How to Backup iPhone with iTunes/iCloud/PC and Restore to New iPhone 8

How to Backup iPhone

Summary: How to backup iPhone? This article gives you three methods to backup old iPhone 7/6/5/4, and how to restore iPhone backup to new iPhone 8.

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has planed something big to celebrate, including the newest iPhone 8. With less than a week to go until the launch of the iPhone 8, I'm sure that many people are getting quite excited. But before buying your iPhone 8, you'd better backup iPhone first. After all, you can just throw your old iPhone away, but it is hard to get your data back.

The question is, how to backup iPhone? In this post, we would like to give you three solution to backup iPhone 7/6s Plus/6s/6/5s/5 and restore to your new iPhone 8.

Part 1. How to backup iPhone to iCloud

Using iCloud to backup your iPhone or iPad is a great idea. It allows you to backup photos and videos, settings, app data, iMessage, text messages, ringtones, etc. on iPhone or items purchased from iTunes. If anything happens to your phone or tablet, you will have a backup to access from anywhere with an internet connection. Plus, you can backup iPhone with iCloud automatically or manually.

Step 1Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then tap iCloud. Here you can check your iCloud storage, and all apps using iCloud.

Step 2Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup, toggle the switch next to iCloud Backup on. iCloud will attempt to backup your iPhone automatically and regularly, as long as it is connected to Wi-Fi and plugged in to charge.

Step 3Tap Back Up Now button below, and you can backup iPhone manually.

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

Note: iCloud only provides 5GB storage for free, if you choose to backup iPhone, you probably want to a bit per month to grow this storage space.

Part 2. How to backup iPhone to iTunes

Many consumers are more familiar with iTunes because this is what they use to buy apps, music, and books from the Apple Stores. If you don't want to store your iPhone backups in iCloud, you can store them locally on iTunes.

Step 1Open latest iTunes on PC/Mac and connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Wait until iTunes detects your device automatically, then click on the device icon next to the category dropdown menu on the left side of the iTunes window.

Step 2Select Summary from the sidebar, then scroll down and find Backups section.

Step 3Select This computer under Automatically Back Up, and make sure you check Encrypt iPhone Backup at the same time - this will ensure that health data and passwords transfer with the backup.

Step 4To backup iPhone manually via iTunes, click Back Up Now option under Manually Backup and Restore.

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes

Part 3. Backup iPhone with iOS Data Backup & Restore tool (Recommended)

One of the biggest disadvantages when you backup iPhone 7/6s Plus/6s/6/5s/5 with iCloud/iTunes is that you need to back up the whole package. If you want to restore another iPhone with such backup, it may end up overwriting all existing data on your iPhone.

Alternatively, we suggest you to use a third-party iOS Data Backup & Restore program, which could give you better backup experience.

Key features:

• Safely backup contacts/messages/email/photos/videos on iPhone with simple clicks.

• Restore any data to iPhone from the backup file selectively.

• Preview data before iPhone backup and restore.

• Fully support all iPhone/iPad, including latest iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, running iOS 11/10/9/8.

How to backup iPhone with iOS Data Backup & Restore

Step 1Go to iOS Data Backup & Restore

Free download FoneLab on PC and open the program, choose iOS Data Backup & Restore option in the main interface.

iOS Data Backup Restore

Step 2Connect iPhone to computer

In order to backup iPhone, connect your iOS device to your computer, and then select iOS data Backup option.

iOS Data Backup

Step 3Choose file type

Wait until your iPhone was detected by the program automatically. Then click "Start" button and select file type you want to backup. Here you can choose Photos, Messages, Call History, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, etc. for backup.

Note: You can also choose the default "Standard backup" option to "Encrypted backup" in order to protect private information.

Select File Type

Step 4Backup iPhone

Click "Next" button, and confirm the backup path in the pop-up window, then click Backup button to save your backup files in the local disk.

Backup iPhone

After you get the backup, you can scan and view backup data anytime you want. If you want to restore backup to new iPhone, choose "iOS Data Backup & Restore" > "iOS Data Restore", and you can choose your backup and restore data selectively within seconds.

In this article, we have mainly showed you how to backup iPhone with iTunes, iCloud or iOS Backup tool. Still have more questions? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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September 08, 2017 15:55 / Posted by to iPhone
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