The drive comes with a drive to USB cable. I was able to plug the drive into my MacBook Pro and it recognized the drive instantly. I was also able to immediately setup Time Machine to auto-backup my Mac with no issues. As far as the IPad and IPhone......I do not have either of these. However, since Apple products can be setup to auto-sync with each other, it would be very easy to plug the drive into your Mac and back everything up from there. If you have one ITunes account, then you probably have already made copies to your Mac anyways. Either way, running Time Machine will ensure your files are backed up.