Get Your iPhone Ready For iOS 7 – Make A Good Backup Today [iOS Tips]

iTunes Backup iOS

iOS 7 is coming this Wednesday, September 18, and it’s going to be a fairly simple upgrade. You’ll be able to just update your iOS device without any trouble, most likely over the air or by connecting to iTunes. No fuss, no muss.

However, you do most likely want to make a backup in case things go awry during the update process. Chances are you already have a backup if you use iCloud or iTunes, but here’s how to make a manual backup, just in case.

The iTunes Way
Plug your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into your Mac and launch iTunes. Click on the iOS device in the list in the left sidebar. You’ll see a section called Manually Back Up and Restore. Click on the Back Up Now button and wait for your device and Mac to talk to each other, making a nice, new backup.

iCloud Backup iOS

The iCloud Wayix
Launch your Settings app on your iPad or iPhone, and tap on the iCloud settings button. Scroll down a bit and tap on Storage & Backup. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on Back Up Now. You’ll get a new backup, conveniently stored on Apple’s own iCloud servers.

Now you’ve got the peace of mind that comes from having a brand new backup of all your iOS device data. When you upgrade to iOS 7, should anything go wrong, you’ll know you can get your stuff back when you figure it all out. Yay!

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