How to iCloud?

Mar 23, 2012
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My 3d generation Ipad is my first Apple product, I would like to back up my ipad and I am not sure how to do that, the ipad is the only Apple product that I have so I wouldn't be opening my music or anything on another Apple product. How do I back up the ipad so that I do not lose my banking and other apps that I have on the ipad.

By the way I love my ipad!
 

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To start with, you should use iTunes on your PC. Once you get comfortable doing backups there, you can switch over to backing it up onto Apple's own computers/servers via their iCloud functionality. You don't have to–it's your option. An advantage to using cloud-based services like this to backup is to protect yourself if your PC breaks down and you lose your local backup copies. A potential disadvantage is that you have to be connected to the Internet to restore your backup to your device, in case of an emergency.




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Ok, as i said this is my first Apple product I guess somehow I missed where it tells you about backing up right to iTunes, I think I better go read some more LOL and thank you too!
 
Mar 23, 2012
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eye-Fone,

Yes I installed the iTunes and I have actually added a couple of apps, I synced my contacts and I have my gmail set up to come to the ipad.

I noticed while I was syncing that one of the steps is "back up" but I have no idea where it is backing it up to? also what is it backing up? everything installed including the apps that I have uploaded and using?

Thanks for the extra help