I have an Apple device. How do I backup my data? 📲

It's important to backup your data so that you can easily transfer it over to a new device. Most newer phones will automatically backup your data, however, it's best to do a manual backup of your data every so often.

How to backup your data on your Apple device 📲

👇 To backup your data using your Apple device, follow the steps below:

1️⃣ Go to Settings.

2️⃣ Tap [Your Name].

3️⃣ Tap iCloud.

4️⃣ Tap iCloud Backup.

5️⃣ If your iCloud backup is not turned on automatically, switch it on. This means that your data will periodically be backed up throughout its use.

6️⃣ To do a manual backup, tap Back Up Now.

🎉 Once complete, your data will be backed up.

 

👇 To backup your data by connecting your Apple device to your Mac, follow the steps below:

1️⃣ Connect your Apple device to your Mac with a cable*.

2️⃣ In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your Apple device you want to backup**.

3️⃣ At the top of the Finder window, click General

4️⃣ Then click Back up all of the data on [your Apple device] to this Mac.

5️⃣ If you want to encrypt your data and protect it with a password, click Encrypt local backup.

6️⃣ To finish, click Back Up Now.

🎉 Once complete, your data will be backed up.

*You can also connect your Apple device to your Mac wirelessly if you've set up Wi-Fi syncing between your devices.

**macOS 10.15 or later is required to backup your data using Finder. If you're using an earlier version of macOS, you'll need to back up your Apple device using iTunes instead.

 

👇 To backup your data by connecting your Apple device to your Windows PC (requires iTunes), follow the steps below:

1️⃣ Connect your Apple device to your Windows PC with a cable*.

2️⃣ From your iTunes app on your PC, click the iPhone button at the top left-hand side of the iTunes window.

3️⃣ Click Summary.

4️⃣ Then click Back Up Now.

5️⃣ If you want to encrypt your data and protect it with a password, click Encrypt local backuptype a password and click Set Password.

🎉 Once complete, your data will be backed up.

*You can also connect your Apple device to your PC wirelessly if you've set up Wi-Fi syncing between your devices.

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