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Upgrade iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 10.3 without Losing Data

2017-03-28 16:48:14 Posted by Tracy King to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
This article provides 3 effective methods for you to create data backups for your iPhone, iPad or iPod before upgrade to iOS 10.3. Follow this article to upgrade your iDevice to iOS 10.3 without losing any data now.

Till this month March 2017, Apple has released a new iOS system for great iOS device users and it is now available for you to download and upgrade your iDevices into iOS 10.3 for free now. Don’t want to lose any data? If you can create data backups for your iPhone, iPad or iPod, it would be perfect and no data loss issue will occur to your iDevice. Here below in this article, you’ll find three methods below to update iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 10.3 without losing any data:

  1. 1. Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod data to PC within 3 steps before iOS 10.3 update;
  2. 2. Backup iOS data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iCloud in advance;
  3. 3. Backup iOS data to iTunes on iPhone/iPad/iPod in advance;
  4. 4. Upgrade iPhone, iPad/iPod touch to iOS 10.3 with two methods

You can selectively choose one method and follow to backup your personal data such as contacts, SMS, photos, videos etc on your iPhone, iPad or iPod right now.

Method 1. Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod data to PC in 3 steps before iOS 10.3 update

If you prefer simple and straightforward method and don’t know quite much about iCloud or iTunes backup, it doesn’t matter. Here we’ll show you how to simply backup wanted iOS data into PC within 3 simple steps with the help of iOS data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver.

EaseUS MobiSaver is a powerful iOS data recovery software which supports you to simply backup present iPhone, iPad or iPod data and even to restore deleted or lost iOS data to PC with simple clicks. You can simply download it and follow next 3 steps to backup wanted iOS data like Contacts, SMS or photos etc into PC with ease now:

1. Connect iOS devices with PC and launch EaseUS MobiSaver on your PC;
Choose Recover from iOS Device and click Scan;

Backup iOS data before iOS 10.3 update.

2. Scan iOS devices to find present and lost iOS data;
EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan your iPhone/iPad or iPod to find all lost data for you.

Scan and find data on iPhone, iPad or iPod to backup before iOS 10.3 upgrade.

3. Preview and select iOS data to backup to PC;
You can preview and select wanted data and click Recover to save them as a backup on your PC. 

Backup iPhone, iPad or iPod data to PC before iOS 10.3 upgrade.

Method 2. Backup iOS data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iCloud

  1. 1. Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod with WiFi;
  2. 2. After the iPhone or iPad is on, go to Settings >Tab Your Name> iCloud;
  3. 3. Click Backup >Turn on iCloud Backup > Back Up Now;
  4. 4. Select data that you want to backup to iCloud in your iDevice;
  5. 5. Make sure the backup is finished: Go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage > Select your device to check whether the backup is finished or not.

Method 3. Backup iOS data to iTunes on iPhone/iPad/iPod

  1. 1. Upgrade iTunes in your PC into the latest version and open iTunes, connect iPhone, iPad or iPod to PC;
  2. 2. Allow your iDevice to trust your computer if a message asks for your device passcode;
  3. 3. Select your iPhone, iPad or iPod when it appears in iTunes, click Back Up Now;
  4. If you need to save Health and Activity data from your iDevice, you need to encrypt the backup by selecting the box - Encrypt (device) backup and create a memorable password.
  5. 4. After the process, you can see whether your backup is finished or not in iTunes Preferences > Devices.

After creating the backups, you can now update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into iOS 10.3 without losing any data.

Update iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 10.3 without losing data

To upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into iOS 10.3, you have two options here:
Update to iOS 10.3 by OTA or install iOS 10.3 with iTunes.

You can select either one option to update and install iOS 10.3 in your iDevices now:

1. Update to iOS 10.3 by OTA

  1. 1. Go to Settings > Click on General > Select Software Update;
  2. 2. Select the right iOS system update - iOS 10.3 and click Download;
  3. 3. When the process completes, click on Install;
  4. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions and then install iOS 10.3 and update your iPhone, iPad or iPod then.

2. Use iTunes to install iOS 10.3 

To update iOS 10.3 on your iPhone or iPad etc devices via iTunes, do remember to upgrade iTunes in your PC into the latest version in advance.

  1. 1. Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod with PC, wait for iTunes to launch and connect to iDevice;
  2. 2. Click Device > Check for Update > It will download iOS 10.3 automatically by pressing Download and Update;
  3. 3. Download iOS 10.3 IPSW firmware file and select the relative .ipsw file for iDevice;
  4. 4.  After this, press and hold Option key/ Shift key > press Check for Update > When the update to iOS 10.3 messages pops up, click Update.
  5. 5. Click Next > Agree.

Wait patiently while installing iOS 10.3 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, and reboot iDevices when the update process is finished.