How to iCloud?

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  1. Spoiling Pets

    Spoiling Pets New Member

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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!
     
  2. eye-Fone

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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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  3. Spoiling Pets

    Spoiling Pets New Member

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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!
     
  4. eye-Fone

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    Okay. First things first... Did you install the iTunes software on your PC? If not, go to the iTunes site to download and install it.



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  5. Spoiling Pets

    Spoiling Pets New Member

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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
     
  6. eye-Fone

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    You're welcome.

    Maybe this page will help.

    Additionally, this article tells what is backed up and where the backup is stored.



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  7. Spoiling Pets

    Spoiling Pets New Member

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    eye-Fone,

    I will be doing some reading!

    Thank you
     

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