How to Create a Full iPhone Backup on Windows

If you want to create a full iPhone backup to PC, this passage will help you with an easy way to make a full iPhone backup with professional software.


By Demi / Updated on June 13, 2023

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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. Official iPhone backup tools

When it comes to backing up iPhone, you may firstly think of iCloud or iTunes. Indeed, Apple provides both iCloud and iTunes for its users to backup iPhone. You can try to backup iPhone with iCloud or iTunes.

Full 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 To Icloud

It takes some time to backup iPhone with iCloud because the process is influenced by many aspects like data amount and Wi-Fi condition.

Full 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

Part 3. Create a full iPhone backup without iTunes/iCloud

Fortunately, there is a professional backup and transfer tool - FoneTool, the Full Backup function of FoneTool provides you with a convenient way to backup your iPhone completely without storage space limitation.

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

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Step 1. Launch in FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to a computer > You may need to tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click Phone Backup > Get to Full Backup and click Get Started.

Full Backup

Step 3. Enable Backup encryption as you like. If it is enabled, your data such as Fitness records, Health, and Keychain can be private > Select a storage path to save the backup > Click Start Backup and wait until it finishes.

Start Backup

☞ If you want to schedule regular iPhone backup, you can rely on the function Selective Backup to backup iPhone in an incremental and selective way.
☞ Besides iPhone, you can also enjoy all functions in FoneTool on different versions of iPad and iPod.
☞ After all, you have finished full iPhone backup, you can go to the Backup History page to locate and restore the backup files to other Apple devices.


That’s all about how to do a fully iPhone backup. I'm inclined to choose FoneTool, 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.

Demi · Editor
Doris is an editor of AOMEI Technology 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.