EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus to Laptop with/Without iTunes for Free

After longtime used iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you must have stored a great deal of data in it. At the same time, your iPhone 8/X is running out of space little by little until there is no more free storage for new files. Therefore, backing up and moving some important information to the laptop is quite necessary for both iPhone 8/X space freeing and data safe. Then, the question is how to backup iPhone 8 or iPhone X to laptop with ease?

Here in this post, we will show you how to backup iPhone 8/X to laptop in two ways: backup iPhone 8/X with MobiMover Free, the best iTunes alternative and backup iPhone 8/X with iTunes. You can choose one of the two ways based on your one needs.

Part 1. How to backup iPhone 8/X to laptop with MobiMover Free

MobiMover Free is the unique 100% free iPhone data transfer software in the world that can help you backup iPhone 8 or iPhone X to laptop easily, including messages, contacts, music, ringtones, books, notes, photos, videos, music and more. What's more, MobiMover Free allows you to choose a specific item you want to backup instead of all the data each time, and you can view and manage the exported files anytime.

Now, let's download and install MobiMover to have a try.

In order to help EaseUS MobiMover to recognize and read your iPhone data, you need to install iTunes on your Mac/PC, which is the basic need for a third-party iPhone data transfer tool. And you won’t do anything within iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer with a USB cable. Tap "Trust This Computer" on your iPhone screen if a pop-up asks. Run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the "Phone to PC" mode. Click "Next" to start backing up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your Window PC.

how to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to export all the files on iPhone X or iPhone 8 with a single click. The iPhone backup file will keep on the desktop if you don't customize the storage path. If you want to keep it anywhere else, you can click the "Custom Path" to set the destination. Choose the desired files and click "Transfer" to begin to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 to your computer right away.

how to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 - step 2

Step 3. During the course of data transfer, don't disconnect your iPhone. Otherwise, you need to start it again.

how to back up iPhone X or iPhone 8 - step 3

Part 2. How to backup iPhone 8/X to laptop with iTunes

If you choose iTunes to backup iPhone 8/X, you can not selectively to back up a certain data category you want but all the data on iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Besides, You cannot view the backed up data only when you try to restore the backup to your iPhone, which will also erase and replace the current data on your iPhone 8/X. 

1. Install and run the latest iTunes version on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone 8/X with a USB cable to the laptop.

2. Click iPhone device button in the upper left corner within iTunes, then click "This computer" and "Back Up Now" in the right control panel. If your iPhone 8/8 Plus not recognized by iTunes, fix it effectively by following detailed tips. 

3. When the backup process finished, you can use it to restore to your iPhone if you have erased all the contents and settings on your iPhone 8/X. 

back up iphone 8 with itunes