The backup software creates one or more copies of the data on your devices in case you lose your original data or it’s damaged. Different backup solutions protect different types of data and various combinations of devices.
Your iPhone or iPad stores all your photos, messages, health data, documents, accessory configurations, settings, and more. In other words, your memories and preferences. Your data is essential, even valuable, and should be treated as so. The best way to secure your iPhone data is to back up it with the help of this article. You can back up any iPhone or iPad via iCloud, or directly to your computer using iTunes. Before downloading the software, you should always first back up your device. You should also maintain a routine backup routine for it, just in case if something happens to your iPhone or iPad such as loss or theft.
Best 3 Ways to Back Up Your iPhone
Check Method 1: How to backup iPhone or iPad with the help of macOS with Finder
How to Back Up Your iPhone In macOS with Finder
Time needed: 30 minutes.
You will need a USB cable to make an iOS or iPadOS to MacOS backup, beyond that it is simply a matter of doing the following:
- Plug your iPhone or iPad
First, plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer using a USB cable and open a Finder window by clicking on its icon in the Dock
- Open Finder window
With a Finder window open, click the name of your iPhone or iPad in the sidebar. Check image: macOS Finder window indicating that the iPhone or iPad is connected and ready to be backed up
- Click the “Trust” button to allow it to connect
If this is the first time, you are using your iPhone or iPad device with this Mac, click the “Trust” button to allow it to connect. After that, You’ll need to enter your passcode to authenticate on the iPhone or iPad itself.
- Click on the “General” tab
The next screen you see should be immediately familiar to you as it’s very similar to iTunes. Click on the “General” tab and check the option “Back up all data from your [iPhone/iPad] on this Mac”. Select the backup options for the iPhone or iPad in MacOS Finder
- Create an encrypted backup
If you want to create an encrypted backup, select “Encrypt Local Backup”. This ensures that the backup also includes sensitive data such as keychain information and more. You will be asked to provide a password to allow you to decrypt the backup when the time comes.
- Click “Backup Now”
Click “Backup Now” and just wait for the process to complete.
That’s all there is to it.
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How to backup iPhone with iCloud
How to enable iCloud backup on iPhone or iPad: Using iCloud as a backup location for your iPhone or iPad is a great idea. If something happens to your iPhone or iPad, you’ll have a backup that you can access from anywhere with an Internet connection.
- Open a Settings on your iPhone or an iPad.
- Tap your Apple ID at the top of your screen.
- Tap iCloud.
- Tap on iCloud Backup.
- The flip switch next to the iCloud Backup on.
- Tap OK.
iCloud will attempt to start the backup of your data every 24 hours or so, once your iPhone or iPad is connected to Wi-Fi & plugged in for charging. Most of the time, this happens while you sleep.
If you’ve never backed up to the iCloud before, the first backup may take a while. After that, iCloud will only download the changes you’ve made since the last backup, which is much faster.
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How to backup iPhone with iTunes Backup
Many many consumers are more familiar with iTunes because that’s what they use to buy apps, music, and books from Apple Stores. To back up with the iTunes, plug your iPhone into your PC or Mac, open iTunes & sync your files among your PC or Mac and your iPhone. Unlike with an iCloud, iTunes backs up all your photos, images, media files not purchased from the iTunes, messages, application data, call logs, settings, memos, calendar, and bookmarks. You can’t copy files to the cloud using iTunes.
Instructions for backing up with iTunes:
- Open iTunes and then connect your device to your computer.
- If you are prompted for your device’s access code or are asked to trust this computer, follow up those steps on the screen (If you have forgotten your access code, get help).
- Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod once it appears in iTunes
If your device doesn’t appear within iTunes, you can learn what to do here. Note that this is a long and potentially convoluted process that may take some time to set up.
FAQ: How to backup your iPhone
The backup of your iPhone or iPad includes your device settings, application data, organization of the home screen and applications, iMessages and texts, ringtones, your visual voicemail access code, health data, and HomeKit configurations. Photos and videos are only saved if you haven’t already activated the iCloud photo library on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
For example, with PCs and Macs, fewer solutions back up only your files and folders, while other solutions back up while taking a snapshot of the entire hard drive, meaning you can return to a raw, fully bootable state. Other solutions back up only specific devices, such as your PC and Mac, but don’t protect your mobile phone devices.
A smart user once said, “There are the two kinds of computer devices, those that have failed and those that will fail.
Everyone has problems with their digital devices, even smartphones.
The Blancco Technology Group has published a report on iPhone failures that indicates that 25 percent of iPhones failed between January and March 2016. However, a study conducted the following quarter revealed that: 58% of iPhones failed between April and June 2016.
These statistics don’t seem to be going in the right direction when it comes to peace of mind.
At the end of the day, if one of these breakdowns results in a loss of data and you haven’t made a backup, you could lose a lot more than your phone contact list!