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Backing up Data from iPad Apps

Each of us is responsible for backing up content on our iPads. While every app is different, below are some general guidelines for backing up iPad content.

Note: Backing up with iTunes is not currently a workable option with SVVSD iPads!

Web-Based Apps

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: Photos, Explain Everything, Noteability

Some apps can be configured in app settings to back up automatically to Google Drive.


  • Open the Google Drive app and tap the Menu icon
  • Tap on the Settings icon
  • Select Photos
  • Turn ON Google Photos folder and Auto Backup

Explain Everything

  • Open the Explain Everything app and tap the Menu icon
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap the Accounts tab
  • Turn ON GDrive & YouTube
  • Sign into Google (if asked) and tap Allow


  • Open the Notability app and tap the Settings icon in the bottom left
  • Select Auto-backup on the left menu
  • Tap Google Drive
  • Sign into Google (if asked) and tap Allow



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.

Last updated by mccartney_jennifer on 2018-02-15 06:45:13

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