How to backup iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

If you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you will have a copy of your data in case your device gets replaced, lost, or damaged.

Choose a backup method.

Before you begin, look at the differences between backing up data via iCloud and backing up data using a computer. Then choose the method that suits you best. If you need backup options You can create one backup in iCloud and another one using a computer.

How to back up data with iCloud

  1. Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings> [Your Name] and then tap iCloud.

  1. Tap iCloud backup.

  1. Touch Back up now. Connect to your Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

You can check the progress. And confirm that the backup operation is complete or not Go to Settings> [Your Name]> iCloud> iCloud Backup. Under “Back up Now”, you will see the date and time you last backed up.

Get help with backing up or managing your space in iCloud.

Automatic backup with iCloud backup

If you want iCloud to back up data automatically every day You must do as follows.

  • Make sure that the iCloud backup is turned on in Settings> [your name]> iCloud> iCloud backup.
  • Connect the device to a power source
  • Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure that the device screen is locked.
  • Check that you have enough free space in iCloud for backup. When you sign in to iCloud, you get a free 5 GB of iCloud storage. If you need to use additional iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. The plan will begin. Starting at 50 GB for $ 0.99 (USD) per month. Learn more about prices. In your region

How to back up data with your computer

  1. Connect your device to a computer. On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15, open Finder. For Macs with macOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or for PC, open iTunes.
  2. If prompted, enter the password for the device. Or trust this computer Follow the instructions on the screen. If you forget your password, see help information.
  3. Find the device on your computer. If the device doesn’t appear on the computer, see what to do.
  4. If you want to record health and activity data from your device or Apple Watch, you need to Encrypt your backup By checking the box “Encrypt backups [device]” and set a password you remember If you don’t need to record health and activity data You can create an unencrypted backup. Just click “Back up now.”

Write down your password and keep it in a safe place. Because you won’t be able to recover your iTunes backups without this password.

  1. When the process ends You can see if the backup system is successful or not.

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Release date: 13 April 2020