How To Backup Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Using iTunes

You can take a a backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPad touch using iCloud or iTunes. Here we show you how to take a backup of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using iTunes.

Please note backed-up information includes purchased music (backup of purchased music is not available in all countries), TV shows (US only), apps, and books; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more.

iTunes takes a backup of your iOS device when you sync with iTunes (disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on).

You can also manually backup your iOS device using iTunes. Follow these steps to manually backup your iOS device using iTunes:

  • Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices
  • Right-click (or Control-click) the device and select Back Up

Let us know how it goes and if you have any other questions.

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  • jeff peterson

    it went good

  • dickhead

    i have an ipod touvh 4g and i cant find the fkn “back up” button or even getting close


  • haiyler

    it says backup is corrupt and not compatable



  • Name

    I’m sorry; I’m currently not able to find the button called “Devices”. Can you tell me where that is? Thank you!

  • lalalla

    devices isn’t a button. u need to connect an idevice for your idevice to show on iTunes, noob

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  • Robert Kardos

    Hi, I need sign in into the iTunes while transfer the data?

  • Jai jai

    How to backup untethered