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Save your Apple device from an unexpected disaster

No one ever thinks something bad will happen to them until it does. As far as Apple devices, one of the worst things that could happen is losing all of your data.

Unexpected things happen all the time. Hard drive's fail, things get dropped, and water gets spilled.

That's why you need to know how to make a proper backup and restore your Apple device if an unexpected disaster happens.

If you have anything of personal value on your Apple gadgets, it is imperative that you back it up. It will save you from losing hours, days and years of data. If you want any hope of restoring all of your files successfully, then it all starts with a proper backup.

Backups can be done on both Macs and iOS devices. They each back up a little bit differently, so let's take a look at how they work. First, there's backing up to iCloud.

Backing up to iCloud

iCloud is a great tool for syncing content between multiple devices. You can sync Contacts, Calendar info, Photos, and much more.

It is also helpful if you lose data on one of your gadgets. By activating iCloud on your device, that data can be stored safely in the cloud. iCloud is also exceptionally great if you wish to backup your entire iOS device.

A feature on iOS devices lets you backup your entire phone to the cloud. This stores everything from iMessages, to Photos and Videos.

All you need to do is go to Settings >> iCloud >> and find "iCloud Backup." This feature, once turned on, will make a backup as well as reoccurring backups to help keep your data up to date. This feature only works on iOS devices and *Not Mac devices.

It is important to note that using iCloud to sync your content and make backups will take up iCloud storage space. You start out with five free gigabytes, but that can fill up quickly depending on the amount of data you have on your gadget.

So if buying more iCloud storage is not for you, then using hard drive space may be the way to go. Keep reading to find out how.

Next page: Backing up to iTunes and more

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