Apple has released the 7th beta of the iOS 10.3 last week. Quickly you’ll get a software update notification on your iPhone noting you to update to the new iOS 10.3. You may have planned the way to do this iOS update, using iTunes or iCloud. But, before updating to iOS 10.3, hold on please and follow us to backup your iPhone first.
The common methods people use to backup iPhone or iPad are iTunes and iCloud. So we’ll firstly introduce these two ways to create an iOS backup in case of your data loss due to some accident when updating to iOS 10.3.
How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Before iOS 10.3 Update
iCloud allows you to create backups wirelessly without using computer. If you have no computer around you, this can be a good method to backup your iOS device. Now let’s go on to backup your device.
Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, unlock your iPhone.
Go to Settings > iCloud, and make sure you’ve logged into your iCloud account.
Tap Backup and then the Backup Now button. (Keep you device connected to Wi-Fi and make sure your device have enough battery life to finish the backup)
How to Backup iPhone to iTunes Before iOS 10.3
Relatively speaking, iTunes will be safe and quick in backing up data and settings on your iOS device. This way requires you to download and install iTunes to your computer firstly. If you have done the job and update your iTunes to the latest version.
Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer.
On iTunes menu, click File > Devices > Back Up, to backup your iPhone.