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The Answer To, How to Back Up My Iphone?

If data loss has you feeling down, the answer to how to back up my iPhone may be just what you need. Accidental data loss, whether it be due to a lost phone, damaged device or any other number of factors, can happen to anyone, and often when it is least expected. Fortunately, creating a record of all of the precious data stored on your device can get you back in business in no time. Here are a few things you should consider to get started.

Give iTunes a Try

Sadly, the need for a data backup takes most users by surprise. If this is the case you find yourself in, the best thing to do is attempt to recover the data via iTunes. Just as most individuals are surprised by lost data, they are equally surprised by the backup functionality that comes along with iTunes.

iTunes keeps a record of the data found on a device when the device is connected to a computer via a USB cord. It does not keep more than one record, however. Each and every time the phone is connected, data is saved as it exists only in that moment.

Said another way, if you connect your phone on Tuesday, delete a text message on Wednesday, and then need to recover it after you synch on Thursday, that message is lost. iTunes simply was not designed to keep ongoing data backups.

Another limitation is that, at least on the back end, iTunes was designed with a developer in mind. This means that while it works great for the common user who wants to play music, it is not so great for data recovery when that person has little to no technical experience. Backup files are often obscured in folders that contain the extension .mddata or .mdbackup and precluded by a series of jumbled letters and numbers.

Invest in Software

The recommended course of action when it comes to creating data backups is to invest in a software program designed to do just that. There really is no reason not to have this type of tool in your data backup arsenal. You probably do not think twice about buying a case to protect your iPhone. So why wouldn’t you spend the same amount of money (or less) on a system that will keep your data safe?

Unlike iTunes, data backup programs keep records of data every time the phone and software program link up. This means no more searching for obscure files or wondering if your data is recoverable. A user need only locate an easily accessible file folder to restore their data.

An added bonus to quality software backups are the additional features they offer their users. For instance, these programs allow an individual to manage data in one place. How great would it be to organize songs and manage contact lists from a personal computer instead of a small phone screen?

These programs are also compatible with any iDevice found in the home, so you can backup data on iPads or iTouch. Son now you know. The answer to how to back up my iPhone is as simple as that!


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