How to Backup iPhone X/8 to External Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7

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Q: "Hi there, I want to be able to backup my iPhone 6 to an external hard drive since I don’t have enough space on my Windows laptop hard drive, how do I do that? I have already moved all the iTunes libraries and media folder to that external drive and need to know how to default the iPhone 6 backup to the external drive." - A user from Apple Discussion.

According to our recent report, how to back up iPhone to external hard drive on Windows PC or laptop is one of the hottest topics because of lack of space on both iPhone and computer. Nowadays, many users have got an external hard drive for important and huge file storage in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or even 8TB. Today, in this article, we will show you how to transfer iPhone files to external hard drive for data backup and iPhone space freeing up with EaseUS MobiMover Free.

EaseUS MobiMover Free is an ultimate iPhone data transfer and management tool that offers your three one-click data migration features to transfer data between an iOS device and computer or between two iOS devices. Besides, with the comprehensive iOS data management solutions built-in, you are able to add photos to iPhone contacts easily, delete all iPhone photos at one time, edit notes on the computer or move Safari bookmarks from one iPhone to another.

Back up iPhone to external hard drive on Windows with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free enables you to back up almost all the iPhone files to the external hard drive, such as contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, music, playlists, ringtones, and audiobooks. You can choose to transfer the whole files at one time with the 1-Click Transfer feature or selectively export certain content with the custom transfer feature.

Download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer with Windows 10/8/7 by clicking the download button below, then follow the steps to back up your iPhone to external hard drive.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free and go to the main screen to choose iDevice to PC to back up iPhone files in one click.

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Step 2: You can use MobiMover to back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these all at one time or respectively export a specified data type.

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Step 3: Except for the flexibility to choose data to back up, MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. You can click the Folder icon under the computer symbol to make it done.

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Step 4: After all the steps above, click Transfer to back up iPhone files to your PC right now. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

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If you want to back up your iPhone selectively, like just transfer photos from iPhone to external hard drive on Windows, you can go to Custom instead of Transfer to Computer.