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asked Nov 23, 2015 by triuser (1,842 points)

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There are two methods to backup iPhone via:

  • iCloud
  • iTunes

Each one has advantage and disadvantage:

  • iCloud Stores backups in the cloud
  • iTunes stores backups on your Mac or PC
  • iCloud Offers up to 1TB of storage 5 gb free
  • iCloud encrypts your backups and iTunes encrypts too
  • itunes backup do not require internet where as iCloud backup is internet dependent

Backing up using iCloud:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network
  2. In iOS 8 or later, tap Settings > iCloud > Backup.
  3. In iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup
  4. iCloud Backup should be turned on.
  5. Tap Back Up Now and wait till the backup completes
  6. Make sure the backup finished
  7. Goto  Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, and then select your device.
  8. The backup should appear in the details with the time and backup size.

Make a backup with iTunes

  1. To start Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.
  2. The app store content can be stored  Goto File > Devices > Transfer Purchases. Then wait for the transfer to finish. If you're using Microsoft Windows and File menu is hidden, hold down the Control and B keys.
  3. When the transfer completes, you can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices.
answered Nov 23, 2015 by trianswer (22,761 points)

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