How to Backup Your iOS Device

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One of the most common questions we get from customers is how to backup their iOS devices when they are looking to buy a new iPhone or iPad. There are two ways to backup your iOS device. The first is with iCloud and the other is to backup your iPhone or iPad with iTunes.

iCloud is a cloud storage from Apple that allows users to access documents, apps, pictures, contacts and other important things from any device they want to use. Up to six different family members can share their iTunes Store and App Store purchases, and have them automatically download to their devices. Apple gives everyone 5GB of free space on iCloud and you can purchase more.

Using iCloud is the easiest and most simple way to backup your iOS devices.

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to a solid Wi-Fi network and a power source.
2. Go to Settings on your phone, click on iCloud, Storage and Backup and then Backup Now.
3. If you need to setup or restore a new device, turn on your device to the Hello screen, once the setup screen appears select Restore from iCloud Backup, and then select Backup.

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The second option is to use the media player, iTunes, to backup your iOS devices. If you need to backup or restore your iPhone or iPad and do not have access to WiFi this is a good option. Instead of uploading the information to a cloud, iTunes creates a physical copy on your computer of the information from the device.

Follow these steps to backup your device though iTunes

1. Connect your iOS device to your computer and sync the data with the latest version of iTunes.
2. On the left, under devices right-click on the device you want to backup and choose Backup.
3. Open the iTunes Preferences and select Devices. If the device and date it was backed up is listed then the backup was successful
4. To restore from iTunes, connect your device to the computer, select Devices and then select Restore from Backup.

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