iPhone How do I update an ios4 to ios6 please on an iphoen4

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by sigooner, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. sigooner macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2012
    I'm doing it for a friend. What's the best way to not lose any files ie pics/music etc?

    Do I 'backup' on iTunes and THEN update iTunes and update the iOS? How to I check to make sure all music etc is backed up?

    Thanks alot
  2. dave8209, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    dave8209 macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2012
    Providence, RI
    just back it up in iTunes before updating to 6. It's easy, just right click on the iPhone under devices in the left bar and click backup. hope it helps Everything on the iPhone now will be on the iPhone once the upgrade is complete And you restored it to the iTunes backup
  3. sigooner thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Thanks a lot

    Do I need to sync its photos and music and videos? Or will it automatically save them on the backup? Thanks

    Also- is it better to update the iTunes software on PC before or after I backup
  4. sigooner thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2012
  5. Avatarshark macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    The Digital Frontier
    Before it updates, it auto back up everything, provided that you tell itunes to backup photos, and anything that there. Like upgrading a Mac operating system, files aren't touch when the OS is upgraded.
  6. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Be careful. iTunes won't backup any music, photos or videos. All you can sync to your computer is the content of the camera roll (it contains the photos you took yourself, pictures you saved from other applications, the Internet etc). But: music, movies and photo libraries (from iPhoto etc) your friend copied to the phone at some point will not be synced to your computer. It works sort of one way only...the best would be that your friend syncs the iPhone to the computer they used to get all the music and stuff onto the phone in the first place.

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