How to Back Up Your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad For iOS Upgrading


Still using iOS 7 on your iDevices such as iPod Touch 5, iPhone 6 and iPad Air? That would be a little outdated. Since Apple has released its brand new operating system for the portable devices – iOS 8 for a long time, you may as well update your operating system to it. iOS 8 contains some new features and enhancements for you, which can make the user experience better.

However, as I recommend, you'd better back up all your personal data such as contacts, photos and video on iPod Touch 5 before the iOS 8 update, just in case of the data loss. Here I will show you three doable and simple ways to back up your iDevices, just say iPod Touch 5.

Part 1: Back up your iPod Touch via iCloud for iOS upgrading

This method is directly and officially. If you have an Apple ID, it would be a good approach for you to back up the personal data on iPod Touch with iCloud because you don't need any other movable devices at all. But I recommend you to do this task under the Wi-Fi network since a lot of data will be uploaded to the remote server. And the detail steps are as below:

  1. Get your iPod Touch connected to Wi-Fi2. Go to “Settings“->”iCloud“, then choose the contents you want.

3. Click “Storage & Backup” and then tap “Backup Now

After that, your iPod Touch 5 will start backing up the data you want to the server.

Part 2: Back up your iPod Touch via iTunes before iOS 8 upgrading

iTunes enables you to back up your photos, mail accounts, contacts, text messages and so on, so it is capable for you to back up your iPod Touch 5 with it. But before that, you also need an USB cable and a computer which has installed iTunes. And the detail steps are just as follows:

Step 1: Connect the iPod Touch to the computer, and the iTunes should be launched automatically.
Step 2: After iTunes identifying your device, click your devices name in the left sidebar.
Step 3: In the Summary tab, just click the “Back Up Now” button, and then iTunes will start backing up your personal data to the computer.


Part 3: Back up your iPod Touch 5 via MobileTrans before iOS 8 upgrading in just 1-click

Although in most cases, iTunes and iCloud are powerful enough for you to back up your iPod Touch 5 data before iOS 8 upgrading, to back up some special types of data which iTunes and iCloud cannot supported, you may need to find another third party tool. MobileTrans is such a professional iDevice data backup tool, with it, you can back up your iPod Touch just within some simple clicks.

Step 1: Download and install MobileTrans on computer.

Download MobileTrans for Windows Download MobileTrans for Mac

Step 2: Open MobileTrans, and then go to the phone to “Back Up Your Phone” window.

MobileTrans for Windows

Step 3: Connect your iPod Touch to the computer. MobileTrans will detect your device automatically by default.

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Step 4: Tick the contents you want in the middle of the window, and finally, click “Start Copy” button. And the MobileTrans will start copying the data to the computer.

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Pros: MobileTrans not only can backup both camera roll & photo library to computer for you, but also back up non-purchased video or music with ease in just 1-click without iTunes.

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Part 4. Back up iPhone non-purchase media files before iOS upgrade by TunesGo

From so many data type that can be backed up by iTunes and iCloud including Videos and photos you've taken which are saved in the Camera Roll, iPhone settings, like Wallpaper, Contacts, Calendar accounts, app data, Home screen, Messages and ringtones, you can aware that only files purchased from Apple store can be copied, while what about the file you downloaded from the internet? Cannot they be backed up?

Of course, the answer is YES. To copy files that are not purchased from Apple store before iOS upgrade, you may need to turn other tool for help. I recommend you the tool Wondershare TunesGo. Which enables you to back iPhone music, videos, and photos to computer. In just one click. Here are steps for you:

Step 1. Firstly, please download the tool and install TunesGo on your computer. Then please run it by double clicking. You will be required to connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable. Just do as required.

Download TunesGo (Windows Version) Download TunesGo (Mac Version)

Step 2. Then you can see your iPhone in the TunesGo window, please just click corresponding tabs, and you can then choose Music, Photos, or Movies file types. Later, please click the triangle under “Export” and select “Export to PC” or “Export to iTunes” to save them.


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