How to Backup iPhone with iCloud, iTunes & Backup iPhone to Computer

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Nowadays, iPhone is becoming more and more popular in our daily life. It’s not only used as a communication tool but also a storage space for some important files such as pictures, messages, contacts etc. And protection of the iPhone data is also becoming very important, because in many cases, you may lose this information. For example, probably you may lose some data when you update iPhone, or unfortunately, your iPhone is lost or stolen, you will desperately want the data on iPhone back.

Regularly backing up iPhone data is a very good way to rescue you in that circumstances. Do you know how to back up iPhone? Let me introduce to you how I usually back up my iPhone.

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There are three ways that are frequently used by myself, iTunes, iCloud and D-Port Pro.

When just starting to use iPhone, I used iTunes backup and iCloud backup to back up my iPhone, because they are officially suggested by Apple and we can use 5GB free storage space in iCloud. But I also found both of them are too time-wasting. When backing up, iCloud and iTunes will back up all the data on your iPhone and some data you don’t want will have to be backed up together.

It’s a nightmare for me and D-Port Pro ended the nightmare. I fall in love with it the first time I use it. Quite different from iCloud backup and iTunes backup, when using D-Port Pro to back up iPhone, you can selectively choose data types, such as Messages, Line and WhatsApp. The backup is no longer a package of all data, it can just be one type of data.

Now, let me introduce all these three ways I used and you can compare them with each other by yourself. I believe you will definitely choose D-Port Pro just like me.

Guide List:

  1. How to Backup iPhone to iTunes
  2. How to Backup iPhone to iCloud
  3. How to Backup iPhone to Computer

1 How to Backup iPhone to iTunes

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer by cable.

If a message pops out asking you to Trust this Computer, follow the instructions to comply. If iTunes passwords is requested, enter it to continue.

Step 2 If the connection between iPhone and computer is done, a phone icon will appear. Click the phone icon.

Step 3 Click Back Up Now, iTunes will start backing up iPhone. The backup will be saved in the computer.

Recent backup records can be checked under Latest Backups.

It will take some time to finish the backup, please be patient. You can see the process bar at the top of the interface.

2 How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

Step 1 Connect iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2 Go to Settings>Your name (Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes&App Store)>iCloud>Scroll down to find iCloud Backup

Step 3 Tap iCloud Backup and turn on iCloud Backup. If you are using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings>iCloud>Backup to turn on iCloud backup.

Step 4 Tap Back Up Now and keep the device connected to the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

Except manually backing up iPhone, you can also schedule an automatic iCloud Backup. Steps are as below,

Step 1 Go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup to turn on iCloud Backup.

If you are using iOS10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup to turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 2 Connect iPhone to a power source and a Wi-Fi network.

Step 3 Make sure the screen of iPhone is locked and that you have adequate storage space in iCloud. The backup process will begin automatically.

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3 How to Backup iPhone to Computer

Step 1 Install and run iOS Data Backup & Restore. In the main interface, click Back Up & Export from Device.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to computer by cable.

Step 3 Click Make a Full Backup.

After connecting, you can choose among Make a Full Backup, Back Up Messages, Back Up WeChat and Back Up WhatsApp according to your own demand. No matter which one you choose, the following steps are the same, so I only take Make a Full Backup as an example.

After clicking Make a Full Backup, D-Port Pro will begin to backup. Please don’t disconnect your iPhone during the process.

When the backing up is finished, it will inform you by showing below interface. Till now, the backup is done.

After comparing above three methods of backing up iPhone, what do you think of D-Port Pro? Aren’t you attracted by it? Actually, D-Port Pro has more functions than just backing up iPhone. It can also extract data from backup or restore backup to iPhone. All these functions bring great convenience to your life with iPhone. The more you use D-Port Pro, the more you love it.

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