How to backup iPhone and restore it

Losing your photos can be frustrating. Photos are souvenirs from the past that bring back nostalgic memories to mind, and losing those photos is a situation everyone wants to avoid. It’s 2016 now, and the world has developed in every way. Those thick hard-copy albums are long gone. Backing up your iPhone is a good way to secure your photos, videos and files. There are two ways you can easily backup your iPhone. You can either use iCloud or iTunes to backup our device, according to your convenience. Just follow these steps on how to backup iPhone and restore it.

Backup using iCloud

Note that your iPhone has to be connected to the internet, preferably via Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Open ‘ Settings ‘.

Step 2. Tap on ‘ iCloud ‘.

How to backup iPhone

Step 3. Open ‘ Backup ‘ and turn it on.

Step 4. Tap ‘ Back up now ‘. Make sure your phone is connected to the internet until the backup completes.

How to backup iPhone

Apple gives you the option to automatically backup iPhone each day. To allow your phone to automatically backup, make sure ‘ Backup ‘ option is turned on in the settings. Now connect your iPhone to a power source and Wi-Fi. If there is enough space on your iCloud, your phone will backup automatically.

Backup using iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes.

Step 2. Select your iPhone on iTunes.

Step 3. You also can save your Health & Activity data, but you will have to encrypt your backup first. In order to encrypt, just select the box next to ‘ Encrypt iPhone data ‘.

How to backup iPhone


Step 4. Click ‘ Backup now

You can check if your backup was successful by following the steps below –

iTunes > iTunes Preferences > Devices

You will see the name of your device and the time and date of the backup.

Hope you learnt How to backup iPhone & restore it 🙂 If you have any questions, do let us know in the comments below.


* What if I don’t have enough storage in my iCloud for the backup ?

Your backup will not start until there is enough storage available in your iCloud. If you don’t have enough space, you can upgrade your iCloud account to get more storage. Note that this upgrade is not free of cost.

* Can I backup two or more devices on the same iTunes ?

Yes, you can backup iPhone, iPad and iPod on the same iTunes.

* How to backup iPhone when there is no Wifi?

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