How to Backup iPhone to iTunes on Windows and Mac

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Nowadays, with the development of science and technology. Smart phones have penetrated our daily life. Phones’ applications provide great convenience to our lives. The functions of these applications are very powerful. We can solve all kinds of problems and record a variety of important information through these functions. But, we are still losing data because of wrong operation, crash of the mobile phone system, failure of the system update, loss of the mobile phone and so on. Data can have more worth than devices, taking which into our consideration, we must rescue our iPhone data. In this guide, we will teach you how to backup iPhone to iTunes. Let’s get it started.

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1 How to Backup iPhone to iTunes

iTunes is a tool developed by Apple. It provides Apple users two ways to back up. It includes wired and wireless ways that will be described in detail as follows.

The first one: How Can I Backup iPhone to iTunes with a Cable?

Step 1 To begin with, launch an update version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2 Connect iPhone to computer with a cable and wait for a while.

Step 3 Click on the phone icon, once iTunes detect your iPhone.

Step 4 Click on the Summary tab. It’s on the left panel.

Step 5 A Backup section will show up. Tick on This Computer. Then click Backup up now. The backup process will start. A full backup of your iPhone will be stored on this computer.

Although data can be saved efficiently in this way, but it's very inconvenient for you to use a cable. But you don't have to worry about it, we'll provide a more convenient way to you as following.

The second one: How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iTunes Wirelessly.

In this way, we back up with the assistance of Wi-Fi sync. But not all the iOS and iTunes version can do it. Here are some requirements:

①At least iOS 5 or later.

②At least iTunes 10.5 or a newer version.

When your equipment meets all these conditions, we can start.

Step 1 Launch the updated version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2 Connect your iOS device to computer with a cable and wait for a while.

Step 3 Click on the Summary tab. Next, choose the Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi option. Then save your choice.

Step 4 After that, you can sync data by iTunes without connecting iPhone to your computer with a cable.

Step 5 Finally, go to Settings on your iPhone. Click on GeneraliTunes Wi-Fi SyncSync Now options to connect your device.

iTunes is really a good way to back up, but if you want to have more choices. Here is another way.

2 How to Backup iPhone/iPad to iCloud

iCloud is one of the easy ways to help to backup iPhone/iPad. Apple provides each user 5GB free space to backup. After utilizing the free storage, you need to purchase more space. The biggest advantage is that we can back up our data on the cloud without connecting our phone to the computer. So, it’s very convenient for us to back up. To learn how to back up, follow these steps.

  1. Log in your Apple ID on your iPhone. Go to Settings > iCloud and log-in with your Apple ID and password.
  2. Go to SettingsiCloudBackup. Then click the iCloud Backup option.
  3. Click on the Backup Now tap. Wait for a while and your data would be saved automatically.
  4. Turn respective options on/off which will help you to select data that you wish to back up.

We can back up data selectively in this way, but we can’t preview files. And it only has 5 GB free space to each user. It means we need to purchase more space. But don't worry, there will be another more convenient and money saving method to be introduced to you as below.

3 How to Backup iPhone to Computer

If you are looking for a more convenient and easier way to back up, I give top priority to recommend the iPhone Data Backup&Restore. Here are some of its advantages.

  1. One click to back up the whole iPhone to your computer.
  2. Preview & restore any item from backup to iPhone.
  3. Export what you want from the backup to your computer.
  4. No data loss on devices during restoring from backup.
  5. Selectively backup & restore data that you want.

It means we can save more time and enhance the efficiency to back up. iPhone Data Backup&Restore is compatible with every iOS version and it runs on Windows and Mac OS.

To learn how to back up iPhone with iPhone Data Backup&Restore, follow these steps.

Step 1 Download and install. Download dr.fone toolkit for iOS on your computer. Then plug your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2 Launch the program. Click the Data Backup&Restore button.

Step 3 Select the data files you want to back up. Then click on the Backup button to initiate the process.

Step 4 Wait for a while. iPhone Data Backup&Restore will start the backup process and your data will be saved.
During this time, please make sure that your device is connected to the computer.

Step 5 Finally, the application will notify you when the process is completed.
Then you can preview and restore your data to any iOS device.

Supported iPhone:
iPhone X
iPhone 8/8 Plus
iPhone 7/7 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 6s/6s Plus
iPhone 6/6 Plus
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c/5/4/4s

Supported iOS version: iOS 11
iOS 10
iOS 9
iOS 8
iOS 7
iOS 6
iOS 5
iOS 4

Now you get the ways to backup and restore, you can easily save your data. Share it to your friends and families.

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