Decide how you want to back up your device
There are two methods to back up all your stuff from your old phone: iCloud or iTunes. Each is reliable and safe, but the iCloud option is easier. However, if you don't feel taking a few minutes to clear up additional iCloud space, or simply don't trust the Cloud (hi mom!), you can save a hard copy of the backup on your computer via iTunes. I'll show you how to do both, step by step, below.