How to Backup iPhone on iTunes?

A lot of iPhone users utilize the backup to iCloud which is a common solution to use for backing up your device. However, the best way to transfer all your data is to make sure that you have your text messages is backed up on iTunes.

In this section, we will talk about how to backup iPhone on iTunes. This is useful in cases when you want to factory reset and restore your iPhone or you bought a new iPhone and want to transfer data from the old one to the new one. Sometimes, you just want to clear files to have some breathing space on your iPhone. Hence, let’s dive right into the method.

How to Backup iPhone on iTunes without any Glitch

If you back up the iPhone on iTunes, it will be easy for you to access the data anywhere and anytime using WiFi. But the backup process can be confusing sometimes. 

Hence, you need to know the exact procedure on how to backup iPhone on iTunes without any glitches. Here, we will discuss encrypted and unencrypted backups to your computer and their location as well.

The steps below are for the unencrypted backups to your computer.

Step 1

The first thing you want to do is to launch the iTunes application on your computer or Mac and connect the iPhone using the lightning connector. You may need to follow on-screen instructions on your iPhone. Now, your iPhone will appear on iTunes. Now move to the left-hand corner and you will find a little iPhone icon in the top left corner, tap on that. 

Step 2

When you come to the right-hand side section, you will find the backup settings option. If the selection is iCloud, then change it to This Computer. Now, all your future backups will be backed up to this computer and not the iCloud.

Since these are the steps for the unencrypted backup, simply hit the Back up now option. You will find that the backup process has been started and the iPhone is being backed up to your computer.

This will backup everything on your iPhone to your computer but the Health and Activity Data. If you want to backup your Health and Activity Data to your computer, you need to encrypt it. To do that, follow the steps mentioned in the section below.

Step 1

At first, go and check the location if the backup on your computer. Open any folder on your computer. Now, using the folder tree, at the left-hand side, go to the C-drive. After that, on the right-hand side, go and select the Users option. Then, select the User Name and tap on the App Data option.

Step 2

Thereafter, select the Roaming option and choose Apple Computer from that section. After that, click on the MobileSync option. Finally, select the Backup option.

You will find the backup folder which has all your backup data when you do a backup in iTunes. You can copy it and save it to your external hard drive to avoid accidental damages such if your computer got corrupted for some reasons.

Hence, move ahead and check how to take an encrypted backup so that you can back up your Health and Activity Data as well.

Step 3

Now, in the same backup section of iTunes, you have to select the Encrypt iPhone Backup option. When you select that, it will ask you to create a password. It is better to write the password somewhere and store it safely because you can not restore your backup without the password. And there is no other way to recover the password.

Step 4

When you are done, type the Password two times and simply tap on the Set Password section. As soon as you tap on the button, your iTunes will start backing up your iPhone automatically. Next time when you connect your iPhone to iTunes, you just have to tap that Backup Now button and the backup will be encrypted automatically.

When you want to restore this backup, you will need the backup password. This backing up process is going to take a long time. When the backup process has been completed, check the latest date and time of the encrypted backup.

You can verify it by going to the Edit option. Click on that and a drop-down menu will appear on the system screen. Select the Preferences option. After that, select the Devices option and you will find the latest iTunes backup with encryption. 

You will find a small lock there which indicates that the backup is encrypted. And since it is encrypted, it has your Health and Activity Data as well. These are the steps that you can apply to backup your iPhone on iTunes.

Wrapping it Up

Therefore, these are the steps that you can apply to backup iPhone on iTunes. Simply go through the above steps carefully and apply them in order to do that. If you face any problem regarding this, simply post your queries in the comment section below. We will get back to you with accurate information and solutions.