By Nick / Last Updated January 20, 2020

Need to backup iPad Mini?

It would be necessary to backup iPad Mini when you don’t want to delete the files for you would like to view them from time to time. Before that, let’s know about your device.

iPad was first released on April 3, 2010. Like Apple’s other products, this creative work quickly took the market and captured a lot of fans. The series of iPad Mini officially launched on November 2, 2012. Later on, another 4 models of iPad mini have been released. So far, Apple has announced that iPad Mini 4 has been discontinued since March 18, 2019. Now, only the fifth generation of iPad Mini is in production.

The most outstanding feature of iPad Mini is its size. Like its name, it is designed as a small tablet to meet different customers’ needs. With a lighter iPad, they can easily carry it around. The 7.9-inch display doesn’t kill the fun while it still brings excellent digital experience.

iPad Mini is mostly used for entertainment, so the storage is easy to be full. You could clear some data to release space. If you don’t want to delete the data on your iPad Mini, you could backup iPad Mini and then you can safely delete the backed-up files on it for you could retrieve the data from backup anytime.

#1 Selectively backup iPad Mini with AOMEI MBackupper

There are many media files like songs and videos on your iPad, you could backup them to computer to release storage and also view them on computer. This would be easily done with AOMEI MBackupper. You could transfer the big files like photos, songs and videos to computer with it and you could view them any time you want. If you want to restore these files to your iPad Mini or another device, this application would also quickly transfer data for you so that you don’t have to take a long time to download them again.

AOMEI MBackupper would be a practical application for it could also backup save text messages and contacts on your iPad Mini. You could transfer them to your PC to protect the information from being unexpectedly lost.

Preview and Select: You could preview the files on iPad Mini and decide which files should be transferred when backing up and restoring. For example, you could transfer songs to iPhone, or restore part of photos and messages to it.

Super Speed: You could transfer 100 photos in 2 seconds with AOMEI MBackupper.

Widely Compatible: It supports most versions of iOS including the latest iOS 13. Your iPad Mini would be perfectly compatible with it. This application also supports iPhone and iPod Touch.

How to backup iPad Mini via AOMEI MBackupper?

It would be easy to use AOMEI MBackupper. You just need 3 steps to complete backup.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect iPad Mini to computer with USB cable and tap Trust on it.

Step 2. Click Custom. Click an icon to enter Selection. After you preview and select the files, click on OK to return.

Select Files

Step 3. Click on Start Backup in the lower-left corner. The task would be completed in seconds.

Click Start Backup

If you need to restore iPad Mini or transfer these files to another device, you just connect the device to computer, select the task and click Restore. It would do nothing with the existing data on your device.

#2 Backup iPad Mini with iTunes

You might have used iTunes to purchase songs. iTunes could also be used to backup iPad Mini, but you might not know what iTunes backup includes. It would save most local files and all the device settings on iPad Mini to computer. However, you are not allowed to view the backup for it has been encrypted. If you restore iPad Mini from that backup with iTunes, your iPad Mini would be erased first, and then iTunes imports the backup. After restoration, you need to download the apps and the media files like music tracks from iTunes Store to completely restore your device to the previous version. Follow the steps below to backup iPad Mini to computer with iTunes.

Step 1. Download iTunes. Connect iPad Mini to computer with USB cable and tap Trust on it.

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon in the upper-left corner to view the information of iPad Mini. Click Summary in the sidebar and then click Back Up Now. It would take several minutes to create a full backup of iPad Mini.

Back up iPad iTunes

#3 Backup iPad mini to iCloud

If you would like to save data in the cloud, you could also backup iPad Mini to iCloud. iCloud has become a built-in application on Apple devices since 2011. Every user would be given 5GB of storage for free. It would also save most local data on iPad Mini to the cloud. You could check iCloud backup size and decide to backup which apps in Settings. You could not view the content in iCloud backup.

To backup iPad mini to iCloud, you should connect it to available network and go to Setting > tap [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Switch on iCloud Backup and iPad Mini would backup itself at midnight. Tap Back Up Now and it would start to upload data to iCloud immediately.

Backup iPhone on iCloud

Conclusion

You could find 3 ways to backup iPad Mini in this passage. Using AOMEI MBackupper, you could preview and select the files on it and view them on computer anytime you want. You could also choose iTunes to create a full backup but you can’t view it and restoration with iTunes would erase the device first. If you like cloud tool, you could save at most 5GB of data to iCloud for free. If you feel this passage helpful, you could share it to help more people.