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Backing up the contents of your device is important. It means you can recover your apps, photos, documents, and so on even if your device is lost or stolen.
Plus, if you upgrade your iPhone but don’t want to lose everything that’s on your old one, it’s easy to make a backup and transfer it to your new phone.
There are two ways to back up your device. Here’s a quick look at both methods of backing up and reloading the backup onto a new device.
First, make sure your old device is connected to Wi-Fi. Head to Settings, then tap your name, iCloud, and then iCloud Backup.
Turn iCloud Backup on, then tap Back Up Now.
Now turn on your new device (and transfer the SIM to it if you’re using the same one). Once the “Hello” screen appears, follow the steps on screen.
Join a Wi-Fi network, and follow the subsequent steps. Once you reach the Apps & Data screen, hit Restore from iCloud Backup and then Next.
Sign in to iCloud and then choose the backup you just made.
You can also use iTunes via a computer. Simply connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB-to-Lightning cable. Open iTunes and then select your device from the menu before clicking Back Up Now.
Now follow the steps above for setting up your new device, but once you reach the Apps & Data page, tap Restore from iTunes Backup instead.