With any mobile device, it’s hugely important to make regular backups to prevent you from losing data such as photos, text messages, notes, voice memos, contacts and more should something happen to it. Here, we show you how to back up an iPhone using iTunes or iCloud so you don’t find yourself without a way to retrieve that precious data.
How to back up an iPhone using iTunes
There are two main ways to make a backup of your iPhone. The first is through iTunes. All you need to do is connect your iPhone to the computer that you normally sync with using the USB cable, open up iTunes and then wait for your device to pop up in iTunes.
In the ‘Summary’ field (which should be the default landing page when you click on your device), click Back Up Now. It might take a while, but when it’s finished, you’ll have a complete backup of your iPhone on the computer. It is well worth using the ‘Encrypt backup’ option because this will also save your passwords and other settings which aren’t saved otherwise. You’ll need to enter a password to encrypt the backup: don’t forget this!
Now, if you happen to drop your iPhone down the loo tomorrow, or you lose it on the way home, you’ll still have all of the data that was stored on that iPhone stored on your computer. You’ll be able to plug in a new iPhone and restore all of that data onto the new device.
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