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How Do I Backup App Data?

Setting your iPad or iPhone to back up to iTunes or iCloud alone will NOT automatically save the work you do in some apps, such as:

- ExplainEverything

You must go into each app’s settings to set them to backup automatically to Google Drive.

Also if you want to backup apps like:

- Notability

- Keynote

- Pages

- Numbers

you must back them up to iCloud. 

Select which iOS apps to back up

Many apps automatically back up to iCloud after you install them. You can change which apps back up to iCloud and remove existing backups of that app's data from your storage.

Use these steps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Tap Settings > iCloud.
    • If you're using iOS 8 or later, tap Storage > Manage Storage.
    • If you're using an earlier version of iOS, tap Storage & Backup > Manage Storage.
  2. Tap the name of your iOS device.
  3. Under Backup Options, turn off any apps that you don't want to back up. When you're asked to confirm, choose Turn Off & Delete to turn off Backup for that app and remove all of its data from iCloud.

We recommend that you backup to Google Drive and also sync with iCloud.


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