How to backup previous data into your new iPhone

Posted by Chris on November 18th, 2016

Every year Apple will release its new iPhone, even though the changes that new model brought has been decreased in recent release, but till people are eager to make the upgrade once the new one is available on the market. However, there are still some tough problems to be coped with after the change. People are always comfortable with the old iPhone or a refurbished iPhone and all the data inside May still held special value, so that they want to retrieve and maybe reuse these data on the new iPhone. Actually, there is a good way to utilize these important data. 

When you connect your iPhone to a computer and synchronize it with iTunes periodically, all of the data and apps on the device will be backed up on your computer. There is a method within iTunes to restore an iPhone from a previously synchronized backup. This is helpful if you need to restore data that is lost or if you need to replace your broken iPhone with a new one or refurbished iPhone. The process requires that you connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB cable come with the phone.

Connect the iPhone USB cable to the dock connector on the bottom of your phone and plug the other end of the cable into an open USB port on your computer. Open iTunes and ensure that you find refurbished iPhone appear on the column of "Devices" that show on the left of the iTunes window. Check for previous backups that you have synced from that unique refurbished iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes Preferences and look under devices for a list of device backups. You can get iTunes preferences by clicking on the iTunes menu in the upper left corner of iTunes for Windows or the menu bar in iTunes on a Mac on the left side. Look for an icon named "Devices" within the iTunes preferences. If you see an older backup that was synced previously within iTunes, make a note of the name and date and close iTunes preferences. Locate your iPhone's name on the left side of iTunes under the Devices heading and then right-click on it or hold down the control key and click the mouse button. This opens a pops-up menu next to the name of your refurbished iPhone. Look for the menu option entitled "Restore from Backup," and then choose the backup name that you noted earlier. The restore process will begin, so wait for the old backup of your iPhone to fully restore. This process can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes or longer, depending upon the age of your refurbished iPhone and computer and the amount of data you had installed on the device. When the restoration completes, you will simply need to verify that your old data is on the phone.

    So it is always good to back up your useful data and files on refurbished iPhone 6. It is a very good way to protect and reuse the data. And you can do the backup work easily with the help of iTunes or iCloud.

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