You are suggested to backup your iPhone, no matter old iPhone 6/6s/5/5s or iPhone 7/7 Plus before updating to iOS 11 or upgrading from old iPhone to new iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X.
Download AnyTrans for iOS to move valuable info and files from your iPhone to computer for backup. Supports iPhone 7/6/6s/SE/5/5s/4/4s and new iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X.
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We may accidentally lose data when we update to a new iOS operating system, reset iPhone to default settings or free up iPhone storage space. So it seems necessary to backup our iPhone before we start a big change on our iPhone. Additionally, another reason why we have to backup our iPhone is, this is the only method Apple suggests to transfer all data and settings from old iPhone to new iPhone.
Therefore, If you are one of Apple users who plan to update to iOS 11 or upgrade old iPhone 5/5s/6 to iPhone 7 or new iPhone 8/X, these is no harm in knowing some quick tips of how to backup iPhone. In this post, we offer you the methods to backup iPhone to iTunes, iCloud and computer. And it is suitable to back up any iPhone 7/6/6s/5/5s/5c/4/4s/SE/8/X.
Part 1: How to Backup iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/SE/5s/4s to Computer in 1 Click
The first method we show you to backup iPhone is using AnyTrans for iOS. This tool has the benefit that it enables you to selectively save data from iPhone to computer, to iTunes and even to another iOS device for backup, which iCloud and iTunes can't. In addition, it also you to extract data from iPhone backup and even to preview contents on it, which could be user-friendly because normally we can't preview messages or other personal info on iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
How to 1-Click Backup iPhone Data with AnyTrans for iOS
Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS and install it on your PC or Mac. Open it and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cables. You will see seven shortcut buttons: Merge Device, Content to Mac (or PC), Add Content, Content to iTunes, Content to Device, Clone Device, and Fast Drive.
Step 2. To backup iPhone to computer in one click: Click the Content to Mac (Or PC) shortcut button > Select the file type you want to backup > Set the destination on your computer > Click on the right to backup selected categories. (For details, you can read our related guide: Content to Computer >>)
How to Selectively Backup iPhone Data via AnyTrans for iOS
AnyTrans for iOS also enables you to backup selected iPhone files to computer. Below we take an example of saving several photos from iPhone to computer, which needs only 3 steps.
Step 1. Just click the button on the right to manage categories.
Backup Specific Files from iPhone to Computer – Step 1
Step 2. Click Photos > Camera Roll.
Backup Specific Files from iPhone to Computer – Step 2
Step 3. Select photos and click to backup these photos to computer.
Backup Specific Files from iPhone to Computer – Step 3
Also Read: How to Backup iPhone 6/6s >
Part 2: How to Backup iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/SE/5/5s/5c/4s/4 to iTunes
Backing up iPhone to iTunes is suit for those who have a computer (Mac or PC) at hand, and the USB cable for their iPhone is available. If you are one of these users, follow us to backup your iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/SE to iTunes with following methods. And it will also support backing up your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X.
Method 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable -> Run iTunes if it doesn't open automatically -> Click Device button at the upper right corner of iTunes -> Click Backup Now in Backups column.
Method 2: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable -> Launch iTunes -> Click File -> Devices -> Back Up.
Method 3: Connect your old iPhone to computer with USB cable –> Run iTunes –> Click File –> Choose Devices > Click "Sync XXXX (the name of your iPhone)".
Note: When choosing Syncing your device to computer, iTunes will backup your iPhone automatically before syncing, so you just need to click Sync.
Similar to backing up your iPhone, the disk backup for your important data protection is also worth your close attentions, especially if you are using a Windows PC. Consider free AOMEI Backupper to create system image so as to make solid backups on your disk drive and data.
Part 3: How to Backup iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/SE/5/5s/5c/4s/4 to iCloud
If you find you are stuck in any situation bellow, you can choose to backup iPhone to iCloud:
- Your USB cable is broken or your old iPhone can't be recognized on computer
- Your computer isn't at your hand
- You prefer to back up iPhone without computer
Step 1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
Step 2. Go to Settings: In iOS 10.3 or latter, tap your account > iCloud. In iOS 8 or later, tap on iCloud > Backup. In iOS 7 or earlier, tap on iCloud > Storage & Backup.
Step 3. Turn on iCloud Backup.
Step 4. Tap Back Up Now.
Step 5. It may take a long time to backup your old iPhone that depends on your iPhone content and the Internet speed. Make sure the backup finished by tapping Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.
As you can see, it is easy enough to backup an iPhone to iCloud, iTunes or computer, no matter what iPhone you are using, an old iPhone 4/4s/5/5s or newer iPhone 7/6s/6/SE. If you plan to buy an iPhone 8/8 Plus or iPhone X, we strongly recommend that you should backup the old iPhone before you set up it.
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