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Back Up and Restore iPhone and iPad

Learn how to use iCloud or iTunes to back up and restore content on your iPhone and iPad.

If you are unsure whether to back up in iCloud or iTunes click on the link for information on what each does.

Use iCloud to back up your iOS devices if you want an automatic backup solution, you want to restore data to your device from almost anywhere via Wi-Fi, you don’t connect your iOS device to a Mac or PC very frequently, or you don't own a Mac or PC.

Use iTunes if you frequently use the computer that hosts your backups, you don't have an iCloud account or don't want to use iCloud, you want on-site and networked backups, or you'd like to have a manual or secondary backup to use with an iCloud one.

Get help deciding whether to use iCloud or iTunes to back up the content on your iOS device.