How to Backup & Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes Simply

Summary

This article will show iOS device users how to backup and restore iPhone iPad with iTunes. For detail operating information, please read on.

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Apr 11, 2014

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iTunes restore can just recover all files on backup, and preview are not supported. For selectively restore and preview, PhoneRescue can easily accomplish this task.

What if an iOS user's device lost, damaged, or personal data missed, how to get all previous data back? In this case, it is a lucky thing to find a former backup for iOS device, no matter it is iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Through earlier backups, an iOS user can easily restore all personal information to the destination iOS device.

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How to Backup iPhone iPad with iTunes?

To backup the information on iPhone iPad, the first thing is to make sure the computer has the latest version of iTunes. Then, follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect iOS device to computer > Open iTunes if doesn't pop up automatically > Click the iOS device name on the top right corner (beside to iTunes Store button).

Step 2: Tap "This computer" button > Choose "Back Up Now" on Backups column. (For encrypt backup, please skip step 2.)

Back Up Option

Back Up Option

Step 3: Tap "This Computer" button > Tick "Encrypt iPhone/iPad backup" to enter into password.

Encrypt Backup

Encrypt Backup

Tips: For iTunes 10.7 or earlier, right-click iOS device from the list and choose Backup Now.

To verify the backup, please go iTunes Preference and tap the Device button. Check the created device backup with data and time.

Verify Device Backup

Verify Device Backup

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How to Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes?

To restore a backup to iOS device, please make sure the destination device is newer than the backup device. In other words, iTunes doesn't support backup to an older device than backup device. Meanwhile, the latest version of iTunes on computer is also needed.

Step 1: Connect device to the computer that has backup > Open iTunes if doesn't pop up automatically > Click device name on the top right corner (beside to iTunes Store button).

Step 2: Choose Restore Backup in Backups column > Choose backup to restore.

Restore from Backup

Restore from Backup

Note: For iPhones users, Find My iPhone must be turned off before restore.

Turn off Find My iPhone

Turn off Find My iPhone

Tips: For iTunes 10.7 or earlier, right-click the device from the list and choose Restore from Backup.

For iCloud backup and restore, please refer to how to backup & restore iPhone iPad with iCloud.

iTunes Backup can be an easy process, and it can save too much time. However, it doesn't support preview function and selectively restore, which means all the data will be recovered by iTunes restore. In this case, PhoneRescue can do a big favor. It can deep scan and read the created backup information. Preview is also supported, and it enables iOS user to selectively retrieve.

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