iPhone 7 Backup tutorial – Before updating iOS 10 on iPhone 7, you should back up your iPhone. Once you have a backup, you can update your devices To iOS 10. Creating back up will help you to get a copy of your information you can use in case your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. You can back up your iPhone or other device via iCloud or iTunes.
Here’s how to backup iPhone 7 with iTunes:
- Launch iTunes
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes
- Connect your iPhone to Mac or PC
- Enter the passcode
- Select iPhone when it appears in iTunes
- If you want to save Health and Activity data from your Apple Watch, encrypt your backup
You can choose the box called Encrypt [device] backup and create a password. Make sure to remember the password cause you will need it to recover your iTunes backups.
- If you don’t need to save your Health and Activity data, simply click Back Up Now.
You can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices or choose Edit > Devices If you’re using iTunes for Windows. You can see the name of your iPhone with the date and time that iTunes created the backup iPhone 7. Please note that you should make sure that iCloud is turned off on your iPhone because you can’t create backups using iTunes when iCloud is enabled.
To turn off iCloud, simply go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn off the iCloud Backup switch.