to computer without iTunes. Choose one you like in this article.

Backup iPad to computer with AOMEI MBackupper

AOMEI MBackupper is an excellent free iPad backup software. If you want a customized backup plan, you could try this third-party iPad backup software. As a professional backup software, it could easily backup photos, videos, music tracks, messages, and contacts on your iPad within just 3 steps.

Preview and Select Files: Unlike iTunes, it allows you to preview the files and gives you options in every step. You could backup files rather than the whole folder.

Super Speed: You could transfer 100 photos in 2 seconds with AOMEI MBackupper.

Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 13. It also supports transfer image file to iPhone or iPod Touch.

Backup iPad to computer in seconds

AOMEI MBackupper is very easy to use. Follow the steps below to complete backup task within 3 steps.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect your iPad to computer and tap Trust on your iPad.

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Step 2. Click Custom Backup. You could select the wanted files on your iPad by click an icon. After selecting files, click the orange-button OK.

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Step 3. Click on Start Backup in the lower-left corner and backup task is completed.

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When you need to restore the image files, connect your device, select backup task and click the arrow icon Restore.

Backup iPad to computer with iCloud

iCloud is another Apple built-in tool. It gives every user 5GB of free storage to upload files to the cloud. The extra storage needs to be paid. Maybe 5GB is not so enough to backup whole iPad, you could still use it to backup photos, emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, and bookmarks to your PC. You can upload files to the cloud via phone and then download them to computer.

1. Go to Settings > tap your name > select iCloud.

2. Enable Photos, Mails, Contacts, Reminders, Calendars, and Bookmarks.

Tips: If you want backup the whole iPad to iCloud, you should go to iCloud Backup in step 2 and tap Back Up Now, but 5GB is usually not enough for iPad backup.

3. Download iCloud for Windows and sign in your Apple ID.

4. Click Apply to sync emails, contacts, calendars, and tasks to this computer.

5. Right-click icon of iCloud in the desk toolbar and click Download Photos.

6. Press Wins + E to enter Windows Explorer.

7. Click the icon of Photos and then click the folder Downloads to see the downloaded photos.

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iTunes is not so convenient for iPad backup. If you want to backup iPad to computer without iTunes, you could use AOMEI MBackupper to backup iPad to computer with supper speed. You could also use iCloud to upload files and then download them to computer. If you like this article, you could share it to help more people.