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What to Do Before Apple iOS Upgrade & Downgrade?

June. 08, 2016 16:10 pm / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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Plan to upgrade old iOS to the newest iOS 9? Or want to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 9 to older iOS? Be it downgrading iOS or upgrading iOS, it has to be admitted that iOS upgrade and downgrade is not a riskless act. To smoothly and successfully upgrade or downgrade Apple iOS, there are several things you need to pay attention to. Among these items, two things of greatest importance can't be missed - backup important files and prepare a recovery tool.

Part 1 - Back up Vital Files before Apple iOS Downgrade/Upgrade

In terms of backing up files, you can have more than one options to choose. For example, you can rely on iCloud to make a phone backup, but iCloud has limitations in that it only supports 5 GB storage capacity for free. Why not a better tool to help at your hand? Here, you can't miss this Vibosoft iPhone/iPad/iPod Transfer. With this software, you can easily transfer anything from iPhone/iPad/iPod to the computer in an easy and fast way. No matter how many files you want to transfer from iOS device to the computer, this software can finish the process within simple clicks. More importantly, this software is not merely a backup tool. With it, you are free to manage iOS device files directly on the computer, such as sending messages from the computer or downloading files like music, apps, videos to iPhone/iPad/iPod. Below is the free trial version! Why not try it out by yourself?

iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer Transfer

This software helps you transfer all files (photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, calendar, voice memos, books, etc.) from iOS devices to the computer with zero quality loss.

And this software is quite easy-to-use, just download the right version of this software. Then:

> Open the installed software on the computer and get iOS device connected to the computer via USB cord.

> Preview files by entering the right tabs as displayed on the left panel and choose the files you want to backup.

> Click on Export option to begin the file transfer from iOS device to the computer.

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Part 2 - Recover Lost Files after Apple iOS Upgrade/Downgrade

If you have backed up important files from your iOS devices, you possibly won't need a recovery tool. But for those who forget making a phone backup, losing important files after finishing Apple iOS upgrade and downgrade can be a great disaster. But things can still be redeemed! That is - rely on a professional and powerful recovery tool like iPhone/iPad/iPod Data Recovery to recover the lost files. With this software, you are able to recover the lost files including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps and many more, no matter you have an iTunes backup or not.


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

Using this software to recover the lost files from iOS devices can be done in three simple steps:

- Open the installed software on the computer and then link your iDevice to the computer.

- Choose the mode of Recover from iDevice or Recover from iTunes Backup as needed and wanted.

- Select the files you want to recover and hit the Recover option to start.

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Aside from the must-do things mentioned in the above, there are also other things worth your attention. For example, you need to make sure that the battery is enough for the whole process. Also, try to be familiar with the iOS system you want to upgrade or downgrade to as much as possible, i.e. make sure that you are not doing iOS downgrade or upgrade on an impulse. Finally, carefully follow the steps as instructed while upgrading or downgrading Apple iOS.

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