Archiving iTunes backup on Android for Windows, iPhone, iPad and Mac [How to]

Archive iTunes backup on Android for Windows, iPhone, iPad and Mac:

Creating a backup of your iPhone data is very important because you never know when you might accidentally delete a file from your iPhone. So if you ever worried about such a situation, we would suggest that you must create an archive of your iTunes backup on your Apple Device (iPhone or iPad). Apple even allows you to take an entire backup of your iTunes on Mac or PC without creating a new backup and overwriting an existing backup to the archived backup.

Additionally, setting up a daily or weekly backup for your iTunes is preferable because if you decide to upgrade, downgrade or test out the latest iOS beta version, then there is a considerable risk of data corruption. Having a backup in these cases can vastly increase your peace of mind.

Note:

  • Download iTunes from this link “https://www.apple.com/itunes/”
  • The location of the backup varies from one operating system to the other.
  • You are allowed to move your backup folder at your desired place as this is allowed in iTunes backup preferences.
  • It is recommended that you don’t edit, relocate or rename your backup, because this may destroy existing local backup.

How can you archive iTunes backup on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows:

Archive iTunes
Archive iTunes

The following easy steps will archive iTunes on your device. No third-party application is required.

  1. Open the “iTunes” app on your device.
  2. This tutorial explains how to create and archive a new backup but if you want to proceed with existing backup you can.
  3. Then drag down the iTunes menu and enter “Preferences”.
  4. After that, click on the “Devices” tab.
  5. The Device Backup for iTunes preferences is displayed here.
  6. Then, enter the “Device Tab”.
  7. Click on the option marked “Archive” to take a backup archive.
  8. Select your iPhone, iPad or any additional device on which you are using iTunes to backup that as well.
  9. The device will start creating a backup and you can exit iTunes after it finishes.

Archiving the backup file might take some time to complete whereas it would not be overwritten if your existing backup was created for iTunes. The newly-formed backup will not affect iCloud or iTunes services.

How to identify your backup to an archive on iTunes:

Identify Archive iTunes
Archive iTunes

The timestamped backup will be found on your iTunes. The backup can be used to recover by in-archiving it with a double-click. If you have no further need for the backup, you can delete it. Also, since your iTunes was encrypted on backup, the resulting backup can be accessed only by your Apple ID.

Hopefully,  you have understood how to create an iTunes backup. Please give your much requested feedback and any queries in the comments below.

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