Back Up Your iPhone or iPad Before Updating To iOS 9.2?

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Today Apple has released iOS 9.2, the second major iOS 9 update — which has several major improvements and bug fixes. The iOS 9.2 update arrives about six weeks after iOS 9.1 was released. There are over thirty improvements that have been made in the software update across apps like Apple Music, News, Mail, Podcasts and Safari.

If you would like to try the latest iOS 9.2 at first time, you need to make sure that everything currently stored on your iPhone or iPad is safe and won’t get deleted while updating to the latest iOS 9.2.

Fortunately there are a couple of different ways to back up your iPhone or iPad data. You can choose the way as you need.

Back Up Through iTunes

Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.
Save content that you downloaded from the iTunes Store or App Store by clicking File > Devices > Transfer Purchases.
Wait for the transfer to finish.
If you don’t need to save your Health and Activity data, you can make a backup that isn’t encrypted. Just click Back Up Now.
After the process ends, you can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices.

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Back Up Through iCloud

Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
Tap Settings > iCloud > Backup.
Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.
Make sure the backup finished by tapping Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, and then select your device. The backup you just made should appear in the details with the time and backup size.

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Save iPhone Data To Computer As Readable File

You can also export data like contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders and voice memos etc from your iPhone or iPad with third party iOS data recovery software in case that something goes wrong.

Here is how.
Install and run iFonebox.
Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac computer, please choose the right version to download and install.
Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer.
Click “Start” after your iPhone or iPad is recognized.
Click “Recover All” on the interface listing all the supported data types.
Define a destination folder for all the exported data if you don’t want to use the default one.You will be brought the destination folder to check the recovered data after the exporting process completes.

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 One Click Back Up To Computer

In case that iTunes backup file become corrupted or damaged, you can create additional backup for your iPhone or iPad. There is a free backing up program named iFoneBackup which can help you back up your device just with one click. Here is how.

Install and run iFoneBackup.
Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer.
Click “ Back Up Now” after the recognition of your device.

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