For all the users who makes use of iOS based Apple devices which they have bought with so much excitement, it is quite important and inevitable to know the significance of backing up your device that consists of many important applications installed in it. As far as Apple is concerned, they have provided users with almost two choices in order to back up their device.
Back up with iCloud
Back up through iTunes
Now let’s have a detailed understanding regarding the procedures to back up your iOS device.
Back Up with iCloud
ICloud is such a wonderful application that it helps in syncing almost everything to the users iCloud account. The applications that will be synced ranges from media, settings and to preferences. The fact is that Apple provides users with 5GB of free space so that the users can store photos, videos, messages as well as ring tones.
Now let’s move on to the steps regarding the procedures to back up.
Users will have to turn on their iOS device
Then select Settings
In settings, select ‘iCloud’
Once the user clicks the iCloud, they can see a page that is titled ‘Storage and Back up’ on the right side of the page
There the users can see information regarding ‘Total Storage’, ‘Available’ as well as ‘Manage Storage’, ‘Buy More Storage’ etc
Below Buy More Storage, the users can see an option titled ‘Back Up’
At the bottom of ‘Back Up’, users can see a tab titled ‘iCloud Back Up’
Turn ‘iCloud Backup’ to ‘ON’ status
This will enable iCloud backup to the users iCloud account
Basic Requirements for automatic Back up to iCloud account
Users should be connected to Wi-Fi network
Connected to power source
Should be in Lock-Screen Mode
If the user want to initiate a manual back up to the iCloud Account, then the users will have to follow the below mentioned steps.
Then click iCloud
Then in ‘Storage and Backup’, Click the tab ‘Back Up Now’ that is present at the bottom of the Storage and Backup page
Back Up through iTunes
Connect the iOS device
Then the users will have to sync all the data as well as media with that of the iTunes
Select the ‘Devices’ option
Search for your specified iPhone, iPod as well as iPad that you have
Once the user right-click the device name, they can see a range of options
From the range of options given, select ‘Back Up’
This will enable the iTunes to back up all the important files
This is how the users can create backups for their iOS devices.