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How Can I Backup My iPhone?

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Gabriel Hammond

September 15, 2017 (Updated: November 30, 2017)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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An iPhone has a lot of information at any given moment. Yet it can be very easy to lose that data. You can accidentally delete the photos, messages or even the videos on your device. You can also drop your phone and lose data that way or a software malfunction can cause you to lose the data on your device. It is therefore very important that you have a way to safeguard against data loss and the only way to do that is to back up your iPhone.

In this article, we share with you three simple ways to back up your iPhone so you can have a safety net the next time you lose some of your data.

Backup Your iPhone Entirely or Selectively

There is a new reliable way to back up your iPhone is to use iMyFone D-Port Pro. This software is designed to make it easy for you to create a full backup of your device or back up only SMS, WhatsApp messages, WeChat messages. More importantly, it lacks some of the limitations you will experience with iTunes and iCloud. With D-Port pro, you can also selectively restore the backup, choosing to restore just a section of the data such as SMS, WhatsApp, WeChat as opposed to everything. You can also export data from your iOS device, iTunes or iCloud backups.

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How to Use It Make a Full Backup

Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to make a full backup.

Step 1: launch D-Port Pro and connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cables. The program will detect the device.

Step 2: Click on “Make a Full Backup” under “Backup & Export from Device” tab.

make a full backup

Step 3: Click “Backup” and the program will immediately begin creating a backup of the device.

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How to Backup WhatsApp, WeChat and SMS only

To create a backup of just SMS, WhatsApp and WeChat data, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Launch the program and then connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Under the “Backup & Export from Device” tab, choose “Backup WeChat/Backup WhatsApp/Backup Messages”.

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Step 2: Click “Backup” to begin the process. Keep the device connected through the entire process.

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Backup iPhone Using iTunes

It is one of the easiest ways to back up your device and is reliable when you need to backup data heavy apps and files like Photos and videos since you won’t be using s Wi-Fi or data connection. The following is how to back up your iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and then connect the device using USB cables.

Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears in iTunes and then select “Back Up Now.”

Step 3: Wait for the process to be complete and ensure the device remains connected to the computer through the whole process.

Backup iPhone Using iTunes

Backup iPhone Using iCloud

It is another great way to back up your iPhone, especially because you can turn on iCloud to perform automatic backups. The following is a simple way to back up your iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1: Connect to a Wi-Fi network and then go to Settings > “Your Name” and then tap iCloud. If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier go to Settings > iCloud

Step 2: For iOS 10.3 tap “iCloud Backup.” For iOS 10.2 and earlier, tap “Backup” and make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.

Step 3: Tap “Back up Now” and keep the device connected to the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

 Backup iPhone Using iCloud

Note: All the three ways are free to back up your iPhone. So try the all and tell us which on do you like most. Don't forget that iMyFone D-Port Pro can do more back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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