How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Posted February 4, 2013 at 3:44pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 400055 views
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These are instructions on how to manually backup your iPhone using iTunes.

Step One
Launch iTunes from your dock.


Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable and select it from the iTunes sidebar or at the top right of the screen if you're using the new layout.




Step Three
Make sure you are on the Summary tab and click the large Back Up Now button.


Step Four
Notice the progress bar will tell you the status of your backup.


Step Five
Once complete the date and time of your last backup will be updated.


Step Six
To see all the device backups on your system select Preferences from the iTunes menu.


Step Seven
You can find the list of backups in the Device tab.

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Delano - August 30, 2014 at 9:01am
Hi. Very useful post, which probably saved hours of stress etc due to possible lost data, as there is no indication/warning that an iPhone should be backed up prior to an upgrade to iOS 7.0, when selecting the iOS 7.0 install option, especially via WAN.
Christina Danso - August 24, 2014 at 9:05pm
does it work for 7.1.1
Nancy - August 7, 2014 at 11:27pm
How in Gods name can I backup my iphone 4s to my itunes on my pc without having to trust my iphone???, My iphone screen is broken with no help of fixing. I already change the LCD and see light inside but none in the front in order to click TRUST!!! I am so aggravated! My neck is kiling me from searching for days online. HELP PLEASE???
Cordell Masters - July 19, 2014 at 9:47am
In addition to backing up iPhone with iTunes, there are other methods to backup iPhone: http://www.howtobackupiphone.com/
Anthony - August 1, 2014 at 7:02pm
I am trying to figure out how to get the info I need for court with the app sms export
CrossCombo - July 9, 2014 at 4:42pm
Thanks, you made my day. I've been looking all over the place for this. :-)
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