How to Back Up Your iPhone Using iCloud or iTunes

April 18, 2019

How to Back Up Your iPhone Using iCloud or iTunes

Thinking of upgrading your phone to a new device but are worried about your data being lost? Read on if you would like to learn how to back up your contacts, photos, apps, & more to a new device or directly to your PC.

How to back up your iPhone:

Step 1: Choose a backup method

Learn about the difference between an iCloud versus an iTunes backup and which backup method is the best for you, visit Apple’s blog About backups for iOS devices.

If you backup your iPhone using iCloud, you”ll be able to access your saved data anywhere using Wi-Fi. If you back up your device using iTunes, you have to use the computer you store the backups on to access them.

iCloud Backup:

Step 1: Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network

Step 2: Go to settings > [your name], and tap iCloud

Step 3: Tap iCloud Backup

Step 4: Tap Backup Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

You can check the progress and confirm the backup completed. Go to settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Under Back Up Now, you’ll see the date and time of your last backup.

iTunes Backup:

Step 1: Update to the latest version of iTunes on your PC

Step 2: Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer

Step 3: If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps.

Step 4: Select your device when it appears in iTunes

Step 5: Click Backup Now. When the process ends, you can see if the backup finished successfully on the Summary screen in iTunes. Look under Latest Backup to find the date and time.

Now you can be sure your data is safely backed up and ready to be restored into your new iPhone. Check out to sell your old device.