Back Up Data On Iphone, Ipad, And Ipod Touch

Back Up Data On Iphone, Ipad, And Ipod Touch

A backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch includes personal information in case you replace, lose, or damage your device.

Choosing a backup method

Before you begin, find out how iCloud and iTunes backups differ, then choose the most appropriate method. If you need an additional backup, you can make one copy in iCloud and another in iTunes.

Backup Using iCloud

  1. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to the Settings menu > [your name] and select iCloud.
  3. Click Backup in iCloud.
  4. Click on “Back Up”. Do not disconnect from the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

You can check the progress and confirm the completion of the backup. Go to the Settings menu > [Your name] > iCloud > "Backup in iCloud." Under the Create Backup command, the date and time of the last backup are displayed.

Back Up Data On Iphone, Ipad, And Ipod Touch

Auto Backup in iCloud

To set up daily automatic backup of data on your device in iCloud, you must do the following:

  • Make sure “Backup in iCloud” is enabled in the Settings menu > [Your name] > iCloud > "Backup in iCloud."
  • Connect the device to a power source.
  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Make sure the device’s screen is locked.
  • Check if iCloud has enough free space to back up. When registering with iCloud, 5 GB of iCloud storage is provided for free. If you need to increase iCloud storage, you can purchase additional storage using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. You can purchase a subscription from 50 GB for $ 0.99 per month. Details of tariffs for your area.

Backup Using iTunes

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Open iTunes and connect the device to the computer.
  3. If you are prompted to enter a password for the device or designate this computer as trusted, follow the instructions on the screen. If you cannot remember the password, see the help information.
  4. Select this iPhone, iPad, or iPod when it appears in iTunes. If your device doesn’t appear in iTunes, see what to do.
  5. To save the data of the Health and Activity programs from an iOS or Apple Watch device, you need to encrypt the backup: check the box next to the option “Encrypt backup [device name]” and set a well-remembered password. If you do not want to save the data of the Health and Activity programs, you can create an unencrypted copy. Just click Create Copy Now.

Make a note of the password and save it in a safe place, since it is impossible to restore data from iTunes backup without this password.

  • At the end of the process, on the Browse screen in iTunes, you can see if the backup completed successfully. Just look at the “Last Copy” item to see the date and time.