How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Using iTunes
Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch probably houses some pretty expensive data, when you think about everything that’s on it and the time it took you to put it there and get it just right. What would it cost to replace all that data if your iOS device were lost, stolen, severely damaged or just went kaput.
Back Up iPhone or iPad Using iTunes
Before you make a backup of your iPhone or iPad using iTunes, it’s a good idea to check whether you have the latest version of iTunes, but it’s often not necessary. Lease note backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings; app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages, ringtones and more.
You can also manually backup your iOS device using iTunes. Follow these steps to manually backup your iOS device using iTunes:
Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices
Right-click the device and select Back Up
How to back up iPhone or iPad
Backing up is easy to do, and it’s also incredibly important – if we had to give three pieces of advice to iPhone owners, they would be back up, back up, back up. So listen up, as we explain how to back up an iPhone or iPad. The App Store will still have record of you buying the app, so you can download it again. It just won’t be included if you restore from a back up. Making sure that all of this precious data is backed up somewhere is a crucial safeguard against theft, damage, or leaving our worlds behind on the back seat of a taxi. Apple’s iCloud service means your iPhone or iPad can constantly sync important data with web-based servers, and iTunes also offers a simple one-click backup facility.
How do I backup my iPhone with iTunes
Backing up your data is essential to insure against damage or loss to your iPhone. The process will also make it possible to easily transfer data from your device to a new iPhone should you chose to up grade. Follow these steps.
Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
Click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
Make sure the Summary tab at the top of iTunes is selected.
Under the Backup section, check the “Back up to this computer” radio button.
Click the Sync button.
Above the step-by-step instructions, you’ll also find a quick overview of how to restore your device using iTunes, should you need to, as well as a list of things that do and do not get backed up using this method.