Back Up iPhone With and Without iTunes [Tips & Tricks]

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It is vital to back up mobile phone data to prevent data loss,since things change and you never know when the phone may be broken or misplaced. And the iPhone is no exception. As we know, we can use iTunes to back up the iPhone data on the computer. But, there are several flaws of iTunes that are unacceptable by many iOS users.

First, it is slow to finish the backup process. Second, it doesn’t allow us to preview and select files, such as contacts, photos, and so on. Third, the interface is not simple enough. Anyway, some people like using it but others don’t. To satisfy this point, we today discuss how to back up the iPhone with and without iTunes. Thus, you can select a way you want below to back up your iPhone.

Section 1: How to Back Up iPhone with iTunes

If you wonder about the detailed guide about iPhone backup with iTunes, please don’t miss this part.

Step 1: Download iTunes

Please download and install iTunes on your computer. Then launch it on the desktop.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to Computer

Then you can connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. The software will detect your phone in a short time.

Step 3: Back Up iPhone

Next, click the phone-like icon on the top right, and tap the “Summary”>“Back Up Now” feature to begin the backup procedure. The iTunes backup is done now.

iphone backup with itunes

Section 2: How to Back Up iPhone without iTunes

Dislike using iTunes? You still have other options. This section lists 2 ways to back up the iPhone without iTunes. You can freely select one here.

Way 1. Back Up iPhone without iTunes – MobiKin

This backup manager, MobiKin Assistant for iOS, can back up iPhone on computer, such as contacts, messages, calendars, photos, etc. What’s more, it’s considerate to preview files on the computer before transfer. Therefore, you can directly select detailed videos, music, messages, and more on the computer.

Step 1: Prepare to Connect

Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable after downloading and installing it.

Step 2: Select iPhone Files

Choose one category you want to preview from the left panel. Then you can view files on the interface. Tick the checkboxes for selection.

Step 3: Transfer Files from iPhone to Computer for Backup

After selected, please tap the “Export” icon to transfer your desired files to the computer. Later, you can finish the backup.

backup iphone without itunes

Way 2. Back Up iPhone without iTunes – iCloud

Another useful backup way is using iCloud. You can synchronize iOS data to iCloud on your iPhone without trouble. But it will take up the cloud storage on iCloud.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and press your name > iCloud.

Step 2: Enable iCloud Backup

Switch the “iCloud Backup” feature on and tap the “Back Up Now” icon. It will back up your iPhone files to iCloud via your network.

iphone backup using icloud method


Is it clear enough with the above guide to back up iPhone with and without iTunes? Please feel free to drop a line if you have any backup queries. We will reply to you as soon as possible. Lastly, thanks for reading, and we will share more practical backup tips with you in the future.

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