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How to back up apps, contacts, photos and media files on the iPhone 8 Plus

Backing up your iPhone means that you will create a copy of your information to use in case your device gets damaged, lost, or replaced. You may opt to back up your iPhone through iCloud or iTunes, as you would prefer.

Creating backup through iCloud will require a Wi-Fi connection. With that said, make sure that Wi-Fi is enabled and that your device is connected to the Internet. After ensuring that your device is connected, proceed with these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap iCloud to continue.
  5. Tap the slider next to the apps you want to backup.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and then tap iCloud Backup app.
  7. If disabled, tap the iCloud Backup option to enable it.
  8. Tap Back Up Now to start backing up of the selected apps.

Wait until the backup is finished. Your apps will then be available on iCloud.

Back up iPhone 8 Plus apps through iTunes

Another alternative media storage for you to select when backing up your iPhone apps in iTunes. This method requires a computer that runs the latest version of iTunes app. Then follow the steps to proceed with the apps backup creation.

  1. Open iTunes on the computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone 8 Plus to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  3. If prompted, enter the correct passcode for your iPhone or select Trust This Computer then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Select your iPhone 8 Plus from the list of available devices in iTunes.
  5. Navigate to the Summary section and then tap Apps from the list.
  6. Select This computer to create the backup of your selected apps on the computer. Otherwise, click iCloud to backup the contacts to iCloud.
  7. Click Back Up Now and then wait until the backup is successfully completed.

How to backup iPhone 8 Plus contacts

Contacts are among the most important contents on your iPhone that you should create backup for. Backing up of contacts on your iPhone 8 Plus can be done through iCloud or iTunes, as you would prefer. Here’s how it’s done.

Again, you will need a Wi-Fi connection to carry out the process. Proceed with the following steps after making sure that your device is connected to the Internet.

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the list.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID to proceed.
  5. Tap iCloud.
  6. Tap Contacts to toggle the switch to ON.
  7. If prompted, select the option to Merge contacts with iCloud.
  8. Tap the iCloud Backup app located at the bottom of the list.
  9. If disabled, tap to turn on iCloud Backup option.
  10. Tap Back Up Now to continue.

Wait until the backup is finished. All your contacts should now have a separate backup on iCloud.

Back up iPhone 8 Plus contacts through iTunes

If you prefer to use iTunes to backup your contacts information on your iPhone, you will need a computer (Windows or Mac) that has the latest version of iTunes app installed. Then follow these steps once everything ready.

  1. Open iTunes on the computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone 8 Plus to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  3. If prompted, enter the correct passcode for your iPhone or select Trust This Computer then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Select your iPhone 8 Plus from the list of available devices in iTunes.
  5. Navigate to the Summary section and then tap Contacts from the list.
  6. Select This computer to create the backup of your selected contacts on the computer. Otherwise, click iCloud to backup the contacts to iCloud.
  7. Click Back Up Now and then wait until the backup is successfully completed.

How to backup photos and media files on your iPhone 8 Plus

Photos and media files do take up huge space of your iPhone’s internal memory. The more files of these types you store, the faster the memory could become full. This is why it’s highly recommended to backup or move these files to either iCloud or iTunes. Doing so will free up more space on your iPhone’s internal storage, allowing it to accommodate new processes and services without showing performance issues.

You can back up photos and media files through iCloud from your phone for as long as it’s connected to the Internet.

How to backup photos and media files on iPhone 8 Plus through iCloud

  1. Navigate to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the list.
  4. If prompted, enter your Apple ID to sign in.
  5. Tap iCloud to continue.
  6. Tap Photos.
  7. Tap the slider next to iCloud Photo Library to enable it.
  8. Tap iCloud to go back to the previous screen.
  9. Scroll to the bottom of the list and then tap the iCloud Backup app.
  10. If disabled, tap iCloud Backup to enable it.
  11. Tap Back Up Now to start the backup process of your photos.

Wait until the backup is complete and your photos now have separate copies on iCloud.

Back up photos and media files on your iPhone 8 Plus through iTunes

Apple offers a dedicated app for iOS device management called iTunes. With iCloud, you can download more contents from the App Store or iTunes Store, upgrade to the latest iOS version, back up and restore iOS on your iPhone. To carry out these things, you need to secure a computer with the latest version of iTunes app installed. Once you have everything set, proceed with the following steps to backup your iPhone 8 Plus photos and media files with iTunes.

  1. Open iTunes on the computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable/high speed connector.
  3. If prompted, enter the correct passcode for your device or select the option to Trust This Computer. Then follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
  4. Select your iPhone 8 Plus from the list of available devices in iTunes.
  5. Navigate to the Summary section and then click Photos from the list.
  6. Navigate to the Backups section on the right panel and then click This Computer. Doing so will create a backup of your selected photos on the computer. Otherwise, click iCloud if you want the backup of your photos to be stored on iCloud.
  7. Click Back Up Now to start the backup process.

Wait the backup process is finished.

Once it’s complete, you can navigate to iTunes Preferences-> Devices, to see if your backup was successfully created. If you are using a Windows computer, you can view this information by choosing Edit-> Preferences-> Devices from the menu bar at the top of the screen. You should then see the name of your device (iPhone 8 Plus) with the date and time that iTunes created the backup.

How to restore backup files on your iPhone 8 plus from iCloud or iTunes

The location of your backup files vary depending on the backup method you used. If you used iTunes to create the backup, you can find it in a specific directory or folder. However, the file path may vary depending on which computer you are using (Mac or Windows).

To restore backup apps, contacts, photos and media contents on your iPhone 8 Plus, you will need to reload the software and complete the initial setup process. You can restore backups through your iPhone settings or a computer through iTunes.

How to restore from an iCloud backup

If you already set up your device, you need to erase all of its contents before you proceed with the subsequent steps to restore from your backup.

  1. Follow the onscreen setup steps until you get to the Apps & Data screen.
  2. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
  3. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID.
  4. Select your preferred backup.
  5. If prompted, enter your Apple ID to sign in to your account and continue to restore your apps and contents.

Wait until the restore process is complete and then finish the setup process to start using your device again. Contents including your apps, photos, music and other information will continue to restore in the background for as long as your device is connected to the Internet and turned on.

How to restore from an iTunes backup

  1. Open iTunes on the computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone 8 Plus to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  3. If prompted, enter the passcode for your device or select the option to Trust This Computer then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Select your iPhone 8 Plus from the list of devices in iTunes.
  5. Click the Restore Backup button in iTunes.
  6. Locate and select the backup file you want to use.
  7. Click Restore and wait for the restore process to finish.

Be sure to keep your iPhone 8 Plus connected after it reboots and then wait for it to sync with your computer. Once the syncing is complete, you can disconnect your iPhone.

A more detailed, separate content on how to backup restore your iPhone 8 Plus with iCloud and iTunes will be covered in our next set of iPhone 8 Plus tutorials. Keep posted.

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Fix the iCloud Backup Problem

The tips below will work for iPad and iPod touch too!

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Deselect any apps you don’t need

Make sure that you are only backing up the data you need. Go to Settings > iCloud > Deselect all the apps you don’t need to backup.

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Backup to iTunes instead

Is there a downside to choosing an iCloud or iTunes backup? Find out which backup method is best for you. Creating an iTunes backup of your iPhone or iPad will save a copy of your device’s database (including certain settings). This backup can be restored back to your phone at any point. If your phone is ever lost, stolen or replaced, you will be able to get data back from your backup files.

Open iTunes on your PC > Connect your device to the computer (using USB cable) > Click on the device icon (top left) > Select ‘This Computer’ and ‘Back Up Now’.

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If any options appear to save purchases from the iTunes Store, select yes if this is something you’d like to do.

Turn on Photo Stream/Turn off Photo backup

Realistically, the iCloud backup problem may tempt you to paying more for the extra 10-20GB of space. Or maybe you’re thinking of switching to Google’s paid storage plan, after all it works out better than Apple’s. Just before we get to that stage, there are a few more tips you can try if the suggestions above have not worked.

One of the main storage fillers on your iPhone or iPad will be your Photos. Try turning off your Photo Library backup in iCloud and turn on your Photo Stream instead. This may fix any iCloud storage problems you may be having, and enable you to create a backup. (Please note Photo Stream does not backup your videos)

  1. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable
  2. Transfer photos to computer
  3. Turn off Photo Library as part of iCloud backup:Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > This iPhone > Tap Photo Library switch > Turn off & Delete (nothing will be erased)
  4. Turn off iCloud Photo Library Settings > iCloud > Photos > Switch off iCloud Photo Library
  5. Turn on my Photo Stream on your iPhone Settings > iCloud > Photos > Tap My Photo Stream on
  6. Turn on My Photo Stream on computer:Instructions for Mac Instructions for Windows
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Perform a backup without iCloud or iTunes

Is it possible to backup your iPhone or iPad without iTunes or iCloud? Yes! You can backup your iPhone or iPad’s internal database without iCloud or iTunes. By using a third party software such as Enigma Recovery, you can create a backup of the data on your device.

Start download

Compatible with Windows and Mac computers

Or visit this URL on your computer

enigmadev.wpengine.com

Enigma Recovery can backup your:

  • Text Messages
  • Photos
  • iMessages
  • Videos
  • WhatsApp messages and attachments
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • Calendar events

Here’s how to create an iPhone backup using Enigma Recovery:

  1. Download Enigma Recovery to your PC
  2. Open software and connect iPhone to Mac or PC
  3. ‘Select all’ and start the scan
  4. Export data to your computer

Even transferring your photos to the computer and deleting them from your device could make a huge difference in storage availability. If you’d still like to create an iPhone backup, try Enigma Recovery today. Use the free trial to see how it works.

Save your iPhone data!

Downloading Enigma Recovery acts as an insurance policy for your iPhone data. As well as creating iPhone and iPad backups, the software is able to recover deleted messages, contacts, WhatsApp history and more. Deleted data from your device is found during a scan of the database. The software is able to make a copy of your iPhone or iPad database and display data on your PC (including photos and videos).

iPhone data recovery

When something is deleted from your device, it will remain on your iPhone or iPad database until the data is overwritten. This happens overtime as you use your device to create new data. As the most powerful iPhone data recovery tool, Enigma Recovery can help with this type of recovery.

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