Backup your iOS Devices- iPad or iPhone with iCloud; iTunes and Flash Drive

Back Up and Restore

If you wish to back up your iOS devices like your iPad or iPhone or even iPod you have three different options to do it. You can try doing with iCloud; iTunes or with Flash drive.

Backup with iCloud

This is the easiest and most popular ways to back up an iOS device. You just need to enable the iCloud backup by going to Settings > iCloud > Backup.  You can take a back up when you are logged into iCloud not using the lock screen and by connecting to Wi-Fi. So whenever  you plug your phone in to charge, or even while you’re sleeping or just while you’re not using it, it gets backed up.

Backup with iCloud

iCloud will back up your account information, documents created on your iOS device, Health information, Home settings, and regular settings. So if you need to reset your phone for any reason, it is best way to be right back to where you were. It is also useful when it comes to getting a new phone or device. During the setup process for iOS devices, it will ask if you want to set up a new device or restore using a backup. You can then select a saved backup from the iCloud, so that settings and data are restored and apps will begin downloading to the home screen.

To enable this back up you need to have an iCloud account. By default Apple provides 5 GB of free space, so if you have one or two devices, this may work goof for you. If you need more than 5 GB, you will need to pay  50 GB for $.99 a month, 200 GB for $2.99 a month, and 1 TB for $9.99 a month.

Backup with iTunes

iTunes can also be used to back up iPad or iPhone on any Mac or any PC. All you need is a lightning cable or 30-pin Dock Connector Cable. Which cable you need depends on the model of your iOS device you’re planning to back up.

Plug the cable into the USB port of your Mac or PC, then launch iTunes. Connect the device using the cable. Any content that you purchase from iTunes or App Store will then be transferred to your Mac or PC.

Go to File > Devices, and then Transfer Purchases, all on the menu bar. If the File menu is not available, hold down the Control and B keys at the same time, allowing it to pop up. Let the data finish transferring before you unplug your device.

Back up with iTunes

When it comes to backing up Health or Activity data, or an Apple Watch, you need to first encrypt the data.

Go to the phone menu on iTunes, then select “This Computer”, and check the “Encrypt Data” box. You may have to make a password and remember that password as you’ll need it to access the backup. If you don’t have to back up Health or Activity, you can ignore encrypting the data.

Click “Back Up Now” and the back up will begin.

Back up with iTunes

When it is done, check to make sure it was done successfully, by clicking iTunes Preferences and then the Devices button. It should show the name of the device backed up, along with the date and time. If it was encrypted, a lock will appear next to the name of the device.

Backup with iTunes

Backup using iOS Flash Drive

There are iOS flash drives are available from a multitude of manufacturers, like  most popular being Leef iBridge,. This particular iOS flash drive is available in 16GB, 32 GB or 64 GB. It works as a free companion iOS app, displaying when it is available to back up onto the iBridge. It uses a fast, one-tap way to move files from the device to the iBridge. Once your data is stored on the drive, you can then transfer onto the computer, or even another iOS device be it iPhone or iPad.
Backup with Flash Drive

With Flash drive you can carry it easily where ever you go be it  your personal information, media files, or any important data.

All the above three back up options are easy to use and also very important for restoring, resetting, or transferring data to any new iPad or iPhone or even on your PC.