Backup your iPhone Data before loss

Author : Steeve Davidson | Published On : 03 Sep 2021

You've probably heard of data backup and cloud storage if you've had a smartphone for some time. Almost everyone has sensitive information stored on their phone and backing up this data in case of loss, theft, or significant damage is crucial both for protecting privacy as well as ensuring practicality.

We can restore your phone from simple problems, like a cellphone screen repair, to more complicated problems, such as water damage. Back up your data before you come in for a repair or upgrade. This is something we advise clients often. When to do a backup before repairing a phone, what settings need a backup, and how can you do this if you have never backed up your phone before? An introduction is below.

iCloud Messages and Storage Space

Do you have a recent backup of your phone? Many smartphone owners, though not all, do this regularly: They make use of their cloud storage (either the free space everyone gets or extra they bought) to back up their individual files on a regular basis.

Nonetheless, this approach is not preferred by the majority of people. Phone owners rarely pay attention to backups or recurring messages about storage space shortages they receive from their devices. iPhones, for example, regularly display a message stating that iCloud space is full and more needs to be purchased. It is not uncommon for some iPhone users to ignore these messages, figuring that they have enough local storage to concern themselves with.

However, this approach fails whenever there's a problem with your physical device. Your local backup may not work in case the phone is lost, stolen, or if it is damaged significantly in any way. Backups are crucial because of this.

Is it really that much of a deal if you're getting your phone repaired? Below you will find a few types of common repair needs or situations, plus how to prepare for a data backup appointment prior to one.

External Repairs

If the phone's screen needs to be repaired, such as if it is cracked or broken, data backing up isn't usually required. However, from time to time even a seemingly simple screen repair can entail additional repairs - and if these repairs require getting into the phone's motherboard or SIM card, a backup is needed. Even if you do not think you will need to back up the phone, you should still take a few moments and do it, especially because it takes so little time and is so easy (more on this shortly).

SIM Card

An important note about SIM cards, which are used for certain parts of data protection and transferring within a phone - but they do not represent the whole picture, and cannot replace good backups. There is no information on SIM cards like photos, emails, texts, and other forms of data that are pertinent to the phone and its owner. Cloud storage is typically more reliable than traditional storage formats, thus requiring them to be backed up. It can be helpful to consider this when trying to transfer data from an old to a new phone.

Backup Steps and Tips

Let's run through the basic steps for backing up your iPhone using the cloud, using an iPhone as our example for this blow:

During the backup process, make sure the phone is connected to Wi-Fi and that it will remain connected for the entire process.

To access Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, and other features, go to Settings on your phone.

Tap the iCloud button.

Tap the Backup Now button under iCloud Backup.

We have outlined the next section below if your computer says you don't have enough storage space. A backup will automatically begin if not, which will typically take just a few minutes.

Increasing storage space

Wouldn't it be frustrating if you attempted to back up your iPhone but were told that there is not enough cloud storage to do so? The following are the two options you have in this situation, and they should be followed in this order:

It is often possible to clear out lots of old data by simply deleting it from your cloud storage. If you are prone to not deleting texts - and your phone is stuffed full of years of insignificant text conversations - then you may have hundreds of old texts sitting there. You may also consider deleting older apps you no longer use that are taking up the most data on your phone.

For those who use their smartphones for important work data, or other information that cannot be removed for any reason, it's likely worth investing in additional cloud storage if deleting data doesn't free up enough space. It's a very low-cost method of increasing your storage, and you won't ever have to worry about backups.