How to Backup iPhone Data before Upgrading It to iOS 8?
You may have learnt many attractive features of iOS 8 on WWDC 2014 and can't wait to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 8 to experience the cool new features. However, we need to remind you that there are two beta version of iOS 8 so far, which are similar to the former iOS 7 that no verification of developer's account or UDID of iPhone is provided. Upgrading your iPhone to beta version of iOS 8 may cause the possibility of erasing all data from your iPhone.
Defect to backup iPhone data with iTunes and iCloud:
In case of losing all files after upgrading your iPhone to iOS 8, we kindly suggest you backup your iPhone data to other storage devices, such as computer. As we all know that, iPhone data can be backed up with iTunes or iCloud. But it is wasting time to backup the whole iPhone data. if you would like to backup selective data to computer, you need a third-party iPhone data backup tool. Rather than looking around on the web to pick up the most suitable and safe backup tool, why not have a try with Coolmuster iOS Assistant (for Windows) or Coolmuster iPhone to Mac Transfer.
As a professional iOS devices backup tool, Coolmuster iPhone to Computer Transfer is able to transfer music, movies, TV shows ,podcasts, books, ringtones, playlists, voice memos, camera roll and photos from not only iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, but also all generation of iPad and iPod. No quality loss would happen during the transfer. In this article, we'll guide you to copy files from iPhone to PC (operations on Mac are similar).
First of all, please download the free trial version on your PC or Mac according to your computer system. Read the following guide to see how to finish the data backup for your iPhone in 1-2-3 steps before you upgrade it to iOS 8.
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Step 1. Install and Run iPhone to PC Transfer
Download and install Coolmuster iPhone to Computer Transfer on your computer. Launch it and you will be asked to connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. The program will detect your iPhone and you'll see your iPhone info in the main interface. If the program can't detect your device, you can try to re-detect it by following the instructions on the interface.
Step 2. Scan and preview your iPhone data
You can see all your iPhone data have been categorized into different folders on the left panel, such as music, movie, TV shows, etc. Just go to each category, click it and preview all files on the right in list or thumbnail view mode.
Step 3. Start to backup iPhone data selectively
Mark those files you want to transfer to computer and then hit the big "Export" button on the top of the panel to save them on your computer.
It is crucial to make backup for your iPhone, not only for the reason of iOS upgrading, but also other reasons that would cause you iPhone data loss, such as accidental deletion, factory settings restore and many more.