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Backup iPhone Data before Updating to iOS 12

“I want to update my iPhone 7 with iOS 12, my friends suggest me to do some backup in case I lost some iPhone data. But how to backup iPhone data before updating to iOS 12?”

With the release of iOS 12, many iPhone user can’t wait to update their iPhone with iOS 12 to enjoy the new feature. But some people feedback they lost some iPhone data after updating to iOS 12, now whether you have updated your iPhone to iOS 12 or you’re willing to update you iPhone, you’d better to read this article and learn how to backup iPhone data before updating to iOS 12, then backup your iPhone data.

Backup iPhone Data on iTunes
Backup iPhone Data on iCloud
Backup iPhone Data Selectively with iRefone

Backup iPhone Data on iTunes

When related to backup iPhone data, we’ll think about iTunes first, as Apple recommend us to do backup on iTunes, but it just doesn’t support us to backup our iPhone data selectively, so we’ll backup the whole folder.

Step 1. Launch iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC. When it’s recognized, click iPhone image icon on the left top corner.

Step 2. Then click “Backup Now” on the right page and confirm with “Backup” to backup your iPhone data.



Step 3. When finish backup, you can go to Files--Summary to check your backup file list, which will be on the left side bar.

Backup iPhone Data on iCloud

Next, backup iPhone data on iCloud is also a good choice, but we’ll need to make sure the storage of our iCloud is enough, and also it doesn’t support us to backup data on it selectively.

Step 1. Open your iPhone, connect it with Wifi.

Step 2. Go to Setting--iCloud, log in it with your Apple ID and password, then turn on iCloud driver and related app data button.

Step 3. Then scroll down to find option “Backup”, click it and confirm with “Backup Now”.

Tips: It doesn’t support us to view iPhone data from iCloud backup directly, when we need to check them, we’ll need to restore those data from iCloud first.

Backup iPhone Data Selectively with iRefone

When you want to backup your iPhone data selectively, or your iCloud storage is limited, you can come to iRefone for help.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, it supports us recover and backup our lost data with three recovery mode, that is Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup. And it can not only backup more than 16 kinds of files selectively, but also can help us recover them even we have no backups, like contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Tap on “Recover from iOS Device”, then click “Next”.



Step 2. When we enter the new interface, there will be many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “WeChat Contact” icon for example, and it will be scanned by iRefone.



Step 3. After scanning, you can preview and choose WeChat contacts you need to backup, tap on “Recover to PC”.


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