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How to Backup iPhone to Computer (Windows and Mac)

As iPhone has come into its SE/6s Plus, and will go to iPhone 7/8/X, it is equipped with better iOS and more functions. You can rely on iPhone to watch movies, take photos, record videos, etc. in daily life. The more you use iPhone, the less storage spaces will be left over. Finally, the 16G/32G spaces cannot meet your demand. Therefore, you have to transfer iPhone data to PC for more space. Here comes the question, how to back up iPhone?

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Commonly, most people choose to back up iPhone to iCloud/iTunes. However, when you back up iPhone on iCloud, you are not allowed to directly view the iCloud backup files? Then how do you delete the iPhone backup on iCloud to free up more space? If you back up iPhone with iTunes, do you know where iTunes backup location is? Many of you have such puzzles. And you may want to find a perfect way to copy iPhone data to PC/Mac without those limits. So in this article, we will show you two ways to back up iPhone to computer.

Method one: How to back up iPhone on computer with iTunes/iCloud

You may have already known iTunes/iCloud can be used to back up iPhone files to PC/Mac. But if you don't know the detailed steps to do that, you can follow the simple guide below to copy your data to computer.

Back up iPhone to computer with iTunes

Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer. In the right interface of iTunes, you will find "Backups". Click "This computer" in the left option, and then tab "Back Up Now" on the right to back up iPhone to computer.

Also you are able to click File > Devices > Back up to make iPhone backup to Windows computer. If you want to make encrypted iPhone backup to your computer, then you need to print your password. After you made iTunes backup, yuo can view the media files from iTunes backup location.

Back up iPhone to computer via iCloud

Before you back up iPhone with iCloud, you must make sure your iPhone connected with Wi-Fi.

Unlock your iPhone, tap Settings > iCloud > Silde Backup to on in iOS 8 or later

Tab Settings > iCloud > turn Storage & Backup on in your iOS 8 or later. Then hit Back Up Now.

If you are not sure whether you have backed up your iPhone or not, you can tap Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, and then select your device to check detailed information of the backup(s).

After backing up iPhone to iCloud, you can log in your iCloud account on your computer, where you will find your iCloud backup. At this step, many of you may find you could only view some iPhone backups like photos, contacts, calendars, notes, reminders, etc. Click it one by one, and copy them to your computer. But for messages, videos and music, you cannot find them.

Method two: How to back up the deleted iPhone data to computer

Before you make iPhone backups to computer, if you mistakenly delete your some valuable photos or SMS messages, you must feel worried to lose those data. So here we sincerely recommend iPhone Data Recovery to help you to back up the deleted and existing data from iPhone to computer. First, you should download it to your computer.

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Step 1Open iPhone Video Recovery

Step 1Launch this program on your computer, and connect your iPhone to it with USB cable.

Interface

Step 2Select Recover from iOS Device and then click Start Scan. This powerful software will automatically scan all types of files on your iPhone.

Scan iPhone

Step 3After scanning, all your iPhone data will be displayed in the interface. You are allowed to view the deleted and existing photos, contacts, audio files, etc. on iPhone. Choose what you want to back up to computer and click "Recover".

Recover and Back Up iPhone

Method three: How to back up iPhone to computer with iOS Transfer

iOS Transfer is a professional tool to back up iPhone to computer. It lets you back up iPhone text messages, photos, music, contacts, videos, etc. to computer with just three steps. Moreover, it enbales you to preview the selected data before you make iPhone backup. Firstly, free download this software and have a try. It has Windows and Mac version. If you like, you are able to back up iPhone to Mac.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to PC/Mac with USB cable for backing up iPhone data to computer.

Interface

Step 2Select the files you want to back up on computer, such as Contacts, Playlist, Contact, etc.

Scan iPhone

Step 3Step 3. Click Export to > Export to PC to extract iPhone data to PC for backup.

Recover and Back Up iPhone

After a while, you will find the iPhone data have been backed up to PC/Mac. With this method, you can hanily copy other files from iPhone to computer, between iPhone and iPad/iPod. If you get lots of music files to share, then share music between iPhone and iPod

By now, all the methods of backing up iPhone to PC/Mac have been showed here. Choose the suitable way to make iPhone backup files to your computer.

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In this article, we mainly talk about how to back up phone to iCloud. Have you managed to make an iPhone backup on iCloud? Before you free up iCloud, you'd better download iCloud backup to PC.

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June 14, 2018 08:11 / Updated by to Data Backup