How to Backup my iPhone

in iPhone edited January 2014
I want to Backup all my Contacts and SMS messages. Then i could sell mine now, and get a new one once it is out.

Any idea how to do it?


  • Reply 1 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,542moderator
    You just sync your phone. It creates a backup of your apps, contacts, sms etc.

    I personally wish this process was more obvious. For example, it would be nice if there was a menu option that said backup my iphone and it asked you for a save location and then you picked where it went. Then to restore it, you'd select the folder manually.

    It's hard to know if you have actually got a proper backup by just relying on itunes. There is a backups list in the system prefs > devices > backups. If it's dated recently, you should be ok to get rid of your phone.

    It might be a bit early to sell right now though. I don't expect the new one until mid-June at the earliest. It was mid-July last time. The beginning of next month should be plenty time to get a good deal on it.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    ksecksec Posts: 1,567member
    Oh, so normally Sync would backup my SMS already?

    The problem is would it be possible to restore this backup onto a different iphone?
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