iPad Backup

How to Put Your iPad In and Out of Recovery Mode

Most iOS software or app problems can be resolved by rebooting your device, however, in some circumstances it is necessary to put your iPad or iPhone into recovery mode. Here's how to put an iPad or iPhone into recovery mode in iOS 7 if your run into trouble.

iPad Recovery Mode

1. Make sure you have a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer and that you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
2. Hold down the sleep/wake button on your iPad until you see the red "slide to power off" slider. Swipe to the right to turn off your device.
3. Connect your USB cable to your computer and iPad while holding the down Home button.
4. Release the Home button when you see the see the recovery image on your display (see above).

How can I backup my iPad with iTunes?

Backing up your iPad data is important just incase something happens to your tablet such as accidental damage or theft. The backup process also simplifies transferring data from your device to a new iPad in the event of an upgrade.

To write an updated iPad backup to your computer:

1. Connect the iPad to the computer with a USB cable.
2. Run iTunes.
3. Click on your iPad under DEVICES in the left menu.
4. Make sure the Summary tab at the top of the iTunes window is selected.
5. In the Backup section, check the "Back up to this computer" button.

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Where are iPad backup files stored on my Windows computer?

The location of the iPad backup files created in iTunes is the following directory:

Windows XP
\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows Vista or Windows 7
\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Replace USERNAME with your personal account name.

See a list of what iPad data is backed up by iTunes.

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Where are iPad backup files stored on my Mac computer?

The location of the iPad backup files generated in iTunes is the following directory:

/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Replace USERNAME with your personal account name. In the Finder, navigate to your home directory under PLACES and click Library -> Application Support -> MobileSync -> Backup

See a list of what iPad data is backed up by iTunes.

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What iPad data is backed up by iTunes?

Backing up your iPad using iTunes is essential. Regular backups insure that your data will be saved to a computer in the event something happens to the iPad. iTunes will restore from the backup file if necessary.

But what exactly does iTunes back up? Here's a complete list.

iPhone OS 3.2.0

- App Store Application data (except the Application itself, its tmp and Caches folder)
- Application settings, preferences, and data
- Autocorrect dictionaries
- Autofill for webpages
- CalDAV and subscribed calendar accounts.
- Calendars
- Camera Roll
- Contacts

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