full backup of iPhone 5 to prepare for IOS 7 upgrade

Q1:
Give me step by step (click by click) instruction on how to backup
my iPhone 5 to iTunes

Q2:
Step by step instruction to backup to Apple's  free iCloud will be
appreciated too

Q3:
Suppose after upgrade, I wish to restore back to IOS6 (perhaps due
to I find not being familiar with IOS 7 or certain apps do not work),
how can I remedy this or restore back everything to what it was
previously?
sunhuxAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Q1. Go to iTunes, your phone and in the main screen there do a Backup. iTunes should do this each time you sync.

Q2. I do not use this.

Q3. Straight uninstall of IOS7 is not supported. You would have to be certain you have done a good backup before IOS7, do a hard reset (new phone status), and set it up again. This time do not upgrade to IOS7.

I am running IOS7 and see no breakage or serious disadvantages, so I am not going to revert.

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akahanCommented:
In addition to backing up, you want to Sync.  They are two entirely different things.

To back up to iCloud, you would (on the phone) go to settings/iCloud/Storage & Backup/Back up now.  Of course, this assumes you have set up an iCloud account to back up to.  (Generally, if you have an iTunes account, you have an iCloud account too, though.)

Syncing ensures that you have the same music, videos, and apps on the phone and in iTunes.

(If the backups included music, etc., they'd take forever...)
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hecgomrecCommented:
Already did this update... nothing lost you need only 3 GB available on device.

Go ahead don't worry about it... it looks more like an Android now... :-)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@sunhux - Thanks and I was happy to help you with this.

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