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Backup prefered ?

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    Which would your prefer, Backing up to icloud or your computer, and why.?
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    Cloud, if your computer crashes you may lose any backups saved on it. There's nothing in my backup that Apple would be interested in :)
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    Computer. Just because it's quicker and my chosen method.
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    I should have made this a 2 part question. Can you backup to both icloud and computer, If you lose one you would have the other ?
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    Yes
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    I backed up to icloud this am then wanted to backup to computer, itunes showed it was backing up but when I went into the itunes backup folder it did not show the new backup. Does icloud backup need to be off on the ipad2 to do a computer backup.
    OK seemed to work both ways.
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    Thank you both for your reply's and help.
    Have a good day.
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    It will only backup automatically to either the cloud or itunes (depending on which you have selected) but you can manually force a backup to the other, to allow you to have a backup in both places.

    I backup to the cloud, which the ipad does automatically when I connect to a power source, and once a month or so I manually backup to itunes.
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