Backup iPhone To Computer In 3 Ways

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Katrin Updated on Jun 27, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

3 Ways to Backup iPhone to Computer - Solved!

Mobile phones, especially iPhone are simply the most important and popular element to us nowadays and the update of the iPhone is so fast, and that's why a backup copy of your phone is so essential, because we all have so much important data and files and even personal info on our phones and we just don't want to lose them, if there were any accidents like the iPhone is somehow lost or damaged.

But how to backup iPhone to computer? In this tutorial, we have summarized 3 methods to show you how easy it is. You can try them one by one to select the most suitable way to make a backup copy of your precious iPhone data.

Method 1. Backup iPhone to computer with a free iPhone transfer

With the help of a professional, yet free iPhone data transfer software, you can transfer any data on your iPhone to a PC to make a backup copy. EaseUS MobiMover Free is our recommendation. With MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, 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 under to see how to backup iPhone to computer:

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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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Method 2. Backup iPhone to computer via iCloud

iCloud is a powerful feature from Apple and it serves as a middle multimedia hub to store and manage your iPhone content. Now follow the steps to see how to backup an iPhone to a computer in details.

1. Connect your iPhone to the WLAN.

2. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If your iPhone is on iOS 10.2 or older, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.

3. Make sure the iCloud backup option is turned on.

4. Tap on "Create backup now".

Tips: Do not disconnect the WLAN connection until the operation is complete.

iCloud offers every user a free storage space up to 5 GB. If you need to backup more than 5 GB data in iCloud, you will have to pay for more storage.

Method 3. Backup iPhone to computer with iTunes

iTunes is also another multimedia hub that is offered by Apple to back up and manages your iPhone content. The detailed steps are showing below:

1. Open iTunes on your PC and connect your iPhone to your PC.

2. When you see a message "Trust this computer?" displayed on your iPhone screen, follow the instructions.

3. Select your iPhone when the device is displayed in iTunes.

If you want your health and activity data to be backed up from your iOS device, you need to encrypt your backup: Activate the checkbox "Encrypt Device Backup" and choose a memorable password. If you do not want to back up your health data, an unencrypted backup is sufficient. In this case, simply click on "Create backup now".