Back up iPad

You can back up iPad using iCloud or your computer.

Back up iPad using iCloud

  1. Go to Settings  > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

  2. Turn on iCloud Backup. iCloud automatically backs up your iPad daily when iPad is connected to power, locked, and on Wi-Fi.

  3. To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.

To view your iCloud backups, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. To delete a backup, choose a backup from the list, then tap Delete Backup.

Back up iPad using your Mac

  1. Connect iPad and your computer using USB.

  2. In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your iPad.

    Note: To use the Finder to back up iPad, macOS Catalina is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to back up iPad.

  3. At the top of the Finder window, click General.

  4. Select “Back up all of the data on your iPad to this Mac.”

  5. To encrypt your backup data and protect it with a password, select “Encrypt local backup.”

  6. Click Back Up Now.

Note: You can also connect iPad to your computer wirelessly if you set up Wi-Fi syncing.