How to Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus to Computer with or Without iTunes

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Backing up iPhone 8/8 Plus is an effective way to avoid data loss that may be caused by iOS upgrade or downgrade, iPhone loss, mistaken deletion, virus attack, water damage, etc. In this article, we will provide you two common and free ways to backup iPhone 8: backup iPhone 8 data to the computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free within a few seconds and backup iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer with Apple iTunes. Check following paragraphs to get detailed guides.

Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer using MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the first free iPhone data transfer software in the world that enables you back up and export certain or the whole iPhone 8/8 Plus data to the computer with one-click. In summary, MobiMover supports four data transfer types: Transfer to This Device to import contents to iPhone/iPad, Transfer to Other Device to move data between iOS devices, Transfer to Computer to export iPhone/iPad data to PC and Custom transfer with ultimate iOS data management solutions.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer (Mac or PC), then follow the steps to backup your iPhone within minutes.

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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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For other iPhone model's backup, like backing up iPhone 6 to the computer, backing up iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with or without iTunes, you can link to the relevant guides. 

Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus to computer using iTunes

Without MobiMover Free, iTunes may be your first choice on backing up iPhone 8 to the computer. Except for the inaccessible and unreadable files caused by iTunes backup, there are some other frequently occurred iTunes problems, for example, iTunes can't recognize your iPhone 8/8 Plus, iTunes won't sync to iPhone 8, and iTunes Error -54 & -69. Therefore, we highly recommend you try MobiMover Free to simple back up your iPhone 8 if you don't want to be stuck with any of these problems. 

1. Install iTunes on your computer and open it when the installation is done. Then, connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus with its USB cable to the computer.

2. Click iPhone 8/8 Plus device in the upper left corner, then click This computer and Back Up Now in the right control panel to begin to back up iPhone 8.

3. After the backup process is done,  all your iPhone 8/8 Plus files are saved on the computer although you can't view or edit them. 

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