Remember To Backup iPhone or iPad Before Update To iOS 8.0.2

By | September 28, 2014

After Apple Inc has released its powerful and brand-new iOS 8, many bugs are appeared. Now, in order to fix these problems, the new iOS 8.0.2 was released two days ago. However, remember that it is necessary for you to backup your iPhone 6/5S or other devices before you update to iOS 8.0.2.

When I read posts from Apple Community, I found that many people have the common problem: after update, all data were lost and there are no ways to recover all the erased data at present. Why? As long as you have backed up your iPhone or iPad, there are ways for you to get back the erased data. Apple users should have the awareness to backup your iPhone or other devices regularly. In addition, it is also necessary several ways of how to backup your iPhone or iPad. Here, I have three ways to help you backup your iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2.

Backup iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2 with iCloud

The easiest way to backup iPhone is to use iCloud. iCloud backup your iPhone data to Apple Cloud sever. And there is only 5GB free space for you to store your backup files. Otherwise, you need to pay for additional space.Before using iCloud to backup, make sure that your wifi is connected. Go to Settings > iCloud > Tap Storage & Backup. 

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Backup iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2 with iTunes

To backup your iPhone, another way is to use iTunes. iTunes is a great choice for you to backup most data from the iPhone device. With iTunes, you can encrypt your backup data to protect your own privacy. The following is the general steps to backup iPhone or iPad with iTunes.


  • Connect your iOS devices with the computer and open iTunes.
  • On the left side or iTunes, click your iPhone under Devices, which brings up the iPhone control panel on the right.
  • In the Summary tab, go to the Backups. Click Back Up Now.

Just as mentioned above, if you want to encrypt your backup data, you can tick Encrypt iPhone backup and set a password. And of course you’d better remember this password.

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Backup iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2 with iOS data recovery

To backup your iPhone or iPad before update to iOS 8.0.2, you can also use the third party software to help you. There are dozens of such iOS data recovery like iFonebox and Dr Fone. iFonebox can help you to extract your iTunes backup files. The recent version also supports transferring contacts and notes to your iPhone or iPad directly. It is pretty convenient and professional. Plus, you can use it to find and recover your deleted data like contacts, messages, photos, notes, reminders, call history, voice memos, etc. Learn more about iFonebox. 

When you decide to upgrade or downgrade your iOS system, just remember that it is necessary and important to backup your iPhone or iPad, otherwise, all data will be lost and cannot be recovered.

Read more related articles:

Backup and recover your messages with iFonebox 

Extract photos, contacts, messages from your broken iPhone 

Tips to update your iPhone/iPad to iOS 8 safely and successfully 



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