If you back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will have a copy of your information that can be used if your device is altered, lost or damaged.
There are 4 method to backup the iPhone Data:
- With iCloud
- On your computer
- With Google drive
- With Dropbox
Back up iPhone data with iCloud
- Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
- Go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud
- Tap iCloud Backup.
- Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.
Automatic back up each day with iCloud Backup
To let iCloud automatically back up your device each day, here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on in Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.
- Connect your device to a power source.
- Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
- Make sure that your device’s screen is locked.
- Make sure you have enough free space in iCloud for backup. When you sign in to iCloud, you get 5GB of free iCloud storage. If you need more storage in iCloud, you can buy more than an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. Programs start at 50GB for $ 0.99 (USD) per month. Learn more about prices in your area.
Back up iPhone data with your computer
- Connect the device to your computer. On a Mac running macOS Catalina 10.15, open the Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or later, or on a PC, open iTunes.
- If a message appears asking for the access code for your device or trust this computer, follow the steps on the screen. If you have forgotten your access code, get help.
- Locate the device on your computer. If your device doesn’t show up on your computer, learn what to do.
- If you want to save health and activity data from your device or Apple Watch, you will need to encrypt your backup: [Device] Select the box labeled Backup Encrypt and create a memorable password. If you do not need to save your health and activity data, you can create an unencrypted backup. Now click on Back now.
- When the process ends, you can see if the backup finished successfully.
Back up iPhone data with Google Drive
Before you back up do this
- Your phone must be on a Wi-Fi network to back up photos and videos.
- If you back up multiple times, only new photos will be backed up. It will also replace all previous backups for contacts and calendars.
- If you organize photos in albums, those albums won’t be backed up in Google Photos.
- Contacts and calendars from services like Facebook or Exchange will not be backed up.
Start your backup on google drive
- On your iPhone, install and open the Google Drive app.
- In the top left, tap Menu
- At the top, tap Settings Backup.
- Tap Start backup.
How to back up your phone on Dropbox
There are limitations to relying on iCloud. iCloud can be restrictive for people who just don’t use Apple devices, and it can be confusing to understand which files are stored where you use iCloud services and files stored locally on your phone. Huh.
Failing that, the surest way to ensure that all the files you need are safe and still accessible, would be to use Dropbox as your primary storage on all of your devices. We’ll talk about that later, but for now we’ll look at how to store iPhone backups in Dropbox.
To upload a backup file to Dropbox, you must first back up your computer by performing the iTunes backup process described above. Once you have saved the backup on your computer, follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu and then open File Explorer
- Click “This PC” from the left-side menu
- Double-click on your computer’s hard drive, generally labeled “Local Disk (C:)”
- Under “Show/hide” in the “View” tab at the top of the File Explorer window, tick the box for “Hidden items”
- Open the “Users” folder within your hard drive’s folder.
- You’ll see a list of users who have access to your computer. Select the folder for your account. If you haven’t set your own account name, this will likely be called “Admin”
- In your user folder, you should see a folder called “app data.” Open that, then click through the following folders:
- Apple Computer
- Once you’re in the “Backup” folder, make sure it’s arranged into chronological order, so that your most recent backup will be the first file on the list.
- Open your Dropbox files either on your browser or via the Desktop client.
- Drag the most recent backup folder into your Dropbox window and wait for it to upload
- Open Finder, and from the top menu bar, select Go
- With the Go drop-down menu open, hold down the Option key and you’ll notice a Library folder appear in the menu
- Open the Library folder and then click through the following folders:
- Application Support
- From here, the process is pretty much the same as on Windows. Locate your most recent backup folder, drag it into your Dropbox window, and wait for the upload to complete.