We know how painful it can be to start over when you lose a phone, especially if all the files and pictures that mean so much to you are included, so we've put together a guide to guide you through the process. make a backup of your iPhone.
Learning how to back up your iPhone to your computer is easier than you might think because there are some great Apple tools that are perfect for getting the job done.
Using iTunes (Mac OS Mojave and earlier)
Although Apple is phasing out iTunes, it still works on Macs with Mojave and earlier versions of Mac OS and works on Windows computers. It can act as a great backup program for the most important memories of your iPhone. Here's how to get it to back up your iPhone to your PC or Mac with OS Mojave or earlier.
Step 2: Select the chosen device in iTunes. If iTunes does not seem to recognize your device, follow these Apple help steps.
Step 3: Select Summary in the Settings menu on the left, if it is not already highlighted. Under the heading Backups select My Computer from the backup options. If you want to encrypt the backup, check the relevant box. If you do this, do not forget to remember your chosen password or save it in a password manager.
Step 4: When you are finished, click the blue, Backup Now button on the right.
Step 5: When the backup process is complete, check under the heading Latest backups whether the backup was successful.
How to Use Finder (Mac OS Catalina or newer)
Apple has abolished the iTunes software as we know it on OS Catalina. Instead, you will now find a new Music app with the iTunes logo, but you don't need it to back up your iPhone.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac with OS Catalina or newer.
Step 2: Your iPhone asks you to Trust this computer and will ask you to enter your access code.  Step 3: Your Mac will ask the same question. Select Trust and you will see a layout that is pretty similar to the old iPhone layout in iTunes.
Step 4: Select Back up now and you are done.
Step 5: Once your backup is complete, things will work pretty much the same as with iTunes. You can also use Finder to restore your iPhone from a backup.
use iCloud  Apple's iCloud is a service that can handle manual or automatic backups and you transfer files to a server somewhere far away. That means that you are not only protected if your device dies, but if your entire house is destroyed and all your electronic devices fail, photos and everything else that you find important remains safe.
Please note that the free version is currently limited to only 5 GB of data – which means that you are unlikely to be able to back up all your photos and videos – but you can always choose one of the three premium storage options for a maximum of 2 TB of space.
Step 1: Tap Settings and select your name.
Step 2: Tap iCloud . If you have not used it before, you may want to select which applications or files to target your iCloud backup.
Step 3: After you have done that, select Backup from the list of options.
Step 4: If you want iCloud to automatically back up your iPhone regularly, turn on the option iCloud Backup under the heading Backup . If you prefer to create a manual backup or simply activate another backup, tap Backup now .
Step 5: Confirm that the backup has been completed by looking at the Last backup time.
For more information about using iCloud on your iOS device and other operating systems and platforms, view our in-depth view of using iCloud.  Safe and secure
Now your iPhone data is protected against unpredictable chaos and destruction. We can't say the same for the phone's hardware, which is always sensitive to slippery fingers, but when you've found a bulletproof case, feel free to throw your iPhone recklessly. Finally, your data is backed up and stored securely.