If you prefer to just back up your iPhone to your computer, or do it in addition to using iCloud Backups, follow up on how to back up your iPhone to iTunes.
While iCloud is at all reliable, it is important to have multiple backups in multiple locations. Using iTunes to back up your iPhone is a great way to complement your automatic iCloud backups, or it can also be used as your primary method if you want.
How to back up iPhone to iTunes on a Mac or PC
- Open iTunes on Mac or PC
- Connect iPhone to your computer
- Click the phone icon in the upper left
- Click Back up now
- When done, select the shutter button in the upper left corner before disconnecting the iPhone
How to view the process:
After selecting the iPhone icon , you see the summary screen. Click Backup Now to start a new backup.
You can also change the default backup method from iCloud to This computer for your iPhone as shown above to the left.
You will see a status bar for the backup process in iTunes at the top as shown below:
When the backup to iTunes is complete, you will see it displayed in the  Last backups in the middle of the summary screen.
When you're ready to disconnect from the iPhone, you must first disassemble it in iTunes with the icon at the top left.
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