Like many people who use an iPhone, you certainly have some sensitive and valuable information stored on it that you don’t want anyone else to have access to. And since you carry your phone with you everywhere you go, chances are that sooner or later you might just lose it.
However, you don’t have to worry too much about this, since you can easily back up the data on your iPhone so that in the event you lose your phone, the data can still be recovered. With that in mind, below we’ll take a closer look at how you can backup iphone in 5 easy steps.
1.Backing up with iTunes
iTunes is a popular method that can help you backup the data on your phone. To do so, you need to plug your iPhone into your computer, launch iTunes and then go to the Devices list and select your iPhone.
Right click on it and then click on Back Up and wait for the process to complete. Keep in mind that the procedure remains the same, no matter if you use Windows or OS X.
2. Using iCloud to back up your iPhone
Another way to back up the data on your phone is to use iCloud. While you can get 5GB for free, if you have a lot of data, then you may want to go for a paid plan that allows you to back up more files. In order to back up your files to iCloud, you need to follow the same steps outlined in step one and then go to Settings and then go to Storage and Backup. After you tap on the Back up now button, iCloud is going to start uploading your data in the cloud, so wait until it finishes.
3. Back data up to another iPhone
Did you know that you can also back up your data to another phone? This is especially useful for those who change their iPhone often. There are various third party programs that you can use for this and they’ll make it very simple to transfer your data between your phones. If you used FTP software in the past, then such programs resemble it a lot, displaying your phone on the left and the phone on which you want to transfer the data to on the right. To back it up to it, you just need to simply drag and drop the files to the new phone.
4. Use DropBox
Arguably one of the best ways you can use for backing up your phone data is DropBox. They actually have a special iPhone app that you can use to do this. There is also an option that you can turn on and off so that new data is automatically backed up. As a result, this makes keeping your files safe very simple and at the same time it gives you peace of mind that no matter what happens to your phone, you can access them at anytime.
5. Use SugarSync
SugarSync is another useful cloud based backup service that allows you to easily upload all your data on its servers and access it whenever you need to. Not only does it make data storage simple, but at the same time it also allows you to sort your files the way you want to. However, keep in mind that this service isn’t free and you’ll need to sign up for a monthly plan.
No matter how long you’ve had your iPhone for, you certainly have some files on it that you value a lot. To prevent losing them by accidentally bricking, damaging or having your phone stolen, it’s best that you back up the data on it at least every 2 weeks by using any of the other methods.