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How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Posted February 4, 2013 at 3:44pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to manually backup your iPhone using iTunes.

Step One
Launch iTunes from your dock.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

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.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes


How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Step Three
Make sure you are on the Summary tab and click the large Back Up Now button.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Step Four
Notice the progress bar will tell you the status of your backup.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Step Five
Once complete the date and time of your last backup will be updated.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Step Six
To see all the device backups on your system select Preferences from the iTunes menu.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

Step Seven
You can find the list of backups in the Device tab.
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes
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Paddington
Paddington - July 17, 2015 at 7:04am
Did you find your brain?
BigMike1971
BigMike1971 - June 21, 2015 at 7:07pm
Can i use this if i am wanting to go all the way to ios 8?
Delano
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
Christina Danso - August 24, 2014 at 9:05pm
does it work for 7.1.1
Nancy
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???
Osk
Osk - March 28, 2015 at 7:20am
hey did u got to know, how to have backup? am facing the same problem.
Anthony
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
CrossCombo - July 9, 2014 at 4:42pm
Thanks, you made my day. I've been looking all over the place for this. :-)
CrossCombo
CrossCombo - July 9, 2014 at 4:41pm
Thanks, you made my day. I've been looking all over the place for this. :-)
hadi_rostami
hadi_rostami - January 8, 2014 at 9:28pm
you are the best thank you sooooooooooooo mutch
andy h
andy h - January 7, 2014 at 3:45pm
can I then delete the app tab once done or do I have to keep it? re itunes and backed up music etc do i still then backup via itunes? AH
jackily
jackily - December 19, 2013 at 5:20am
downgrade ip5 from 7.0.4 to 6.1.4 error 3004
R561
R561 - June 29, 2013 at 2:35pm
Can anyone please tell me if I can still backup my iphone even though it's unlocked and jailbroken?
pedrouan
pedrouan - June 11, 2013 at 1:21pm
Thank You for the tut. Appreciate!
Brian Rorke
Brian Rorke - April 17, 2013 at 1:37am
you put my ipod in a hard shutdown
david
david - April 5, 2013 at 2:58pm
after i backed up my iphone 4 so how i move my iphone's data to blackberry z10.. tq
milleanni
milleanni - February 6, 2013 at 4:43pm
Don't let this guy get near an assault weapon
Appleholic
Appleholic - February 5, 2013 at 5:35pm
what on earth you are talking about
Darryn
Darryn - February 6, 2013 at 12:02pm
What the heck are you saying.
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