Although not required to use or manage a iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, backups are recommended to all users. A backup or a backup is a file that contains all your device data and can be restored to it or to another device that belongs to you, if you lost or sold it the first time, you were forced to do a restoration or even a fatal error caused the loss of all data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Currently, device users with operating system iOS have two ways you can make backups of their devices: the iCloud and by iTunes.
If the former method is most convenient because it does not require any intervention on your part or any connection to a computer, the two fits the demands of most of the users. Through iCloud backup can only limited storage space that you own, and it is with most 5 GB - enough so if you, for example, 9 GB of data stored on your terminal. Along with this, some users simply do not have iCloud accountsDo 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 iCloud and iTunes backups you don't have to put an "or", because no one stops you from making both a backup in iCloud and one in iTunes.
The idea is that it doesn't matter too much which backup mode you choose, as long as you select one of the two specified above, the choice is an excellent one. Like iCloud, iTunes will back up, among other things, saved settings, messages, photos, videos, documents, and games.
How can you make a backup iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using iTunes? Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer using USB cable;
- Open iTunes;
- Click the File option in the menu bar Mac 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:
Poppy: ~ / 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.
Windows: Windows 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.