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A few tips to back up an iPhone before repair

Many regular Mac and iOS users think that there is a lack of magic when running devices and removing problems. I would like to assure you that those who have spent a career have encountered the same problem in the internal and diagnostic issues of the operating system. We may have more tips on our sleeves, but we are not immune.

My wife recently broke the corner of the iPhone SE screen, when the Apple Store backlog of such a high, need a week to make an appointment. A little tape helps keep the screen together. Then, one morning, we woke up, the phone’s alarm clock is not just clamor, but also produce loud mute. Reboot the phone to solve this problem, but it seems to be a high entry from the login, she can arrange Genius Bar dating on the same day.

Before making a phone call, we often use the regular way. Her cell phone (and my) use iCloud for a regular backup, but I also want to synchronize encrypted local backups via iTunes, because if you have to restore your phone or make a refurbished phone on your device can not fix it. With the encryption option in iTunes, you do not need to re-enter most of the passwords.

Before starting the backup, I always make sure that all iOS applications can be updated via iTunes or downloaded to iTunes via iTunes, as these applications will be restored via iTunes (or should be).

Of course, when we perform an iTunes backup, it initially took more than an hour and then failed, probably because of two outdated applications. We try again, just a few minutes, successfully completed.

In general, since the first backup time is not long, it takes about two hours to find the lack of available storage space on the Mac, the old iOS backup capacity of gigabytes, can be deleted, t run Latest version of iOS.

To delete an old iTunes backup: Open iTunes and go to iTunes> Preferences> Device. You may be surprised to see the backup you will forget. They can take a few GB or more, and may explain your lack of available storage space.

Why update to backup? If you use an older version of iOS to create an iTunes backup instead of restoring the backed up device (for example, 10.2 on a backup device and 10.3 on a new device), it may be bad luck. Apple has a process to upgrade yet to set up a new version of iOS (backup is running with 10.3 and hardware running 10.2), but the opposite – Apple does not provide documentation, I remember at least lost a backup because this does not match. Safer than comfort.

My wife answered the phone and was told to take an hour to replace the screen and took some time for them to give her a refurbishment because the screen could not be calibrated after repair.

Do you think that recovery will be easy? Unfortunately, while the basic recovery work is normal, but I have encountered a problem that I have seen on multiple occasions, not all of the applications are reloaded. They are grayed out in iOS, even if some seem to be loading, but it never finished. We waited for a few hours, the phone was plugged in to make sure that it was finally unplugged from the USB, reinserted it and let it automatically sync. At this point, it almost immediately restored the rest of the application. It seems only a few minutes.

Apple’s recovery instructions are pretty good, and there are good suggestions when the situation goes south. I found that the iPhone 7 Plus seems to have burst, and I can not use the 2015 12-inch MacBook with USB-C to A or USB-C to the lightning connector to put the phone in recovery mode. I had to use a Mac mini with native USB Type-A support to restore my phone.

Although I hope the specific situation can help you if you find yourself in these cases, the story of morality is: it is not your fault. Apple’s backup and recovery iOS device process is still weak, and there are several failed status.

If you are looking for iPhone repair or iPhone screen repair / replacement services, log on to the website http://www.applerepairer.co.uk.

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