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How to Use AnyTrans

Welcome to AnyTrans Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to manage your iOS contents between iOS devices, iOS device & computer, iOS device & iTunes, iOS device & iCloud as well as data stored on iTunes and iCloud backups, move Android device data to iTunes, iCloud and iOS device, and arrange home screen, customize ringtones and search & download apps for iOS device. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive reply within 24 hours.

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Air Backup

To avoid losing important data, it is necessary to back up your device periodically. Now, AnyTrans Air Backup feature provides you with the best way to backup your iOS device. It will backup your device within Wi-Fi or when you connect device to computer. At the same time, you can choose the path to store the backups and view the histories of your backups. Please refer to the following guide to make good use of AnyTrans.

Differences between iTunes/iCloud Backup & Air Backup

Function iTunes iCloud Air Backup
Schedule No No Yes
Choose Location No No Yes
Backup History No No Yes
Automatic Backup No Yes Yes

Step 1. Preparations.

Do as following:

  • Launch AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect iOS device to computer with the USB cable
  • Click Backup Manager option

If it is the first time that you have used Air Backup function, please connect device with computer via USB cable. And then please click “Trust This computer” option on your device to enable this function. Once your device is detected, you will see the interface below.



If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, please follow these troubleshooting steps to solve the issue.

Step 2: Settings.

Do as following:

  • Click “Air Backup Automatically” option
  • Connect your device and computer to the same WiFi

If the Air Backup option cannot be opened, it is because that you have not enabled “Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi” option in iTunes. Please make sure you enable the “WiFi sync option” in iTunes.



It provides two ways to let your iOS device and computer work with the same Wi-Fi. One is to connect iOS device and computer to the same WLAN. The other is to connect iOS device and computer to the same Wi-Fi hotspot.



1. To connect iOS device and computer to the same Wi-Fi, please refer to this post.

2. To turn on Wi-Fi hotspot on you computer, provides you with the detailed instructions.

And you can also set up Air Backup Preference, Schedule Air Backup frequency (from one day to a month) and Enable Password Protection (Protect your data safety and privacy) based on your need. Moreover, you can click “Remove Device” to remove the device from Air Backup history. Once the device is being removed, AnyTrans will not back up it anymore.



Step 3: Backup.

Do as following:

  • Disconnect your iOS device with computer
  • Back up device data
  • View Backup History

Once your iOS device and computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi, AnyTrans will back up your device automatically. To view the process of backing up, please click AnyTrans icon on the upper right corner of computer. The time to back up device varies based on the size of data. Please keep patient.



Once the backing up process completes, you can click “Check Backup History” option to view the details of the backup, like the date, size, etc.