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iTunes Won't Backup iPhone? Here Are Useful Solutions

Apple has already announced iTunes 12.7.4 and bringing some changes in functions, much different with iTunes 11 or other previous version. However, up to now, many users have been stuck on iTunes problem, and one of them is iTunes won't backup iPhone in iOS 11/12 version. When they attempt to back up iPhone data using iTunes on the computer, and nothing happens. Therefore, in this guide, we will offer useful solutions to troubleshoot iTunes won't backup iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6s/6/SE.

iTunes Won't Backup iPhone

iTunes Won't Backup iPhone

How to effectively solve iTunes won't backup iPhone

Why iTunes won't backup iPhone on the computer? Due to both hardware issues, like cable & USB port and software-related matters, such as insufficient space and software update problem. Whatever the causes, check the tips below to fix the issue timely.

1. Check the cable or USB port

If the USB cable of your iPhone or the USB port on your computer is damaged, your iPhone won't show up on Windows nor within iTunes. So, we suggest you change another USB cable or port and plug in your device again. If this trick can't solve the problem, try other methods below.

2. Restart your computer and iPhone

iPhone and computer restart works most of the times if iTunes won't backup iPhone caused by a simple software issue.

Restart iPhone 6/7/8

Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button until the red slider shows up, then drag the "slider to power off." After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.

Restart iPhone X

Press and hold both Side button and Volume Down ( or Volume Up) buttons at the same time until you see the slider. Drag the slider to shut down your iPhone X completely. After 30 seconds later, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button again until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone.

Restart your computer

Close all the files before restarting your computer to make sure you do not lose any critical data. Then, go to the start menu and select power and shut down your computer. After a while, open your computer again.

3. Update iTunes to the latest version

When you meet iTunes won't backup iPhone or cannot connect to iTunes store, you can fix these issues by updating iTunes to the newest version.

Open iTunes, go to "Help" and select "check for updates." Then, a screen will pop up and inform you whether you have an available new version. If yes, follow the on-screen instructions and head to the update screen to download and install the latest iTunes version on your computer.

4. Make sure there is enough storage on your computer

As iTunes will back up your iPhone to iTunes library stored on your computer, so, if your computer is short of room, the iTunes backup will fail, and iTunes can't back up your iPhone completely. At this times, you can avail more storage by deleting unwanted files from your PC or delete apps on your iPhone to minimize the backup file.

5.Maybe you could backup iPhone using another way

Alternatively, we suggest you to use a third-party iOS Data Backup & Restore program, which could give you better backup 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 X/8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, running iOS 12/11/10/9/8.

How to backup iPhone with iOS Data Backup & Restore

Step 1Go to iOS Data Backup & Restore

Free download FoneLab on PC and open the program, choose iOS Data Backup & Restore option in the main interface.

iOS Data Backup Restore

Step 2Connect iPhone to computer

In order to backup iPhone, connect your iOS device to your computer, and then select iOS data Backup option.

iOS Data Backup

Step 3Choose file type

Wait until your iPhone was detected by the program automatically. Then click "Start" button and select 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 4Backup 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 iPhone

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.

In this article, we have mainly showed you to fix the issue that iTunes won't backup iPhone. You are able to use these tips to see the problem has been solved or not. If not, don't hesitate to use Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Restore to backup your iPhone.

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July 17, 2018 07:05 / Updated by to Data Backup