A Quick Look at How to Backup Your iPhone

By | June 21st, 2016

iPhone Backup
It seems hard to believe but the iPhone is still less than ten years old. Before the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 a “smartphone” was basically just a glorified email reader attached to a rudimentary cell phone. Times certainly have changed. Today with up to 128 GBs of storage the iPhone has become the central digital device in millions of people’s lives. But how do you protect all of that data?

Here at Backblaze we get asked all the time about how to backup an iPhone. A lot of people think their iPhones are automatically backed up to iCloud, but the reality is unless you pay for an upgrade you are only backing up a maximum of 5GB of data, which is usually only a small fraction of the data you have on your phone. Some companies pretend to backup your iPhone, but all they back up are your photos and contacts – it’s not a complete backup. It can be pretty confusing. With that in mind we decided to write a guide to help people protect all their iPhone data – The Definitive Guide to iPhone Backup.

But before we get into the details on how to backup your iPhone let’s take a look at the remarkable history of the iPhone in this infographic.

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Quite the evolution from its launch in 2007 with just 8GB of storage and a tiny 2 megapixel camera to today’s 128GB models with 3D Touch and a 12 megapixel camera.

As you can see in the infographic backing up your iPhone isn’t that difficult and combined with what you’ve learned by reading the “The Definitive Guide to iPhone Backup” you’ll be ready to protect all your iPhone data. So if you are one of the millions of iPhone users whose life would be turned upside if you were to lose your phone please make sure to regularly backup your phone.

Andy Klein

Andy Klein

Director of Product Marketing at Backblaze
Andy has 20+ years experience in technology marketing. He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events. His current passion is to get everyone to back up their data before it's too late.
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  • Gallico

    Sorry to disappoint you but the iPhone 6S with 128GB cost $949
    Please make sure you show correct data

    • Depends on your location

      • Gallico

        Here in the USA it’s $949, Where do you see it for $499 unlocked version please?

        • Zach

          The article talks about carrier subsidised prices.

        • ex2bot

          Current customers of Verizon, for example, can still take advantage of subsidized prices, though it’s not advertised. My daughter’s phone (6s) was bought on contract in December for $100, 16 GB version.