30 iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks Figure I.11 After turning on the virtual switch associated with the iCloud Backup option in Settings, it’s possible to manually initiate a backup by tapping on the Back Up Now option. iTUNES SYNC IS ALSO A VIABLE BACKUP OPTION When it comes to syncing data between your primary computer(s) and other iOS mobile device(s), as well as maintaining a backup of your iPhone or iPad, this can be done by connecting your iOS mobile device(s) directly to your primary computer via the supplied USB cable, and then by using the iTunes Sync process. Because iOS 9 is fully integrated with iCloud, maintaining a backup of your device and syncing app-specific data, as well as transferring data, files, photos and content between your Mac(s), PC(s), and other iOS mobile device(s), can now much more easily be done using iCloud. When you use iCloud Backup, for example, your iPhone or iPad’s backup files are stored online “in the cloud,” and not on your primary computer’s hard drive. Because this is the more popular way to back up and sync data, it’s the approach we’ll focus on in this book.