[2023 Guide] iPhone 14 iTunes Backup and Restore

Want to backup iPhone 14 to iTunes but do not know how? This guide will tell you everything you want to know about iPhone 14 iTunes backup and restore.


By Lena / Updated on May 23, 2023

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Need to backup iPhone 14 to iTunes?

The Apple phone is one of the best phones in the world. The latest iPhone 14 is equipped with the best chip to date, which allows users to have the ultimate experience. But Apple phones are also electronics, and all electronics will have problems at times.

You definitely don't want to lose important data because of any problems, so you want to backup iPhone 14 to iTunes, right? It’s a good choice to backup iPhone 14 to PC using iTunes, this software provided by Apple can help you backup almost all content and settings to computer with one click. When you encounter data loss, you can perform a restoration to get them back.

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However, the truth is that iTunes backup also has many limitations and may not meet your backup needs. Next, I’ll show you everything you want to know about iPhone 14 iTunes backup and restore. In addition, I’ll also show you how to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes. You can read first and then choose the method that suits your needs.

iPhone 14 iTunes backup tutorial

It’s not a difficult task to backup iPhone 14 to iTunes, you just need to connect your phone to iTunes and click the Back Up Now button.

Before you start, please make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on computer, otherwise, you may encounter iTunes Back Up Now greyed out problem or other problems that will prevent the backup from completing successfully. Let’s start to see how to use iTunes to backup iPhone 14.

How to backup iPhone 14 to iTunes

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Follow the on-screen prompts to establish the connection between iPhone and iTunes.

Step 2. After iTunes recognizes the iPhone, there will be a device button near the top left, just click the button.

Step 3. Choose Summary under Settings.

Step 4. On the Backups column, select This computer and then click Back Up Now to backup your iPhone 14 to iTunes. If you want to encrypt your backups, select Encrypt [device] backup and set a passcode for the backup.

Backup iPhone 14 with iTunes

Please remember your passcode firmly. You will be asked to enter the passcode when you restore the backup.
When the backup is complete, you'll see the date and time of your last backup under Latest Backup. When you want to unplug your iPhone, you can click the icon in the top left corner next to the phone icon to eject it.
To check the backup, choose Edit > click Preferences > select Devices. The encrypted backups have a lock icon in the list of your backups.

What does iTunes backup include?  

  • iTunes backs up most of the local data on your iPhone like photos, messages, contacts, call logs, settings, local files of apps, Keychain data, etc.
  • The data that can be downloaded from the server will not be backed up such as songs, videos, books, etc.
  • The photos, messages and contacts that have been uploaded to iCloud will not be included in the iTunes backup.

Is it a good choice to use iTunes backup iPhone 14?

iTunes can help you backup the whole iPhone but it does not support selected backup. It’s easy to find iTunes backup location on computer, however, the backup files are unreadable. If you want to preview and select the data to be backed up and view the backup files on your computer, then iTunes is not a good choice. Click here to get a better iPhone 14 backup solution.

iPhone 14 iTunes restore tutorial

When you meet data loss, you can restore iTunes backup to your iPhone. In addition, when you upgrade to a new iPhone, you can choose to restore iTunes backup to new iPhone to transfer data.

How to restore iTunes backup to iPhone 14

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click the Device tab.

Step 3. Go to Summary > Choose Restore Backup.

Step 4. Choose the right backup. Enter the passcode if the backup is encrypted.

Step 5. Click Restore to confirm. If it says iTunes could not restore the iPhone, you can go to this iTunes could not restore iPhone because an error occurred guide to get the solution.

Restore Backup

iTunes will put all things from the backup to your iPhone. You won't be able to recover the data you need, and worse, it will erase all existing data on your device. If you want to recover selected files to iPhone 14 without data erasing, you can move to the next part to learn more.

iTunes alternative to backup and restore iPhone 14

iTunes does help you backup iPhone 14, but it offers limited backup features that may not meet your backup needs in different situations. If you want to backup and restore the data you need, then you can choose to use FoneTool.

FoneTool is one professional iOS data backup tool for Windows users, developed by a team that is focused on data security for more than 10 years. This tool is designed to meet the different backup needs of users in different situations.

Outstanding Features of FoneTool
✓ Two backup modes. The Full Backup can backup all iPhone data and the Cutsom Backup can backup selected files.
✓ Preview files before backup and restore. Before each backup and restore, you can browse and select the data you need.
✓ Free to choose backup location. You are allowed to backup your iPhone 14 to computer, external hard drive, or USB flash drive.
✓ Easily view backup contents. The backup files are readable and you can check the backup files anytime through the software.
✓ No-data-loss restoration. It will not erase any existing data on your iPhone when you choose to restore selected files to iPhone.

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Easily backup iPhone 14 to computer

Step 1. Launch FoneTool and plug in your iPhone.

Step 2. On the home interface, choose Phone Backup > Go to Selective Backup. (Choose Full Backup if you want to create a full iPhone backup.)

Custom Backup

Step 3. Click the icon to select the files you want to backup and click OK to continue.

Select Files

Step 4. Choose a path to save the backup > Finally, click Start Backup.

When the backup is complete, you can click Back to go to the Backup Management page, from where you can check the backup files, run an incremental backup to backup newly-added data, delete the backup files, restore the backup files (the backup can be restored to any device).


Final words

That’s all about iPhone 14 iTunes backup and restore. You can rely on iTunes to help you create a full iPhone backup but you may need iTunes alternative for iPhone if you want to backup selected data. With FoneTool, you easily select the data you want to backup and restore.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.