How to Backup iPhone/iPad to External Hard Drive on Mac for Free

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For users who like using iPhone or iPad to capture images, record videos, watching movies, reading books and playing books, they may usually encounter memory shortage due to too many downloading documents. At this time, exporting these files from iPhone or iPad to Mac, Windows PC or to a large external hard drive is an easy and efficient way to free up iPhone storage.

In our other posts, we have shown you how to back up iPhone/iPad to Mac, here, we will focus on how to backup iPhone iPad to external hard drive on Mac in a 100% free solution without any file quantity and size limitation offered by EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one iPhone data transfer software in the world. 

How to backup iPhone/iPad to external hard drive on Mac with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is a Windows and Mac OS compatible iOS data transfer software that can be used to backup iPhone to external hard drive on Windows 7/8/10 and import iPhone/iPad data to external hard drive on Mac 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), and 10.11 (El Capitan).

What you can backup from iPhone or iPad to external hard drive on Mac are contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, music, ringtones, playlists, and audiobooks. If you need the specific guide to transfer videos/photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Mac or download music from external hard drive to iPhone or iPad in the vice versa, you can go to check the respective tutorials.

Now, prepare following tools to begin to use MobiMover Free to transfer iPhone/iPad to external hard drive on your Mac:

1. Download and install MobiMover Free for Mac by clicking the download button in Step 1;

2. A USB cable to connect your iOS device to your Mac;

3. make sure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 8 or later, including iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10 and the latest iOS 11.

Now, Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Mac by clicking the download button below. 

Step 1: Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac with compatible USB cable and tap on Trust This Computer on the device to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac and click iDevice to Mac to move to next step.

how to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to external hard drive - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover enables you to transfer every supported file from iPhone/iPad to external hard drive on Mac free unlimited. You can move all the data at a time, or selectively copy one or more categories. 

how to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to external hard drive - step 2 

Step 3: Move your mouse to the upper-right corner and click the File icon to set the external hard drive as the destination for exported files on Mac.

how to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to external hard drive - step 3 

Step 4: Now, click Transfer to copy iPhone/iPad to your external hard drive on Mac without iTunes. When the process finishes, click View to check the downloaded files. 

how to transfer data from iPhone/iPad to external hard drive - step 4