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How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading? (4 Proven Ways)

Have you used iPhone for several years and been considering changing a new phone? Or is your current iOS version on your iPhone not compatible with your favourite application? Whatever situation it is, you may need to back up iPhone before upgrade to avoid any data loss. Well, this post will show you how to back up iPhone before upgrading in 4 ways. You can follow the step-by-step guidance to back up iPhone before upgrade.

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Way 1. How to Back Up iPhone to Computer before Upgrading via Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Everything)
Way 2. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading to New Phone via Coolmuster Mobile Transfer Directly
Way 3. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading via iCloud
Way 4. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading via iTunes

Way 1. How to Back Up iPhone to Computer before Upgrading via Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Everything)

Coolmuster iOS Assistant is a professional iDevice manager which can transfer, manage, back up and restore iOS data on computer. To be specific, it enables you to export all files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer or iTunes in one click and import contacts, bookmarks, calendars, eBooks, iTunes backups and more files from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod easily. And it supports various files, like contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, notes, bookmarks, eBooks, calendars, user apps, etc.

What's more, Coolmuster iOS Assistant is easy to use, highly secure to iDevice data and fast to transfer. It is indeed ideal for you to back up iPhone before upgrade. Well, Coolmuster iOS Assistant works well with all generations of iPhone, iPad, iPod, such as iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4, etc.

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How to back up iPhone before upgrading?

Notes: If you have installed iTunes from Microsoft Store, please uninstall it and restart the program for successful recognition.

1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer.

2. Connect iPhone to computer via a USB cord, and tap Trust when a window pops up on iPhone which asks you whether to trust this computer or not. Then hit Continue on this program to go on. After the computer recognizes your iPhone, you will see iPhone's main information on this program.

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3. Back up iPhone before upgrade. Click Super Toolkit on the top menu > Choose iTunes Backup & Restore > Select your iPhone from the drop-down list > Choose a location on your computer to save the backup files > Tap OK to start backing up iPhone data.

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Tips: How do I know if my iPhone backup was successful? You can preview the backup files on your computer to see whether the chosen files on iPhone was backed up or not.

Way 2. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading to New Phone via Coolmuster Mobile Transfer Directly

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a phone to phone transfer app, which supports all phones with Android or iOS operating system. I highly recommend this to you since you can directly back up iPhone before upgrade. Specifically, it has four transfer modes: Android to Android transfer, Android to iOS transfer, iOS to iOS transfer and iOS to Android transfer. For iPhone backup before upgrading, there are two options for you.

For example, you can transfer contacts, calendars, bookmarks eBooks (PDFs & ePubs) and notes (not supported in iOS 11 or later) from iPhone to other iOS device before upgrading. Or, you can also select to transfer contacts, SMS, music, videos, photos and eBooks (PDFs & ePubs) from iPhone to Android device directly.

And this program works well with all generations of iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Google and many other Android devices running Android 2.1 and above versions, like iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X, Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+/S20 Ultra, Motorola Razr/G stylus/G power/One hyper, LG G8 ThinQ/G8s ThinQ/G8X/G8X ThinQ/G7 ThinQ, Sony Xperia 5/5 Plus, HTC U12 Plus/U12+/U12 Life/U Ultra, Huawei Nova 7/Nova 7 Pro/Nova 7 SE/P40/P40 Pro, etc.

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How to back up iPhone before upgrading to new phone?

1. Install and launch Coolmuster Mobile Transfer.

2. Connect your iPhone and another device to computer via suitable USB cables. Then tap Trust on iOS devices to make it recognizable by this program (or enable USB debugging and grant permission on your phone if the other device is an Android device). Note that iPhone is in the source phone's position, if not, click Flip on this program to make a change. After successful connection, you will see Connected in each phone's position on this program.

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3. Back up iPhone before upgrading. Check the contents you want to transfer from the table and hit Start Copy below to back up iPhone to another device.

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Tips: How do I know if my iPhone backup was successful? You can go to the file location path on another device to check whether iPhone backup was there, and different file types may be in different file location paths.

Way 3. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading via iCloud

Another way to back up iPhone before upgrade is using iCloud, which offers 5GB free storage for all iPhone/iPad users. With stable Wi-Fi network connection, you can back up iPhone data to iCloud automatically. However, before you back up, note that iCloud cannot back up all iPhone data, but just camera rolls, accounts, documents and settings. Besides, you cannot preview all backups and selectively back up or restore data to your iPhone.

How to back up iPhone before upgrading?

1. Connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network.

2. Navigate to iPhone Settings > Click your Apple ID > iCloud > Tap iCloud backup.

3. Turn on iCloud Backup and hit Back Up Now.

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Way 4. How to Back Up iPhone before Upgrading via iTunes

The last way to back up iPhone without upgrade is by using iTunes. However, it won't back up all iPhone data. Besides, you cannot selectively back up files, and if you back up iPhone to another iPhone, the backup file will erase the existing data on target iPhone.

How to back up iPhone before upgrading?

1. Launch the latest iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it via a USB cable.

2. Select Trust when a pop-up window occurs on your iPhone which asks you to trust this computer.

3. Click iPhone icon on the top right corner, choose Summary in the left window, select This computer under Backups and tap Back Up Now in the right window to begin iPhone backup.

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Words in the End

When your current iPhone is in poor battery life, incompatible with some installed apps or has been used for years, you may want to upgrade your iPhone. However, to avoid any data loss, you need to back up iPhone before upgrade. This article provides you with four easy ways, from which you can select any way to back up your iPhone data. But I still highly recommend you to try Coolmuster iOS Assistant, which allows you to selectively back up iPhone data, or Coolmuster Mobile Transfer, which can directly transfer iPhone data to other devices.

Moreover, both two ways are easy to operate, highly secure and fast to transfer. Anyway, if you encounter any problem during use, feel free to leave a comment below.

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