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An Easy Way to Perform iPad Backup Without iTunes

To backup iPad data with iTunes, you only need to connect your iPad, like iPad 2, and open iTunes, choose the backup option. What if you want to do the iPad backup without iTunes? This article is about to show you how to perform iPad data backup without iTunes. Read about the details.

How to backup iPad without iTunes

First of all, you need an iPad data backup program: Wondershare TunesGo (for Windows users) or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) (for Mac users). This program can backup iPad data, like music, videos, Podcast. What's important, you can view and manage your backup file on your computer the way you like. If this is exactly what you want, let's continue.

Download this program below to have a try. Do get the right version according to your situation.

Download Win VersionDownload Mac Version

Here, let’s backup iPad 2 to PC without iTunes with the windows version. The Mac version performs similarly.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer

First, install and then run the program on your computer. Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable. Then the starting window appears, displaying your iPad on it. To continue, move to the next step.

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Step 2. iPad backup without iTunes

Now, let's take a look at how to save data from iPad 2 to computer without iTunes. Here, we guide you backup music, videos, playlists, photos to your computer one by one. If you want to backup music, videos, Podcast, iTunes U and more files to iTunes in 1 click, you can simple click "Copy iDevice to iTunes". (Only Windows version has this function. The Mac version only lets you backup music to iTunes.)

To backup music on iPad to computer, click "Export music to Folder" in the starting window.

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Or, click "Media">"Music". All music files show up in the music window. Select the music files that you'd like to backup. click "Export to". Browse your computer to find a location to save the exported music files.

Note: This program also lets you backup music to iTunes in this way. Click "Smart Export to iTunes". Then, this program detects your iPad and then tells you how many songs on your iPad are not in iTunes. Click the button. These songs will be backed up to iTunes. Or, you can also click the triangle under "Export to">"Export to iTunes Library".

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To backup movies from iPad 2 to the computer, click "Movies", the button next to "Music". After choosing your wanted movies, you should click "Export to". Likewise, find a save path to store the exported movies. Besides movies, other video files, like podcast, iTunes U and music videos, can be backup in the similar way.

Note: Videos can be backed up to iTunes in the way that you back up music.

how to backup ipad without itunes

In the left sidebar, click "Playlist". Then, in the playlist window, you can also backup iPad playlists. Choose the playlists that you want to backup and then click "Export to".

how to do ipad backup without itunes

With this program, photos on your iPad can also be backed up. Click "Photos" to bring up the photo window. Here, you can backup photos both in the Photo Library and the Camera Roll. Here, we take the Camera Roll as an example. Open the folder. Select photos. Click "Export to" to backup photos to your computer.

Or, you can just drag and drop photos on your iPad to any location on your computer.

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If you have contacts and SMS on your iPad, you're capable of backing up them with the Windows version.


  1. This program is fully compatible with iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2 and iPad.
  2. The Mac version does't support backing up contacts and SMS on your iPad.

Download TunesGo to backup iPad without iTunes.

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