backup iPhone: Using iTunes, iCloud & Other Alternate options

Most of the people are avoiding backup before Update or Upgrade iOS & device. Not for the particular reasons but might be one of them: iTunes backup taking too much time, Backup process stuck, Won’t able to use the iCloud sign in – Not enough space in iCloud. But good habits on taking backup iPhone regularly on time interval proved very helpful for the later date.

Let’s see the options available for taking backup iPhone, iPad after that use for restoring or Extract data on Mac or PC.

Backup iPhone, Different methods for use iTunes or iCloud

4 Backup iPhone to iCloud and iTunes on Mac

When you connect your iPhone to iTunes on PC or Mac, from default settings (iCloud or This Computer) you device first backup on iTunes automatically based on preset options (iCloud or This Computer), then we can do further use of iTunes for sync Songs, Photos, Apps and more. (See the below Device Summary screen)

2 Auto Backup on iTunes for iPhone

We can bypass auto backup start every time on connect iPhone to iTunes by using iPhone sync iTunes over WiFi.

Use iTunes for iPhone Backup

1. Connect your iPhone/ iPad or iPod with iTunes via lightning cable.

2. The device will appear in iTunes, Click on it, Go to the Summary page.

4 Use iTunes for Backup iPhone or iPad

3. Click on Backup Now options. Anytime we can Manually find old backups.

Wait for few minutes, it’s swift and secure [No risk for use later]. Gigabytes of backup data saved in 5 to 10 minutes.

Have you set the auto backup option is iCloud? All the necessary data only save to iCloud whenever we connect iPhone to iTunes.

Use iCloud for OTA Backup

1. Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad or iPod.

2. Tap on the Profile (See on iOS 10.3 or later), Next Tap on iCloud.

iOS 10.2.1 and Older: Go to the Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Enable, Backup Now

1 icloud backup in iphone

3. Scroll down on screen, Find iCloud Backup option.

1 Backup turn on option in iPhone and iPad

Tap on it, Enable iCloud Backup toggle and Start backup by a single tap on “Back Up Now.”

3 start backup on iphone

Use Software for Mac or PC

Backup procedure equal from first device apple launched. So above steps are compatible with iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus red, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X and iPad, iPod Touch.

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Above backup methods are very useful on restore iPhone from old backup or recent.