Choose an iPhone Backup Software
In the information era, our life is closely associated with data, which records our life and work. We have many files like pictures, videos, messages, and emails, etc. on our iPhones. You might think your life or work is not related to information technology so that you don’t have to worry about that data disaster would happen to you, but the truth is that data has been part of our life.
For example, if you lost your phone while the data haven’t been backed up, the pictures and messages might be gone forever, because it’s hard for you to retrieve your memory without them. What’s worse, if there were crucial contacts, your business could be hard. Consequently, backing up your iPhone is vitally important.
Now you can refer to the following content, we will introduce 4 commonly used iOS backup tools for Windows and Macbook in 2022, 2021.
AOMEI MBackupper could be the best iPhone backup software for Windows 10, 11, 8, 7. It enables you easily backup photos, videos, messages, contacts, settings, app data, and other data. You can easily choose which kind of files you would like to back up and restore in the user-friendly interface.
Easily Backup: You could see all the features clearly on the interface and even complete the task without guidance.
Different backup methods: It allows you selectively/partially backup iPhone data or backup all iPhone data easily.
Quickly Restore: The procedure of restoration is simple, too. Select the backup file, click on Restore and your files would be fast transferred to your device without covering any data.
Preview Files: Whenever you back up or restore your phone, you could preview and select the files you need.
Flexible Selection: For example, when you back up the photos, you could select just some of them rather than the entire folder and you can also do this when restoring your phone. It also allows you to restore files to another device including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 13 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 15.
Use AOMEI MBackupper to Easily Backup and Restore Your iPhone
It just requires simple operation for backup and restoration. Here we will guide you on how to backup your device with the "Custom Backup" and "Full Backup" features.
Custom Backup (Selectively backup photos, music, videos, contacts, messages)
Step 1. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and tap "Trust" on it.
Step 2. Click Custom Backup. Click an icon to select the files you want and click OK to return.
Step 3. Click Start Backup and everything that you want would be save in backup copy to your computer.
Fully backup iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Step 1. Run AOMEI MBackupper, and click the "Full Backup" feature on the main interface.
Step 2. Choose "Full Backup" when the program runs.
Step 3. Here you can encrypt the process to backup Activity, Health, Keychain, and other sensitive data. Then choose a backup Path to save the data. Click "Start Backup"
Wait for the backup process to get finished. To restore the backup files, just keep your iPhone connected with the computer, and click "Full Backup" > "Full Restore".
iTunes is an official iPhone backup software for iOS products that can help you back up your iPhone to computer. It is very powerful for comprehensive features, but users often complain the interface is too complicated and too many sections it hard to find the feature they want, while you can still back up your iPhone easily with this software.
The merits of iTunes is that you can back up almost everything on your device except some files like messages and pictures had already been uploaded to iCloud, and it works both on Windows and Macbook systems, while its deficiency is that it provides no other option so it takes a long time to back up your device and the backup file takes much storage.
Note: Defaultly, iTunes saves backup in C:\Users\[PC name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\ MobileSync. And it is not easily to change the location, if you want to save backup files in another location, you can go to this post: iTunes Backup Location on Mac & Windows PC.
How to use iTunes to back up your iPhone is as follows,
1. Download iTunes.
2. Plug your iPhone into your computer.
3. Tap Trust This Computer when your iPhone is detected.
4. Click the phone-shape icon in the upper left of iTunes.
5. Click the blue-button Back Up Now.
iCloud is another official software of Apple device which can help you store your files to the cloud to optimize the storage of your iPhone. Every ID would be allocated with 5GB free storage. If you want to enlarge your iCloud, it’s $0.99 for another 50GB plan per month, $2.99 for 200GB and $9.99 for 2TB.
You can view those files on another device with iCloud.
1. Upgrade your iPhone to the latest version of iOS
2. Go to Settings and sign in with your Apple ID.
3. Go to Settings, tap your name and you can see iCloud.
4. Switch on the apps you’d like to back up.
You might find that 5GB of iCloud is not enough and you don’t want to buy extra storage every month. Google Drive can be another choice. It gives you 15GB of free storage. You can upload almost every kind of file to Google Drive but need to notice that it shares the 15GB storage with your Gmail account and Google Photo. The extra storage is also provided at a nice price compared to iCloud.
The following instructions are the steps of using Google Drive.
1. Download Google Drive in App Store;
2. Tap the icon of plus to add files;
3. Tap Upload;
4. Find the files you’d like to upload.
There are a lot of iPhone backup tools on the Internet. This article introduces 4 useful and simple ones of them. You can use AOMEI MBackupper and iTunes to back up your photos to PC or Macbook or use iCloud and Google Drive to store files to the cloud.