How to Backup iPhone 14 Without iTunes and iCloud

Want to backup iPhone 14 but neither iTunes nor iCloud meets your demands? The best data backup software for iOS devices introduced in this guide may be a nice choice for you.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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How do I backup iPhone without iTunes or iCloud?

I have an issue with using iTunes and I do not want to buy extra iCloud storage space. How can I backup iPhone without iTunes or iCloud? I’d like to choose wanted files from iPhone to backup, is it possible?

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Being conscious of backing up your iPhone is a good thing, but are you struggling to find a satisfactory tool to back up your iPhone? Although both iCloud and iTunes can be used to backup your iPhone, when you click this article, you must be looking for a better backup tool to backup iPhone 14 without iTunes and iCloud.

Why do you want to backup iPhone 14 without iTunes and iCloud?

Why do you want to backup iPhone without iTunes or iCloud? If you have used iTunes and iCloud, you may quit using the two tools because of the following reasons.

For iCloud backup:
× Extra storage space comes at a cost. You are only given 5 GB of free storage space by iCloud to backup your iPhone. You must make a monthly payment to have gotten more space.
× Undesirable backup solution. You may have no clear idea whether your iPhone is backed up to iCloud since the process starts automatically.
× Security concern. There are always rumors that iCloud leaks users' privacy because the backed up files are stored on the cloud instead of locally. More worryingly, your photos and videos backed up to iCloud may appear on strangers iPhones.

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For iTunes backup:
× Only one backup option. You can only backup everything on iPhone using iTunes. In other words, you cannot choose wanted data to backup using iTunes.
× Fail to browse backup files. As for iTunes backup files, even though you can locate iTunes backup in C drive, you cannot view the data.
× Unexpected software glitches. During the backup and restore process, you may encounter kinds of iTunes Windows 10 problems, which prevent you from completing the task.

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If you are in one of the situations above, you may need to know how to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud. The way mentioned in this guide is also compatible if you are using iPhone 13/12/11/X/8/7/6/5/4, or models of iPad and iPod.

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Best way to backup iPhone 14 without iTunes and iCloud

As a powerful backup tool - FoneTool provides you with a better way to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud. 


✔  Two types of backup. What makes FoneTool excellent is that it has got two types of backup services, which are Selective Backup and Full Backup. You can be free to choose files to backup from iPhone or backup everything from iPhone to PC.

✔ Keep every backup individually. How many backups does iCloud Keep? Only one. But in FoneTool, the backups will be saved separately, making it convenient for you to browse the backup files at any time.

✔ Simple design and operations. The steps to backup iPhone 14 to PC with FoneTool is as simple as ABC.

✔ Unlimited backup space. You can be free to choose the destination to save your iPhone backup. External hard drives, NAS, local folders on computer are all allowed.

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Download FoneTool, and follow the steps below to know how to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud with FoneTool fully or selectively.

Fully backup iPhone 14 to computer

The Full Backup function in FoneTool is a perfect iTunes alternative to keep everything safe on your iPhone. Without complicated steps, just connect your iPhone to computer and make it in three clicks.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB. Open FoneTool and click Phone Backup > Locate Full Backup and click Get Started to continue.

Full Backup

Step 2. You can enable Backup encryption as you like. If it is enabled, your data like Fitness records, Keychain, etc. will stay be private.

Backup Encryption

Step 3. Choose a storage to save the backup > Click Start Backup and wait until it finishes.

Start Backup

Selectively backup iPhone 14 to computer

FoneTool differs iTunes and iCloud from its powerful Selective Backup function, which allows you to backup only wanted files from iPhone 14 to computer. Besides, you can freely check them anytime you like.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with compatible USB. In the Home screen of FoneTool, click Phone Backup > Click Get Started under Selective Backup.

Custom Backup

Step 2. Click each icon to preview and select the files you’d like to backup from iPhone 14 to computer, then click OK.

Select Files

Step 3. Choose a storage path as you like to save the backup files. Any local folder, external hard drive, USB, etc, are allowed. Finally, click Start Backup to make it.

Click On Backup

When the task finishes, you can go to Backup History screen by clicking View to locate, browse, and delete the backup files.

Restore To Device


Hope you can make full use of FoneTool to backup iPhone 14 without iTunes and iCloud. Besides the backup functions, FoneTool is also a data transfer tool, applying you to transfer photos, music, videos, and contacts from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to computer, and vice versa. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.