How to Back Up iPhone X/8/8 Plus with or without iTunes/iCloud

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Myra Updated on Jun 19, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Want to back up your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus without the help of third-party software? Well, you can use iTunes to make it. Want to back up your iPhone wirelessly? No problem. You can use iCloud to help you with it. Want to back up your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud? No worry, there is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the FREEWARE for iOS data transfer and file management, that can meet your needs perfectly. No matter you want to back up your iPhone with or without iTunes/iCloud, you can find the way to make it in this article. Read on to get the details.

Part 1: How to back up iPhone X/8/8 Plus with iTunes

To back up your iPhone to the computer smoothly, you'd better update iTunes to the latest version following the tips below.

  • On Windows PC: Run iTunes. Go to Help > Check for Updates from the menu bar and then follow the onscreen prompts to install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
  • On Mac: Go to App Store > Updates and click Install if there is a new macOS or iTunes update available to install the latest version of iTunes on your Mac.

Then learn how to back up your iPhone to your computer with iTunes here:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Click Trust on your iPhone when a prompt appears asking you whether to trust this computer or not. (Enter your iPhone password if you are asked to do so.)

Step 3: Tap on the Device button in iTunes. (If your iPhone is not showing up in iTunes, learn how to fix it with the solutions provided.)

Step 4: Click Summary and the checkbox next to This computer and then chose Back Up Now to start to back up your iPhone to computer with iTunes.

How to backup iPhone to computer with iTunes

Part 2: How to back up iPhone X/8/8 Plus with iCloud

Backing up your iPhone with iCloud can be easily done if your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and toggle on iCloud Backup, then click Back Up Now to begin to back up your iPhone with iCloud. (While using iCloud to back up your iPhone, you need to make sure there is enough iCloud storage available.) If you find the iCloud backup is slow, here are the tips on how to make iCloud backup faster.

How to backup iPhone with iCloud

Part 3: How to back up iPhone X/8/8 Plus without iTunes or iCloud

As you may know, there are many alternatives to iTunes that enable you to back up your iPhone to the computer. While if you want a REALLY FREE one, EaseUS MobiMover Free is the best choice for you. With MobiMover, you can back up your iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to computer, transfer data from PC to iOS device or sync files from one iOS device to another without any cost or limitation. Photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes, calendars, and more can all be transferred from your iPhone to computer.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to learn how to use it to back up your iPhone content.

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Although you don't need to use iTunes during the transfer process, it's necessary for you to install iTunes on your computer to help MobiMover identify your iOS device and access its data, which is the first step to make data transfer possible.
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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free for Windows and choose the iDevice to PC on the main screen like the sample image below. If you want to back up your iPhone to the Mac computer, install and use EaseUS MobiMover Free for Mac.

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 1

Step 2: MobiMover enables you to back up all the supportable data with one-click. If you need to export particular items, you can choose the custom transfer mode by clicking your device name next 1-Click Transfer.  

how to back up iPhone to the computer - step 2

Step 3: Go to the top-right corner on the screen, and click the Folder icon to set the destination for saving iPhone backup file on your computer. If you don't do any change, MobiMover will save the data to your desktop.  

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud. Please don't disconnect the device while transferring. When the process finishes, you can view, edit or remove the copied files as you need. 

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