The next method of backing up your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is a soft backup — where you simply backup your contacts through iTunes and then your music through an application called Sharepod, and finally any images. Some of these features are wireless syncing, iCloud integration, a new notification system and iMessage. Follow the on-screen instructions to start using the device. However, it is definitely more work, but worth it in the long run. Next click Sync contacts and sync your contacts to your computer. To actually restore your content back to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad when you are running the iOS 5 firmware, simply re-sync your contacts and transfer over your media through iTunes. It can take a few minutes.