I dropped my iPad 2 and the LCD broke so I can't see what's happening. Is there a way I can see my iPad screen on my computer so I can make a backup of the files in specific apps. I know that you can mirror iOS 8 or higher devices using the lightning adapter but since this is the iPad 2, it's still using the 30 pin connector.

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Bummer to hear!

Fortunately, Apple does a great job in allowing you transfer data between devices.

I'm not certain on your meaning of "backup of the files in specific apps"; however, I have two suggestions that may be of help.

  1. Plug your iPad into a trusted computer. This refers to a computer which has been used to sync your iPad in the past. From here you can back up your device with iTunes .
  2. [PAID SOLUTION] Third party software is available which will allow you to backup a bit more data than iTunes allows, which is especially useful if you do not plan to purchase another iOS device. I've used a software like iSkySoft iTunes Recovery, which is expensive but does the job well. Search around, I'm sure there are cheapest (or free) solutions if you plan on going the third-party route.

Hope this is of some help to you.

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    Thanks for the tips, but what I meant with "backup of files in specific apps"; For example the app Photo Vault. If you want to back up the files in Photo Vault, you have to be in the app to make a backup. But the problem is that the LCD is not working of my iPad 2. So I can't really see what I'm doing. Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 18:11
  • According to the developers website: 1) On your old phone, backup your phone to iTunes by plugging your phone into your computer and launching iTunes. 2) When you get a new phone, restore from the iTunes backup on your old phone.
    – Trent
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 18:15

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