Even if you iPhone is no where to be found you can still get all of your data in your device if you backup now. Backing up your files will save you lots of stress and you might see it as another secure way for keeping your document. Before you update your iPhone or iPad to the latest OS version you’ll have to backup your data.
There are just two ways for you to backup your data, through Apple iCloud or your personal computer. So before you even begin backing up here is how you can know the one to use.
Choose a backup method
To backup your device on iCloud is quite simple but it might not be for people who has more than 5GB of data on their device. So if you have lots of files you can start get a plan that start at $0.99 at 50GB of storage.
If you’re using your computer to backup your device you can save up to a 100GB without spending a dime — but that depend on what you want, because from the cloud yo can get it anywhere anytime. So, here is how you can backup your iPhone and iPad.
Using Apple iCloud
Before you can backup your device you need to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
Go to Settings, tap on your profile and open iCloud. Tap on iCloud Backup and click on Back Up Now. Connect your device to a power source and make sure you’ve enough space in iCloud for the backup.
When you sign in to iCloud, you get 5GB of iCloud storage for free. If you need more iCloud storage, you can buy more from your iPhone or iPad.
Using a Mac or a Windows computer
On a Mac and windows computer open iTunes application or open Finder if you’re using macOS Catalina 10.15.
Follow the on screen steps if a message prompt you for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer. Locate your device on your computer and click Back Up Now to backup your device.
If you’ve encrypted any of your files — you’ll have to know the password, if possible save the password where no one can get access to — because there is no other way to recover iTunes backups. So you’ll always need it.