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How to Back up iPhone Data Before Upgrading to iOS 8/9/10

Want to upgrade your iPhone to the latest iOS 10? Or just want to upgrade your iPhone from iOS 7 to iOS 8/9? You should back up your iPhone data first. Because you may account various problems after upgrading the iOS version, and you are more likely to lose important iPhone files after that. In case you won't lose the valuable data on iPhone, here in this article, we will show you how to back up your iPhone.

Back up iPhone before Upgrade

Fully back up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud

Back up your iPhone with iTunes

Step 1Launch the latest verison of iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to it with USB cable.

Step 2For iTunes 10.7 or earlier versions. Right click your device's name and choose "Backup Now".

Step 3For later versions, choose "File" > "Devices" > "Back Up".

Note: iTunes can backup your iOS device settings, accounts, documents, contacts and text messages, but cannot backup your music, videos and third-party apps.

Back up your iPhone with iCloud

Backup with iCloud provides an wireless and convenient way.

Step 1On your iPhone, choose Settings- iCloud- Storage & Backup.

Step 2Turn on iCloud Backup and click Back Up Now. The data in your iPhone will be backed up into the iCloud account.

Backup with iCloud

Selectively back up your iPhone data with FoneLab

To make a complete backup may waste you much time, because some files are useless to you. If you want to selectively backup what you need, you need a third-party backup tool. More than an iPhone data recovery tool, FoneLab can backup your iPhone data to local disc in formats you can open and view.

FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery For Mac

Step 1Download and install FoneLab on your computer.

Step 2Connect your iPhone with computer.

Step 3All the files can be found under separate categories. Check what you want to recover and click the "Recover" button to start.

Back up iPhone before Upgrade

It's important to make backup before upgrading, but if you have upgraded to the beta version of iOS 8/9/10 and lost files, don't worry. You can use the recover function to get back the lost data.

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June 13, 2018 07:53 / Updated by to Data Backup