eSafety@Redlands: Archiving iPad Documents

Monday 11 Dec 2017 by eSafety@Redlands
As we come to the close of another school year, now is the time to look at archiving your iPad documents and files.  Archiving is the removal (as opposed to backing up) of no longer needed documents off the iPad to be stored elsewhere, keeping your iPad free from clutter and freeing up some much-needed space. 

Please note:  the difference between backing up (via iCloud) and archiving; backups are designed for the rapid recovery of operational data, while archiving stores data that’s no longer needed in day-to-day use but is to be retained.

For example an iCloud back-up will only back up what is on your iPad, so if you delete a document from your iPad it will also be deleted from the back-up. An archived version of a document is a copy of the document stored at another location, so if the document is deleted from your iPad, the document can still be accessed from the other location. 

Following are four methods that we have found easy and effective: 

A PDF version of the following can also be downloaded from here: Archiving iPad Documents


Click on the following links to go directly to the relevant information.

iPad options

A.    Archiving iPad Documents to Google Drive

B.    Archiving multiple PDF Expert Documents to Google Drive


PC or MAC options

A.    Archiving Keynote, Pages or Numbers on a PC or MAC via

B.    Archiving Via iTunes on a PC or Mac