How to Backup iPhone to Computer

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan

Just imagine your anxiety and panic when you could not find your iPhone anywhere. Are those feelings solely for the loss of the electronic device? Maybe not. In the modern society, the increasing popularity of smart phones raises the issue of the backup and restoring of the data in the devices because those data may be more important to the owners. Want to Backup iPhone to Computer?

Back Up iPhone to Computer

For the iPhone users, Apple has already provided several solutions. iCloud may be the first option as it is automatic and convenient. However, it only allows backup where there is WIFI available and the 5GB ceiling of the free storage capacity forces the users to look for another way. Here we would like to introduce a method about how to backup iPhone to computer and restore data with dr.fone.

Guide List:

Part 1: How to Backup iPhone to Computer

Step 1. Download iOS Data Backup & Restore and install the software.

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Step 2. Connect iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 3. Open dr.fone and click ‘Backup&Restore’ panel.

Step 4. Click ‘Device Data Backup & Restore’ tab on the left column

Step 5. Click ‘Backup’ button.

Step 6. Once the device is connected, dr.fone would ask you to select the types of data you wish to back up. You may choose the types listed in the ‘Privacy’, ‘Multimedia’ and ‘App Data’ by ticking the boxes. For your convenience, you may tick the box of ‘Select All’ if you wish for a whole backup.

Step 7. If you do not wish to save your data in the default path, you may change it by clicking the file icon on the right hand.

Step 8. Once your preference is set up, you may continue backup by clicking the ‘Backup’ button at the bottom. The backup may take a few minutes, depending on the size of data in your iPhone. Once it is completed, the detailed list of the backup data would be shown to you.

Step 9. View the backup data. click the ‘View Backup History’ Button in Step 5.

Step 10. Back up Whatsapp. dr.fone also provides backup for Whatsapp and other social apps. Click ‘Whatsapp Backup & Restore’ tab in the left column, and then click ‘Backup Whatsapp Message’. It may take several minutes to back up chat history in Whatsapp to your computer.

Step 11. Back up other social apps. Click ‘Social App Data Backups & Restore’ on the left column. Select the app you wish to back up from the panel. dr.fone provides backup for Line, Kik and Viber. It may take several minutes to back up chat history to your computer.

Part 2: How to Restore iPhone with Backup

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer.

Step 2. Open iOS Data Backup & Restore and click ‘Backup&Store’ Panel.

Step 3. Under ‘Device Data Backup & Restore’ tab, click ‘Restore’ button. dr.fone would display all the devices that have backed up. Select the data you would like to restore and click its ‘View’ button on the right column.

Step 4. It may take a few seconds to display all the files backed up to the computer from the device. Once the list is shown, select the data you would like to restore by ticking the boxes. The type list of the backup files is displayed on the left column. By clicking each type, its details would be displayed on the right. Finally click ‘Restore to Device’ button at the bottom after the selection.

Step 5. The processing may take a few minutes depending on the data you wish to restore. Once it is completed, it will display the detailed list of the restored data to you.

Step 6. Export to PC. Besides restoring, data are also allowed to be exported to the computer by clicking ‘Export to PC’ button next to ‘Restore to Device’. It will immediately ask you to select the export location in a dialog box. You may click ‘Export’ button if the export path is satisfied to you or change the path by clicking ‘Browse’ button. The export processing may take a few minutes depending on the files you wish to export.