To keep all of your data secure, you may need to back up your iPhone to iTunes from time to time. In case your device is lost, or the entire data gets deleted (unfortunately), you’ll have the backup to recover the valuable data.
To offer an extra layer of safeguard to your personal information, you can encrypt your iPhone backup. Only through encryption, you are allowed to save info like health, activity data, saved passwords, website history and Wi-Fi settings. So, if you want to keep the data shielded, password protection is the way to go.
How to Take iPhone and iPad Backup to iTunes
Step #1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
Step #2. When prompted to Trust This Computer, tap on Trust in the popup on your iPhone.
Step #3. Click on your iPhone from the left menu.
Note: As mentioned above, generally iTunes backup doesn’t include some personal information like saved passwords. If you want to save such information, you need to encrypt the backup. To do so, select the box called Encrypt [device] backup and set a password.
Step #4. Finally, click “Back Up Now.”
Next up, wait patiently and allow the backup to complete successfully. Once it’s done, you can check out the date and time of the latest backup on the Summary screen.
That’s pretty much it!
Though iTunes does a reasonably good job of letting you manage your iOS device, several third-party tools make the task even more straightforward. From letting you clean up your iPhone to restore it, they can come in very handy. However, the one that we have found up to the mark is “iCareFone” So, if you want to have more flexibility, you can take the help of these useful iPhone managers.
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