3 Methods | How to Backup iPhone to Windows 10 for Free

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Sabine Updated on Sep 27, 2019 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Compatible with: PC running Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus (in iOS 8 and later)

Smartphones are nowadays an integral part of our lives. With its innovative design and excellent performance, Apple's iPhone has an increasing number of users. Over time, more and more data, such as SMS, contacts or photos, accumulates. To avoid the loss of data, we recommend that you backup your iPhone regularly. You can also free your storage space by backing up your iPhone data and then deleting it on your iPhone. Here are THREE practical ways to create a backup for your iPhone on Windows 10 PC.

Method 1--How to backup iPhone to Windows 10 using EaseUS MobiMover Free

If you want your iPhone backup on Windows 10 to be accessible and readable, using the iPhone backup software, instead of iTunes, is necessary because iTunes doesn't support you in viewing your iPhone backups. EaseUS MobiMover is the iPhone backup software for Windows 10 that can move all your data from your iPhone to your PC without any cost or limitations. This allows you to create your iPhone backups in seconds. As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover supports the data transfer between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) in iOS 8 or later or between an iOS device and the computer. Thus, no matter you want to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhone or add music to iPhone from computer, you can use MobiMover to get it done.

What can you backup using MobiMover

Audio: Music, Voice Memo, Ringtones, Audiobooks, Playlist

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Video, and Photo Stream

Videos: Movies, TV Show, Music Video

Others: Contacts, Messages, Note, Books, Voice Mail, and Safari Bookmark

The program has a user-friendly interface and is very easy to use. It also supports almost all iOS devices and is compatible with the latest iOS 13 operating system. To create an iPhone backup with this program, just click the button to download and install EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, then follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows OS or Mac OS with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen when it pops up. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to PC" mode. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to continue.

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up all the supportable data, such as photos, videos, messages, contacts and more. You can 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. Once choose the files and set the location, click "Transfer" to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud

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Step 3. Wait for a while and let the software finish data transfer. Please don't disconnect the device while transferring. When the process ends, you can view, edit or remove the copied files as you need. 

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Why this method is recommended--the advantages over iTunes when using MobiMover

You can access and view your iPhone backup on your Windows 10 PC whenever you like

You can transfer the backups to your iPhone/iPad without data syncing

You can manually manage your iPhone files by deleting, editing, or adding items from PC

You can download videos from websites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Break, Dailymotion, and more, to your computer or iPhone/iPad

Method 2--How to backup iPhone to Windows 10 with iTunes

iTunes is the default application for managing your iPhone files. You can surely use iTunes to backup your iPhone to Windows 10. However, although you can know your iPhone backup location on Windows, you cannot view the details of it. To get the files back to your iPhone, you need to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup, which is the only way to do it. If you still prefer this way, follow the steps below to manually create a backup on Windows 10 using iTunes. (To make the backup process smooth, you should install the latest version of iTunes on your PC.)

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Windows 10 PC and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the Device button, go to Summary > Back Up Now.

Step 3. When the backup process has finished, go to iTunes > Preferences > Devices to check the backup.

If you want to encrypt your data backup with a password, just check the Encrypt iPhone backup box. This backup will allow you to recover your iPhone data in the future. This method works on both Windows and macOS.

How to backup iPhone to Windows 10 using iTunes

Method 3--Alternative Way--How to backup iPhone to iCloud

Other than backing up your iPhone to the computer, you can also make a backup of your iPhone files in cloud storage using iCloud. Like iTunes, the iCloud backup can only be accessed when you restore your iPhone from iCloud backup. Thus, if you want your iPhone backup available to you, using EaseUS MobiMover Free introduced in Method 1 is the best choice for you. Here are the steps to backup iPhone with iCloud. (Make sure your iPhone is connected to power and on WLAN)

Step 1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud on your iPhone.

Step 2. Scroll down to choose iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Turn on iCloud Backup and click Back Up Now.

All the three methods detailed above can be applied to backup your iPhone, choose the one that fulfills your demands best.