Get more done with your iPhone: Tips and tricks for power users (free PDF)

Provided by: TechRepublic
Topic: Mobility
Format: PDF
Getting up to speed on iPhone basics isn’t hard—but a lot of versatile, time-saving features get overlooked. This ebook offers an array of practical techniques, such as scanning documents, sending faxes, transferring content, and maximizing your iPhone’s battery life.

From the ebook:

An iPhone can be dropped, lost, infected with malware—a lot can happen to necessitate restoring from a backup. That’s not to mention getting a new device: The easiest way to start with a new iPhone is by simply copying all the data from the old one to the new one.

There are a lot of backup, recovery, and data copying options to be found on an iPhone and in iTunes, and it can be confusing which one to select.

iCloud backups are thorough, but they don’t copy all the data a device contains. iCloud backs up only what Apple deems to be essential data on a device, so if you want something as close to a 1:1 backup as possible don’t rely on iCloud.

It’s also important to note that iCloud backups are limited to the storage space available to your Apple ID. Users who don’t pay extra receive just 5GB of space. Once that’s full, backups won’t complete.

iTunes backups don’t contain all device data, unless they’re encrypted. By encrypting an iPhone, you’re copying all the data it contains, including sensitive info like health data, saved passwords, and website data.

You can also use third-party software to do complete a backup of an iPhone for copy to another one, but the best, easiest, and safest bet is to use an encrypted iTunes backup.

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