Easy Way to Back Up and Restore iPhone Data with iCloud before iOS 7 Update

iOS 7 update

iOS 7

Official iOS 7, Coming this Fall

With an all-new design and all-new features, iOS 7 is the world’s most advanced mobile OS. It introduces great new features like Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. Also, with new iOS 7, things we do every day will become easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

However, though many of the apps look different, the way you do things feels perfectly familiar. This is also the matter that users favored. You don’t need to worry that you are unable to use the all-new gadget.

At present, only iOS 7 Beta which is designed for developers is available for us, though it is said that the beta is not stable enough to use. Many edgy iPhone users want to have a try with this new stuff. To be honest, there are many iPhone users who have tried the iOS 7 complained that they lost data when updating to iOS 7 Beta, so this is what I want to remind you: Backup your data before perform the iOS 7 update in case of data loss during the adventurous operation.


How to Backup Your iPhone Data before iOS 7 Update with iCloud?

Since we have known that it is better to make a backup of your iPhone data before iOS 7 update, then how and what you need to notice during the backup?

Note: iCoud backup supports only iOS 5 and the later version.

As long as you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (Settings -> iCloud -> Backup & Storage), it will automatically back up the important data on your device. But notice that you need to make sure that your iPhone is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi, and is connected to a power source, plus, the screen should be locked.

Of course, you can also back up manually whenever your device is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing “Back Up Now” option (Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup).


When the iCloud is the Best Choice for iPhone Backup?

iCloud backup

backup and restore iPhone with iCloud

If you are the people who:

1. Prefer that iCloud take care of backups for you automatically when your device is connected to Wi-Fi and power.
2. Want to restore data to your device from almost anywhere via a broadband Wi-Fi connection.
3. Don’t connect your iOS device to a Mac or PC very frequently.
4. Don’t own a Mac or PC.
5. Would like an automatic backup solution to use in conjunction with iTunes Backup.


Then I think iCloud is the best choice for you to make backup.


Tips for Your iCoud Backup 

1. What would you get to backup unlimitedly?

When you backup purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books with iCloud, the storage is unlimited.

2: When would you get limited to free backup?

When you backup photos and videos in the Camera Roll, device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts), App data, home screen and app organization, messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, visual Voicemails, only 5 GB space is available for free users, you need to pay if you want more space.

3. The following items are not backed up to iCloud. You can sync these items using iTunes with a computer: Music, movies and TV shows not purchased from the iTunes Store; Podcasts and audio books; Photos that were originally synced from your computer.

4. If you haven’t backed up your device to iCloud for a period of 180 days or longer, Apple reserves the right to delete the backups associated with that device. Review the iCloud Terms and Conditions for more information.


How to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup?

Step 1: On your iPhone (or other iOS device), go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it.

Update your device to the latest version of iOS to make sure you can restore from a recent backup of another device, such as a lost or broken device.

Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”

Step 3: In the Setup Assistant, sign in to iCloud, tap “Restore from a Backup”, then choose from a list of your backups in iCloud.

Related information:

Backup iPhone and the comparison of iCloud, iTunes, iPhone Data Reocovey backup

Recover iPhone data after iOS update


2 thoughts on “Easy Way to Back Up and Restore iPhone Data with iCloud before iOS 7 Update

  1. DellaCecilia

    I want to download my iOS 7 and also want to backup my iPhone data, but some of my friends say that iCloud backup is not so good. Just as said in this article, iCloud gives you some limits in on backup. I’m wondering that can you give better ways to back up my iPhone.


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