How to backup iPhone


A backup is a very important tool to apply on your smartphones, especially iPhone . In fact, it is a function that in most cases is used to avoid losing most of the data on your smartphone , following a possible damage to the device. Furthermore, by making the backup it will be possible to “lighten” the smartphone and in this way you can speed up the iPhone .

The backup is a simple copy of the data accumulated inside a smartphone , allowing them to be used at any time, whether your device has been damaged, lost or replaced. By backing up the data, in fact, you can restore all the factory information concerning your iPhone, allowing you to make the same, whatever the problem that concerned it, again performing.

For this reason, here is everything you need to know to understand how to make a backup on iPhone , choosing different reference devices and, of course, also different methods.

How to backup on iPhone: methods to use
In order to understand how to make a backup on your iPhone , you must first know that the methods vary depending on the device you use, and with which you are more comfortable trying to perform a standard replacement and copy procedure. the data and factory settings of your smartphone; on the iPhone, in fact, there are two options that are made available by the iOS operating system , which allow you to make a copy of the data and all the information accumulated on your iPhone in a different way.

One of the two methods is the one that leads to using iCloud , through a series of basic settings that can be carried out directly from your smartphone, while the other leads to understanding how to backup your iPhone directly from your computer, whether it be a Mac or less. Here is everything you need to know about the two methods.

How to backup iPhone from iCloud
The first thing you need to know to understand how to make an iPhone backup is to understand what is the method that leads to make the same using iCloud , that is the fundamental settings that allows you to make a copy of your data using the settings of the your smartphone . To make an iPhone backup you will first need to connect your device to the home WiFi network, or to any other network you can do that makes the backup process possible.

Next, you will need to go to settings, reach your name and click on iCloud. At this point, just enable the iCloud backup function by clicking on the corresponding tick, and allowing it to turn green and authorize the start of the backup process.

At this point, the last step to take is simply the one that leads to back up, keeping the WiFi connection and waiting for the procedure to finish before disconnecting the smartphone from home WiFi.

The backup and its status can be continuously checked directly from your smartphone , by accessing the settings, going to your name, clicking on iCloud and, subsequently, on iCloud backup. In fact, in Back up now , the time can be displayed, the progress status is the date of the last backup.


How to make automatic backup on iPhone
In case you do not want to follow the procedure just demonstrated every time, it can be established the creation of an automatic backup to be made on your iPhone , at a certain time of day.

It will be necessary to follow the same settings that are chosen for the manual backup and at the same time allow the device to be connected to a WiFi network. Subsequently, by connecting your device to a power source and making sure that your iPhone screen is locked, you simply need to make sure you have enough free space in iCloud to backup your iPhone; at the first access to iCloud everyone will get about 5 gigabytes free and free for the creation of automatic backups, while if the space is exhausted, you will have to buy a plan, starting with the 50 gigabyte plan which costs € 0.99 per month.

How to backup iPhone to computer
If you don’t have free space on iCloud and still want to make an iPhone backup, the best solution is to use your computer . The computer that you will need to use is, of course, a Mac , which allows the connection with your iPhone device . At this point, you will need to connect the device to your computer, based on the type of Mac you have available. Generally, connection is possible with Finder or or iTunes .

If a message asks for the device code or if the computer wants to be authorized, simply follow the instructions displayed on the screen. At this point, it will be necessary to identify your device on the computer, through the search that is carried out by it.

Only after finding the device on your computer , will it be possible to save activity data of the device or Apple Watch , authorizing the encryption of the backup. To do this, you will need to check the device backup encryption box and create a password that is easy to remember , in order to carry out the standard procedure. Alternatively, an unencrypted backup can be created by clicking back up now.

At the end of the process, which will take place automatically on your PC, you will be able to find out if the backup was made correctly, by viewing its status and the date and time of the last backup on the Mac.


You can back up iPhone using iCloud or your computer.


Back up iPhone using iCloud

  1. Go to Settings  > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
  2. Turn on iCloud Backup. iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone daily when iPhone is connected to power, locked, and on Wi-Fi.
  3. To perform a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.

To view your iCloud backups, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. To delete a backup, choose a backup from the list, then tap Delete Backup.


Back up iPhone using your Mac

  1. Connect iPhone and your computer with a cable.
  2. In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your iPhone.To use the Finder to back up iPhone, macOS 10.15 or later is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to back up iPhone.
  3. At the top of the Finder window, click General.
  4. Select “Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac.”
  5. To encrypt your backup data and protect it with a password, select “Encrypt local backup.”
  6. Click Back Up Now.

Note: You can also connect iPhone to your computer wirelessly if you set up Wi-Fi syncing.


Back up iPhone using your Windows PC

  1. Connect iPhone and your computer with a cable.
  2. In the iTunes app on your PC, click the iPhone button near the top left of the iTunes window.
  3. Click Summary.
  4. Click Back Up Now (below Backups).
  5. To encrypt your backups, select “Encrypt local backup,” type a password, then click Set Password.

To see the backups stored on your computer, choose Edit > Preferences, then click Devices. Encrypted backups have a lock icon in the list of backups.

Note: You can also connect iPhone to your computer wirelessly if you set up Wi-Fi syncing.


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