How to Take Backup of Data from iOS Device(iPhone, iPad) using iTunes & iCloud

Backup ios device using itunes and icloud

Backup of Data from iOS device, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch in free cloud storage iTunes and iDevice. More over data in iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can backing in secure way using below simple steps. But you have to learn policy of iTunes and iCloud before transfer data. Using this ways of transfer data from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch you can transfer data securely. You are using iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) with iOS 7.1.1, iOS 7.1 with new iOS 10 or Later. Before updating iOS in your device, you must have to backup your old iOS using iTunes and iCloud.

Useful: Download iOS and Restore Using iTunes.

Before you have to backing up your iOS device data, you must have to read below limitation related to storage capacity.

  • iCloud limitation: 5 GB free storage capacity, But you can backup your data in single account using registered single apple ID.
  • To store data (Backup), you must need iTunes. Through iTunes you can store and retrieve data from iCloud in secure way.
  • You can directly store data in iCloud from iCloud option from your iOS device.

If you don’t have mobile internet or wi-fi internet in your iOS device, you must have to follow the first method.

Backup ios device using itunes and icloud

Steps to backup of Data from iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

Method 1: Back up Data through Mac (iTunes)

What your device connected with Mac, You can transfer data in iCloud through iTunes. In iTunes, Select device which you want to backing up data under By tap,

Summary > Backup Now

5 iPhone: backup of Data from iOS device using iTunes

From this you have to select Encrypt iPhone Backup, this method transfer data in secure way using password.

Enter password and get backup.

Method 2: Back up Data from iPhone or iPad through iCloud

Without iTunes, you must have to backing up data in wirelessly way. For that you must have to turn on option for Data backup.

Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, than turn on iCloud Backup toggle.

Step 1: Go to the Settings App on iPhone, iPad

Step 2: Tap on Profile name,

1 Settings App on iPhone

Step 3: Under the Profile, Tap on iCloud.

2 iCloud Apple ID Settings in iPhone

Step 4: Next, Scroll down on screen, Find iCloud Backup.

3 iCloud Backup Manage screen

Step 5: Under iCloud Backup > Enable iCloud Backup and Tap on “Backup Now

4 Start iCloud backup on iPhone

After set this option in your iOS device, you have no worry about tacking up backup,

  • Photos, Videos and Camera roll
  • Device settings
  • Application data
  • iMessage, text sms, MMS msg, Voice mails
  • Rington, videos and songs
  • Documents

See screen for OLD iOS, Settings App > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Backup Now

Option for backup of Data from iOS device.bmp

Suggestion from our readers, Axe app is the best app to take backup your iOS device, when your iCoude full with 5 GB free storage device.

Solution: You need more than 5 GB storage in iColud?

Officially iCloud is best storage for iOS device, SO you must use iCloud for backup of Data from iOS device, To expand space in iCloud you can buy one below plans,

To upgrade storage plans

10 GBs in $20/year,

20 GBs in $40/year,

50 GBs in $100/year, To check latest updates in plans click here on official page.

To downgrade storage plans

After usage of storage capacity in iCloud you can move downgrade in next month using below steps.

  1. Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup
  2. Tap on Storage plan
  3. Now activate you have to enter apple ID and password.
  4. Tap done option after selecting lower priced plan.

More about Downgrade iCloud Storage from iPhone or Mac

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