Why Backup your iPhone?

Let’s face it… our phones practically house our entire lives. They’ve got our photos, information stored on the web, consumer preferences, notes, files, contacts, and so forth. So, it can be devastating to lose all of this in an instant. 

Although some files may be restorable, your safest bet is to backup your entire phone. So how do you backup your iPhone?

Methods differ depending on your phone type. In this article, we will teach you how to backup an iPhone.

How To Backup Your iPhone?

There are a few ways to backup your iPhone. The first one is backing up using iCloud.

Here are the steps on how to backup your iPhone using iCloud:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a WiFi network
  2. Go to the phone’s settings and tap your name and once you have done it;
  3. Tap iCloud
  4. Tap iCloud backup
  5. Then tap backup now. Remember to stay connected to your WiFi network until the process is completed. 

After the process is complete, you will see the date and time you last backed up your iPhone. If you run out of iCloud storage, you can buy more. 

Apple provides 5GB of free iCloud storage per Apple ID. You can also automatically backup with iCloud backup. 

Here are the steps to let iCloud automatically backup your files:

  1. Turn on your iCloud Backup by following the first 4 steps earlier
  2. Connect your iPhone to a power source
  3. Make sure that your iPhone’s screen remains locked
  4. If you no longer have iCloud storage space to complete the backup, you may purchase additional storage space

Aside from using iCloud, you can also backup files using iTunes. 

Here are the steps on how to backup using iTunes:

  1. Open your iPhone’s iTunes and connect your device to your PC or Mac
  2. If a message asks for your device’s passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps
  3. Select your iPhone on your PC or Mac when it appears on iTunes
  4. On PC, click summary
  5. If you want to save your Health and Activity data from your iPhone, you need to encrypt your backup. To do so, select the “Encrypt [device] backup” checkbox and create a password
  6. Click backup now
  7. Once the process finishes, you can see if the backup is successful

After the process is complete, you will see the date and time you last backed up your iPhone.

For iPhones using macOS Catalina or higher, instead of having iTunes, you will need to use the Finder app for backing up files. 

Here are the steps on how to backup using Finder:

  1. Using a Mac with a macOS Catalina or higher, open a Finder window
  2. Connect your device to your Mac
  3. If a message asks for your device’s passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps
  4. Select your iPhone on your Mac when it appears on iTunes
  5. If you want to save your Health and Activity data from your iPhone, you need to encrypt your backup. To do so, select the “Encrypt [device] backup” checkbox and create a password
  6. Click backup now
  7. Once the process finishes, you can see if the backup is successful

After the process is complete, you will see the date and time you last backed up your iPhone.

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