Just like it is important to back up your Mac, it is important to make sure your i Phone or i Pad is on a regular backup schedule.
You can set it up to automatically back up every 24 hours via i Cloud, or whenever you connect it to your computer and open i Tunes.
Before doing a clean install, make sure your photos, app data, music, safari activities, and contacts have been backed up to cloud services, like i Cloud Drive, Dropbox, or One Drive.
This data will not carry over, but can be added back to your i Phone if you've saved it in the Cloud.
Then, you can use i Tunes to restore from a backup.
Note: This method restores your i Phone's contacts, calendars, notes, text messages, and settings, but not the firmware.
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