You probably keep some very important information on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Whether that’s photos of your kids or the email addresses of your most important business contacts, you definitely don’t want to lose that kind of information. But what would happen to your files, photos, and everything else if your iOS device were lost, stolen, or severely damaged? If you backed up your data, it will all still be available to you. Everyone who owns a mobile device should back up their data. Period. With iOS, you have two simple options: use iCloud or use iTunes. With the new updates on the Apple Devices constantly coming out, it is very important for everyone to know how to back up their information to iCloud. This is very important to do before installing any new software updates on any of your Apple Devices. Recently, here at iPhonefix, I have personally seen what can happen when you take a update without backing up your content to iCloud. I have seen quite a few clients come in here after a recent software update with all of their information lost on their iPhone or iPad. Sometimes with these software updates, they can cause problems in your Apple devices. Especially if you have a older version of the iPad or iPhone. And when you don’t back up your data to iCloud, or iTunes, you lose everything and there is no way of getting anything back.
How to Back Up iPhone & iPad Using iCloud
1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
2. Under Backup, turn on the switch for iCloud Backup.
What Will Be Backed Up
-Music purchased through iTunes (but not in all countries)
-TV shows purchased through iTunes (U.S. only)
-Books purchased through iTunes
-Photos in the Camera Roll
-Videos in the Camera Roll
-Notes in the Notes app
-Device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
-Home screen and app organization
-Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
How to Back Up iPhone & iPad to iTunes
1. Plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer.
2. Launch iTunes.
3. Select your iPhone or iPad i the “Devices” list.
4. Right click on your iPhone or iPad.
5. Select “Back Up”
6. Wait for the Back Up to complete.