It's a good habit to back up your iPhone regularly to avoid permanent data loss or damage on your iPhone. You might also want to back up your old iPhone data when you are prepared to switch to a new iPhone. In terms of iPhone backup, you might ask "Does backing up your iPhone backup everything?" Well, in this article, we will focus on this question, settle something for you, and share a one-stop solution to back up your iPhone in the easiest and fastest way.

Now let's get right to it.

I. Can you Back up Everything on Your iPhone

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A backup, also known as a data backup, is a duplicate of data that is transferred and stored somewhere so that it may be used to restore the original in case of data loss. When it comes to iPhone backup, most iPhone users tend to ask "Does backing up your iPhone backup everything?" Technically, backing up iPhone can back up all necessary information and data that is stored on the device. Here, we divide iPhone backup data into three categories: device data, app data, and Apple iOS data.

Below, we'll take a look at exactly which data to back up on an iPhone:

1. Device data

The original device data means the original built-in apps and information that come with the iPhone device. It includes contacts, ringtones, memos, photos, device information, the data support iOS system running, some description files, and something like that.

2. App data

It refers to the mobile apps downloaded and installed from the App Store or other third-party platforms, such as YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Telegram. When you back up data from your iPhone, the app data that you want to back up most may be the social app data in addition to photos. It is common to back up WhatsApp on iPhone.

3. Apple iOS data

The first two items are the primary backup data. In addition to that, the iOS data would also be backed up if you select some backup tools to back up your entire iPhone. For example, iTunes is able to back up and restore iPhone. To restore iPhone data and its iOS system, iTunes backs up the iOS system automatically when backing up.

To sum up, backing up an iPhone with one click would transfer all the necessary files and content from your device. And most peopel would focus on photos, videos, music, contacts, messages, and social app data when they want to back up files from their iPhones.

II. How to Back up iPhone to iCloud

Once you learn what data on your iPhone is backed up, here let's discuss how to back up your iPhone to iCloud in this section. Among all the cloud-based storage services (including iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive Dropbox, Amazon Drive, etc.), iCloud is the optimal backup option for iPhone users. That is because iCloud is bundled tightly with Apple devices. The only downside is that iCloud only offers free storage space of 5 GB. It is recommended to back up some essential files instead of all the data stored on the device.

Here's how to back up iPhone to iCloud:

Step 1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap [your name] > iCloud.

Step 3. Select services and apps that you want to back up.

Step 4. Click iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.

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If you only want to back up your photos on your iPhone, you can refer to the following post for more information:

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If you are going to save photos from iPhone, either to a computer or cloud storage, read this guide and you will know all proven ways to do it. Whether you want to back up iPhone photos or share pictures across your devices, it will be easy for you to do.

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III. One-stop Solution to Back up iPhone

Since iCloud only offers 5 GB available for free, here we find an alternative to iCloud - EaseUS MobiMover Pro. It is a dedicated desktop data transfer tool for iOS. It is able to back up iPhone, and transfer files from iPhone to PC and from PC to iPhone. You can also use this all-in-one solution to back up your iOS data between iPhone and Mac without any effort. If you switch to a new iPhone, you can use this one-stop tool to transfer iPhone to iPhone.

EaseUS offers a free version with 2 paid options for this utility. Now you can download the trial version of this software below to try it out.👇

Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiMover and connect your device to the computer. Select the "Backup Manager" pattern in the main interface. Then, select "Backup" to continue.

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Step 2. EaseUS MobiMover will display all the iPhone files that are available for backing up. Just select all files by ticking the box next to the "Select All," and then click on "One-Click Backup" to proceed.

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Step 3. EaseUS MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while backing up.

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Once you've made a backup, you can restore this backup to your device when you need it. But note that this will erase your device and get everything replaced by what's in the backup. If you do mind this, just try to use "Phone to PC" feature to back up your device instead.

IV. Final Thoughts

In this guide, we answered the question "Does backing up your iPhone backup everything?" and presented how to back up iPhone with iCloud and EaseUS MobiMover respectively. Honestly, we recommend you use EaseUS MobiMover to back up iPhone within a few minutes.

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V. FAQs on "Does Backing up Your iPhone Backup Everything"

Have any other doubts? For more information about today's topic, check the frequently asked questions below one by one.

1. How to backup photos from iPhone to OneDrive automatically?

  • Download and install OneDrive from the Apple store and sign in on your iPhone.
  • Open OneDrive and tap your profile image.
  • Select Settings > Camera Upload. Enable Camera Upload to automatically upload photos and videos on this device to OneDrive.

2. Can I Merge photos from two iCloud Accounts?

Yes, you can merge photos from two iCloud accounts. When you turn off sync, you can save photos on your iPhone. Next, you can merge the photos on your iPhone to a new iCloud account.

3. Can I transfer data from one iPhone to another wirelessly?

If you get a new iPhone, you can use Apple's Quick Start to wirelessly transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. If you just want to send some photos or other content from one iPhone to another, AirDrop is a good option. Moreover, you can also use a third-party transfer tool (such as EaseUS MobiMover) to help you with that.

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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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