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How to restore iPhone after updating to iOS 7 or iOS 8?

Upgrading from a previous iOS version should go smoothly and in most cases you should have the iPhone data and settings back, directly after updating to iOS 7 or iOS 8. However, even a well-engineered upgrade can sometimes fail and may lead to data loss.

iOS 7 brings a major overhaul to Apple’s mobile operating system and as such, installing it on the iPhone requires a major upgrade. It is therefore important to take time and back up iPhone information and settings right before upgrading. If for any reason you do not have the data on the iPhone after upgrading to the new iOS, take a look at the below tips on how to restore iPhone from a previous iOS backup made via iTunes or iCloud. As we discovered, a recent backup of the iPhone serves as a much needed insurance against failure.

NOTE: Don’t rely only on the iOS backups made with iTunes or iCloud. We’d advise you to also back up iPhone contacts, calendars, music, apps, videos and photos to your PC as separate files so that you can restore these whenever you want. To find out more about how to back up and restore data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod in this way, please refer to the set of 4 programs we developed called the CopyTrans 4Pack:

CopyTrans 4Pack – Backup and restore iPhone data easily

What could possibly go wrong during update to iOS 7 or iOS 8?

There are two ways to update your iOS – via iTunes or over-the-air, directly from within the iOS device.

Despite your best efforts, there are a host of things which can potentially go wrong during either update method. If you choose to update your iOS via your computer and iTunes returns an error message, chances are it looks similar to this: ios 7 upgrade error in itunes

So far, we’ve upgraded three iPhone 5 devices, an iPhone 4 and 4S, an iPad Mini and an iPod Touch 5 to one of the latest betas of iOS 7. We used iTunes for the upgrade. In 50% of the cases, iTunes returned a similar message during the upgrade. This meant that we needed to manually restore the iOS data back to the newly-updated iDevices.

Apple provides some information about the meaning of iTunes error messages during upgrade. This article will help you find the steps to resolve most iOS upgrade errors involving iTunes.

My iPhone was put in Recovery Mode after update

In certain cases after the iOS update, the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch could automatically enter Recovery Mode. Recovery Mode is a particular state of iOS devices which have encountered software- or app-related trouble. This mode is instantly recognizable from the iPhone screen once it shows a USB cable, and an arrow pointing towards the iTunes icon. iphone screen indicating recovery mode in ios 7

If your iPhone was automatically placed in Recovery Mode after the upgrade, you would need to restore it via iTunes. Refer to this troubleshooting article for a detailed procedure on how to get the iPhone out of recovery mode after iOS upgrade.

How do I restore my iPhone data after iOS 7 or iOS 8 update?

There are two ways to restore iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch data after updating to iOS 7. If you made a recent backup via iTunes, simply connect the iPhone to the computer and restore via iTunes. You can also restore from iCloud backup which does not require plugging the iPhone to a computer but you must have an active Internet connection.

Restoring iPhone from iCloud backup

If after upgrading to the new iOS your iPhone was restored to factory settings, swipe your finger from left to right upon prompt and select the language and country. first steps to set up iphone in ios 7

Restoring from iCloud backup requires an active connection to the Internet. You must select a WiFi network to connect to. Also, connect the iPhone to a power source since the restore process can quickly deplete the iPhone battery.restoring iphone from icloud backup after update requires internet access

From the next screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” and select an iCloud backup entry to restore from. We recommend selecting the most recent entry. restore iphone from icloud select most recent backup entry

Once the restore is complete, apps which you previously downloaded or purchased off the AppStore will automatically begin to load. iphone apps automatic download after restore

Restoring from backup made via iTunes

Did you know that you can restore your iPhone from a backup made by iTunes, without having to use iTunes at all?

We developed a free and easy iOS restore utility called CopyTrans Shelbee which is dedicated to the backup and restore of iPhone. CopyTrans Shelbee will never ask you to “erase and sync” or propose to add or overwrite information on the iPhone. If you would like to restore the iTunes backup to iPhone without even having to install iTunes, download and run CopyTrans Shelbee

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If you choose to restore via iTunes, once you set the iPhone language and country, tap “Restore from iTunes Backup” use itunes to restore iphone after update ios 7
NOTE: Before you connect the iPhone to your PC, run iTunes and navigate to Edit > Preferences > Devices. Make sure that the “Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically” option is checked, then click OK. This will prevent iTunes from overwriting the last iPhone backup you made with a new one. prevent automatic itunes sync iphone

Next, connect the iPhone to your computer. Once the device appears in iTunes, click on it and from the Summary tab click the “Restore Backup…” button. restore iphone from backup in itunes

From the next prompt, select the most recent backup and click “Restore”. choose itunes backup entry to restore iphone

Stand by until the iTunes restore operation completes.

Restoring iPhone data after iOS 7 or iOS 8 update is a straight-forward procedure provided that you recently backed up your iPhone.