iPhone Backup

How do I backup my iPhone with iTunes?

Backing up your data is essential to insure against damage or loss to your iPhone. The process will also make it possible to easily transfer data from your device to a new iPhone should you chose to upgrade.

To write a current backup to your computer:

1. Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
2. Open iTunes.
3. Click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
4. Make sure the Summary tab at the top of iTunes is selected.
5. Under the Backup section, check the "Back up to this computer" radio button.
6. Click the Sync button.

New Dock Backs up iPhone Automatically While Charging

Ever forget to sync your iPhone? Tired of waiting for the backups to complete when you just want to add a few iTunes songs to your iPod app? Enter the SuperHero Dock Backup and Charger for iPhone, revealed at CES 2011. This puppy comes with an SD card built-in and backs up your iPhone effortlessly.

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Every time you dock the iPhone to charge, the SuperHero will make an incremental backup of your contacts and photos. The SD card is 4GB and can be replaced with a larger capacity card. More than one iPhone can also be backed up using the SuperHero.

What iPhone data is backed up by iTunes?

Most iPhone owners have been using iTunes to back up their iPhones. This is a smart move, since your data will be saved to your computer in the event something happens to the iPhone. iTunes will restore from the backup file if necessary.

But what exactly does iTunes back up? Contacts? Text messages? Here's a complete list. Each iPhone firmware version backs up the following items:

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