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Types of backup
Users of Apple devices that include the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have different options when it comes to backups. Backups can be made to iCloud, which offers 5GB of free storage space and up to 2TB by the paid plan. They are always encrypted, and they can be made easily over Wi-Fi.
Backups can also be made to the computer, where applying encryption is an additional option. These backups can be achieved by using iTunes. Both types of backup have their own advantages and disadvantages, so the choice will come down to personal preference.
Backup with iCloud
Backing up with iCloud is very simple and can be carried out in a short space of time. The iPhone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network, then under Settings, go to [your name]. Under iCloud, select iCloud Backup then Back Up Now. It is necessary to stay connected to Wi-Fi until the backup is completed.
To make sure your iCloud backup takes place every day, iPhone users simply need to make sure that iCloud backup is selected under Settings. The device must be connected to power and to a Wi-Fi network. There also needs to be sufficient storage space in the corresponding iCloud account.
Backup with iTunes
This can also be quickly and easily achieved. First, connect the device to your computer and open iTunes. With the current macOS, Catalina 10.15, it is possible to simply open Finder. You may be asked to Trust This Computer or enter your passcode.
You should be able to locate your device in Finder or iTunes. This is where the name of your phone appears in the sidebar, and you will be able to view your phone details by selecting it.
Here there is the option to carry out a complete backup, or a backup of selected information.
There is also the option to encrypt the backup as an extra security measure. The backup will be executed by selecting Back Up Now and waiting for the process to finish.
Transfer data to your new iPhone
Starting from iOS 12.4, Apple has made it possible to transfer data directly from an old to a new iPhone. This can either be completed through Wi-Fi or by connecting with a cable.
Before transferring data, it’s a good idea to upgrade the iOS on your old phone to the latest version. In the Setting app, this can be done by selecting General and Software Update. Then follow the instructions for iPhone updates.
After making a backup of your old phone, data can be automatically transferred by using your Apple ID. This is possible using the QuickStart setup tool on the new phone.
The two phones need to be next to each other, and a card will appear, giving options for transferring data. The camera of the old phone needs to be pointed at a display of dots on the screen of the new phone, and your 6-digit passcode needs to be entered.
After going through the setup process, the options will be given to transfer from iPhone or Download from iCloud. Both of these are options for transferring data.
Backing up and transferring data should be a relatively simple process that is easy to manage. There are sometimes some further complications, but this can be easily handled by contacting Apple Support. Then we can relax and enjoy our shiny new iPhones.