How to Backup iPhone Data and Restore without iTunes

By Andre Cooper on Aug 8, 2016 08:15:00 PM.

When did you last back up your iPhone? Everyone drops their iPhone at some point. Accidents happen. We’re only human. That's why you should manually backup your iPhone. But not by connecting it to your computer and using iTunes, because no one has time for that.

Backups made by iTunes are prone to errors and marred in inconvenience while backing up with iCloud often requires more free space than the 5 GB you are entitled to. This tutorial demonstrates a user-friendly method to make full-featured iPhone backup and restore on PC without iTunes and iCloud. Backups include apps and app documents, preferences, contacts, messages and more.

The method involves using iOS Backup & Restore tool of iOS Data Recovery, which is compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone 6s and all iOS versions including iOS 10. You can not only recover all lost iPhone data, but also backup and restore iPhone7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4 without iTunes. It's simple, it's quick, and best of all, no data loss on devices during the restore.

Next, let's check how to backup and restore iPhone without iTunes in detail. This guide is based on the Windows version of iPhone System Recovery. If you are a Mac user, please download the Mac version. The operation is similar.

How to Backup iPhone Data without iTunes

iOS Data Recovery now supports to backup and export iPhone data directly to computer, making it easy for users to backup, export and print iPhone data on computer.

Step 1Connect iPhone to Computer.

After launching iOS Data Recovery on your computer, click on "More Tools" from the left column. To backup iPhone data, simply select "iOS Backup & Restore" option from the tool list. Then use the USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer. By default, the iPhone Backup and Restore tool will automatically detect your iOS device.

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Step 2 Select iPhone File Types to Backup.

After your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is connected successfully, the iPhone Data Backup tool will detect the file types on your device automatically and you can select what file types to backup. Then click on Backup.

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The whole backup process will take a few minutes, depending on the data storage on your device. Then iPhone Data Backup tool will display all the supported data, like Photos & Videos, Messages & Call Logs, Contacts, Memos and other data.

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How to Restore iPhone Data without iTunes

You can selectively restore the backup data to iPhone, iPad, iPod or export the iPhone backup data.

Step 3Selectively Export or Restore iPhone Backup Content.

When the backup is completed, you can check all contents of the backup file in categories. Moreover, you can check any of them for exporting or restoring. All you need to do is check the file that you want and click on the button at the right lower corner of the window. Then you can choose to export the selected files to your computer, or restore them to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's up to you.

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The new iDevices (iPhone 7/ SE/ 6s/ 6s Plus/ 6/ 6 Plus, iPad Pro/ Air 2/ mini 4) are really attractive with its bigger screen and many other features such as HealthKit and NFC. But, for many Apple fans, it is such a headache to restore an iPhone from backup files, especially when they try to extract single data out of the whole backup. iTunes and iCloud don't allow you to recover data selectively. This iPhone Backup and Restore tool would help you.

As to the backup files, you can choose to keep them all or delete any of them that you don't have a need. Moreover, you can preview and export any items from the backup file on your computer, and save them as HTML, CSV or vCard files.

Download and have a try this iPhone Backup and Restore tool to backup your iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini and restore at anytime you would like to. It is highly recommended that a backup file needs to be performed because later you may find it useful when the phone is lost or anything.

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