In case you’ve been living under a rock lately Apple’s releasing a new system update that will radically change nearly all iPhones. Even if you have a 4S or 4 you will receive an update that improves the overall design and usability of your phone exponentially. There is a lot of good that will come from this update including better system menus, camera operations, and overall look and feel.
Don’t trust that updates will go smoothly. There is a very likely a chance you may end up losing all of your data upgrading to Apple’s iOS 7. I personally found I didn’t have any space on my iCloud because of the large number of photos on my phone. I ended up needing to backup the photos to my computer before I could even do a backup. This might be your situation which is why I’m letting you know now.
- Connect to Wi-Fi.
- Go to your settings and click iCloud.
- Select Storage & Backup.
- Tap Back Up Now. It should take only a few minutes to back you up on iCloud, depending on when you last did this.
- Plug your phone into your laptop.
- Select the Summary tab.
- Scroll down to the second section. Under Manually Back Up and Restore, hit Back Up Now. Your phone and your computer will automatically start saving all your stuff. Again, this should happen pretty quickly, depending on when your last backup was.