You could lose everything including contacts, messages, photos, notes and more items after updating to iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.1.2. It is not a threat but a truth, just like you lost iPhone data after iOS 7 update. Therefore, if you don't want to lose important and confidential files, you need to backup iPhone data before iOS 7.1 update.
There are many ways to backup your iPhone data, and we have summed up 3 best ones. What you need to do is get iAny Transfer on your computer (Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista). This outstanding iPhone data backup software will help you copy & transfer all iPhone data (including photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, playlists, etc.) to computer, external hard drive or iTunes library as an offline backup - no data loss and damage, so that you won't lose your precious files.
It works for all iPhone models, including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4. After you download and install iAny Transfer on your PC, run it and then connect your iPhone to this computer via a USB cable. Then you can start. Here is how:
Backing up iPhone data to your PC or an external hard drive in the readable formats is helpful, especially when you want to view or get detailed information from the backup files. If you want to backup the iPhone files to an external hard drive, plug it into your computer first.
1. In the interface of iAny Transfer, select the data you want to backup and click on the "Computer" button on the right of the software.
2. Select a path on your computer or from the external hard drive to save the backed-up data.
If you get a new computer or your iTunes library is empty, backing up or syncing iPhone with it will definitely delete your iPhone contents. If you don't want to lose anything while backing up your device, you'd better use iAny Transfer. It allows you to copy & transfer all contents, including songs, videos, playlists into an iTunes library (including an empty iTunes library on a new computer). No data loss at all.
Select the data you want and click on the "iTunes" button. Then the data will be backed up into your iTunes library.
If your iTunes is not available on your office computer, or you want to backup your iPhone data into an encrypted file to protect your own privacy, iAny Transfer is no doubt your best choice. It can also backup your iPhone data in the way that iTunes backs up. The backed up data will be a SQLITE Database file, so that no one can see your detailed information.
Choose your data and click "Backup". Then iAny Transfer will help to backup all the contents in a high speed.
Some of you may forget to backup iPhone before iOS 7.1 update and this update could delete all your contents. Luckily, you can get them back. Click to see How to Recover Lost iPhone Data after iOS 7.1 Update, and you will undelete the files like you never lost them.
All the tips in this article will help to prevent data loss forever on your iPhone, especially the methods on how to backup your iPhone data before installing iOS 7.1.comments powered by Disqus