How to Make a Backup for iPhone X/8/7/6s Before iOS 12 Upgrade with Detailed Steps

Looking forward to getting the new iOS 12 on your iPhone X/8/7/6s to enjoy more features and enhanced performances? You’d better make a backup for your iPhone before iOS 12 upgrade.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Jul. 06, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 10, 2018
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Compatible with iPhone 5s and later, iPad mini 2 and later and iPod touch 6, the new iOS 12 is coming this fall with its improved features like faster performance, FaceTime with 32 people at once, Memoji, Animoji, Camera Effects, Augmented Reality, Screen Time, Notifications, Do Not Disturb, Photo Sharing, Photo Search, Siri Shortcuts, Privacy protection and so much more to make your iPhone more powerful, intelligent and active.

If you are planning to update your iPhone 6s/7/8/X to the new iOS 12, then you are strongly recommended to make a backup before iOS 12 upgrade cause your iPhone data could get lost during the iOS update. Here we’ll show you three ways to backup iPhone to iTunes, iCloud and computer.

Also Read: How to Access and View iCloud Backup >

Part 1. How to Backup iPhone 6s/7/8/X to iTunes Before iOS 12

If you have a computer and USB cable at hand, then making a backup for your iPhone before iOS 12 is quite a good option. Follow the steps below to make it.

  1. Run iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.
  2. If it’s the first time you connect your iPhone to this computer, then there would be a messages asking for your iPhone to Trust This Computer to enter the passcode.
  3. Your iPhone will be detected after several seconds. Click on the device icon to select your iPhone.
  4. Under the Summary tab > Backups section: you can select to encrypt your backup, which means allowing account password, Health and HomeKit data to be backed up.
  5. Then click on Back Up Now to start backing up your iPhone 6s/7/8/X to iTunes.
  6. When it completes, you can check the date under Latest Backup to ensure iTunes has backup your iPhone successfully before iOS 12.
  7. You can find your backup file in Edit > Preferences > Device. (You are not allowed to view or access your iTunes backup data.)
How to Backup iPhone to iTunes Before iOS 12 Upgrade

How to Backup iPhone to iTunes Before iOS 12 Upgrade

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone 6s/7/8/X to iCloud Before iOS 12

Getting tired of the tedious and complex process of using iTunes or don’t have a computer available? Just make a backup for your iPhone to iCloud before iOS 12 upgrade. Let’s check the detailed steps below.
1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi network and go to Settings on your iPhone.
2. Go to Settings > your iCloud account showing your name and photo > iCloud. For iOS 10.2 or earlier: Go to iPhone Settings > scroll down and choose iCloud.
3. Turn on iCloud Backup and tap on Backup Now.
4. Then you can see the time and date under Backup Now to check if the backup process ends successfully.

 How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Before iOS 12 Upgrade

How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Before iOS 12 Upgrade

Part 3. How to Backup iPhone 6s/7/8/X to Computer Before iOS 12

Actually for most users, iTunes and iCloud have never been taken into consideration when it comes to making a backup for their iPhone before iOS 12 upgrade. They tend to backup their iPhone 6s/7/8/X to PC or Mac computer, and want to access the backup files at any time. For this purpose, AnyTrans for iOS is recommended to help you backup iPhone to computer in an one-click or selective way. Check some highlights of this tool:

  1. Supports backing up iPhone data to PC/Mac computer in an one-click or selective way, which is quite flexible than iTunes or iCloud.
  2. Allows viewing and accessing backup files on computer, and you can also backup your iPhone to external hard drive.
  3. Enables to transfer all types of iOS data like photos, messages, contacts, videos, music, bookmarks and more among iPhone, iPad and computer.

Now just free download AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and then follow the steps below to backup iPhone to computer before iOS 12 upgrade.

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Situation 1. Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 with 1-Click

Step 1. Run AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and connect your iPhone. Scroll down and click on Content to PC.

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 with 1-Click – Step 1

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 with 1-Click – Step 1

Step 2. Then select the categories you want to backup to computer before iOS 12 upgrade and set the export path. Click the Arrow on the right to start.

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 with 1-Click – Step 2

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 with 1-Click – Step 2

Situation 2. Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 Selectively

Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and connect your iPhone 6s/7/8/X. Click on Photos > Camera. (Here take photos as example.)

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 Selectively – Step 1

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 Selectively – Step 1

Step 2. Select the photos you want to backup to computer and then click the Send to PC button to start.

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 Selectively – Step 2

Backup iPhone to Computer Before iOS 12 Selectively – Step 2

The Bottom Line

Except the data missing during iOS 12 update, your iPhone can also be lack of enough storage to download iOS 12. All on one, making a backup for your iPhone before iOS 12 upgrade is a necessary preparation for iOS 12. And we’ve showed the steps to backup iPhone to iTunes, iCloud and computer. Just get AnyTrans for iOS to your computer and make a backup for iOS 12 upgrade >

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Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.