Backing up data on your iPhone will keep your own music, photos, videos and also contacts safe in case there are problems with your iPhone that may cause loss of data. If your iPhone successfully backed up, you are able to restore or recover it to your iPhone an issue get wrong into the future. We will tell you a excellent guide to back up data on iPhone below.

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Steps to Back Up Data on iPhone Using iTunes

iTunes operates on your computer and it is the most preferred alternative in case you frequently connect your iPhone to your computer. Here the steps to back up data on iPhone:

  • Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
  • Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.
  • Save content that you downloaded from the iTunes Store or App Store by clicking File > Devices > Transfer Purchases. Then wait for the transfer to finish. If you’re using Windows and you don’t see a File menu, hold down the Control and B keys.backup iphone using itunes

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

“Write down your password and store it somewhere safe, because there’s no way to recover your iTunes backups without this password”

If you don’t need to save your Health and Activity data, you can make a backup that isn’t encrypted. Just click Back Up Now. If you’re using Windows click File > Devices > Back up (if you don’t see a File menu, hold down the Control and B keys).

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After the process ends, you can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices. You should see the name of your device with the date and time that iTunes created the backup. If you encrypted your backup, you should also see   beside the name of your device.

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If the steps is complete, you are done to back up data on iPhone. You can restore it to your a new iphone in the future.

Source: Apple Support