Surely, every more or less knowledgeable iOS user, realizing how difficult the process of restoring personal data (contacts, accounts, calendars) can sometimes be, first of all takes care of their reliable backup.
Further, it's an amateur: who backs up using iTunes, who uses tweaks or the iTools application and the like, however, in this article we will focus on the option of saving data using the standard iCloud cloud service.
What is all this for?
You are holding a modern mobile device with a huge variety of functions. This device, be it an iPhone or iPad, is designed to make your life easier. Throughout the day, you often refer to him: make calls, add new contacts, take important notes, use calendar reminders, save bookmarks in your browser or just play games. This is not all that your iOS device is capable of.
Over time, your iPhone or iPad becomes a repository of the most important information that you have accumulated over many months or years. Hundreds of contacts, notes, customized calendars, bookmarks and saves in games … Isn't this information very dear to you?
Unfortunately, in our life there are also unpleasant surprises, because of which we are often forced to part with our devices.
So, the bitterness of losing a gadget will be even stronger if, along with it, you lose all the personal data in the device, collected bit by bit over many months or years. Buying a new device is sometimes much easier than recovering precious personal data.
To prevent this from happening, and you reacted as calmly as possible to parting with your favorite device, you need to periodically resort to backing up your personal data.
As we noted above, there are many ways to save personal data by creating backups. We talked about how to create a backup in iTunes in one of our articles, you can learn about saving data on a jailbroken device using the iLex Backup utility from this article. Also, the third-party iTools application for Windows and Mac can be very useful, which has truly huge capabilities.
How to back up to iCloud on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
iCloud is a standard cloud service available on all Apple devices with iOS 5 and above. With iCloud, you can set up automatic data saving of almost any application installed on your iOS device.
1. Register an Apple ID. You can register an Apple ID directly on your device or in iTunes. Detailed instructions for registration.
2. Open the standard Settings application on your iOS device and go to the iCloud section.
3. Enter your account details (Apple ID) registered in step 1.
4. Select the Backup item.
5. Activate the item " Backup to iCloud ".
The backup will be automatically created if the iOS device is connected to a power source and connected to a Wi-Fi network. Clicking on the Create backup button will result in an immediate backup.
You can view the created backup by going to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage.
You can read how to choose which apps to back up to iCloud here.
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