By Demi / Last update July 20, 2021

With the constant development of the digital age, people start to pay more attention to their data safety. Therefore, simple mobile backup cannot satisfy us anymore. To avoid any risks of data loss, full backup iPhone to PC has become a more popular way to keep data safer.

Part 1. Why do you need a full iPhone backup?

You may think of full iPhone backup at certain moments. Are you in one of these situations?

▪ You have to factory reset your iPhone to fix some issues, but before this, you have to backup first.
▪ If you manage to sell your used iPhone, you have to erase your iPhone and restore it with your previous full backup.
▪ You may just want to keep some important moments in your life. No matter why you want to fully backup iPhone, the ultimate aim is to, in a nutshell, avoid any data loss.

Part 2. Create a full iPhone backup via AOMEI MBackupper

Fortunately, there is a professional backup and transfer tool - AOMEI MBackupper, which is also full iPhone backup software, providing you a convenient way to backup your iPhone completely.

What does a full iPhone backup include?

Before learning about the detailed instructions to backup iPhone completely, you’d better keep in mind what full iPhone backup will involve. With the help of AOMEI MBackupper, you can fully backup iPhone data to PC, which includes apps (data files, preference), Safari (history, bookmarks). system settings, as well as some common data like photos, contacts, text messages, music, video, etc.

Detail steps to create a full iPhone backup

AOMEI MBackupper is pretty user-friendly, thus, you can make it with ease. First of all, download AOMEI MBackupper for free by clicking the icon below.

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Step 1. Launch in AOMEI MBackupper > Connect your iPhone to a computer > Tap Trust This Computer.

Step 2. Click Full Backup in the Tool bar in the home interface.

Full Backup

Step 3. Click Full Backup to backup all data in your iPhone.

Click Full Backup

Step 4. Enable Backup encryption as you like. If it is enabled, your data such as Fitness records, Health, and Keychain can be private.

Backup Encryption

▪ Once you enable backup encryption, the backup files will be encrypted with the password set by your iPhone. You will be asked to enter the backup password if you try to use the backup file to restore.
▪ If the password of the backup files is modified, the files can only be available with the new password. Similarly, if you delete the password, the backup files will not be encrypted anymore.

Step 5. Select a storage path to save the backup > Click Start Backup and wait until it finishes.

Start Backup

☞ If you just want to backup specific music, photos, videos, etc, you can use the function Custom Backup to backup iPhone with ease.
☞ Besides iPhone, you can also enjoy all functions in AOMEI MBackupper on different versions of iPad and iPod.
☞ After all, you have finished full iPhone backup, you can make use of the Full Restore function to restore them to other Apple devices.

Part 3. Official iPhone backup tools

Indeed, Apple provides both iCloud and iTunes for its users to backup iPhone. You can also try to backup iPhone with iCloud or iTunes.

Backup iPhone with iCloud

It seems that backing up iPhone with iCloud is pretty easy. However, iCloud just provides you with 5 GB of free storage space, which is far from enough, thus, you may continually receive messages like iPhone backup failed for not enough space in iCloud. If you want more storage space, you have to pay monthly, which is a lifelong payment.

You can follow these steps to backup iPhone with iCloud. Go to Settings on your iPhone > Tap my name > iCloud > iCloud Backup and toggle it on. You can tap Back Up Now to manually backup your iPhone.

Backup Iphone On Icloud

Backup iPhone via iTunes

Actually, iTunes is designed to manage the purchased music and videos, which means it’s not a professional backup tool. Therefore, you may encounter kinds of iTunes problems on Windows or Mac.

Tutorials about how to backup iPhone via iTunes are as follows.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer using USB > Open iTunes on your computer > Click the phone-shape button.

Step 2. Click Summary in the sidebar > Select Encrypt iPhone backup if you want to encrypt it on the computer.

Step 3. Click Backup Now to start a manual backup.

Backup Using Itunes


That’s all about how to do a full iPhone backup on computer. I'm inclined to choose AOMEI MBackupper, because it's professional full iPhone backup software with multiple features. It keeps my data safer as well. I don't need to worry about restrained storage space or kinds of unknown errors any longer.