I have already written about my backup strategy; it isn’t anything innovative and follows the well-known 3-2-1 backup system. In today’s post, I’d like to spend some more time to talk about backing up iOS devices.
The iPhone indeed warrants special consideration in my backup strategy. The reason is that it is the smallest device I have and the one that I carry around the most. Hence the likelihood of it getting lost or stolen is much higher compared to the other devices. This also means that I want to make sure everything is backed up in real-time or close enough to that. The aim is that if the iPhone gets dropped and destroyed, lost, or stolen, I can just get another one, restore the backup and continue my life without any big drama. I won’t be happy about it, but at least it won’t make me lose a bunch of time or rue the disappearance of precious photos and videos taken with the iPhone.
Update February 2020: The part below is no longer updated, I now using iMazing Backup to manage all my iOS device backups. When I’ll have time I’ll write a proper guide for that.