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How to Backup and Restore Your iPad without iTunes/iCloud?

It is never wrong to backup your iPad data to computer or any other external hard drive to safeguard your important information. Have you ever deleted you crucial data from your iPad device by accident? Is it common to lose precious files from iPad after performing an iOS upgrade? Or have you ever got all your iPad data erased after factory resetting? Whenever the time, you will be regret that you haven't kept a backup of your iPad data.

In that case, iTunes is here for you to backup the data from your iPad to computer. Follow the steps below to backup your iPad and then restore the backup file back to your iPad or any other newly purchased iOS devices. At that time, these important contacts, messages, email accounts, photos, note and other personal settings will be restore to iDevice with one click.

How to backup iPad with iTunes: Connect your iPad to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed. Choose your iPad under "Devices" and give a click on the "Backup" button rightly.
How to Restore iPad from iTunes: Connect your iPad or other iOS device to the computer that includes your backup records. Choose your device under "Devices" and select the option of "Restore from Backup".

As you can see, backup and restore iPad via iTunes is simple, but each back up or restore action affect the whole iPad data. You can not backup or restore data selectively, which means when you restore the backup record to your iPad, all the original files in your iPad will be overwritten by the backup record totally. In the following paragraph, we will show you how to backup and restore iPad data by using third-party software named Coolmuster iPad to Computer Transfer and Coolmuster iPad Data Recovery. Just keeps on reading to learn how to use the two tools to backup iPad data and restore backup to iPad.

Part 1 - How to Backup iPad to Computer Selectively with iPad to Computer Transfer?

iPad to Computer Transfer (for Windows) or Coolmuster iPad to Mac Transfer (for Mac) is a professional data transferring program to help you backup music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, ringtones, playlists, voice memos, camera roll and photos from iPad to PC or Mac computer. It supports all iPad models, such as iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, The new iPad, iPad 2, etc.

First of all, please free download the trial version of the iPad to Computer Transfer:

Step 1. Launch the iPad to Computer Transfer after you download and install it. Connect your iPad to computer with USB cable and the program will detect your iPad instantly. All your iPad data will be shown on the interface.

Step 2. You can open each category on the left panel and preview the contained files on the right window in list or thumbnail view mode. Just mark those you want to backup on computer.

transfer movie from ipad to computer

Step 3. After you choosing all files you want to transfer to computer, then, you can hit the big "Export" button on the top of the panel to save them on your computer without any quality loss.

That's all about how to transfer data from iPhone to computer for backup by using Coolmuster iPad to Computer Transfer. Next, we will show you how to use iPad Backup Extractor to restore iPad backup data.

Part 2 - How to Restore iPad Backup Data from iTunes Selectively?

Coolmuster iPad Data Recovery or Coolmuster iPad Data Recovery for Mac is specially designed to help not only iPhone, but also iPad and iPod users to extract everything, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, calendars, etc. from iTunes backup for viewing or editing on computer. With it, you can restore part or whole data from iTunes. And iPad Backup Extractor also supports all iPad models, such as iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, The new iPad, iPad 2, etc. Please download it for free:

Step 1. Scan the iTunes backup file for your iPad

After you finish downloading and installing the iPad Backup Extractor, you can launch it directly and it will automatically detect all iTunes backup files on your computer. All the iTunes backup records will display on the program interface and you can choose the one for your iPad and click "Start Scan" to start scanning for files.

launch the program

Step 2. Preview and choose the files to restore

After the quick and deep scan, all your iPad files will be shown in different categories. You can preview and choose the files you want to restore and click the "Recover" button to begin to restore your iPad device.

preview photos before recovery

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