If you’ve lost or deleted important data from your iPhone, don’t despair! There are a few ways you can try to recover your lost information. In this blog post, we’ll share how to find your latest backup on your iPhone so you can get your data back.
How to find backups on iPhone
Assuming you have iCloud Backup turned on in Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup (or Settings > iCloud > Backup), your iOS device will back up to iCloud automatically whenever it’s plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi.
To see when the last backup was performed, open Settings, then tap on your Apple ID banner at the top. Next, select iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. From here, you can view when each app was last backed up, as well as the size of its most recent backup.
If you need to free up some space on your device or want to delete old backups that you no longer need, simply tap on one and select Delete Backup. You can also turn off a particular app’s ability to back up by selecting it and flipping the switch next to Back Up & Sync; this is useful if you rarely use an app but don’t want to delete its data entirely.
How to create backups on iPhone
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Backing up your iPhone regularly is important to protect your data in case of device failure or loss. There are two ways to create backups for your iPhone: iCloud and iTunes.
To create an iCloud backup, connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on. Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.
It’s important to know that iCloud backups include nearly all data and settings stored on your device. However, there are a few exceptions:
Health data (including Activity, Heart Rate, and Keychain) is backed up only if you have encrypted your backup in iTunes or set up a device passcode.
If you have an Apple Watch and its paired iPhone was restored from an iCloud backup, your Apple Watch will need to be reset as well and can’t be restored from a backup.
iTunes backups don’t include:
Health data (including Activity, Heart Rate, and Keychain)
Data already stored in iCloud such as Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Reminders, Safari bookmarks, iMessages/SMS/MMS messages (unless
How to delete backups on iPhone
If you want to delete backups on your iPhone, there are a few things you need to do. First, open up the Settings app and go to iCloud. Next, tap on Storage & Backup and then Manage Storage.
Now, find the backup you want to delete in the list of backups and tap on it. Finally, tap on Delete Backup and confirm that you want to delete it.
Keep in mind that deleting a backup will also delete all of the data that is stored in that backup. So, if you have any data stored in that backup that you still need, make sure to transfer it to another device or export it before deleting the backup.
How to restore from backups on iPhone
If you’re trying to restore your iPhone from a backup, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to find and restore backups on your iPhone.
First, open up iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it. Once your device is connected, click on the “Device” tab at the top of the iTunes window.
Under the “Backups” section, you’ll see a list of all the backups that have been created for your iPhone. The most recent backup will be at the top of the list, so make sure you select that one.
Once you’ve selected the most recent backup, click on the “Restore” button and wait for the process to finish. Once it’s done, your iPhone will be restored to its previous state!
If you’re looking for the latest backup of your iPhone, there are a few ways to find it. You can check in the Settings app under iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, or you can use iTunes to find it by going to Edit > Preferences > Devices. If you’ve synced your iPhone with iCloud, you should be able to find the most recent backup there.