How to backup your iPhone


If you’re like most people, you probably use your iPhone for everything from keeping in touch with family and friends to managing your finances. Given how much we rely on our iPhones, it’s important to make sure that we backup our data in case something happens to our device. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to easily backup your iPhone so that you can rest assured knowing that your data is safe.

How to backup your iPhone.

Connect your device to your computer

In order to backup your iPhone, you will first need to connect it to your computer. You can do this by using the Lightning cable that came with your device. Once your iPhone is connected, open iTunes and select your device from the top left corner of the screen.

Select your device in iTunes

Once you have selected your device in iTunes, click on the “Summary” tab. In the “Backups” section, you will see an option that says “This computer.” Make sure this option is selected, as this will ensure that your backup is saved to your computer.

Click Summary

Click on the “Summary” tab in iTunes once again. In the “Backups” section, you should see a button that says “Back Up Now.” Click this button in order to begin backing up your iPhone to your computer.

Select “This computer” under Automatically Back Up

As mentioned before, it is important to make sure that you have selected “This computer” as the location for your backup file. This way, you will know exactly where it is saved and can access it easily if you ever need to restore it.

Click Back Up Now

After ensuring that “This Computer” is selected as the backup destination, click on the “Back Up Now” button one final time. This will initiate the backup process and may take a few minutes to complete depending on how much data is being backed up from your iPhone.

How to encrypt your backup.

Open iTunes and connect your device to your computerSelect your device in iTunesClick SummarySelect “Encrypt iPhone backup” under OptionsEnter a password

When you encrypt an iPhone backup in iTunes, your passwords, Wi-Fi settings, website histories, health data, and keychain items are backed up and protected with a 256-bit encryption key. This is the same level of security that is used by banks and other financial institutions.

To encrypt an iPhone backup:

Open iTunes and connect your device to your computerSelect your device in iTunesClick SummarySelect “Encrypt iPhone backup” under OptionsEnter a password

How to restore your backup.

Connect your device to your computerSelect your device in iTunesClick Summary

Subsection 3.4 Select “Restore Backup.”

Click Restore

Assuming that you have already created a backup and would like to restore it onto your iPhone, follow the steps below:

First, connect your iPhone to the computer that you used to create the backup on > open iTunes > select the device icon > click Summary. If you encrypt your backups, you will need to enter the password that you used when prompted.

From here, select “Restore Backup” and then click “Restore.” Please note that this will erase all of the current data on your iPhone, so be sure to back up any important files that you do not want to lose before proceeding!


Thanks for reading! We hope this guide was helpful in teaching you how to backup your iPhone. Remember, backing up your device regularly is important to protect your data in case of loss or damage. If you haven’t backed up your device in awhile, now is a great time to do it. And if you’re unsure about how to encrypt your backup, iTunes has a built-in feature that makes it easy. Just follow the steps above.

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