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Backup your iPhone data before updating to iOS 10

Backup your iPhone data before iOS 10 update


15 Sept 2016  |  Author: Wide Angle Software Team

iOS 10 has been released...

With iOS 10 released this week, it's easy to get excited and want to update your device straight away, however there are a few things you may want to consider first.

iOS 10 update is only available for newer devices, the oldest iPhone supported is iPhone 5 and you'll also be able to update your 4th generation iPad, iPad mini 2 and newer. In case of the iPod Touch, only 5th and 6th generation devices are able to upgrade to iOS 10.

With failed updates widely reported on the first day of iOS 10 release, make sure that your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad content is backed up to your computer before your update your device. Note that if you normally backup your device on iCloud, you won't be able to roll the update back to iOS 9.3.5 should you need to do so. You will find both iTunes and our TouchCopy software helpful in backing up your iOS device on your computer.

Backing up your iPhone and iPad using iTunes

You can find detailed instructions on how to backup your iOS device using iTunes on Apple's website here. Note that iTunes backup does not contain any iTunes synced content, such as your music, playlist, photos added by iTunes, PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks, etc. This content will need to be backed up using software like TouchCopy.

Making a full iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad backup using TouchCopy

TouchCopy will backup your entire iPod, iPhone and iPad content to your PC or Mac, including your music, playlists, videos, photos, messages, contacts, calendars, iBooks and more.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to backup your iPhone, iPod and iPad using TouchCopy.

Happy Upgrading to iOS10!