How to Backup iPhone Data Before Upgrading to iOS 11

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When iOS 9 was released in WWDC 2015, you will update your iPhone/iPad to the newest version to get the new feature like proactive Siri, Apple News app. But before upgrading to iOS 9, remember to back up your iDevices, in case you lose data. Now, iOS 11 come out, would you still update immediately?

The same as updating to iOS 9, to upgrade your iOS 11, it is suggested you to back up before.

As always, you can use iTunes, iCloud FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore or FonePaw iOS Transfer to back up your device.

Part 1: Save Your Data with iOS Data Backup & Restore

FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore can help you do a backup and restoring for your iOS data. Besides, it can:

  • encrypt your backup files with password.

  • create a backup taking up less space on PC

  • undo restoring process

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1. Go into "More Tools" > "iOS Data Backup & Restore" > "iOS Data Backup".

2. Choose backup mode. Here suggest you to set a passcode for the backup.

3. Select certain data type to start backing up.

4. Wait for backing up. In this process, please do not disconnect the phone to PC.

Select Data

Part 2: Backup iOS devices with FonePaw iOS Transfer

1. Download the free trial version and install FonePaw iOS Transfer on your computer. FonePaw iOS Transfer can back up contacts, photos, videos, messages.music, movies, playlists,ect. on your iOS devices. 

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2. Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer with a USB port and run this program. Once the device is detected by FonePaw iOS Transfer, click "To Folder" in the main window. When the scan is complete, click "Start". All your Music, Videos, Playlists, Movies, Voice Memos, Podcasts, Books, Photos, SMS, Contacts, and more will be transferred to your computer for backup.

Save iPhone Files to Computer Folder

3. If you want to selectively back up data from iOS devices, such as back up music to computer, transfer iPhone photos to PC, or export text messages to computer, you can go to the sidebar to proceed with the transfer.

Part 2: Backup iOS devices with iTunes

1. Install and launch the latest version of iTunes, and then plug your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into computer.

2. Click the device button and "Back up Now". Or go to File > Devices > Back up. Then iTunes will start backing up the data.

Backup iPhone Files to iTunes

Part 3: Backup iOS devices with iCloud

If your iOS devices are running iOS 8 or later, tap "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Backup" > "Back Up Now". For iOS 7, tap "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Storage & Backup" > "Back Up Now".

In short, no matter what method you choose, the aim is to safely back up the data of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch 5. If you need help to backup iOS device, just leave your comments!

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