It is always a good habit to back up all the data present on your iOS device to a safe place, as in this digital world data is more important than any other things. So we all should make a habit to back up data at least once a month or week, as we can restore it in case of data loss. It also comes in handy in restoring our data on new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
By default iTunes automatically creates a backup of your iOS device when it is connected through USB. Newer iOS devices also creates back up through iCloud if this feature is enabled and this backups occur whenever your device is connected to power source and is connected to Wi-Fi network.
While the automatic backups are helpful and it is recommended to at least one of them either iTunes or iCloud. We can also create instant back up of our iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch manually and below is the procedure on how to create backup of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch manually using both iTunes and iCloud.
How to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using iTunes:
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes. If it is already installed, update it to latest version.
Step 2: Connect iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using USB cable.
Step 3: Run iTunes and wait for it to recognize your device.
Step 4: Go to “File > Devices” and choose “Back Up“.
Step 5: Wait for iTunes to complete the backup of your device.
How to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch through iCloud:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to Power source.
Step 2: Make sure it is connected to Wi-Fi Network.
Step 3: Go to “Settings > iCloud > Backup” (iOS 8 or later) or “Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup” (iOS 7 or earlier).
Step 4: Enable “iCloud Backup” (If it is not) and tap on “Back Up Now“.
The only downside of iCloud Backup is it is limited to 5GB base storage.
That’s it! Now you have successfully created backup of iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Do share this tutorial with your friends on Social Networking and help them in creating backup of their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.