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Two Important Tips That You Must Do Before Switching to A New iPhone 7

Many of the half billion iPhone users across the globe will be switching iPhones by the end of September 2016 as it is expected that the technology giant will be launching the new iPhone 7. There will not be any aesthetic changes to the new model, but it is expected that the new model will have a new pressure-sensitive home button, upgraded camera, power and battery life, and the murder of the headphone jack. While the changes will not be radical or significant, there will be people who are dying to get their hands on in simply because of the thrill of a new device, upgrading from a really old iPhone or accidentally lost their iPhone around the same time.


Regardless of the reason behind their purchase, there are two things iPhone users should do before switching iPhones. Here are some useful tips on switching to iPhone 7.


Part 1: Backup data on your old phone

Before you waltz into your nearest Apple store, remember to backup your current device. There are many ways to backup data on your old phone but with the recent bad rep cloud storage has, it is probably best to invest in a secure third-party backup tool.

1.1 Selectively backup data on your old iPhone

dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore is a one-stop iOS backup and restore solution that will help you backup data on your iOS device and restore it when needed. Users will be able to preview the content of the backup files to identify if they are the right files that you want to transfer to a new device which is useful if you need to selectively backup iPhone's content. It is fast and simple. It also has some great features:

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Here is how to backup old Android phone before switching to iPhone 7:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and lauch the software. Click on the "More Tools" option on the left panel. Click on "Device Data Backup & Restore".

    backup old iphone before switching to iphone 7

  2. The software will be able to detect the types of file contained on your iPhone after detecting your iPhone. Choose the file types you want to backup after it detecks your current iPhone. Click the "Backup" button.

    backup old iphone before switching to iphone 7

    It will take a few minutes to backup your iPhone---this will depend on the amount of content you have.


1.2 Selectively backup data on your old Android device

If you are currently an Android user and thinking of jumping ship to an iPhone, you can use dr.fone - Android Data Backup & Restore. It has the same features as the dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore, just that it is specifically for Android devices. Backing up your Android data, wholy or selectively, has never been easier. It shares the same key features as its iOS-version friend, only that it actually supports more than 8,000 Android devices.

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  • Selectively backup Android data to computer with one click.
  • Preview and restore backup to any Android devices.
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  • There is no data lost during backup, export or restore.
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  1. Launch the software and open the "More Tools" option---click on "Android Data Backup & Restore". Connect your Android device to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure that you are not running any other Android management softwares. Click on the "Backup" button.

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  2. Choose the file types you want to backup and hit on the "Backup" button.

    android data backup restore

    The backup process will take several minutes, depending on the amount of data you want to backup. You will be able to see its progress.

    android data backup restore

    Once the process is complete, you will be able to "View the backup" to see if it actually has backed up everything that you want. You will be able to see the different backup file versions you have on your computer. Click on the "View" button to see the exact content.

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    android data backup restore

Part 2: Erase data on your old phone before giving it away

One of the tips on switching to iPhone 7 is to erase data on your old phone before giving it away or reselling it. Upgrade to iPhone 7 may be exciting but it will erode those good feelings when you find out that your data have been compromised. Therefore, after backing up all your data, make sure you wipe out your device.

Permanently erasing data on your old device is important because you would not want others to access the content of your device. If you do not properly erase personal data, others will be able to use it to purchase apps, access your internet banking account or impersonate you. You could also have confidential documents on your device; imagine if it ever falls into your competitors' hands!

To completely erase your phone in a secure manner, use dr.fone - iOS Full Data Eraser. It is able to perform a 100% cleanup on your iPhone before selling or gifting it to another party. Users are able to erase everything from your device in just a few clicks. Here are some of its cool features:

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To demonstrate how easy it is here is how you can permanently erase personal data on old iPhone when switching iPhones:

  1. Launch the software and connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. Open the "More Tools" option and click on "iOS Full Data Eraser".

    erase old phone before switching to iPhone 7

  2. Click on the "Erase" button.

    erase old phone before switching to iPhone 7

    You will need to type in "delete" to confirm that you want to permanently erase your iPhone. Click the "Erase Now" button.

    erase old phone before switching to iPhone 7

  3. Once the software starts erasing the content of your device, make sure that your iPhone is kept connected to your computer.

    erase old phone before switching to iPhone 7

    You will know that it has complete the erasure process when the window disappears. Everything should be deleted from your device.

    erase old phone before switching to iPhone 7

Now that you are ready for the new iPhone 7, get excited as its release date is coming to a near! Make sure you follow these  tips on switching to iPhone 7 to make sure that everything goes well.

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