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Laurie in Brunswick, Georgia listens on 93.7 FM WBQO “When you need to know.” and asked: “I have two iPhones, 1 is an iPhone 6 and the other is a 6 plus. I don’t know how to back up, one is registered to me and one is not registered . I don’t know how to back up, how to get the information off the iPhone 6.”
Laurie, you have two options to back up your iPhones. The easiest one is to just flip a switch and let the phone do it in the background.
That’s what you get when you turn on iCloud backups, your phone just backs up your apps, photos, wallpaper, app layout, settings, contacts, text messages, bookmarks, etc. and it all happens without you having to do anything.
The catch is that Apple gives you 5GB for free, anything over that costs you some money (not that much, the first add on package costs $1/month and gets you 50GBs). You may be able to back up both of your phones with the free allowance though.
Your other option is to back up using a computer and iTunes. You’ll either plug your phone in or back up over WiFi and the backup will be stored on your computer. It requires more work on your side, but it’s free regardless of how big the backup is.
Your easiest option will be to turn on iCloud backups on your iPhone’s settings, though, with two phones you probably have enough free data to back them both up.
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