How to make and where to store a backup for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, using iTunes

Although not required to use or manage a iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, backups are recommended for all users. A backup or backup is a file that contains all the data of your device and can be restored on it or on another device that belongs to you, in case you lost or sold it for the first time, you were forced to do a restore or even a fatal error caused all data to be lost iPhoneyour iPad or iPod touch. Currently, users of devices with operating system iOS have two ways you can make backups of their devices: the iCloud and by iTunes.

If the first method is the most convenient because it does not require any intervention from you or any connection to a computer, the second is suitable for the requests of most users. Backup via iCloud it can only be done within the storage space you have, and it is 5 GB for most - so not enough if you have, for example, 9 GB of data saved on your terminal. Along with this aspect, some users simply do not have accounts iCloudDo not want their data to be stored on foreign servers, but prefer to have local computer, not always Wi-Fi or they have a slow one or they want to have a backup for more data. Of course, between backups iCloud and iTunes does not have to put an "or", because no one stops you from backing up so much iCloud, as well as one in iTunes.

The idea is that it doesn't matter too much which backup mode you opt for, as long as you select one of the two specified above, the choice is an excellent one. As well as iCloud, iTunes will back up, among other things, saved settings, messages, photos, videos, documents, and games.

How to backup one iPhone, iPAd or iPod Touch using iTunes? Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Connect the device iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer using USB cable;
  • Open iTunes;
  • Click the File option in the menu bar Macacquis or iTunes (PC);
  • Select devices;
  • Click the Perform backup.

Note: If you use iTunes 10.7 or an earlier version, then right click on the device name in the sidebar of the application, then select Perform backup.

Where to store the backup? File data storage backup depends on the operating system installed on your computer. iTunes places the backup files in the following locations and is recommended not to move the backup file location page:

Mac: ~ / Library / Application Support / MobileSync / Backup /, where "~" represents your home folder. If you do not see the residence folder in the Library, click on the Access menu> Access the folder and copy the command above.
WindowsWindows Vista, Windows 7 si Windows 8: \ Users \ (username) \ AppData \ Roaming \Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup \. To quickly access the AppData folder, click on Start and type in the% appdata% search bar, then press the key Enter.
Windows XP: \ Documents and Settings\ (username) \ Application Data \Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup \. To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, select Run, then type% appdata%, and then press the Enter.

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