The backup software makes one or more copies of the data on your devices in case you lose or damage your original data. Different backup solutions protect different types of data and different combinations of devices.
Your iPhone or iPad stores all your photos, messages, health data, documents, accessory configurations, settings and more. In other words, your memories and preferences. Your data is essential, even valuable, and must be treated as such. The best way to protect your iPhone data is to make a backup using this article. You can back up any iPhone or iPad via iCloud or directly to your computer with iTunes. Always make a backup of your device before downloading the software. You also need to maintain a routine backup routine for this, in case something happens to your iPhone or iPad, such as loss or theft.
Best 3 ways to back up your iPhone
Check method 1: back up the iPhone or iPad using macOS with Finder
Back up your iPhone in macOS with Finder
You need a USB cable to make an iOS or iPadOS to MacOS backup, otherwise, it’s just a matter of doing the following:
- Connect your iPhone or iPad
First, connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer with a USB cable and open a Finder window by clicking on the icon in the Dock
- Open Finder window
Open a Finder window and click on the name of your iPhone or iPad in the sidebar. Check image: macOS Finder window indicating that the iPhone or iPad is connected and ready to back up
- Click on the “Trust” button to connect
If this is the first time you are using your iPhone or iPad device with this Mac, click the “Trust” button to connect. You must then enter your access code to verify on the iPhone or iPad itself.
- Click on the ‘General’ tab
You should immediately be aware of the next screen that you see because it is very similar to iTunes. Click on the “General” tab and check the “Back up all data on your Mac” option. Select the backup options for the iPhone or iPad in MacOS Finder
- Make an encrypted backup
If you want to make an encrypted backup, select “Encrypt local backup”. This ensures that the backup also contains sensitive data such as keychain information and more. You will be asked to provide a password that you can use to decrypt the backup when the time comes.
- Click on ‘Make a backup now’
Click “Backup now“And just wait until the process is complete.
That’s all there is to it.
Now check method 2: back up the iPhone or iPad using iCloud backup.
How to make a backup of the iPhone with iCloud
How to enable iCloud backup on iPhone or iPad: Using ICloud as a backup location for your iPhone or iPad is a great idea. If something happens to your iPhone or iPad, you have a backup that you can access anywhere with an internet connection.
- Open one setting on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap your Apple ID at the top of your screen.
- Crane iCloud.
- Tap on iCloud Backup.
- The switch next to the iCloud Backup On.
- Crane OK.
iCloud will attempt to back up your data every 24 hours as soon as your iPhone or iPad is connected to Wi-Fi and connected for charging. This usually happens while you sleep.
If you have never backed up to the iCloud before, the first backup can take a while. After that, iCloud only downloads the changes that you have made since the last backup, which is much faster.
Now check method 2: make a backup of the iPhone or iPad using iTunes backup
How to make a backup of the iPhone with iTunes Backup
Many consumers are more familiar with iTunes because they use it to buy apps, music, and books from Apple Stores. To back up with iTunes, connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, open iTunes and synchronize your files between your PC or Mac and your iPhone. Unlike with an iCloud, iTunes backs up all your photos, images, media files that were not purchased from iTunes, messages, application data, call logs, settings, memos, calendars, and bookmarks. You cannot copy files to the cloud with iTunes.
Instructions for backing up with iTunes:
- Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.
- If you are prompted for your device’s passcode or you are asked to trust this computer, follow these steps on the screen (if you have forgotten your passcode, seek help).
- Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod as soon as it appears in iTunes
If your device does not appear in iTunes, you can learn here what to do. Note that this is a long and possibly complicated process that can take some time to set up.
FAQ: How to make a backup of your iPhone
What is a backup?
The backup of your iPhone or iPad contains your device settings, application data, organization of the home screen and applications, iMessages and texts, ringtones, your visual voicemail access code, health data, and HomeKit configurations. Photos and videos are only saved if you have not yet activated the iCloud photo library on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
For example, with PCs and Macs, fewer solutions back up only your files and folders, while other solutions back up while taking a snapshot of the entire hard drive, meaning you can return to an unedited, fully bootable status. Other solutions only back up specific devices, such as your PC and Mac, but do not protect your mobile phone.
Why is iPhone backup so important?
A smart user once said: “There are two types of computer devices, devices that have failed and devices that will fail.
Everyone has problems with their digital devices, even smartphones.
The Blancco Technology Group has published a report on iPhone failures that indicate that 25 percent of iPhones failed between January and March 2016. However, a study in the following quarter showed that: 58% of iPhones failed between April and June 2016.
These statistics do not seem to be moving in the right direction when it comes to peace of mind.
At the end of the day, if one of these failures results in data loss and you have not backed up, you can lose much more than your phone contact list!