How to Back Up iPhone with or without iCloud

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Myra Updated on Jun 08, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 and iPad in iOS 11/10/9/8

Generally speaking, there are two choices for you to back up your iPhone. One is to make a copy of your iPhone data in Cloud storage like iCloud, the other is to back up your iPhone to computer hard drive, which can be done with FREE iTunes alternatives like EaseUS MobiMover Free. Using iCloud, you can back up your App data, call history, device settings, messages, photos, videos, and more over Wi-Fi connection as long as you have enough iCloud storage available. While with MobiMover:

What can MobiMover back up for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

What's more, if you back up you back up your iPhone with iCloud:

  • You need to make sure you have enough iCloud storage. (If not, you need to free up iCloud space or buy more storage.)
  • You need to connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • You can't access and view your iPhone backup in iCloud. The iCloud backup is not available to you.

However, if you back up your iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover:

  • You can back up all the supported items to computer without any cost or limitation.
  • You can access and view the backup whenever you need.
  • You can sync some of the files back to your iOS device with simple clicks.

Now choose one of the tips below according to your needs to back up your iPhone with or without iCloud.

Part 1: How to back up iPhone with iCloud

How to back up iPhone with iCloud? Well, you just need to go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and then toggle on iCloud Backup, which will help to back up your iPhone to iCloud automatically when your iPhone is plugged in, locked and connected to Wi-Fi. You can also click Back Up Now to make a copy of your iPhone information right away. If your iCloud backup is slow, you can learn how to make iCloud backup faster here.

Part 2: How to back up iPhone without iCloud or iTunes for FREE

EaseUS MobiMover is a totally free tool for iOS data transfer and file management. With the help of it, you can back up your iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later) to the computer, import data from computer to iPhone/iPad, transfer files from one iOS device to another, and manage iDevice content from the computer free of charge. For example, you can add music to your iPhone from the computer, sync contacts from one iPhone to another or delete iPhone photos from PC via MobiMover.

Sounds attractive? Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to back your iPhone without iCloud or iTunes.

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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 specific 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 without iTunes. You can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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