How to Backup iPhone to PC, iCloud and iTunes?

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch houses a lot of data, among which are some pretty important data. Apart form the installed apps, you store contacts, messages, notes, photos, videos, music, documents and so on. What if they are lost? You would not even imagine how bad it could be. So if you have an iOS device, it is high time you backed it up. Actually it is not diffictult because Apple offers two ways for you to do so. Below I will show you how to backup iPhone in 3 ways.



How to backup iPhone with iTunes

iTunes may be best known as Apple's music playing program, but the application can do much more in terms of helping you manage your mobile devices.

1 Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer. 

2 If a message pops up to ask for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps.

3 Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes.

4 If you want to save Health and Activity data from your iOS device or Apple Watch, you need to encrypt your backup: Select the box called Encrypt [device] backup and create a memorable password.

5 After the process is completed, you can see if your backup is finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices. You should see the name of your device with the date and time that iTunes created the backup. 


How to backup iPhone with iCloud

The benefit of backing up using iCloud is that it's largely automated and can happen wirelessly. The downside is Apple only gives you 5GB space for free, so if you need more, you have to pay for it. And below is how to backup iPhone via iCloud:

1 Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

2 Go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings, then scroll down and tap iCloud.

3 Tap iCloud Backup. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Backup. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.

4 Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

5 Make sure that the backup finished: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, then select your device. If you're using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then select your device. The backup should appear in the details with the time and backup size.


How to backup iPhone with iPhone Data Transfer

iPhone Data Transfer is a powerful data transfer app that enables you to backup iPhone data to iTunes or your computer. And below is how to backup iPhone using this app:

1 Download and install iPhone Data Transfer on your computer.

2 Launch iPhone Data Transfer.

3 Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, and the app should detect your iPhone.

4 Browse iPhone data in iPhone Data Transfer and select what you want.

5 Select where you want to backup the data: To iTunes or To Folder (local computer).