How to Backup iPhone to Cloud Not Only iCloud

Summary

Searching for methods on how to backup iPhone to cloud but not only iCloud? Read this guide you’ll know more about what other cloud services can help you backup iPhone with ease.

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May 31, 2017

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AnyTrans – Backup iPhone Data to Computer Easily

AnyTrans – Best iOS Data Transfer

AnyTrans is an amazing iOS data transfer tool, which can help you backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod data to iCloud/computer with faster speed.

When talking about how to backup iPhone to cloud, iCloud must be the first choice come into your mind. Yeah, iCloud is undoubtedly the most popular cloud service for Apple users to backup iPhone data. Besides iCloud backup , you may also look for some other alternative cloud services to backup your iPhone, right? At the same time, you may wonder, “How do I backup my iPhone to the cloud?” Don’t worry; this guide will list some practical cloud services that you can use for backing up your iPhone data, and will show you two common cloud services of backing up iPhone in detail.

There are many cloud services can back up your iPhone to the cloud, for instance, Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, MediaFire, Amazon Cloud Drive and so on. You can read this article about iCloud alternatives to know more. Besides, you can also have a try on cloud services like MEGA, hubiC, SugarSync, IDrive, Livedrive, pCloud, and CloudMe etc.

In this article, we focus on how to backup iPhone to Google Drive and Dropbox. Let’s see with following 2 parts.

Backup iPhone to Cloud – Googel Drive

Backup iPhone to Cloud – Googel Drive

Part 1. How to Backup iPhone to Cloud – Google Drive

Many users like to use Google Drive for several reasons, like the interface of UI design is simple and beautiful, huge amount of free storage (15GB of free storage), cheap & flexible expansion capacity (100GB option just need $1.99 per month), and auto backup etc.

Step 1. Download the Google Drive app for free from app store, open it on your iPhone.

Step 2. Sign in your account.

Step 3. In the top left, tap on Menu > Settings > Backup > Then tap on START BACKUP.

Part 2. How to Backup iPhone to Cloud – Dropbox

Backup iPhone to Cloud – Dropbox

Backup iPhone to Cloud – Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud services as well. The main reason is that the synchronization function is impeccable, fast, and almost perfect, which is appreciated by users.

Step 1. Download and install the DropBox app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Launch the app on your device and sign in your account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a new one.

Step 3. Go to camera upload screen, click on “Allow” so that camera roll can be accessible from Dropbox, your backup will be created in DropBox.

Bonus Tip: How to Backup iPhone Data to Computer

Besides backing up iPhone data to kinds of cloud services, you can also backup iPhone to computer. The default way of backing up iPhone to computer is using iTunes. But iTunes isn’t supports backing up specific data, what if you want to back up part of your important data to computer? In this case, you need AnyTrans to help you selectively backup your iPhone data to computer.

AnyTrans is an award-winning iOS data management tool that can help you manage & transfer iOS data in an easy way. It enables you to transfer data from iPhone to computer directly without iTunes tedious operations, and vice versa. Supports transferring almost all kinds of iOS data including contacts, notes, music, videos, photos, presentations, ringtones, playlists, messages, apps and so on. What’s more, it enables you to select specific data to backup to computer and even external hard drive.

Now, install AnyTrans and make use of it to selectively transfer data from iPhone to computer for making a backup.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > Click Content to Mac.

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 1

Note: If you are a Windows user, you’ll see “Content to PC” on this interface.

Step 2. Select Categories you want to backup, set the destination, and then click the arrow button to start backing up selected data to computer.

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

Step 3. This process will be finished in several minutes, after transferring selected data from iPhone to computer, you can open the folder to check.

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Backup iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can give you a hand on how to backup your iPhone to cloud. You can choose the best one to backup your iPhone. By the way, if you want to selectively backup your iPhone/iPad/iPod data to computer, you can have a try on AnyTrans. You’ll be surprised by the convenience it brings to you. Enjoy your backing up tour.

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