[Solutions] Backup and Restore iPhone with/without iTunes

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Katrin Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

2 Solutions: Backup and restore iPhone with/without iTunes

To create and restore an iPhone backup in just a few easy steps - that is an urgent need form many apple users. And it's easy with the help of Apple's backup solution in iTunes and also you can use a tool from the third party to get the job done. In this tutorial, we introduce you to the two fastest and most convenient solutions to backup and restore your iOS devices.

Solution 1. Backup and restore iPhone with iTunes

Create a backup of your iPhone in iTunes

iTunes is not only a huge store and convenient multimedia hub for PC and Mac but also an excellent backup tool for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. To restore your iPhone, simply install this Apple software on your computer and then connect your iOS device to your computer by a USB cable. 

Then iTunes automatically recognizes your iPhone and displays it in the Media Library view on the top tab. As soon as you click on the entry, the overview window of your iOS device opens. To create a copy of your system now, click "Back up now" in the Backups section. Finally, under "Devices" in the "Settings" (upper left corner of the window) under "Devices", check whether iTunes has also created the backup copy.

In addition to an iPhone or iPad backup, you can also synchronize your PC and iPhone so that the data is on the same level. To synchronize the files, select your iPhone again under "Devices" and confirm the synchronization in the lower right corner of the program window.

Restore your iPhone via iTunes backup

If you've switched to a new iPhone or reset your old device, you can easily restore the iOS backup copy, which you created before. To do this, navigate back to the entry "Device > Overview" and click on "Restore backup".

Solution 2. Backup and restore iPhone without iTunes - EaseUS iPhone manager

If you have not installed iTunes on your computer and don't want to either, you can choose to use an alternative software from third party company. Here we introduce you EaseUS MobiMover Free. It is a professional iPhone data transfer that enables you to back up iPhone to the computer (Mac and PC) without iTunes and restore the backup files to your device when you need. Now, let's see how it works without iTunes at all.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, and select the iDevice to PC to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. The operating steps for MobiMover Mac version are the same.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. Or optionally export a particular data type by unchecking others.

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Step 3: Having chosen the data to be exported, the next thing you can do is to customize the storage path on your computer. Go to the top-right corner and click the Folder icon to set the destination for iPhone backup. If you don't do it by yourself, MobiMover will save the data on your desktop.  

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to back up iPhone files to your PC/Mac/laptop. You can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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