If your iPhone does not perform well for example, it loads clumsily, gets stuck from time to time and quite apps with no good reason or etc, you may give your iPhone a reset to better the performance and speed it up.
The reset process always requires a data erasing, so it is a must to back up your iPhone data before getting started for the resetting. And there are different ways to back up iPhone and I would like to introduce them one by one.
Back Up Though 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. Then wait for the transfer to finish. If you’re using Windows and you don’t see a File menu, hold down the Control and B keys.
> click Back Up Now. Click File > Devices > Back up (if you don’t see a File menu, hold down the Control and B keys).
> After the process ends, you can see if your backup finished successfully in iTunes Preferences > Devices.
Make a backup using iCloud
> Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.
> In iOS 8 or later, tap Settings > iCloud > Backup.
In iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & 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.
Back up iPhone Data to Computer with iFonebox
One thing you need to know is that once the iTunes or iCloud backup is corrupted, there is no way to access your iPhone data at all. So, it is necessary to export all the important data like Contacts, Notes, Messages, Photos, Voice Memos, WhatsApp and WeChat messages etc from the iPhone and transfer to computer for backup.
Here in this tutorial I would like introduce iFonebox which is a powerful and professional iPhone data recovery software. This well known software can extract data from the iPhone selectively and transfer to computer as readable files. Here is how.
> Install and run the full version of iFonebox on your computer.
Note: iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac, please choose the right version to download and install.
> Connect your iPhone to computer and click “Start” after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
> Choose data you want to back up to scan selectively to scan or simply click on “Recover All”.
> If you haven chosen to recover all the data, you will be asked to define a destination folder for exported data
> After the data scanning and analyzing is finished, the data will be presented for previewing if you have choose one data to scan and recover.
> Select what you want and click “Recover to Computer” to recover all the extracted data to computer.
Reset Your iPhone
Now that you’ve backed up your iPhone, you’re ready to perform a factory reset (also known as a hard reset) without worrying about losing anything and you will not lose anything.
> To reset your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings.
> After typing in your passcode if you’ve set one, you’ll get a warning box appear, with the option to Erase iPhone (or iPad) in red. Tap this.
> You’ll need to enter your Apple ID password to confirm the action, then the iPad or iPhone will wipe everything off its storage and go back to the initial setup screen you saw when you first used the device.
> You can also fully reset your iPhone or iPad through iTunes. When you plug in your iOS device, you should be able to see a ‘Restore iPhone’ button, which will fully reset the device.