Backup eBooks Before iOS Update

Edited by Ian Gabriel T. Tolledo, Lynn

Apple's newest operating system, the iOS 7, boasts new features and improvements for its mobile and Tablet devices! It lets us do even more with our iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. However, some users have experienced lags and bugs in this new system tweak, one of which is the loss of purchased books stored in the native device library. If you are considering upgrading to iOS 7 despite the potential instability it offers, then you better ensure that no book purchase, or any app, for that matter, vanishes.

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Before you update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch device to iOS 7, you should do data backups to a safe place to reduce or avoid data loss caused by the system update. While most people know how to do a basic iPhone backup, not so many know how to do it safely and easily. This guide will show the three methods of I-Device data backup; simply select the method you think is best for you.

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Three Ways to Back Up your I-Device before Update

Method 1-Backup I-Device using ICloud

Before you can begin using iCloud to back up your phone, your device must meet these conditions:

  • Your I-Device is using iOS 5 or later.
  • There is enough storage space on your I-Device.
  • Your I-Device is connected to WiFi or wired to the internet.
  • Your I-Device is properly connected to a power source
  • The screen on your device is locked.
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    Backing up using iCloud
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Instructions: Simply go to your device's Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup. Under the Backup tab, turn the switch on for iCloud Backup, and then click "Backup Now". This will commence the backup of the I-Device to iCloud manually. Once you use the backup system later, the books will come back and be automatically placed in your iBooks library.

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    Restoring from an iCloud backup
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  • After upgrading your iOS device, or in restoring your iOS device to resolve an issue, simply follow these steps. Follow the initial guidelines in the iOS Setup Assistant. Select your native language, and so on. Then select "Restore from iCloud Backup" after the assistant asks you to change up your iPhone (or other iOS device).

Note that you can only restore a backup by utilizing iOS Setup Assistant. If you have already set up your I-Device, you can just erase all present content to go through with the iOS Setup Assistant once again. Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Only do this if you already created a backup, as this step will remove all of the current content from your device.

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      Pick the backup you created
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Method 2 - Backup iPhone using iTunes

Most people use this method for backup. If you want to utilize this method, you have to be sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes on your mac or computer. Remember that iTunes backup is a compressed file backup that you won't normally see directly. It needs an extractor so you can view it.

Once you're iTunes is updated (or newly installed) you can begin the backup process by hooking up your device to the computer/mac. Once you're connected, click the File menu on the top right and select Device > Back up. On the same left sidebar, you can also back up your device by clicking Devices, and right-click - or Ctrl-click - your device which is shown, then simply select "Back Up".

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      Restoring from iTunes Backup
      After updating your device to iOS 7, or if you only need to restore your device to resolve an unexpected issue, follow these basic steps:
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  • Connect the iOS device to your computer that has the backup.
  • Make sure that this computer contains the latest version of iTunes.
  • Choose File > Devices > Restore from Back up. If you are using iTunes 10.7 or earlier, right-click - or Ctrl-click - the I-Device and tap on "Restore from Backup."
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Note: To ensure that the backup you created finished successfully, open iTunes' Preferences and tap the Devices tab. You should see the name of the device, along with the time and date iTunes created the latest backup.

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Method 3 - Backup I-Device using 3rd Party Software

There are tons of websites out there with easy-to-use tools which can help you backup your data on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to computer. This software can back up all your files aside from your BOOKS, including messages, attachments, voice memos, contacts, history, and even multiple deleted files from your iOS devices.

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LEAWO iOS Data Recovery


One of the most used third party applications used today is Leawo iOS Data Recovery. Not only does this application back up your books and other applications, but it also saves other files as well. With it you can back up files like contacts, memos, notes, and every other little thing in your I-device. Free Trials are available, so you won't need to pay the instant you use it. It supports iPhone 5S, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iOS 7, iTunes 11 & Win8, restoring data lost due to jailbreak, iOS upgrade, deletion, etc.

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  1. Connect the iPhone to the computer. Simply connect your I-Device to a computer first, and then launch the iOS data recovery application on your PC using a USB cable.
  2. Scan and analyze your I-device. The moment the application has detected your device, it will automatically scan all files. This will take several minutes. Don't disconnect your device while in the scanning process.
  3. Preview and select data for backup. When the scanning is completed, you will be able to see 12 kinds of files, which will listed on the left side of the application interface. Simply click them to see each one before you add them. All the files and data you've picked can be backed up to your local computer. You can all back up the data found in the tweaking of your device by clicking the check-box on your device .
  4. Back up I-Device data to your computer. After choosing your desired programs/data, just click the "Recover" button, and pick a saving location from the window tab that will pop up. Then tap "Go" to begin the backup process of device to computer and you're done!

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