Need to backup iPad to iCloud?
The all-new iPad released a few days ago is colorfully reimagined to be more capable, more intuitive, and even more fun. To transfer old iPad to new iPad, you can first backup iPad to iCloud and then restore that backup to new device. Or maybe you just want to make a backup for your current iPad in case your device is ever damaged or lost. No matter what the reason is, this article will tell you all about how to backup iPad to iCloud.
How to backup iPad to iCloud
Let’s start to see how to backup iPad to iCloud. But before you start, there are a few things you need to know.
● Each iCloud user has 5GB of free storage space. However, iCloud backups are usually larger than 5 GB so you may need to upgrade the storage plan.
● iCloud backup requires Wi-Fi to work. If Wi-Fi is not stable, it may take a long time to complete the transfer, especially if you need to back up a lot of data.
If you want to back up a large number of data quickly, you can choose to backup or transfer iPad data via USB cable. Click here to learn more.
How to backup iPad to iCloud for new iPad
When you purchase a new iPad, you may be eligible to get temporary iCloud storage to backup old iPad and transfer the backup to the new one. It’s a good choice if you want to backup iPad to iCloud for new iPad.
Since iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, when you buy a new device, you can get free, unlimited iCloud space to backup the old device and restore the backup to the new one. If your old iPad have installed iPadOS 15, then you can follow the steps below to backup iPad to iCloud.
1. Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPad.
2. Under Prepare for Your New iPad, choose Get Started.
3. Tap Continue > Choose to Move All App Data with iCloud.
4. Tap Done and wait for the backup to complete.
How to manually backup iPad to iCloud
If you want to make a backup immediately, then you will want to know how to manually backup iPad to iCloud. Besides, if iCloud never has a chance to run an automatic backup, you can always trigger a backup manually.
1. Connect your iPad to a Wi-Fi network.
2. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
3. Tap iCloud Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup (Back Up This iPad).
4. Tap Back Up Now.
- The backup will start immediately when you tap the Back Up Now button. Please stay connected to the Wi-Fi network until the backup is finished.
- Please also make sure there is enough storage space to complete the backup, otherwise, you will get the iCloud storage backup failed message. If necessary, you can follow the onscreen steps to upgrade your iCloud storage.
How to automatically backup iPad to iCloud
Backing up iPad to iCloud is easy and automatic, which ensures that you always have a current backup. First of all, you should go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup to turn on iCloud Backup (Back Up This iPad). When the following 3 conditions are met, iCloud will start backing up your device automatically.
- iPad is connected to a power source
- iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network
- iPad’s screen is locked
It happens when iPad is charging and not being used. You can plug your iPad into power and connect it to WiFi while you sleep at night. When you get up in the morning, the backup should be complete. You can see the last backup completion time under the Back Up Now button.
How to restore iPad from iCloud backup
When the backup is ready, you can choose to restore the backup to new iPad during the setup process.
1. Set up your iPad until you access the Apps & Data screen.
2. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.
3. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and passcode.
4. Choose the correct backup.
5. Enter your Apple ID to restore your apps and purchases.
6. Wait for the recovery to complete. Please stay connected to Wi-Fi.
Another easy way to backup and transfer iPad
It’s not a bad choice to backup iPad to iCloud. However, the 5GB of free storage space is far from enough to store all the content. Even if you can use temporary space, it may take a long time to complete the backup if the network is not good.
If you want to quickly backup iPad or transfer data to new iPad, then you can use one professional iOS data transfer tool - FoneTool. With a stable USB cable connection, it takes no more than 1 hour to complete the process.
Transfer data to new iPad in one click
FoneTool can help you transfer data from old iPad to new iPad in one click.
- Connect two iPads to computer.
- Choose Phone Backup and go to iPhone to iPhone.
- Confirm the source iPad and the target iPad.
- Click Start Transfer and that’s it.
Backup iPad to PC quickly
FoneTool is able to backup all content on iPad to computer, external hard drive, or USB flash drive.
- Connect iPad to computer.
- Choose Phone Backup and go to Full Backup.
- Select a destination to store the backup.
- Click Start Backup and that’s it.
When the backup is finished, you can go to Backup History to check the backup, delete the backup or restore the backup to device.
FoneTool not only can create full backup for iPad but also can backup selected files, transfer data between iPad and computer. You can click the download button to get FoneTool to enjoy all the features.
FAQs about backing up iPad to iCloud
Here are some of the questions you might be concerned about.
How long does iCloud backup take?
⇒ The answer is uncertain. Data amount, Wi-Fi condition and iPad condition can affect the backup process. It can take 1 or 2 hours or even take days to complete the backup. More info: How long does iCloud backup take
iCloud backup taking forever?
⇒ iCloud backup taking forever is a common problem that many users have reported. When you find the backup progress bar never moves, you can try to restart the device, reduce backup size, delete old backups, update iPadOS.
Why iCloud backup keeps failing?
⇒ When iCloud Backup is enabled, you may see the “iPad Backup Failed” message. Generally, not enough space on iCloud is the most common cause of iPad backup failing. You can go to this iPad backups keeps failing guide to get some solutions.
How to view iCloud backup?
⇒ Apple does not provide a way for you to view the data in iCloud backup. You can use a third-party tool to check the backup files. If you want to take control of your backup files, you may choose to backup iPad with FoneTool. In this way, you can view your backups at any time.
How to delete iCloud backup?
⇒ Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Account Storage > Backups. Then choose your device and tap Delete & Turn off Backup option. You can also turn off any app to stop iPad from backing it up.
That’s all about how to backup iPad to iCloud. There are different ways to help you backup iPad in different situations.
● You can turn on iCloud Backup and let iCloud automatically run a backup or create a backup manually at any time.
● If you want to backup iPad to iCloud for new iPad, you can use temporary iCloud stoarge to backup iPad and restore the backup within 21 days.
● If you need to backup or transfer a large amount of data but do not have enough space, you can use FoneTool to help you backup iPad to computer or transfer data to new iPad directly.
FoneTool Runs Perfectly on
- iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
- iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
- iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
- All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad