Each of us is responsible for backing up any content we wish to save on our iPads.
While every app is different, there are generally four ways to save content:
- Web-based content is saved automatically;
- Some apps can be configured in the app settings to back up automatically;
- Other apps require manually exporting data with the sharing button;
- If you have enough space, some apps will save data in iCloud.
Note: Backing up with iTunes is not a recommended option with SVVSD iPads!
Note: Some of the specific steps in the video above may have changed with updates to the iOS.
For example: Google apps, Schoology, Nearpod, SeeSaw
These apps back up automatically and do not require any additional action on your part.
Automatic Back Up to Google Drive
For example: Google Photos, Explain Everything, Noteability
Some apps can be configured in app settings to back up automatically to Google Drive.
Manual Back Up to Google Drive
For example: Book Creator, Green Screen
To save completed projects from these apps to your Google Drive you must have the Google Drive app installed on your iPad:
- From the app, find and tap the sharing icon
- Choose a file format (if asked)
- Select Google Drive
- Sign into Google Drive (if asked)
iCloud Backup for Apple Suite Apps
For example: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, Garage Band, Clips
Not all apps support iCloud backup, and free iCloud backup is limited to 5GB of data. (Additional storage can be purchased for a monthly fee.)
- On the iPad, tap on Settings
- Tap on your name
- Tap on iCloud
- We recommend turning OFF iCloud backup for all apps except Apple suite apps unless you’ve chosen to purchase additional storage for personal data.