Free up iOS 11 | Export iOS 11 Data to PC

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Katrin Updated on May 22, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Why do we have to free up iOS 11?

The brand new iOS 11 was already in September released and many of you might have updated your iPhone to the new iOS 11. But we also fund that after the update there is not enough storage space left. If you want to store more data on your iOS 11 iPhone, you must free up your iPhone and get more space. Here we show you 3 ways to free up your iPhone which was nearly full after the iOS 11 update: you can create a backup with iCloud/iTunes or you can use a free iPhone data transfer software to transfer all the data from the iPhone to PC to free up iOS 11.

How to free up iOS 11 to get more storage space?

There are several ways to free up an iPhone and today in this article we will show you 3 main ones to get the job done.

Option 1. Create a backup with iCloud to free up iOS 11

iCloud Backup is an effective way to free up your iPhone to fix iOS 11 storage issues, and you don't need to worry about the data loss. 

  • Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and make sure that it keeps connected.
  • Step 2. Go to Settings > User Name > tap iCloud.
  • Step 3. Tap iCloud Backup. Activate the option iCloud Backup
  • Step 4. Tap Back Up Now. Make sure that Wi-Fi network is always connected until the backup process ends.
  • Step 5. Go to Settings > [User Name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage, then select your device. The backup should appear with the details of the create time and backup.

After you have successfully created a backup copy of your iPhone, you can delete the files like large files and videos to free up some free space. When you need the files, you can always restore the files back to your iOS 11 phone with the iCloud backup.

Option 2. Create a backup with iTunes to free up iOS 11

iTunes is an alternative option to iCloud. With it, you can also backup your iPhone to free up free space. No need to be worried that you might lose the precious data.

  • Step 1. Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer. 
  • Step 2. If you're asked for the code or you set a message "Trust this computer?", follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Step 3. Select your iPhone, when it's displayed in iTunes.
  • Step 4. Click on "Back Up Now".
  • Step 5.Then you can check whether the backup was completed successfully in iTunes under Preferences > Devices

Like the way with iCloud, you can delete the large files that take up much space after the backup. And you can restore the files to your iPhone whenever you want since you have a 1:1 copy created.

Option 3. Transfer your iPhone data to PC with a free iPhone transfer

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The 2 ways above requires at least 5 steps and some users might get it wrong during the backup process or encounter some unexpected problems like iCloud/iTunes stuck, black screen or program crash. Also iCloud only gives you 5GB free storage to store you backups. When you need to backup more than 5GB data, you will have to pay to extend the iCloud storage.

Here finally we introduce you a totally easy and free iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover Free. It is the first free iPhone data manager in the world that provides you unlimited data amount transportation and management. Only 3 steps are required and no data will be lost. Now read on to get the detailed tutorial.

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

After the transfer, you can now delete documents and data on your iPhone to free up iOS 11.