How to Backup Your iPhone on a Mac

In this tutorial, we will show you how to backup your iPhone on a Mac using Finder. Even if you have a PC, you can still follow the steps because iTunes and Finder almost have the same interface.

It’s easy to backup your iPhone on a Mac, especially if you’re running the latest MacOS because you don’t need any extra tool to be able to do so. In fact, what you only need is Finder, which is the default file browser on a Mac. 

However, if you’re using a Windows PC, you will need to download and install the latest version of iTunes and once you’ve done that, you will be able to follow the steps in this guide because the interface will almost be the same, as well as the entire process. 

Backup iPhone Using A Mac

Now, to begin, connect your iPhone to your Mac using the lightning cable. If you have the old lighting cable, you will need a USB-C to USB adapter to be able to do so. 

Once connected, launch Finder on your computer, and then click iPhone. After that, click Trust on your computer, and you will be prompted to trust the computer your iPhone is connected to. So tap Trust and enter your Security lock to verify. 

Going back to your computer, click Get Started. 

You now have a couple of backup options you can do. The first one is to backup important data to iCloud. You must do this procedure first to make sure you won’t lose any of those data. So make sure it’s selected, and then click Back up Now. 

The backup process will take a few seconds to complete, so you just have to wait for it for a little while. 

After that, select the option just below the first one to create a backup of all your data on your Mac. It means that the backup file will be stored on your computer, which you can restore any time you want. 

And just like the first method, select the option and click Back up Now. 

This backup process will take a little longer than the first one depending on how much data or files you have on your iPhone. If you have a lot, then you may have to wait for several minutes as they will be compressed and copied on to your computer. 

But once the process is finished, you can view the backup files by clicking Manage Backups. You will then be able to view all the backups you’ve created on your computer. You can delete the ones you don’t need anymore. 

And that’s pretty much it! Those are the simple things you need to do to backup your iPhone.

We hope that this simple tutorial can help you one way or the other. 

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