Are you eager to jailbreak your iPhone 5s to enjoy the great features brought by jailbreak? Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team finally released a tool for iOS 7 jailbreak. Jailbreak is great but sometimes it also causes problems such as data loss. So back up iPhone before iOS 7 jailbreak, if something breaks, you'll always be able to recover your data.
In this article, I list 3 ways to backup iPhone 5s/5/4s/4 before jailbreaking iOS 7: iTunes, iCloud, and professional iPhone data backup tool (also iPhone Data Recovery).
Way 1: Backup iPhone Data before iOS 7 Jailbreak with iTunes
iTunes is always a helpful tool for iOS users. It can powerfully back up your iPhone settings, messages, contacts, camera Roll, documents, saved games, and other data. (iTunes takes too much time to backup? Learn about how to improve iPhone backup time.)
- Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your PC, then power off your device and connect it to your PC via a USB cable.
- In the iTunes window, click the iOS device button on the right.
- In the Backups section, click "Back Up Now" under "Manually Back Up and Restore".
Way 2: Backup iPhone Data before iOS 7 Jailbreak with iCloud
Use iCloud to backup iPhone before jailbreaking iOS 7 if you want your data to be effectively uploaded to your account. But as Apple's cloud storage service, iCloud only offers 5GB of free storage for its users. An upgrade is required for additional storage and available with an annual fee.
Note: If you already enabled iCloud backup on your device, then iCloud will automatically back up your accounts, documents, settings and camera rolls whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet. No need to do manual steps below.
- Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- Tap the Settings icon, and then tap iCloud.
- Tap Storage & Backup, and then Back Up Now.
Way 3: Backup iPhone Data before iOS 7 Jailbreak with iPhone Backup Tool
You can also use a profession iPhone data backup tool (also iPhone Data Recovery) to backup iPhone before iOS 7 jailbreak. Overtaking iTunes and iCloud, it enable you selectively back up and recover your wanted data, and view your backup data whenever you need.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer with iPhone Data Recovery installed. Run the software immediately.
Click "Start Scan" to scan the data on your iPhone device.
- Preview your iPhone data and select your wanted data to backup on your computer.
To sum up, we have introduced 3 ways for you to back up data before jailbreaking iPhone on iOS 7. It is also suitable for iOS 11/10/9/8/7, etc. After backup, you can go forth and jailbreak iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 on iOS 7.