How to make a backup of your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to computer

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When you connect iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to computer, certain files and settings on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are automatically backed up to your computer. You can restore the information to your device if you need to (if you get a new iPhone, for example, and want to transfer your previous settings to it).

Backed-up information automatically includes text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more.

In addition, photos in Camera Roll on your iPhone or in Saved Photos on your iPod touch or iPad are also backed up. Other media files (such as songs, videos, and some photos) aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes.

iTunes can also encrypt your backups to protect your data. iPhone OS 3.0 and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later are required for encrypted backups.

  • To encrypt iPhone,iPod touch and iPad backups:

1.Connect your iPhone,iPod touch, or iPad to your computer.

2.When the iPhone,iPod touch, or iPad appears in the iTunes window, select it.

3.In the Summary pane, select “Encrypt backups.”

4.Select a password, and then click Set Password.

  • To restore iPhone, iPod touch and iPad files and settings:

1.Connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the computer you normally sync with.

2.When the iPhone,iPod touch, or iPad appears in the iTunes window, select it.

3.In the Summary pane, click Restore.

If your backup is encrypted, iTunes asks you to enter the password before restoring your files and settings. Encrypted backups display a lock icon in the list of backups in iTunes Devices preferences.


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