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How to Back Up iPad without Passcode

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Heather Marston

April 1, 2017 (Updated: August 5, 2020)• Filed to: Backup iPhone

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What can you do when you forget passcode and get locked out of your iPad? Or your screen is broken and you cannot enter the passcode and access the data on your iPad? This situation can be quite annoying but you can take some actions to rescue the situation. Read on the article to find out how to back up iPad without passcode.

Back Up iPad without Passcode Using iTunes

If you have synced your iPad with iTunes on computer, probably your computer still remembers the iPad and won't ask you to enter the passcode when you connect your iPad. This way only works for the situation that you have synced your iPad to iTunes before. See how to operate:

Step 1: Run iTunes and connect the locked iPad via an USB cable.

Step 2: Click on the device icon at the top and under the "Backups" section, select "This computer" and make sure that "Encrypt iPhone Backup" is unchecked. Then you will create a backup that doesn't include account information or password.

back up iPad with iTunes

Step 3: Click on "Back Up Now" and wait for the process to be finished.

Step 4: Once the backup has been created, you can erase the locked iPad including the passcode. While still connected to the computer and on iTunes, click on "Restore iPad."

restore iPad

Step 5: If you see a pop-up asking you to back up the device, choose "Don't Backup."

don't back up iPad

Step 6: Once the iPad has been restored, set it up as new and when you reach the "Apps & Data" screen choose "Restore from iTunes Backup." Select the new-created backup and wait for the iPad to be restored. When you compelete all the process, the device will have all your information except the passcode and the iPad should be unlocked.

Extract Data from iTunes Backup for iPad without Passcode

Like what I mentioned above, the first way won't work if you haven't synced with your iPad with iTunes. However, you have an option to extract iPad data if you have backed up the iPad to iTunes before. What you need is just a third-party tool namediMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Extractor. This software can be helpful when you can't access your locked iPad and you need to extract your data from iTunes backup to computer. Besides, iMyFone D-Port can do much more for you. See its excellent features.

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Extract Data from iTunes Backup via iTunes D-Port

After downloading the program from iMyFone official download center, you can install and launch it to start the process of data extraction.

Step 1: From the main window, choose "Extract Data from Backup" and you will see all the backups on your computer. Choose the iTunes backup you need to extract data from and click "Next".

choose one iTunes backup

Step 2. On the next window select the exact file types you want to extract from iTunes backup. You can choose certain type of data or all the types.

select file types from iTunes backup

Step 3: Click on "Next", the program will start to scan the iTunes backup. After scanning, view them on details and select the relevant ones to "Extract".

extract data from iTunes backup

Step 4: The program will ask you to choose/create a folder on your computer to store the files. Do as the program prompts and you will finishthe process in seconds.

How to Back Up Normal iPad Selectively & Freely

Here iMyFone D-Port offers a useful function for all iPad users - you can back up your iPad according to your own need for free. Know more about the program's function:

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How to Selectively Back Up iPad?

If your iPad runs normally, you can back up your iPad entirely or back up only WhatsApp, WeChat, and messages on your iPad. See how to do that. Before start, you should run iMyFone D-Port on your computer and connect your iPad with it.

Step 1. Choose What You Want to Back Up on iPad

After the prorgam detecting your iPad, click Back Up & Export from Device to choose what you need to back up. As you can see, you can choose Make a Full Backup to back up your device completely, or back up only certain data type. Their process are almost same. Here we take backing up WhatsApp as example.

choose backing up WhatsApp

Step 2. What You Should Notice before Backup

D-Port Pro will show you the matters you need notice before starting the backup, for example you should keep the connection between your iPad and D-Port during the process. If you confirm, click Back Up to continue.

what you should know before backing up WhatsApp

Step 3. Easily Make a Seperate Backup for WhatsApp Data on iPhone

Then D-Port will start to back up all WhatsApp data on your iPad. Just wait for several minutes, you can have a seperate backup for all WhatsApp data on your iPad..

backing up WhatsApp

Now you know the ways to back up iPad and extract data from iTunes when you are without passcode for your device. Both of them are pretty easy to operate, right? And don't forget that reliable iMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Extractor offers free trial version for users!

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