By Dylan / Last update September 13, 2021

Backing up iPhone to NAS is safe for your data

iPhone could carry a lot of information about you. You might have taken a lot of pictures and videos with it. Those files could eat much storage on your device. Thanks to the invention of the personal cloud tool, your device storage gets free. You might want to backup iPhone to NAS, so that both the performance of your iPhone and computer would be least influenced by piles of documents. What’s more, it would be secure to save data to your own server. Indeed, NAS has become more and more popular. You could find how to use your NAS device to backup iPhone data or you could backup iPhone with iCloud.

Follow the instruction to backup iPhone to NAS

With the progress of information technology, the common flash disk and mobile HDD could not meet the demands of data storage. NAS is short for Network-attached storage. It could be your personal or family server. You might use a QNAP or Synology NAS Device. With its large storage, you could safely save all your files, including HD movies and lossless music.

To protect your iPhone data, you could save all the files to your own server. If you want to backup iPhone to NAS, you should map a network drive to your PC, so that you could select it as a local path. Then you could use the professional iPhone backup software to save files on iPhone to NAS.

How to map an Internet location?

The way to map an Internet location depends on the OS you are using.

For Windows 7:

Step 1. Click the Start button to open Windows Explorer and click "Map network drive" in the Tools menu.

Step 2. Choose the drive letter you like. The default drive letter would be “Z”. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path from your NAS. Username and password would be required.

Step 3. Check “Reconnect at logon” to save the location or you need to connect it next time. Click Finish and the Internet location would be mapped to your computer.

Network Position

For Windows 8/10:

The general process of mapping a network drive to computer on Windows 8 or 10 is similar to that on Windows 7. The major difference is how to start it. On Windows 8, you should click the Start button to enter File Explorer and then right-click the "Network" from the left navigation bar. On Windows 10, you should enter File Explorer and then click Map network drive in the Tools menu.

After mapping the Internet position, you could set about backing up iPhone to NAS.

Easily backup what you care to NAS

To backup iPhone to NAS, you need AOMEI MBackupper. It is a free professional iPhone backup software. With it, you could backup your iPhone to anywhere on your computer. AOMEI MBackupper could save all the photos, videos, music, messages, and contacts to NAS.

◆ Preview and Select: You could preview and select the files on your iPhone and extract the needed ones to NAS. It is also allowed when you restore iPhone.

Change Path: It would be very easy to change the path to save everything to NAS.

Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to iPhone 13/12/11 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 15/14.

3 steps to save your iPhone to NAS

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and tap “Trust” on it.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Secure Download

Step 2. Click Custom Backup. Click an icon to preview and select files. After that, click OK to return.

Select Files

Step 3. Click the path below and change it to the position from your NAS. Click Start Backup to complete the task.

Change Path

☛ You could click the eye icon or the pin icon in Backup Management to view your backup as long as the Internet position has been mapped to your computer.
☛ To restore iPhone from that backup, you just connect your iPhone, select the task in Backup Management, and select Restore. You could also export files from iPhone backup to iPad or iPod Touch.
☛ You might hear of iTunes. It is not suggested to use iTunes to back up iPhone to NAS for restoration with iTunes is very likely to fail. If you insist, try backing up iPhone to an external drive with iTunes.


NAS makes storing a number of files possible. If you want to backup iPhone to NAS, you should map the Internet location to computer, and then use AOMEI MBackupper to save the files you want to NAS. It would be very simple.

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