5 ways to backup iPhone to your computer with or without iCloud (2022 Update)

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We can’t count how many people have lost important data from their iPhones. Everyone loses data at one point or the other, and one of the reasons this happens is not knowing how to backup iPhone to computer with or without iCloud.

Realizing that you’ve lost your data, pictures of precious moments, beautiful apps, important documents, songs, phone numbers of loved ones, or even workmates can be a bummer, especially for iPhone users.

It is important and necessary that you have your data backed up. That’s why it’s vital to know how to backup iPhone to computer with or without iCloud. It makes certain that your information can be retrieved.

Data can get lost because of software corruption, a virus, a factory reset, or an iOS upgrade. You can preserve your iPhone information in any case by consistently backing up your files. There are several different backup solutions offered that backs up your iPhone, like iTunes and iCloud.

1. iCloud Backup

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With iCloud, your data is backed up to the cloud automatically with a Wi-Fi or data connection. iCloud will back up your app data, device settings, home screen, app organization, iMessage, texts, photos, and videos.

It will also backup your purchase history from Apple services, like your apps, music, TV shows, and ringtones. iCloud doesn’t back up your already purchased apps, music, movies, or books; it will instead download them from the app, iTunes, and iBook store when you restore from an iCloud Backup.

Backups can be performed either automatically or manually.

Steps on how to backup iPhone with iCloud

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad device to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go to Settings, tap on your name, and tap iCloud ( If you’re using iOS 10.2 or an older version, go to Settings, then scroll down and tap iCloud).

Step 3: Tap on iCloud backup and enable it.

Your iPhone will now automatically back up when it is plugged into a power source, connected to Wi-Fi, and lock your screen.

You can also decide to manually backup your iPhone anytime by tapping back up now. This is helpful if you’ve just purchased a new iPhone and want to ensure that all your data is up to date.

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2. iTunes

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Many iPhone users are more acquainted with iTunes because they use it when purchasing apps, books, and music on Apple Store.

iTunes backs up various data that cannot be backed up using iCloud. It covers all your photos, media, and media files not even purchased from iTunes; your messages, call histories, apps, settings, and bookmarks.

Note: You cannot copy files to the cloud using iTunes.

iTunes should automatically back up your data when connected to your PC. You can also backup your iPhone manually at any time.

Steps on how to back up iPhone with iTunes

Step 1: Install the latest iTunes on your PC

Step 2: Fix your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 3: Open the iTunes app

Step 4: Click the Device button near the top left of the iTunes window

Step 5: Click on Summary on the right bar

Step 6: Click Back Up Now (below Backups).

You can also backup your photos and music by syncing them from your iPhone to a folder on your PC.

When you sync your iPhone data with iTunes, the photos and music on your iOS device automatically update themselves to match the same on your computer.

Steps to Sync iPhone Using iTunes

Step 1: Connect your device to your iPhone and launch the iTunes software.

(You can connect your iPhone to your PC using a lightning USB Cord)

Step 2: You will be required to input your Apple password for your PC to gain access to your device data.

Step 3: Open iTunes on your Windows PC and then click on the ‘Device’ icon in the iTunes window, which is at the top left side of the screen

Step 4: Select what to sync

Step 5: Apply the sync

3. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

The Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office app keeps your data safe. It protects photos, files, applications, and systems in a complete way, making them easily accessible from anywhere.

It secures data from all cyber threats. With Acronis, be assured that your backups are protected. You can download the app on Apple Store by searching for Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office.

Note that to use the Acronis Cloud Storage, you’ll need a trial or subscribed Acronis account.

Steps to back up iPhone with Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

Step 1: Open the Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office app, and click on Backup

Step 2: Sign-in or log in to your Acronis account

Step 3: Select the data you want to back up

Step 4: Select Back up now

Step 5: Allow the Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office access to your data.

When the Acronis completes the backup, your data is uploaded to Acronis Cloud Storage.

To allow new data to be backed up automatically, ensure that the continuous backup setting is turned on.

4. Dr. Fone

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If you need to back your iPhone data up without using iTunes, Dr. Fone is your best app.

Dr. Fone is an excellent software package designed to make your files or data backup from your iOS device easy to get. It supports virtually backing up most files and data types like photos, apps (photos and videos), contacts, messages, notes, and other data of your choice.

Also, data backed up with Dr fone can be accessed and previewed for free. On iTunes, your backup cannot be accessed individually or restored selectively. But with Dr. Fone, you can backup and restore data easily without overwriting your already existing data.

It is simply a more effective and easier method of transferring data from your iPhone/iPad to your PC/Mac.

With Dr. Fone;

  • It only takes you one click to back up with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch connected to a lightning cable.
  • You can access, preview, and restore your data to your phone.
  • No data loss occurs during the restoration.
  • Export any data you want from the backup to your PC

Step on How to Back up iPhone Data with Dr. Fone

Step 1: Install Dr. Fone on your computer or Mac, and connect your iPhone using the lightning cable.

Step 2: Launch Dr. Fone and Select’ Phone backup’ from the tools

Step 3: Select files to back up

Note that after backing up, you still need to save your data on your PC. Dr. Fone provides an opportunity for you to do just that.

When your data has been backed up successfully, you should see confirmation message that your backup has been completed.

Open ‘Backup Location’ option it will take you to the location of the backup on your PC/Mac.

5. TouchCopy

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Data backup is made easy with TouchCopy and it copies your photos, videos, memos, apps, and more to Mac/PC. With this tool, you can pick what you want to be backed up from your iPhone. There is no need to sync your whole library.

TouchCopy enables its users an intuitive interface and extra control over your videos, music, photos, contacts, etc. Tt can access data on your iPhone and allow you to browse on your PC or Mac computer system.

You can select what to copy from your iPhone device to your computer. Also, it lets you transfer music from iPhone to PC, backup contacts, save messages as PDF, or print them off.

TouchCopy key features

  • Backs up data to your PC/Mac’s available space
  • Will transfer only data selected to your PC
  • You get complete control and access to what is being backed up between your iPhone and PC

Steps on how to back up iPhone data with TouchCopy

Step 1: Download the TouchCopy app.

Step 2: Fix your iPhone to your PC with a USB cable or Wi-Fi (your device should show up on the screen. Click on Connect)

Step 3: When connected, TouchCopy will display your device’s information

Step 4: Choose the data you want to be backed up (photos, music, messages, call logs) and copy it.

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