How to Check If iPhone Is Backed Up (iOS 14 Supported)

No doubt, we all love our data and often perform backup to safeguard it. This is because, at times when iOS crash, firmware update failed, or app updates fails might pose arisk to your valuable data. You can avoid that if you have backed up your iPhone. But you may now wonder how to check if iPhone is backed up properly just to double make sure about that. In this article we have explained how to check if iPhone is backed up and the additional tips for you to extract and restore the device data as well. Keep reading to know more.

1. How to Check if iPhone Is Backed Up

You can easily check whether your iPhone is backed up or not. Both iTunes and iCloud would show you whether you have recently backed up your iPhone data or not. They may even show you the last backup along with backup time. But you may need to delve into iCloud settings to figure out the backup time.

Here are the steps to check if iPhone is backed up or not using iTunes:

  • Step 1: You need to launch iTunes on your PC to verify the last device backup date. Note: Connecting your iPhone is not necessary.
  • Step 2: Tap the iTunes menu bar and then click on "Preferences". Now, you need to click on the "Devices" tab.
  • Step 3: A list of backups will appear on your "Device Backups" window along with the sync date and time right next to every entry in the list. You can find out the iPhone and serial number by hovering the mouse over each device on the list.

check iTunes backup

You can check the iCloud backup for your iPhone using the iPhone's iCloud settings in the following way:

  • Step 1: On your iPhone's main screen hit "Settings" and then choose "iCloud" from the menu.
  • Step 2: From the iCloud menu, click the "Storage & Backup" option. You can find the date and time of the latest backup under the "Backup" option.

icloud backup time

2. How to View and Extract the Data in iPhone Backups

Well! Now that you have checked that the iPhone is backed up already, you can view and extract data from the backup file. For such activities, the safest way for your is undoubtedly - FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) (iOS 14 supported). It not only exports more than 20 data types, but allows you to preview the data as well. You can also selectively back and restore your iPhone. You can separately restore any data from FoneGeek backup depending on your requirement.


Here is the guide to extractdata from the backup file after you have checked that iPhone is backed up.

Step 1: Install the latest version of FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) software on your PC and launch it. Now, hit the "Backup & Restore" tab from the left panel and connect your iPhone using a lightning cable.

view backup list

Step 2: A list of available backups will be displayed on FoneGeek interface. From the list of backups you can select FoneGeek full backup and then tap "View". It will initiate the scanning the backup file.

restore the backup to device or pc

Step 3: Once the backup file gets scanned, preview the backup files data and select the specific files you want to extract or tap on "Select All" if you want to extract all. Laslty, tap "Export to Computer" for exporting the data to your PC.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Dec 12, 2020, 08:13:41

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.