[SOLVED] How to Backup An iPhone on A Computer

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Katrin Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Question: How to backup an iPhone on a computer?

Hi, Y'all. I have a question and I hope somebody can help me. I need to create a backup copy of my iPhone 7, which I'm using right now. The problem is that I got a brand new iPhone 8 and of course I want to use it instead of the old one. And I don't want to install iTunes on my computer because I've heard that the download and installation of iTunes will take forever. And more importantly, I don't have enough storage space on my PC. Is there any other way than iTunes that I can backup an iPhone on a computer?

Answers: Backup an iPhone with iCloud or with a free iPhone data transfer

Except for iTunes, you still have 2 choices to backup your iPhone: one is to create a backup copy in iCloud, which is not a very direct solution to my question because the original question is to backup an iPhone on a computer. But we will show you the steps anyway, in case you'll need an extra backup other than on the computer. And the other way is to use a free iPhone data transfer to backup and restore iPhone if there comes to a need.

Backup an iPhone in iCloud

  • Connect your existing device to the Internet via WLAN.
  • Select Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. If you are using iOS 10.2 or older, select Settings > iCloud > Backup.
  • Make sure the iCloud backup option is enabled.
  • Tap on "Create backup now".

Tips: Do not disconnect the WLAN connection until the operation is complete.

Backup an iPhone on a computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is a professional iPhone manager and a completely free iPhone data transfer. You use it to complete the transfer job like transfer data to new iPhone 8 without any data loss, or it can also be used as an effective tool to backup your iPhone on a computer.

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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, you can also transfer a specific category from your iPhone to computer like importing videos from iPhone to PC if you need to.