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Simple way to back up an iPhone 7

Getting message "This iPhone hasn't been backed up in 2 weeks. Backups happen when this phone is connected to power, locked and on Wi-Fi." I know everything except how to "lock" it. Help please.

Thanks,

Old Granny Lola

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Hi Lola.
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Lock screen

This does not tell me "how" to lock my iPhone. I am 86 years old and not computer literate. I probably have no business owning an iPhone or MacBook.

Thanks anyway,

Old Granny Lola

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For me to see my old iPhone lock screen

I just press the power button once to turn off the screen then the next tap I see my lock screen.

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?????

I don't understand what you said. "my lock screen?"

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Not smart

You must remember you are dealing with a computer imbecile.

Old Granny Lola

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Try just "lock screen."

I only have two iPhones and both show the lock screen when they are off and I press either the round button on the front or a tap of the power button.

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Lock screen

I may be just plain stupid but when I try either method you suggested and push the round button on the front bottom of my phone I see "Press Home to unlock." My phone is in this position each night when I plug it into the charger. If I am connected to WiFi when I do this it should "back up" shouldn't it? I don't do anything to shut my iPhone off, I just let it go to sleep.....I suppose? I feel like such a dunder head.

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If you see

If you see "Press Home to unlock" then you are seeing the lock screen for your iPhone.

As to "should it backup?" that I can't answer as I didn't setup your phone but at this point you have met the requirements you stated in your top post.

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You See

If you use the same wording that I will see..... I understand, but if you say "lock screen," it doesn't register with me. Thank you for finally getting through to me. Now, I just have to assume that if I have WiFi turned on when my phone goes to sleep it will "back up" overnight on the charger. And what would I look for to see how my phone was "set up"? Never ending questions.

Old Granny Lola

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Try this step by step
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Well this is annoying,

NOT you Lola, but I typed a response to this last night covering all the subject but it is not here!

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The Disappointed one

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Perhaps

you could repost your response, please. I am understanding a bit more, but won't know if I'm backed up or not until I get another message in two weeks or so. Thanks to all, you guys are all so helpful and patient with me.

Old Granny Lola

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