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Top 3 Ways to Backup iPhone Photos, Messages, Contacts, Notes before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Update

Mar. 26, 2015 10:33 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iOS 8 Tips
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Why You Need to Backup iPhone Data before Updating to iOS 8.2/8.1/8?

It is very important to backup your iPhone files before upgrading to iOS 8.2/8.1/8, because iOS 8 update or iOS 8.2 upgrade could erase all iPhone contents and settings. If you have important data on your device, you can try the methods below to backup your iPhone in case of data loss forever.

Important: Should You Backup iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Upgrade?

It is not a wise choice to backup all iPhone data to iCloud before you try to update to iOS 8. iCloud now is no longer a safe place to store your private information, because hackers can easily hack your account and leak your photos, messages, contacts, notes, videos and more data. What's worse, many usres have reported that they cannot restore backup from iCloud. The same with iTunes. Therefore, we advise you not to backup iPhone data to iCloud or iTunes before iOS 8 installed. Instead, you should backup iPhone files to your local computer for safety concerns.

How to Backup iPhone Photos, Messages, Contacts, Note or Other Files before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Update - 3 Best Options

We recommend you to use the professional iPhone backup software, iPhone Data Recovery. It is the best tool to easily backup or copy iPhone contents to computer, as well as extract and transfer the unreadable iTunes and iCloud backup file to computer as a safe and accessible backup, contents including pictures, contacts, messages, notes,, videos (movies), call history, iBook, bookmarks, and apps. Thus you will have off-line backup files and no need to worry about data loss after iOS 8 update.

iPhone Data Recovery works for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S updated to iOS 8, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2. You can run it on your Windows computer with 3 options:

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your PC (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista). Mac users can go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. Run it and then connect your iPhone to this computer via a USB cable. Now start to backup your iPhone data without iTunes and iCloud.

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Backup iPhone to Computer/External Hard Drive (in Readable Formats) before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Update

You can copy and transfer all your iPhone files to computer or an external hard drive as a backup file. Meanwhile, backing up iPhone data in readable formats is helpful to access the files when in need. Moreover, you can share the backed-up iPhone data with other Android, blackberry, or Windows Phone phones.

If you want to backup iPhone to an external hard drive, insert the hard drive into your computer first.

All text contents will be saved in the formats of .txt, .xls, .xml; contacts can also be saved as vCard/VCF files, and media in their original formats in lossless quality.

Transfer iPhone Data from iTunes Backup File as Another Safe Backup before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Installed

If you have iTunes backup files, you can try to copy or transfer iPhone files from iTunes backup onto computer without current data loss. This is very important because you could lose files during iOS 8 update and can't restore from iTunes backup.

Under "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" mode, select iTunes backup to scan. Choose the data you want and click on "Recover" button to backup all iPhone data from iTunes to your local computer's drive.

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Transfer iPhone Data from iCloud Backup to Computer as Another Safe Backup before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 Upgrade

If you have iCloud backup files, you'd better transfer all the iCloud backup files to your local computer as another backup file. Your iCloud account can be easily hacked and your private data can be quickly leaked. iPhone Data Recovery can protect your iCloud data if you transfer them to your computer.

Log into your iCloud account, download the iCloud backup file and move all contents to your computer. iPhone Data Recovey will never keep a record of your iCloud account.

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Forget to Backup Your iPhone Files before upgrading to iOS 8.2/8.1/8? How to Recover Lost iPhone Data?

What if you forgot to backup iPhone data before iOS 8.2/8.1/8 installation and lost all files? No worry. All deleted or lost photos, messages, contacts, notes and other data will be found back, as long as you try the top 3 options to recover iPhone data after iOS 8 update.

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