iPhone Backup Without iTunes

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Katrin Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How to create iPhone backup without iTunes? - Here's how it works!

Hi, I have an urgent question. I want to backup my iPhone 6s and I know that it can be done with iTunes. But the thing is that I don't want to download or use iTunes at all. As you know that iTunes always performs a backup for each synchronization unless it is explicitly disabled. The connection is made via a USB cable or WLAN. If you use computer synchronization on a regular basis, there should always be a relatively up-to-date backup. iTunes takes care of music files. However, you will need to manually import photos and other media files into the appropriate applications from your iPhone. Plus iTunes is always running so slowly and it takes too long to get one backup or one synchronization done.

But I'm thinking about backing up my entire iPhone, so iTunes will not be my first choice to make iPhone backup. So my questions are if there are other options for me? Here in this article, we offer you two other ways - a free iPhone manager program or to backup your Phone in iCloud, so that you can create and restore iPhone from backup without iTunes quickly and easily.

Option 1. Create iPhone backup without iTunes - Use iCloud

Apple offers the users another way to backup iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can use iCloud to make iPhone backup and then restore it when your device shall be lost or damaged under certain circumstances.

  • Step 1. Make sure that you are connected to a WLAN network
  • Step 2. Select Settings > [user name] > iCloud. If your iPhone is on iOS 10.2 or older go to Settings > iCloud.
  • Step 3. Find and tap on iCloud Backup. If your iPhone is on iOS 10.2 or older, tap Backup. Make sure the iCloud backup option is on.
  • Step 4. Tap on Create backup now. Make sure you stay connected to the WLAN network until the backup process is complete.

You can monitor the progress of the backup and see when the backup is complete. You will find the date and time of your last backup under "Create backup now".

Option 2. Create iPhone backup without iTunes - Use a free iPhone data transfer

iCloud is surely convenient, but it is cloud storage after all and nobody can make his data will stay safe in a cloud storage forever. Privacy leaking through iCloud is now coming to our concern. So here we have an alternative to make iPhone backup without iTunes - EaseUS MoboMover Free. It is a powerful iPhone data transfer and a free iPhone manager. Now let's get started with backup and restore iPhone within few clicks.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected, tap on "Trust" on your iOS device screen to let your computer trust your device. Open EaseUS MobiMover. On the home screen, choose the data transfer mode "Phone to PC" and click "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover will automatically read and load the whole supported files on your iPhone and list them all unchecked. Determine which type of files you want to transfer from your iPhone to the computer, go to tick the corresponding apps and click "Transfer". You can specify a location to keep the transferred items in advance. Otherwise, they will be placed on Desktop by default.

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Step 3. MobiMover will start immediately transferring files from iPhone to PC without the intervention of iTunes. When it completes, you can click View to check the items. (Files like contacts and messages will save as .html files on your computer. Thus you need to open it with a browser to view the details.)

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