Backup means keeping a copy of data on another device to avoid data loss in case of a device crash, reset, or failure. It is a smart approach to back up data on your PC or mobile phone. It is similar to the backup plans we make when we finally decide to take risks for achieving our goal. Also, if you want to change or switch your iPhone to a new version or model, you can transfer your data to the new phone if you had a data backup.
We can attain a backup of the iPhone on a computer by following a few steps. The matter is on “which operating system the user wants to take back up?”.
Here, we will discuss steps to back up an iPhone on the Windows operating system as well as the Mac operating system.
Let’s begin to discuss the iPhone’s Backup on Windows OS and macOS one by one.
Back up iPhone to Windows OS.
There are following steps through which users can back up their iPhone data on the Windows system:
Step 1: Download and install the ‘iTunes’ application from apple’s website on your system. The iTunes application preserves the settings, saved images/camera roll, plus other essential data. It is used for backing up data on Windows.
Step 2: Make a connection between your iPhone and the system either by a USB cable (wired connection) or by setting up the Wi-Fi syncing for a wireless connection. But if you are setting Wi-Fi syncing for the first time, it is required to use a USB cable once to make a setting in the iTunes application for enabling wireless syncing for your iPhone. Just do it once and enjoy a wireless connection ever after.
Step 3: After connecting, open the iTunes app on your system, and near the top left of the iTunes window, an ‘iPhone’ icon or button appears. Click on it as shown in the below snippet:
Step 4: After that click on ‘Summary’. Then, click on ‘This Computer’ under ‘Backups’ and click on the ‘Back Up Now option, as shown in the snippet:
Check the ‘Latest Backup’ and confirm your backup. Generally, the iTunes application automatically takes the backup of your iPhone data when connected to the system. But, it is the manual option to back up data whenever required.
Step 5: If your iOS version is above 3.0, you get an option ‘Encrypt local backup’. It will help to secure your backup data. Click on it, and it will ask to provide a password for protection. Provide the password and click on Set Password, as shown below:
Your data will be back upped on your system.
Back up iPhone to Mac OS.
There are the following steps you need to follow to back up your iPhone to the Mac operating system:
Step 1: Make a connection between your iPhone and the system either by a USB cable (wired connection) or by setting up the Wi-Fi syncing for a wireless connection. But if you are setting Wi-Fi syncing for the first time, it is required to use a USB cable once to make a setting in the iTunes application for enabling wireless syncing for your iPhone. Just do it once and enjoy a wireless connection ever after.
Step 2: If the version of your macOS is older, you need to use ‘iTunes’ for backing up the data. For a new version of macOS, use ‘macOS Catalina’. Here, we have used iTunes for backup.
Step 3: After connecting your phone, an ‘iPhone’ device icon will appear on the left top corner or right top corner (depending on the iTunes version). Click on it, as shown below:
Step 4: Click on ‘Summary’. Under ‘Backups’, click on ‘This Computer’ and finally click on ‘Backup Now’. A snippet is shown below:
You can check the ‘Latest Backups’ and confirm your backup.
Step 5: If you want the option to secure your stored backup data through encryption. Select “Encrypt iPhone backup” and protect it with a password.
It will safeguard your data from mischief.
Read and follow the steps according to the operating system you own and back up your iPhone data in just a few steps.
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