How to Backup Your iOS 11 Data from iPhone?

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Katrin Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

"Hi, can anyone help me? I have run into a problem that I don't know how to solve. As you all know that the new iOS 11 was released just a few days ago. And yes, I have updated my iPhone 7 Plus from iOS 10.3 to the new iOS 11. The new UI and the other new features are brilliant. I absolutely loved the new OS. Since I have a lot of data like photos, videos and documents on my iPhone, so I was thinking that I probably need to backup iOS data from iPhone, or transfer all the data to a safe place in case my device might be replaced, lost or damaged. Does anyone know how to do that? Thanks in advance!"

The question sounds familiar? No matter what iOS version you are using, you might always need to backup your data from iPhone to make a safe copy. Today in this article we have summed up 2 ways to safely backup iOS 11 data from iPhone: make a backup copy in iTunes or transfer all the data from iPhone to PC with a free iPhone data transfer. Now let's get started.

Solution 1. Back up your iOS 11 data from iPhone in iTunes

Apple offers multiple solutions in storage the data on all the "iDevices" like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iTunes is an effective one among all the solutions.

  • 1. Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer. 
  • 2. If you're asked for the passcode in a message or "Trust this computer?" is displayed, follow the instructions on the screen.
  • 3. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod when the device is displayed in iTunes.
  • 4. If you want your health and activity data to be backed up from your iOS device or Apple Watch, you need to encrypt your backup: Activate the checkbox "Encrypt iPhone Backup" and choose a memorable password.
  • If you do not want to back up your health and activity data, an unencrypted backup is enough. In this case, simply click on "Back Up Now".
  • 5.You can then check whether the backup was completed successfully in iTunes under Preferences > Devices. (If you are using iTunes for Windows, select Edit > Preferences > Devices at the top of the iTunes window. This should display the name of your device with all the date and time the backup was created in iTunes. If you have created an encrypted backup, you should also see a lock sign next to the name of your device.

Pretty easy, isn't it? Only 5 steps to create a 1:1 copy of your iOS data from iPhone and when an accident happened someday, you can restore all the data from iTunes to your iPhone.

Solution 2. Transfer your iOS 11 data from iPhone to PC with free iPhone transfer

Backup in iTunes is surely easy and quick, but sometimes it can lead to many unexpected problems. During the backup process, the iTunes could be stuck or crashed and finally lead to a data loss situation. So here we introduce you an alternative to iTunes - EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your PC or Mac, you can:

Transfer files between two iOS devices: You can choose to sync all content or copy a specific category from one iOS device to another.

Copy data between an iOS device and computer: No matter you want to put music to iPhone or save iPhone text messages to computer, you can get it done using MobiMover.

Manage iDevice content: By deleting/editing the existing files on your iPhone or adding new items to your device, you can easily manage your iDevice content from computer.

Download videos from websites: With the video download feature, you can download videos from Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Dailymotion, and other popular video sites.

Now, follow the steps below to have a try.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. Tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" pattern on the main interface. Click "Next" to start data transfer from iPhone to your computer.

how to transfer everything from iPhone to PC - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer everything from your iPhone to the PC with one click, like audio files, videos, pictures, books, contacts and more. You can check one or multiple data categories by checking the boxes. You can also customize a file location to keep the transferred items. If you don't customize the storage path on your own, click "Transfer" directly and MobiMover will save the files to Desktop.

how to transfer everything from iPhone to PC - step 2

Step 3. MobiMover will start immediately transfer selected files from iPhone to PC without iTunes at lightning speed. Please don't suspend the USB connection until the process finishes. Some contents, like contacts and messages, will be saved as a .html file. You can view them by opening in a web browser. 

how to transfer everything from iPhone to PC - step 3

With this iPhone transfer, you can easily transfer your data like photos from iPhone to Windows PC. When accident might happen, you can also use the feature "Transfer to Computer" to transfer all the data back to your iPhone.