How to Backup iPhone File Before Upgrading to iOS 7
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How to Backup iPhone File Before Upgrading to iOS 7

Attracted by the colorful interface and completely new outlook of iPhone brought by iOS 7? And want to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the latest iOS 7? Surely you can. But, before that, don’t forget to make a backup of all your iPhone data. Updating to iOS 7 will erase and wipe off all the personal data on the device, such as contacts, text messages, photos, videos, notes, calendars and others. It can help you backup iPhone lost files before upgrading to iOS 7. So, to keep them safe, now we are going to introduce you three effective ways to help backing up all your iPhone files before iOS 7 update. 

iPhone Data Recovery is an outstanding recovery which can help you recover iPhone deleted files. This excellent recovery tool provides you three different ways to choose: To directly scan iPhone for iPhone lost files, to recover from iTunes backup and to recover from iCloud backup files. You can use it to recover iPhone lost contacts, text messages, videos, call logs, pictures, music, bookmarks, notes, and so on. You can choose the recovery mode that you like and recover the data that you want in easy steps with the help of iPhone Data Recovery, the almighty recovery tool.


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The passage below will be divided into three parts:


Part 1: Use iCloud to Backup iPhone Data before Updating to iOS 7

In this way, you can easily use your iCloud account to backup all data files on the device. Figure it out now.

Step 1: Enter “Settings” < “iCloud” on your iPhone. 

Restore iPhone Deleted Files Before iOS 7

Step 2: Storage and Backup iCloud backup 
When you get the iCloud interface below, press “Storage & Backup” at the bottom.

Backup iPhone Files

Step 3: Backup iTunes Backup File
Then you can see “Back Up Now” option at the bottom of the screen, touch on it so the backup process starts immediately for you. Wait until it completes.

Backup iPhone Files Before Upgrading to iOS 7

Part 2: Backup iPhone Data with iTunes before iOS 7 Upgrade

Also, you can use iTunes to back up your iPhone data if you don’t own an iCloud account. It is easy and convenient as well.

Step 1: Stop auto-sync of Your iPhone
Launch iTunes on the computer and connect your iPhone to the iTunes. Be careful. Stop the auto-sync of your iPhone with iTunes by pressing both “Shift” and “Ctrl” keys

Step 2: Perform the backup.
Now right-click the device name on the left of iTunes interface. Select “Back Up” option in the submenu. Wait for the backup process patiently now.

Sync iPhone File Before Upgrading to iOS 7


Part 3: Use a third-party Program to Backup iPhone Data before iOS 7 Update

If the two ways above don’t work or you want to selectively choose what you want to back up, a third-party recovery program is useful for you. Here we recommend iPhone Data Recovery (Mac) or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows), which allow you to scan, preview and export iPhone data directly. Just with several simple clicks, you can preview your data details and pick out only wanted data to backup. iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4 and iPhone 3GS are all supported. Sounds fantasy, right? Follow on and check it out.
Here we take iPhone Data Recovery (Windows) for an example. The process is the same with the Mac version.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone and Launch the Program
Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable first. Then launch the recovery program. 
For iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 users, you will get the main window like this:

Backup iPhone Data 
For iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS users, the homepage is as below:

Sync iPhone Files 
Step 2: Start Scanning for your iPhone Data
iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users: Directly tap on “Start Scan” to start scanning for all data on the device.
iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users: You should enter your iPhone scanning mode to scan for all data. Follow the tips below:
1. Click “Start” in the program.
2. Hold “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3. Release “Power” button then and keep on holding “Home” button for 15 more seconds. Then you will be informed that you have successfully entered the scanning mode. The program will start the scanning process automatically for you.

Save iPhone Files 
Step 3: Preview and Backup iPhone Files
You will get the scan results listed in categories on the program after some time, like “Camera Roll”, “Photo Stream”, “Contacts”, etc. Tap to unfold each option and click to preview the data details. Check all the wanted data files to backup and press “Recover” to save them on your PC then.

Sync iPhone Data
Well, if in need, iPhone Data Recovery is available for you to import data, such as contacts, pictures, videos, notes, etc. from your backup file to the updated iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. 


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