How to backup your iPhone before installing iOS 10: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes (iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPad 3, iPad mini)

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From your Mac or PC, you can make a backup of your device in iTunes. If you are synchronizing your iPhone 4, 4s, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPod touch, or iPad data with itunes that doesn’t means it is creating a backup for you. You have to create it.

Although it’s not likely you’ll run into trouble with the new OS, better safe than sorry. Here’s a quick refresher on manually backing up your data. But don’t let your iPhone and iPad feel neglected, because Apple is also launching the public beta of iOS 10. … What should I do before installing it? Back up! Back up your device—I recommend a tethered backup to iTunes … Again, Apple recommends you install the iOS 10 beta on a secondary device.

Restoring an iPhone backup on your iPad or iPod touch will result in to partial restoring of your data.For example using an iPad backup for an iPhone, certain types of data won’t transfer:

  • Photos will not be transferred.
  • Attachments in Messages will be restricted.
  • Voice Memos will not be restored.
  • Some apps are only compatible with iPad, so you will not be able to Restore or transfer those apps on other device

If you are planning to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 10, make sure you back up data such as iPhone contacts, notes, photos, songs, videos and playlists in advance. Upgrading to iOS 10 from an earlier iOS version will result in the deletion of all iPhone multimedia tracks as well as photos which are not within the Camera Roll. To back up iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch data prior to upgrading to iOS 8, refer to this tutorial:

(Also see: How to SetUp or restore  your new iPhone 4, 4s, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPod touch, or iPad From iCloud Backup)

iOS 10 Apple is just around the corner and promises lots of new features and updates.Obviously, you’ll want to update your device to the new operating system.

Choose a backup method:Before you get started, learn the difference between making backups with iCloud and iTunes and choose the method that’s best for you. In case you ever need an alternative backup, you can make one in iCloud and another in iTunes.

There are two ways to do this: Make a backup of your iPhone to your PC (through iTunes) or back it up in the cloud via iCloud. (You may’re already set for the latter, but read on to make sure it is).

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes (iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPad 3, iPad mini)

From your Mac or PC, you can make a backup of your device in iTunes. If you are synchronizing your iPhone 4, 4s, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPod touch, or iPad data with itunes that doesn’t means it is creating a backup for you. You have to create it.

As far as i know, itunes is the faster, easier and secure way to restore and backup your iPhone 4, 4s, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPod touch, or iPad data. Just make sure that you have updated your iTunes store to Latest version. Restoring iOS or iPod software deletes all your data and content from your device, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar info. How to Backup or restore data in iCloud and iTunes on iPhone and iPad.

For what it’s worth, I recommend the option of making a backup on your PC, especially because I think it is a faster and more complete solution. (Call me old fashioned, but I tend to distrust the cloud).

Step 1: Connect iPhone to Pc or Mac

Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.

Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.
Step:1 Connect iPhone to computer

Step 2: Sync iPhone

Step2: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Sync iPhone to Windows computer or mac
Step2: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Sync iPhone to Windows computer or mac

Depending on what you’ve done before, this could open iTunes and start syncing your phone (including a backup) However, if you have not set your iPhone to sync automatically, continue to Step 3.

Step 3: Go ahead

Step3: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: trust your computer
Step3: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: trust your computer

If you see a message Trust this computer, go ahead and accept the terms.

STEP 4: Click on Icon

Step 4: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on iphone icon in itunes
Step 4: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on iphone icon in itunes

In iTunes, click on the phone icon (near the top left corner) to display the screen of your iPhone.

Step 5: Backup

Step 5: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on manually backup iphone in itunes
Step 5: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on manually backup iphone in itunes

Then, in the Backup section, click on the button backup. Depending on how much time has passed since the last backup, this may take 30 seconds or a lot of time. Anyway, that’s it, you’re done.

STEP 6:  Enable iPhone Backup Encryption

Step 6: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on itunes encrypt iphone backup
Step 6: How to Backup iPhone to iTunes: Click on itunes encrypt iphone backup

You may want to consider enable encryption for this backup, which will move to key iOS (keychain) with password information e – mail accounts, Wi-Fi networks and various applications and websites) and any other information you may have, as HomeKit – very useful if you have to restore your iPhone. You just check the box to encrypt the iPhone (Encrypt iPhone Backup) before taking the step 3. Of course, be sure to note the password you are using for encrypted backup.

Some Iphone or iPad data that iTunes backup doesn’t include:

  • Photos which are already stored in your cloud account, like My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library will not be included.
  • Touch ID settings.
  • Information and settings data of Apple Pay will not be included.
  • Apple Health and  Apple Keychain app data will not be included.
    In order to backup Apple Health and  Apple Keychain app data you have to use  Encrypted Backup feature in iTunes.


ALso SEE:

You’ll need to erase your device, which deletes all of your data and settings: Factory reset or hard reset iPhone and iPad

(How to backup your games on the cloud? )


How to Backup iPhone to iCloud (iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPad 3, iPad mini)

iCloud backups include nearly all data and settings stored on your device. iCloud backups don’t include:

  • Photos which are already stored in your cloud account, like My Photo Stream, and iCloud Photo Library will not be included.
  • Data stored in other cloud services, like Gmail and Exchange mail
  • Touch ID settings.
  • Information and settings data of Apple Pay will not be included
  • Content you didn’t get directly from iTunes, App, or iBooks Stores, like imported MP3s, videos, or CDs
  • Apple App Store content will not be included.
  • Apple Health and  Apple Keychain app data will not be included.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to Wifi or Mobile network

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud
Connect iphone to Wifi

Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go to iCloud

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud
Step 2 How to Backup iPhone to iCloud: Open Setttings > iCloud

Touch the icon Settings , then tap iCloud .

Step 3: iPhone iCloud Backup Now

Step 3 How to Backup iPhone to iCloud: Click Backup now
Step 3 How to Backup iPhone to iCloud: Click Backup now

Tap on Backup , then move the slider until iCloud Backup on or green (if it is not already). Finally, tap Back Up Now . Depending on how much time has passed since the last time you updated, it will take a few seconds or longer.

Step 4: Verify iPhone/ iPad Backup to iCloud

Verify that the backup has been done successfully by going to Settings> iCloud> Storage> Manage Storage , then select your iPhone. There should see all the details of support including date and size.

And that’s it. Now you can go and install iOS 10 with full confidence that they will not lose your valuable information on your phone.

Go back to the current version of iOS

If you’re using iOS beta and want to go back to the current version of iOS, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Put your device in recovery mode and restore it. If you turned on Find My iPhone, enter your Apple ID and password after the restore to activate your device.
  3. If you can’t finish the restore, get help.
  4. After the restore is complete, you can set up your device from your archived backup. This backup should be from an earlier version of iOS.

If your device has a prerelease version of iOS and you restore the device to an earlier version of iOS, you might not be able to restore your backup. This can happen if the backup is from a later version of iOS. For example, if you restore your device to the current version of iOS and try to use a backup that you created using a prerelease version of iOS.

iCloud and iTunes Backup and Restore Guide for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch – :

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