Making backups of your photos, videos, notes, and other documents and files are crucial to secure the data and store it for years. If you are asking yourself: “how do I back up my iPhone”, there is no need to stress since there are various methods to securely and quickly back up your iPhone on a Mac computer, PC, via iCloud, or iTunes. Read on to find the step-by-step guides on how to back up your iPhone.
The easiest and the most common way to backup your iPhone is by using iCloud. To do so, open Settings menu and tap on your name on the top. Then, go to iCloud > iCloud Backup and turn it on.
iPhone will automatically back up your data to iCloud when your device is connected to power, locked, and on Wi-Fi. To make a manual back up, simply tap on Back Up Now.
To view your backups, you can go to Settings > your name > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. To delete a backup, tap on it and select Delete Backup.
You could ask: but how do I back up my iPhone to my Mac? There is a way.
1.Connect your iPhone with your Mac computer with a USB cable.
2.Go to Finder and select your iPhone.
3.In Finder click on General and select Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac.
4.Next, you can encrypt your backup data and secure it with a password. To do so, click on Encrypt local backup. Finally, click on Back Up Now and you are done!
Note: To use Finder for backing up your computer, macOS 10.15 or later is required. Otherwise, you can back up your iPhone to your computer via iTunes.
To back up your iPhone to a Windows PC, connect your phone to the computer with a cable. Go to iTunes app and click on the iPhone button in the top left. Go to Summary and click on Back Up Now. Finally, encrypt your backups with a password by clicking on the Encrypt local backup button. Type the password and click on Set Password.
To view your iPhone backups, click on Edit > Preferences > Devices. Choose your iPhone and type the password to open your backup.
It can take up to 2 hours to backup your iPhone depending on the amount of data that needs to be backed up and the condition of your device.
iPhone not backing up, it can be related to various problems:
If you wish to replace your iPhone and want to transfer your backup to a new or a newly erased device, follow these steps:
– On your Mac, go to Finder, select your iPhone and click Trust.
– On your Windows PC, go to iTunes, click on the device icon and select your iPhone from the list.
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