Backing up iOS

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Is there a way to back up the iOS in case update fails? I'm thinking of something similar to Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper for O SX.
 
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There are two methods for backing up your iOS install: one using iCloud, and one using local storage on a Mac or Windows machine using iTunes.

The iCloud backup is ideal for people who don't sync their device to a computer at all, or who have bought some additional space on iCloud (beyond the 5GB free space) if they have multiple iOS devices they want to back up. The iCloud sync preserves almost everything (pictures, videos, iCloud mail, apps, music and so forth), but some minor things like text-message logs or game high scores MIGHT not be included. The beauty of the iCloud backup is that it happens in the background routinely when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi.

The iTunes (local) backup backs up everything, since you have far more available space on a computer than you probably do in the cloud. This is best for people who sync regularly with iTunes and who need absolutely every scrap of everything on the iDevice backed up. It needs to be done manually by connecting the iOS device to iTunes, which can be as simple as opening the program on your Mac or PC while the device is connected by USB cable.
 
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Thanks van smith. I understand that syncing iOS devices saves all the files. My concern is what happens if upgrading to a new iOS fails. In particular I saw an iPhone for sale on eBay that had lost wifi capability following an upgrade. Needless to say I didn't bid for it nor, when I last looked, had anyone else done so. An iPhone without wifi is next to useless!
 
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Thanks van smith. I understand that syncing iOS devices saves all the files. My concern is what happens if upgrading to a new iOS fails. In particular I saw an iPhone for sale on eBay that had lost wifi capability following an upgrade. Needless to say I didn't bid for it nor, when I last looked, had anyone else done so. An iPhone without wifi is next to useless!

As already explained in the LINK provided, there are a number of options for backing up an iDevice: 1) Cabled USB connection to iTunes; 2) Wi-Fi wireless backup to iTunes; and 3) Backup to iCloud wirelessly. All provide the ability to 'restore' a backup to an old or a new iDevice. If you immediately backup an iDevice before doing an iOS upgrade and the latter fails, the restoration will bring you back to the previous iOS - please let us know if that is the information requested. Dave :)
 
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As already explained in the LINK provided, there are a number of options for backing up an iDevice: 1) Cabled USB connection to iTunes; 2) Wi-Fi wireless backup to iTunes; and 3) Backup to iCloud wirelessly. All provide the ability to 'restore' a backup to an old or a new iDevice. If you immediately backup an iDevice before doing an iOS upgrade and the latter fails, the restoration will bring you back to the previous iOS - please let us know if that is the information requested. Dave :)

Yes thanks for that.
 
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The same issue my friend was facing i hope he troubleshot this issue with his own as i have told him about it from here..
 

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