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

Cedric Grantham
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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 EaseUS MobiMover, 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 EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is the unique 100% free iPhone data transfer software that can help you backup iOS files, including messages, contacts, music, ringtones, books, notes, photos, videos, music, and more from iPhone 8 or iPhone X to a computer. Being different from iTunes that back up the entire device, EaseUS MobiMover is capable of backing up specific items. Once you've made a backup, you can restore it to your device whenever you need it.

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

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 "Backup Manager" mode. Click "Backup" 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 backup all files with a single click. Before getting started, you can change the default backup location by clicking on the "Select" at the bottom of the screen. After that, tick the box next to the "Select All" to start backing up.

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

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

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

Note: If you want to restore the backup to your iPhone, note that this will wipe out all the content, settings, and preference on your device and then replace it with what's in the backup. If this is not what you want, just use "Phone to PC" mode to transfer what you want to the PC for safekeeping.

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

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