3 Ways | How to Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR As You Wish

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Myra Posted on Oct 08, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max/iPhone XR

Are you wondering how to backup your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to computer, either Mac/PC?

Do you want to backup your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to iTunes or iCloud?

if your answer to one of the two questions above is "Yes", read on and learn how to make a backup of your iPhone in different ways and carry out the method best suited to your needs.

As you will know, the content you can save from your iPhone and the way to get these files back to your device vary according to the method you choose. Read carefully about how to backup your iPhone and choose the one you prefer to apply.

Method 1: How to backup iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to computer

If you prefer to backup your iPhone to computer, be it Mac or PC, without iTunes, or want to view and access your iPhone backup on computer whenever you need, using EaseUS MobiMover Free, the safe and clean iTunes alternative, is the best choice for you. With EaseUS MobiMover, you can backup the following categories on your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

  • Audio: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memo, Audiobooks
  • Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, and Photo Video
  • Videos: Movies, TV Shows, Music Videos
  • Others: Contacts, Messages, Books, Voicemails, and more

With EaseUS MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, you can also do the following things for free.

In a word, EaseUS MobiMover is an unmissable iPhone backup tool and file manager for you. Now, follow the guide below to back up your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR in 4 steps.

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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.

how to back up iPhone to computer - step 1

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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If you need to, you can use the similar steps to backup your iPhone to external hard drive by inserting a hard drive to your computer and then selecting it as the target folder to save your iPhone backup.

Method 2: How to backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to iTunes

Another way to backup your iPhone to computer is using iTunes. However, unlike using EaseUS MobiMover in Method 1, if you backup your iPhone to computer using iTunes, you cannot easily access and view the details of the backup. You can only get the content back to your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR by restoring your iPhone from iTunes backup.

  • Although an iTunes backup almost covers all the data and settings on your device, it doesn't include:
  • Content bought from iTunes and App Store
  • Content synced from iTunes
  • PDFs (supported by EaseUS MobiMover) downloaded to Apple Books

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Here are the steps to backup your iPhone to iTunes. (Before you start, you should update to the latest version of iTunes to ensure a smooth process.)

Step 1: Connect your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to your computer and launch iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2: Click Trust on your iPhone screen to Trust This Computer and enter your device password if asked.

Step 3: Select your iPhone by clicking the device icon in iTunes. If your iPhone is not showing up in iTunes, fix it to continue.

Step 4: If you also want to make a copy of your Health and Activity data on your iOS device, tick Encrypt iPhone backup and create a password. (Don't forget the password!)

Step 5: Click Back Up Now to backup your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to computer using iTunes.

You may need to find the iTunes backup location after the process is over.

How to backup iPhone to iTunes

Method 3: How to backup iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to iCloud

Like using iTunes, you cannot access and view the details of your iPhone backup in iCloud and you can only sync the content back to your device by restoring iPhone from iCloud backup. Besides, you need to make sure you have enough iCloud storage to save the backup files. Otherwise, you will encounter the problem like iPhone backup failed or iPhone backup could not be completed. Even though, backing up your iPhone to iCloud is still an option for you can use it to save your iPhone content wirelessly.

Similarly, there are some categories you cannot backup from your iPhone to iCloud:

  • Content that has stored in iCloud
  • Files saved in other cloud services
  • Apple Pay information and settings
  • Touch ID settings

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Now, follow the steps below to backup your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR to iCloud.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR to a stable and reliable Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 3: Scroll down to choose iCloud Backup.

Step 4: Click Back Up Now to start backing up your iPhone to iCloud.

How to backup iPhone to iCloud

The final words

As you can see from the details, each method is suitable for different situations. For you to manage your iDevice data better, you are highly recommended to use EaseUS MobiMover Free, with which you can not only backup your iPhone to computer but also do many other things related to data transfer, file management, and video download. Give it a try now!

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