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How to Backup and Transfer iPad Mini Photos, Videos and more to Computer

Mar. 13, 2014 07:10 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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iPad mini also become a hot topic in iPad forums. And recently I read many topics about prevent iPad mini data loss. Losing data from iPad regularly occur after iOS 7.1/7 update, jailbreak, or factory restore. The best way to prevent data loss is to backup iPad mini to PC so that you may still keep shirts on when losing data from iPad for some reasons. Or you may just need to transfer iPad mini to PC because you do not have space for other files.

Copy iPad mini data to iCloud and iTunes

Speaking of backup iPad mini, many would consider backup iPad mini to iTunes or iCloud, which may not be the best choice. The fact is that iTunes backup is a kind of SQLITEDB file, and there is no way to access or preview these files. It can only be restored to your iDevice when you connect your iPad, iPhone, etc. to iTunes. Besides, sometimes the restore may make you lose some data. How about iCloud? iCloud only gives 5 GB free space for backup, you will have to pay for the extra space on iCloud. When using iCloud you must have good WiFi connection, or it will take you a long time to transfer all files on your device to the cloud. For all these reasons, more and more people want to backup iPad mini to PC, and check the backup files any time they want. So iTunes Data Recovery Software is used to Backup iPad mini.

How to Backup iPad mini without iTunes

To backup iPad mini photos, contacts, videos, notes and more to computer we could seek help from iTunes Data Recovery, a tool that enables us to backup iPad mini files to PC with iTunes backup files. One thing that I adore this program is that it will automatically detect iTunes backup files of iPad mini and other iDevices once you synched or backed up your iDevice with iTunes, therefore there is no need to have iPad at hand when we do the iPad mini backup. Steps to use are as the following:

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Size:10.73MB Size:3.59MB
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Step 1. Launch Program and Scan iPad mini Backup files

As we just mentioned, when launch iTunes Data Recovery, all backup files will appear on the program interface. Select your iPad mini backup files and click "Scan".

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Step 2. Preview and Select iPad Pictures, Videos, Contacts to Backup

After scanning, there will be a list displaying all files on your iPad mini. On the left of the interface are the types of files and on the right are files such as photos and contacts. Select the exact files you need to backup, for example, select "Contact" from file type and backup iPad mini contacts.

Step 3. Backup iPad mini Videos, Contacts, Photos to PC

In this step, we need to click "Recover" and select a path so that you can save the backup on your computer.

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The above are how to backup iPad mini on Windows. For Mac users, backup iPad mini to Mac is as easy as that on Windows, except that we need another version of iTunes Data Recovery called iTunes Data Recovery for Mac.

How to Backup iPad mini to PC directly from Your iPad

Some people have never backed up or synched iPad mini with iTunes before. In this case, we could transfer iPad mini to PC directly from iPad mini. With this method we could backup iPad mini before jailbreak or update with iPad Data Recovery. iPad Data Recovery is a powerful tool that helps users to easily backup iPad mini, iPad 4 and other versions of iPad to computer. We need 4 steps to complete the backup.

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The above are all you need to know in order to backup iPad mini to PC. It is better you learn one of those to backup iPad mini to PC and make sure that you a second choice once losing data from iPad mini.

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