"I want to jailbreak my new iPhone 8 but I am worry about erasing data on it when something goes wrong. Are there some tools to help me do backup & restore on the device?"-Jeff
Backup & Restore Data on iPhone 8
Some of the iPhone users may choose to jailbreak to further customer their devices with various third party plug-ins. However iOS jailbreak is never a stable operation which means sometimes it might make your device crashed leading to data erased. Thus Apple won't suggest you perform the iOS jailbreak on iOS device. Besides jailbreaking, opreations like iOS update, hardware breakdown or others may probably cause data loss. So we need some way to help us periodically do some backup & restore for our iOS device. In the following article we are about to introduce a convenient tool to you.
iOS Data Backup & Restore aims to help iOS users like jeff to avoid data loss in a simplified way. With a lot of useful functions, iOS Data Backup & Restore allows you to backup & restore data on iPhone 8 easily. Photos, contacts, SMS/iMessages, videos, notes, call logs, WhatsApp and other personal documents, all these can be well handled. Except for iPhone 8, it works for iPhone 7, iPhone 6S/6, iPhone SE/5S/5C/5, iPad and iPod. Moreover, it almost suppport the newest iOS versions. Next, we will show you the few simple steps to finish this job.
Part 1: How to Backup iPhone 8 Data on Computer
Step 1. Connect iPhone 8 to the Computer
After launching iOS Data Backup & Restore on your computer, select "Data Backup & Restore" option from the tool list. Then use the USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. By default, iOS Data Backup & Restore will automatically detect your device quickly.
Step 2. Select File Types to Backup
After your iPhone 8 is connected successfully, iOS Data Backup & Restore will detect the file types on your device automatically and you can select what file types to backup. Then click on "Backup".
The whole backup process will take a few minutes, depending on the data storage on your device. Then iOS Data Backup & Restore will display all the supported data, like Photos & Videos, Messages & Call Logs, Contacts, Memos and other data.
Step 3. View the Backed Up File
When the backup is completed, you can check all contents of the backup file in categories. You can choose one single file or several files to print them or export them to your computer.
Part 2: How to Restore iPhone Data on Computer
Step 1. Select the Backup File
Launch iOS Data Backup & Restore and select "Data Backup & Restore". If you have used this function to backup your device before, it will offer the option "To view the previous backup file". Click on this option to view the backup file list.
After you connect your iPhone to the computer, under the backup file types, you also have the option "To view the previous backup file".
Then iOS Data Backup & Restore will display the backup history. Just select the backup file you need and click on "View" button on the button of the program.
Step 2. Preview and Restore the Backup File
After you click on "View", the program will take a few seconds to analysis the backup file and display all data in catagories from the backup file.
Once you find the files you need, you can just select a few files or select them all to proceed to next step.
Note:Currently iOS Data Backup & Restore supports to restore the Messages, Contacts, and Notes to device. So you can restore these files to your iOS device or export them all to your computer.
If you want to export the selected files to your computer, click on "Export to PC". Then select the save path to export your files.
If you want to restore the files to your device, select the files and click on "Restore to Device". Just in a few seconds, you will have these files on your iOS device. Done.