How to Backup iPhone Series with PC/iCloud/iTunes and Restore to iPhone 15

2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has planned something big to celebrate, including the newest iPhone 15. With the new iPhone 15 releasing in mid-September this year, I'm sure that many people are getting quite excited. But before buying a new iPhone, you'd better backup iPhone first. After all, you can just throw your old iPhone away, but it is hard to get your data back.

The question is, how to backup iPhone with no space available? In this post, we would like to give you three solutions to backup iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7 and restore to your iPhone 15.

How To Backup Iphone

Part 1. Backup iPhone to PC with iOS Data Backup and Restore Tool

Despite the accessible settings of built-in features on your iPhone, the limited storage space for backup iPhone contacts, photos or whatever you like with a paid would fail to meet your expectation. What's worse, to backup iPhone with broken screens, you may find no way out with any on-screen notifications on your iPhone.

With all needs considered, we sincerely suggest you take Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Restore program for a better experience.

Key features:

• Safely backup contacts/messages/email/photos/videos on iPhone with simple clicks.

• Restore any data to iPhone from the backup file selectively.

• Preview data before iPhone backup and restore.

• Fully support all iPhone/iPad, including latest iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, running iOS 17/16/15/14/13.

• Backup important data and information via USB cable link without disturbing broken iPhone screens.

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How to backup iPhone with iOS Data Backup & Restore

Step 1: Download and install the program
Download this software on your PC and get ready for following settings.
Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer
In order to backup iPhone, connect your iOS device to your computer, and then select iOS data Backup option. And follow the on-screen instructions to connect your iPhone to Windows or Mac.
Connect Device
Step 3: Choose file type

Wait until your iPhone was detected by the program automatically. Then click Start button and select the file type you want to backup. Here you can choose Photos, Messages, Call History, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, etc. for backup.

Note: You can also choose the default Standard backup option to Encrypted backup in order to protect private information.

Select File Type
Step 4: Backup iPhone
Click Next button, and confirm the backup path in the pop-up window, then click Backup button to save your backup files in the local disk.
Backup Completed
After you get the backup, you can scan and view backup data anytime you want. If you want to restore backup to new iPhone, choose iOS Data Backup & Restore> iOS Data Restore, and you can choose your backup and restore data selectively within seconds.

Part 2. Backup iPhone to iCloud

Using iCloud to backup your iPhone or iPad is a great idea. It allows you to backup photos and videos, settings, app data, iMessage, text messages, ringtones, etc. on iPhone or items purchased from iTunes. If anything happens to your phone or tablet, you will have a backup to access from anywhere with an internet connection. Plus, you can backup iPhone with iCloud automatically or manually.

Step 1:
Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then tap iCloud. Here you can check your iCloud storage, and all apps using iCloud. Please make sure you have updated your iOS system to the latest version.
Step 2:
Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup under the DEVICE BACKUPS column, click it if you have viewed the off status.
Step 3:
Tap Back Up Now button below, and you can backup iPhone manually. Pay attention to the conditions that there has to be enough iCloud storage and a WLAN network connection for backup.
Icloud Setting
iCloud only provides 5GB storage for free, if you choose to backup iPhone, you probably want to a bit per month to grow this storage space.

Part 3. Backup iPhone to iTunes

Many consumers are more familiar with iTunes because this is what they use to buy apps, music, and books from the Apple Stores. If you don't want to store your iPhone backups in iCloud, you can store them locally on iTunes.

Step 1:
Open latest iTunes on PC/Mac and connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Wait until iTunes detects your device automatically, then click on the device icon next to the category dropdown menu on the left side of the iTunes window.
Step 2:
Select Summary from the sidebar, then scroll down and find Backups section.
Step 3:
Select This computer under Automatically Back Up, and make sure you check Encrypt iPhone Backup at the same time - this will ensure that health data and passwords transfer with the backup.
Step 4:
To backup iPhone manually via iTunes, click Back Up Now option under Manually Backup and Restore.
Icloud Setting

After you back up iPhone to iTunes, you could learn here to restore iPhone from iTunes backup.

Part 4. FAQs of Backing up iPhone Series

1. How can I backup my iPhone without iCloud?

You can backup your iPhone data on your Mac/Windows using a professional tool-Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Restore, or open iTunes> Summary> Backups on your Mac to record any important information.

2. What happens if you don't backup your iPhone to iCloud?

Without backup and synchronizing your important data, photos or video files, you may experience irreversible information loss and hardly trace them back if you need these recordings.

3. Does iPhone backup include photos?

Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Restore will allow you to select media, message and contact, memes and any other information for backup as long as you like. But photos saved in iCloud or Camera Roll will not be backed up again in iCloud and iTunes respectively.


In this article, we have mainly shown you how to backup iPhone with iOS Backup tool, iTunes or iCloud. Still, there are many other tools that help you to backup iPhone, like Gmail, AirDrop, etc. Take Gmail as an example to try to backup your iPhone contacts to Gmail.

Still have more questions? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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