Backup your iPod, iPhone or iPad

How to backup your iPhone, iPod or iPad

Quick Guide:

Step 1: Download, install and activate TouchCopy16.

Step 2: Run TouchCopy 16 and connect your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Step 3: Press the "Backup" button in the control bar at the top of TouchCopy.

Step 4: Select where you would like to backup to, and backup.

How to backup iPhone, iPod, iPad to computer

Detailed Descriptions of the steps can be found below.

How to Backup - Additional Detail

TouchCopy lets you copy your music, playlists, podcasts, videos and more to your computer or directly into your iTunes library.

You can select individual items to copy from your iPod or iPhone, as detailed here, but you can also backup all the multimedia content in your device in a couple of mouse clicks!

Click the "Backup" button on the TouchCopy Control Panel. The Backup button is only available for registered TouchCopy users.

Select where you want your iPod content to be placed: In a folder on your computer, the location of which is specified in the Options Window, or directly into your existing iTunes library.

Click "Continue" and TouchCopy gets to work. TouchCopy will copy all of the following items to the destination you have specified...

  • Music
  • Video
  • TV Shows
  • Podcasts
  • Playlists

Restoring your iTunes library from a backup

To restore your iTunes library from a backup, open iTunes, select the File tab and then click on Add folder to library. From there navigate to the location on your computer where your backup is stored and click on OK. Wait for iTunes to finish importing your music.

Then, connect your iPod or iPhone and use iTunes to re-sync it which will reload your music to your device.