Why backing up iPhone on Windows is important?
Nowadays, People use iPhone to listen to music, watch movies, take photos to record life, as well as save a large number of personal files and business documents on them. Generally, there are 2 reasons why backing up iPhone data is vital.
● Protect data from loss. Backup your iPhone will make a copy of your data that can be recovered once the data is damaged or lost. It is a necessary operation for protecting your precious personal data and vital business files.
● Free up more space. Some iPhones don't have much space to store all our files, photos, videos, messages, and so on. If your iPhone is running out of space, you can transfer files from iPhone to external drive or a Windows PC to save some space.
Now, this article recommends you three methods of backing up your iPhone. You can select the one you prefer.
How to backup iPhone on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 computer
Here we recommend a popular and powerful iOS backup tool named FoneTool. This tool helps you to easily backup photos, messages, videos, contacts, and other data and quickly restore data to your iPhone 14, 13, 12,11, X, 8, 7, 6, SE.
Compared with other backup tools, it owns several unique advantages and features meeting different backup demands, such as,
Now you can click the button to see how to use FoneTool to selectively and fully backup iPhone on Windows.
Selectively backup iPhone data to Windows 11/10/8/7
☛Step 1. Connect your iPhone with a PC and "Trust" this computer on your iPhone.
☛Step 2. Install and open FoneTool. Click "Phone Backup" on the left side of the interface. Move the cursor to the "Selective Backup" and click "Get Started".
☛Step 3. Click an icon to select files you want to backup.
☛Step 4. Select the files you want to back up and click the orange button OK.
☛Step 5. At the lower button, you can click Backup Storage Path to decide where to save the backup files. Then click the Start Backup button.
Then wait for the backup to get completed. You can easily find your backup files on Backup History.
Fully backup iPhone data on computer
☛Step 1. On the FoneTool, click "Phone Backup". Move cursor to the "Full Backup" and click "Get Started" run it.
☛Step 2. If you want to backup private data, like Keychain, you can enable the "Backup Encryption". Then click "Start Backup".
iCloud is a cloud storage service provided by Apple. It can be another way to backup an iPhone without iTunes. Once enabling the iCloud service, your photos, videos, documents, and other files will be synced among your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
And now, after backing up data on your iPhone, you can view and download iCloud backup files on icloud.com on your Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 computer.
Here is how to backup iPhone to iCloud:
☛Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi or WLAN and make sure that iPhone has enough power.
☛Step 2. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone, select “[Your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup”.
☛Step 3. Click “Backup Now” to start to backup iPhone on iCloud.
☛Step 4. When the backup process is complete, open your browser on your computer and go to: www.icloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
☛Step 5. Choose data your want to backup.
☛Step 6. Select files you want to backup and click the "Download" button on the top of the site. If you are moving photos to your PC, you will be asked to choose an original or compatible format.
iTunes is another backup way. This software is free for you but supports only full backup and full recovery. That means you have to backup almost full iPhone data on Windows, and could only restore everything to your iPhone from iTunes backup without choice. iCloud could select the data which you want to restore.
Here is how to backup iPhone to iTunes on Windows 11/10/8/7 computer with iTunes:
☛Step 1. Download, install iTunes for Windows.
☛Step 2. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to Windows computer.
☛Step 3. Click the icon of your iPhone in the upper left, select “Summary > Back Up Now”.
☛Step 4. After the backup process has finished, you can go to “iTunes > Preferences > Devices” to check it.
Here we guide you on how to backup iPhone on Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 computer or laptop. You can use iTunes to backup iPhone to computer or iCloud to backup iPhone to the cloud.
But by contrast, we can see that FoneTool is more suitable for backup iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, X, 8, 7, SE on Windows 11/10/8/7. It gives you more flexible selections with simple operations. You can easily backup your iOS device to computer or external hard drive. Besides, FoneTool also offers other features like converting HEIC to JPG, or wiping an iPhone without iTunes before selling.
FoneTool Runs Perfectly on
- iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
- iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
- iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
- iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
- All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad