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What are the Options on How to Backup Your Data?

With every important file and information probably saved in your mobile device, the importance of securing your data the safest way possible always comes as a top priority. Especially with the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you would probably want to experience its amazing features firsthand the soonest possible time. Because of this, knowing how to backup your data securely and move them to your new iPhone could become a challenge. Here are a few ways to keep you data secure as you switch from your old phone to your new one:

Using iCloud

how to backup your data If you’d rather do it the easiest way possible, the iCloud still remains to be your best bet. Your iCloud does not only allow you to backup your data securely, but it also allows you to do it wirelessly and automatically. Just go to settings, go to iCloud, and choose backup. Toggle the on and off switch to turn your iCloud on or off. Once your iCloud is on, you can easily tap on “Back Up Now” to start the process. Now using your new iPhone 6, follow the iOS Setup Assistant, which will lead you to the setup screen. From here, you can choose the option to “restore from iCloud backup”. This would allow you to move everything from your old phone which you have backed up through iCloud onto your new iPhone.

Using iTunes.

If you’d rather use your computer to backup your files, then iTunes would suit your needs perfectly. As long as you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer, the rest of the process will be easy. Simply connect your old iPhone to your computer and open your iTunes. Go to file, proceed to devices, then choose the option to backup. You can also choose to sync your device with your iTunes so that the backup process will become automatic. Once all of your files have been backed up, just connect your new iPhone 6 to your computer and install the latest version of iTunes onto it. Choose file, go to devices, then choose the option to “restore from backup”. All your files will automatically be transferred to your new device.

Other Backup Software.

You can also install other kinds of software onto your computer. Most of these software would work the same way as your iTunes, so the steps necessary to complete the process would often be the same. Of course, you would have to choose the kind of software that would ensure the same level of protection and security as your iTunes or iCloud. Some of these software come for free, but some can also be purchased online. Before doing so however, make sure that you do thorough research to make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible. Look at user reviews to find out which ones have worked out for other users.

Now that you have different options to choose from as far as data backup is concerned, you can easily transition from your old mobile phone to your new iPhone 6.

What about you? If you have recently purchased the new iPhone 6, which option has worked out the best for you?