How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes

How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes

If you have owned an Apple mobile device then no excuses for Backup. In this post, you’ll know How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes. There are two methods available in Apple device to Backup: iTunes or iClouds.

iTunes takes a backup of your iOS device when you sync with iTunes (disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on).

You can also manually backup your iOS device using iTunes. Follow these steps to manually backup your iOS device using iTunes:

  • Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices
  • Right-click (or Control-click) the device and select Back Up.

back up iPhone or iPad using iTunes

The benefit of backing up using iCloud is that it’s largely automated and can happen wirelessly. The downside is Apple only gives you 5GB space for free, so if you need more, you have to pay for it.

With iTunes, you don’t face quite the same space limitations. It creates backups of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch right on your computer. Therefore, the amount of space allotted to your backups is fully in your control. It’s a slice of the free space on your PC or Mac. If you back up using iTunes, you can do it by connecting your iO device to your computer or by turning on wireless syncing with iTunes over Wi-Fi. Let’s see how it’s done.

How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes:

Before you make a backup of your iPhone or iPad using iTunes, it’s a good idea to check whether you have the latest version of iTunes (go to Help > Check for Updates), but it’s often not necessary.

Wireless sync

Make sure iCloud is turned off. On your iPhone, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and toggle iCloud Backup to off. Then go to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, which will prompt you to connect your iPhone to your PC. Sign in to iTunes using your Apple ID and look for the small iPhone icon.

iTunes Backup

In the menu that appears on the left, select Summary and scroll down to Options. Select “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” and click Apply on the bottom right.

iTunes Backup

Disconnect your iPhone from the PC; if your PC and iPhone are on the same Wi-Fi network, your phone should appear in iTunes and allow for wireless backups.

With a Cable:

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and launch iTunes. Your phone will appear as a small icon up top.

iTunes Backup

Click that phone icon, and in the left-hand menu under Summary, click the items you want to backup. If it’s music, for example, click Music and check the box next to Sync Music. Choose whether you want to back up your entire library or select tracks and albums. Click Apply and do the same for movies, TV shows, and whatever else you want to sync.

Conclusion: It’s one of the easiest methods to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes. If you know other methods please let us know in comments. Thanks! for reading and keep sharing.

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