Three methods to backup your iPhone data before upgrading to iOS 8/7

iOS 8 will be available on Sep.17, If you’re planning to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch to higher iOS, make sure you back up data such as iPhone contacts, notes, photos, songs, videos and playlists in advance .Upgrading iOS system will restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the factory settings and wipe all data. This article  introduce three ways to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod data before upgrading to iOS 8/7


Backup iPhone data with iTunes before upgrading to iOS 8/7

Kindly reminder: to avoid Automatic synchronization of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by iTunes, you can keep the Shift and Ctrl keys pressed when you launch iTunes, which can prevent your iPhone from being automatically synced.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.
Step 2: launch iTunes and start the sync process, which includes making a backup. However, if your iPhone isn’t set to auto sync, continue on to Step 3.
Step 3: in the Backups section, click the “Back up Now “button. Depending on how long it’s been since your last backup, this might take 30 seconds or several minutes. Either way, that’s it, you’re done.


Backup your iPhone with iCloud before iOS 8/7 upgrade

Backup iPhone with iCloud ,You must have activated iCloud account with your Apple ID.does. iCloud provides 5GB of free storage for photos and videos, device settings, app data, messages, and ringtones.The advantage to this is it does it automatically if you are connected to wifi.

iCloud automatically backup the most important data on your iOS device. You can enable it by launching the Settings app from the Home screen and navigating to iCloud > Backup & Storage and tapping on the iCloud Backup On/Off toggle.

After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in ,it will run on a daily basis as long as your iPhone is:

  • Connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi
  • Connected to a power source
  • Screen locked

Manual Back up:

You can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to the internet over Wi-Fi by launching the Settings app and navigating to iCloud > Storage & Backup and tapping on the Back Up Now button.


 Backup your iPhone data with iFonebox before iOS 8/7 update

The third way is the most simple: to use an iPhone data backup program – iFonebox for Mac or iFonebox for Windows . Both programs allow you to extract data from iTunes backup or directly scan and retrieve data from your iPhone. They’re available with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C,iPhone 5, iPhone 4S,

Advantages: You can preview and selectively backup what you want on your iPhone to save them on your computer like messages, contacts, photos, notes, etc., which you can’t do with iCloud and iTunes.

First of all, download the trial version by clicking below icons


Now, let’s follow the guide of how to backup iPhone data before iOS 7 upgrade with iFonebox (Windows). Working with the Mac version is actually the same.

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone

Run iFonebox, connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable, and then choose “Recover from device”

Step 2. Scan your iPhone to find data on it

The software will automatically scan your iPhone to find out and analyze all the existing and deleted files.

Step 3: Preview and backup data selectively

After the scan, all data found on your iPhone will be listed and displayed in the scan result,just click the categories on the top side of the window like camera roll, contacts, messages, notes etc to check which you want to backup and which you don’t. Tick off those you want and click “Recover”. Now you can save them on your computer with one click.

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