While technology is incredible, we all know that it may fail us at times. A computer or cell phone breaks or crashes, leaving the user crying into their pillow at night since they have lost all of their key contacts, sentimental images, and other personal items. iPhone should be backed up just as much as the computer, if not more so, as it is put in more scenarios every day where all of the data could be lost.
So, how to make sure an iPhone is backed up so that this doesn’t happen? There are a few simple precautions to take to protect yourself from any frustrating circumstance.
How to Back Up an iPhone Before Trade-In
It’s simple to back up an iPhone! Apple is to be commended for this. They’ve taken care to make the process as simple as possible for everyone to complete. Data, contacts, images, and app information on an iPhone will be safe and available from any device if back it up.
Here are simple methods for backing up an iPhone before trade-in:
- First, make sure that the device is connected to a wifi network.
- Find the settings, and then click on “iCloud”.
- Click on “Backup”.
- Click “Back Up Now”.
- Click “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Storage” > “Manage Storage” and Choose your device to double-check that it’s finished.
Backupping an phone to iCloud essentially copies all of the data to an external hard drive that can be viewed from any device as long as having the correct login credentials. Anytime is set up, an phone will automatically sync all of the data to the iCloud when connected to the internet, and the iPhone will be constantly backed up. If the phone fails, it can now access all of this data from the computer. If purchased a new iPhone, it would be able to access the iCloud account on that device and copy all of the old data to it.
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