2 Free and Efficient Ways to Backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to Computer

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Myra Updated on Jun 06, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

When you want to back up your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus to computer, no matter you are using a Windows PC or Mac, you can always use iTunes to help you out. Unlike iCloud backup, iTunes backup is stored on computer. Thus it's available as long as you can use your computer. While using iTunes is not the only way to back up your iPhone to computer. You can use a powerful tool, MobiMover Free, to transfer your iPhone content to computer easily and safely. Compare the two methods below and choose the one that you think is better to apply to your devices.

Part 1: How to backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer for free with MobiMover

Don't know how to back up your iPhone 7 to computer without iTunes? Want to transfer your iPhone 7 Plus content to computer with a fast speed? Want to view the backed up items whenever you want? Using MobiMover makes all these things possible. As a free iPhone transfer tool, MobiMover can help you back up your iPhone/iPad content to PC, transfer files from one iPhone/iPad to another and sync data from PC to your iPhone/iPad. What you may find attractive is that you can use MobiMover for absolutely free. Sounds great, right? Then follow the steps below to learn how to use MobiMover to back up your iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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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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With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can do things like transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone, import videos from iPhone to iPad and backing up text messages on iPhone with it. The more you try, the more useful you will find MobiMover is. If you are interested in the full features of MobiMover, you can go to the complete guide of MobiMover Free and read it for reference.

Part 2: How to backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with iTunes

As you may know, you can surely use iTunes to back up your iPhone content to the computer with iTunes. While if you want to sync the backup to another device, the synced backup will replace all the existing content on your device. That where the problem is. While if you have expected that, using iTunes is workable for you. Follow the steps below to continue.

Tip 1: Backup iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer from menu bar

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus to your computer. (iPhone isn't showing up in iTunes? Fixes here.)

Step 2: Click "File" in the menu bar and choose "Devices" among the options.

Step 3: Then click "Back Up" to begin to back up your iPhone 7/7 Plus to the computer.

Tip 2: Backup iPhone 7/7Plus to computer from sidebar

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus to your computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Click the Device icon under the menu bar and then click "Summary" under "Settings" section.

Step 3: Under "Backups" section, choose "This computer" to store your iPhone 7/7 Plus backup.

Step 4: Tap on "Back Up Now" on the right side to start backing up your iPhone.

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Notes:

How to check iPhone backups in iTunes

Step 1: Click "Edit" in the menu bar and choose "Preferences...".

Step 2: When the General Preferences window pops up, click "Devices" tab in the window.

Step 3: Then you can check your iPhone 7 backup there.

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