How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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In this article we discus how to back up your iphone If you back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will have a copy of your information to use in case your device is replaced, lost or damaged.

Choose a backup method:

how to backup iphone

Before you start, learn the difference between iCloud and iTunes backups, then choose the method that suits you best. If you need an alternative backup, you can make one in iCloud and another in iTunes.

How to back up iphone with iCloud:

  1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings> [your name] and touch to backup iphone
  3. Press iCloud to backup iphone
  4. Touch Backup now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process is completed.

You can check the progress and confirm the completed backup. Go to Settings> [your name]> iCloud> iCloud Backup. In Backup Now, you will see the date and time of your last backup.

Get help making a backup or manage your available space on iCloud.

Automatically back up with iCloud Backup:

To allow iCloud to perform an automatic backup of your device every day, here is what you should do:

  • Make sure that iCloud Backup is enabled in Settings> [your name]> iCloud> iCloud Backup.
  • Connect your device to a power source.
  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure your device’s screen is locked.
  • Check that you have enough space available in iCloud for the backup. When you log in to iCloud, you get 5GB of free iCloud storage. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. Plans start at 50GB for $ 0.99 (USD) per month. Get more information about prices in your region.

How to back up you iphone with iTunes:

  1. Update to the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.
  3. If a message asks for the device password or Trust this computer, follow the steps on the screen. If you forgot your password, get help.
  4. Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod when it appears in iTunes. If your device does not appear in iTunes, learn what to do.
  5. If you want to save the status and activity data of your iOS or Apple Watch device, you must encrypt your backup: check the box labeled Encryption backup [device] and create a memorable password. If you do not need to save your status and activity data, you can make a backup that is not encrypted. Just click on Backup to backup iphone
  6. When the process finishes, you can see if the backup completed successfully on the summary screen in iTunes. Simply look in the latest backup to find the date and to backup iphone
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