iPad iPad backup

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cfs, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Hi Forum,

    I was wondering if anybody understands iPad backups. Ever since the Cloud came out I back up through both iTunes and the free version of the Cloud.

    I still do iTunes because I am under the impression that only dealing with 5GB of Cloud isn't enough to back up all of my GoodReader documents, 1Password information, and other application data. For example, if I buy a new ipad and want it restored I am assuming my free 5GB storage will not be enough. Am I correct in assuming this?

    If this is the case, and I still need to back up through iTunes, is there a way to save my backup on an external so I am not eating up internal HD storage space?


  2. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Hey, your method of doing things seems to be perfectly normal. I am way beyond 5GB of free cloud storage so I use iTunes all the time.

    To my knowledge there is no way to backup your device to an external drive via iTunes.
  3. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Thanks. Good to know.

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