How to backup and restore your iPhone

By May 23, 2017

In case your iPhone lost, damaged, or personal data missed, backing up it termly is important. A single drop to your iPhone or your iPad, a spill or a moment of carelessness can destroy the device forever, but if your data is backed up, you won’t lose any of your precious information. There are two popular ways of backing up iOS devices, with iTunes or iCloud.

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How to backup your iPhone with iTunes?

Before you back up the information on iPhone, you should make sure the computer has the latest version of iTunes. Then, follow the steps below.

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac or PC using the included sync cable

2. Open iTunes on computer if it doesn’t pop up automatically

3. Follow the prompts on your iPhone display until your phone appears in iTunes.

4. Click the name of your iPhone in the menu bar on the upper left side of the iTunes window.

5. Select This Computer in Backups column

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6. Click Back Up Now to begin backing up your iOS device to your computer. If you’d like to save Health and Activity data from your iOS device or Apple Watch, Wi-Fi history, settings and saved passwords, you’ll need to encrypt your backup. Tick Encrypt iPhone backup and enter into password.

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7. Wait until the progress is complete.

8. Click iTunes>Preferences>Devices to verify the backup. Check the created device backup with data and time. How to Solve iPhone Not Working with Itunes?

 

How to restore your iPhone with iTunes?

To restore a backup to iOS device, please make sure the destination device is newer than the backup device. In other words, iTunes doesn’t support backup to an older device than backup device. Meanwhile, the latest version of iTunes on computer is also needed.

1. Make sure you’re using the MacBook or PC you originally used to back up the device.

2. Connect your iPhone to Mac or PC using the included sync cable.

3. Open iTunes on computer if it doesn’t pop up automatically

4. Follow the prompts on your iPhone display until your phone appears in iTunes.

5. Click the name of your iPhone

6. Choose Restore Backup in Backups column

7. Choose the most recent backup and click Restore

8. Wait for the process to complete.

9. If your backup was encrypted, enter the password for your encrypted backup and wait for the restoration to complete.

Note: For iPhones users, Find My iPhone must be turned off before restore.

 

How to backup your iPhone with iCloud?

1. Tap Settings on your iPhone

2. Tap iCloud. Or tap the name of your Apple ID on the top and then tap iCloud.

3. Tap iCloud Backup

4. Make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.

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5. You can get a backup started right away by tapping on Back Up Now.

6. You can choose what apps you want to back up through switch on or off the circle button.

7.  You can check your backup by tap iCloud under which there is a color bar. The total storage and available storage are listed here. Tap Manage Storage, then you can manage your backup storage.

 

How to restore your iPhone from an iCloud backup?

You have to restore the backup in iCloud through iTunes on computer.

1. Connect your iPhone to Mac or PC using the included sync cable.

2. Open iTunes on computer if it doesn’t pop up automatically

3. Follow the prompts on your iPhone display until your phone appears in iTunes.

4. Click the name of your iPhone

5. Select iCloud in Backups column

6. Click Restore iPhone and follow the prompts.

Hope this article can help you. If there is any problem, leave comments below.

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