How to back up your iPhone

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Last updated on August 4th, 2019

How do you make sure you don’t lose your photos, messages, and other data? Here’s how you can back up your iPhone and iPad!

Your data is important, even precious, and should be treated as such. The best way to secure your data is to back it up. You should also maintain a regular backup routine, just in case something happens to your iPhone or iPad, like getting lost or stolen.

Choose a backup method

Before you get started, learn the difference between iCloud and iTunes backups, then choose the method that’s best for you. If you need an alternative backup, you can make one in iCloud and another in iTunes.

How to back up with 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 toTap to iCloud


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