Alexandra Malureanu
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Firstly, if you have not created a backup you definitely should, any iTunes update or process can potentially go wrong. Creating iTunes backup or even simply syncing your iDevice with iTunes can save you from losing your photos, contacts and other important data.

How to backup iPhone or iPad devices with iTunes

  • Open iTunes and connect your iPhone or iPad via usb to your PC
  • Select your iPhone in iTunes under Devices
  • Right-click (or Control-click) and select Back Up

Here is more information on what files and data does iTunes backup, so you can see what is saved.

When syncing your iDevice with iTunes the phone is automatically backed up on your computer. So, if you encounter a problem you may already have a backup to restore back to your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

How to restore from an iTunes backup

  • Open iTunes with your iPhone connected to your PC
  • Right-click on your iPhone under Devices in iTunes
  • Click Restore from Backup
  • Choose the backup you want to restore from the drop-down and click Restore

If you get a new iPhone you just need to connect it to iTunes and click “Restore from Backup”.

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Corrupt backups can vastly differ in the severity, but application or service can find most data where it still exists in any backup. So, if you have been unlucky and lost iPhone data, don't lose the faith, we can still help you recover your data!:)

Check out a helpful tutorial on How to extract data from your backup using iPhone Backup Extractor – Simple Mode.

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