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How to Back Up iPhone 8/8 Plus Entirely or Selectively

“I get the new iPhone 8 and want to backup data in it. I know iTunes and iCloud can do it, but I don’t know exactly how to do with them. BTW, can someone introduce me another method to do the backup selectively?”

Once the iPhone 8/8 Plus is released, many people tend to change their device to the latest Apple generation device. You may choose to transfer data from your old device or backup to the new iPhone 8/8 Plus. But the iPhone 8/8 Plus would suffer from the common problem of data loss. Thus, it is important to make the backup of the device. In this article, we will give you some choices to back up iPhone 8/8 Plus entirely and selectively.

Method 1: Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus Data with iCloud


One of the simplest ways to back up the data on your iPhone 8/8 Plus is to use Apple’s own iCloud service. Apple provides free 5GB storage for each Apple ID to store the data. You could backup contacts, notes, photos etc to iCloud. With a Wi-Fi network connection, you can make a backup of your device using iCloud. You don’t need to plug your device into a computer or even be at home to back up with iCloud.

How to Back up iPhone with iCloud

To create and use iCloud backup, you need need an iCloud account, which is usually created when you first set up your iPhone.

Then just follow below path to continue the backup. On your iPhone, go to Setting> iCloud> Backup and you’ll see the option to toggle on iCloud backup.Then your iPhone will automatically backup your data to iCloud.



Method 2: Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus Data with iTunes


Having a local backup is always a good choice, as it means you at least know that you have a copy that you control. Making a local backup of your iPhone is also easy with the help of iTunes.

How to Back up iPhone with iTunes

First, open iTunes and plug the iPhone into your computer. If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps. Then ensure that Summary is selected in the lefthand column, you will have three boxes in the main pane, the middle of which is entitled backups. Choose This computer and click Back Up Now to backup iPhone to iTunes.


Method 3: Backup iPhone Data with third-party software


Backup iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud is easy. But these ways all not allow you to selectively backup your iPhone data and preview the content of backup. Nowadays, there are some third-party software could support to backup iPhone data selectively and allow you preview even manage these contents. Here we take iRefone as an example to introduce how to backup data with third-party software.

iRefone is the professional iPhone data backup and recovery software. It is able to recover iPhone deleted and lost data as well as backup data on iPhone.

How to Backup iPhone data with iRefone

First off, download and install iRefone on your computer.


Then run iRefone and connect iPhone to computer. When the program detects your device, click “Start” to go to the backup interface. Choose the “Recover All” button on the top right to start the backup of your device. If you want to preview the data or you only want to backup one data, you could select the data you need.

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