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Today's World Backup Day and you should totally be doing that already!

How to back up your iPhone or iPad
How to back up your iPhone or iPad (Image credit: Joseph Keller/iMore)

What you need to know

  • March 31 is World Backup Day.
  • Yes, that's a thing and you should totally do it.
  • Apple makes it super easy for you, too!

Everything has its own day nowadays but World Backup Day is one of the more valid ones. Did you know April 21 is National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day? Of course you didn't, because it's ridiculous. But backing up – that's something we should all be doing.

We've been telling anyone who will listen how important it is to back up for years and years and.... you get the idea. It's so important we've even written a whole guide about it. Go check it out right now. Even if you think your backup game is on point, who knows what you'll learn?

Restore from Backup on iPhone

Restore from Backup on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

Thankfully, Apple makes backing our things up super easy. Whether it's iPhones and iPads backing up to iCloud or the ease of moving to a new Apple Watch when the new hotness lands on your doorstep, there's a tool ready and waiting. Time Machine and iCloud immediately spring to mind, but there are tons of third-party backup solutions that we love, too.

So today's for everyone who backs up and everyone who wants to back up better! May your data be safe and your restorations speedy. And if you aren't backing up yet, go and do it now!

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.