Backup & restore: Apple iPhone 4S

Learn how to back up and restore apps, contacts, photos, and data on the Apple iPhone 4S.

 

 

 

Back up apps

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: Needs a Wi-FI connection and additional requirements. See iCloud for more information.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap the slider next to the desired apps.
  5. Tap the Backup app at the bottom of the list.
  6. Turn iCloud Backup on if disabled.
  7. Tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup to complete.

 

Back up contacts

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: Needs a Wi-FI connection and additional requirements. See iCloud for more information.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap Contacts to switch the slider ON.
  5. If prompted, select to Merge contacts with iCloud.
  6. Tap the Backup app at the bottom of the list.
  7. Turn iCloud Backup on if disabled.
  8. Tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup to complete.

 

Back up media & pictures

 

From phone

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: Needs a Wi-FI connection and additional requirements. See iCloud for more information.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap Photos.
  5. Tap My Photo Stream to turn the slider ON.
  6. Tap iCloud to return to the previous screen.
  7. Tap the Backup app at the bottom of the list.
  8. Turn iCloud Backup on if disabled.
  9. Tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup to complete.

 

From computer - PC or Mac

Use iTunes to backup your information.

 

Restore apps

To restore backed up apps, you must reload the software and complete the initial setup process.

 

Restore contacts

To restore backed up contacts, you must reload the software and complete the initial setup process.

 

Restore media & pictures

 

From phone

To restore backed up media and pictures, you must reload the software and complete the initial setup process.

 

From computer - PC or Mac

Use iTunes to restore your information.