Sorry, I know I just posted a thread. But I am not on here very often, so I thought i would take advantage and just quickly throw this issue I have had up... I have an iPad2. I forget some of the policies regarding the mods/this forum, so I'll just leave out the details and say that I have kept my iPad iOS at ver 5.0.1 due to convenience.. Somehow, my iPad became corrupted - meaning that pretty much everything still functions fine - except that when I connect it to my MBP, the "bar" that shows how much space you have left/how your storage space is used - the entire bar is yellow or "other". I can still install apps, but major things like being able to change/sync new music from my iTunes, add new videos/movies , etc. is not possible. When I try and sync from my computer, the iPad-iTunes list of what is on there is "greyed" out and likewise with the "sync" button. AKA. I cannot add any legal music/movies at all. Tried troubleshooting this for at least 2 hours a while back and no luck. The only solution and a pretty obvious one is to restore the whole thing and install the newest iOS and just start fresh. However, I have a good number of valuable apps, saved data for them, notes, writing, videos, pics, etc. and I don't want to lose any of that. I don't mind re-installing the apps one by one, I guess... but I want to make basically a full backup of everything just incase. I can figure anything out that I need to do, but don't really have time/nor do I want to spend it searching for the way to do this most efficiently. If anyone can point me in the direction of some software or quick instructions for my MBP that allows me to back this up safely so that I restore with peace of mind, I would appreciate it. Unlike backing up a MBP - Apple does not appear to really give that many options for iPads. At least last time I checked.. thanks again .