iPad Backup

Carefully follow the instructions below in order to backup your iPad photos and videos, along with document you have in Pages, Keynote, iMovie and Notability. When you restore your iPad, following these instructions will also restore your data to your iPad.

NOTE: You will need an Apple ID to complete these steps. If you don’t have an Apple ID, please follow the steps in the How to Create an Apple ID document. If you know your Apple ID but don’t remember your password, go to http://iforgot.apple.com and follow the steps.

iPad Backup Directions

Downloading Core Apps (Pages, Keynote, Notability, iMovie, GarageBand)

To download the district's core apps like Pages and Notability, you will need to sign into Self Service on your iPad using your network account (ex. 16JSmith) and download them from the list of apps. Select the icon for each app you need then tap then "Install" button. After a few minutes, the apps will install on your iPad.

Sign into iCloud

  1. On your iPad, go to the Settings app.
  2. In Settings, go to “iCloud” on the left-hand side.
  3. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  4. Once you sign into iCloud, you may be asked to “Merge with iCloud?” Tap on “Merge”.
  5. Another popup will appear asking “Allow iCloud to Use the Location of Your iPad?”. This enables Find My iPad. Tap on “OK”.

Turn off Find my iPad

If you will be turning in your iPad you also need to turn off Find my iPad using the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPad > Turn Off
  2. Enter your Apple ID password
  3. Tap Turn Off

Using Google Photos to Backup Pictures and Video on your iPad Camera Roll

Follow these steps to backup the pictures and video from your iPad’s Camera Roll in the Photos app to MyPanthers using the Google Photos app. It is recommended that you go through your Photos app and delete any photos or videos that you do not want backed up. The more photos and videos you have, the longer it will take to back them up to MyPanthers.

  1. If you don’t have it installed, download the Google Photos app from the App Store.
  2. Once it is installed, open the app.
  3. Tap on “Get Started”. A popup will appear asking “’Google Photos’ Would Like to Access Your Photos’”. Tap on OK.
  4. Sign in with your MyPanthers account (ex. jsmith@mypanthers.org). The password is the same as your computer, email, etc.
  5. Once you’re signed in, you will see that Google Photos is set to backup and sync your photos to Google. Tap on “Continue” on the bottom-right of the screen.
  6. A new window will ask for “Upload size for photos & videos”. Tap on “Original (limited to account storage)”, then tap on “Continue”.
  7. The next window will ask if you would like notifications. Tap “Turn On” to receive notifications and “No Thanks” to not receive notifications.
  8. The next windows will show you how to use Google Photos. Swipe to the left to see pinch-to-zoom, fast select, and navigation videos. Once you’ve swiped through these slides, tap on the check mark on the bottom-right of the screen.
  9. Google Photos will now begin uploading your iPad’s photos and videos. You’ll see a rotating circle around the photos and videos that are pending to upload to Google. Once this circle disappears, your photos or video has been uploaded to Google.
  10. Verify that your photos and videos are in Google: On your Mac or iPad, open a web browser, go to http://drive.google.com and sign in with your MyPanthers account. On the left-hand sidebar, you will see a category called “Google Photos”. Click on “Google Photos” and confirm that your photos and videos are backed up. Videos may take more time to appear in Google. Give it up to an hour for each video to appear on the Google Drive website.

Using iCloud to Backup Pages, Keynote and Numbers Documents

In order to automatically backup documents in Pages, Keynote and Numbers app, you will need to sign into iCloud on your iPad. If you migrate to a new iPad, these same instructions will apply to restore your documents to the new iPad.

  1. Open the Pages app. A popup will appear saying “iCloud is Available”. Tap on “Use iCloud”. Your documents will sync to iCloud.
  2. Open the Keynote app. A popup will appear saying “iCloud is Available”. Tap on “Use iCloud”. Your documents will sync to iCloud.
  3. Open the Numbers app. A popup will appear saying “iCloud is Available”. Tap on “Use iCloud”. Your documents will sync to iCloud.
  4. Verify that your documents are in iCloud: On your Mac, open a web browser, go to http://icloud.com and sign in with your iCloud account. Tap on the Pages and Keynote icons on the iCloud website. There you will see your documents from your iPad.

Backup and Restore Notability

Backup Notability

  1. Open the Notability app.
  2. On the bottom-left corner of the screen, tap the Gear icon
  3. Under Auto-backup, tap Google Drive
  4. Enter your MyPanthers email (ex. 19jsmith@mypanthers.org) and your network password.
  5. Accept the Google Drive terms by tapping Allow on the bottom of the window.
  6. Tap the blue gear icon next to Google Drive. This will show you that you will backup your documents to a folder on Drive called “Notability”. Tap on Choose Format and change it from PDF to Note.
  7. Tap Close in the Settings window. Notability will now move your documents to Google Drive.
  8. On the bottom-left of the screen you will see a progress circle saying Backing Up.
  9. Once this is complete, it will say Finish Your Notability Documents are now backed up to your MyPanthers and Google Drive.

 

Restoring Notability

  1. Download the Notability app from the App Store.
  2. On the bottom-left corner of the screen, tap the Gear icon
  3. Under Auto-backup, tap Google Drive
  4. Enter your MyPanthers email (ex. 19jsmith@mypanthers.org) and your network password.
  5. Accept the Google Drive terms by tapping Allow on the bottom of the window.
  6. Tap the blue gear icon next to Google Drive. This will show you that you will backup your documents to a folder on Drive called “Notability”. Tap on Choose Format and change it from PDF to Note.
  7. Tap Close in the Settings window.
  8. On the top-right of the window, tap on the Share icon (the blue box with a down arrow). This will open the Import
  9. Tap on Google Drive, find and tap on the Notability folder, and tap on Import All, then
  10. You will see a progress circle around each document as they download to your iPad. Tap on Done and they will continue to download in the background.

Backup iMovie to iCloud

In order to backup your iMovie projects and videos on your iPad you will need to sign into iCloud. 

Export iMovie Videos to iCloud

If you have an iCloud account set up, you can save a movie or project file to iCloud Drive so that it can be stored in iCloud and accessed from another device. If you run out of storage or need more assistance, contact Technology Services.

  1. Do one of the following:
    1. From the Projects browser or Theater: Tap a movie or trailer.
    2. If you’re editing a project: Tap the back button to return to the project details screen.
  2. Tap the Share button, then tap iCloud Drive.
  3. Do one of the following:
    1. To save a video file that you can play on all your devices: Tap Video File.
    2. To save a project file that you can open and edit in iMovie on another iOS device: Tap iMovie Project. Choose the iCloud Drive folder where you want to save the file, then tap Done 

Restore iMovie Videos and Projects

To restore iMovie Videos and Projects to a new iPad, follow these steps: 

  1. Sign into iCloud.
  2. Install iMovie from the App Store.
  3. Under Projects, tap the Share button on the top-left of the screen, then tap on the iMovie folder in iCloud Drive.
  4. Tap on the project you wish to download and it will download to your iPad.

Please note that uploading video can take an hour or more on Wi-Fi.