How to Backup iPhone Without Computer

Is it possible for you to back up iPhone without computer? Of course yes. This post can help you get the efficient methods on how to backup iPhone without computer. Keep reading to know more!

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2020

The basic way to keep our iPhone data safe and secure is by making the backup for iPhone. No matter you need to change to a new iPhone 12/XS/XS Max/XR, or update to the new iOS 14, or transfer data to another iDevice, it’s all necessary for you to restore data from your previous backups. However, there might be some occasions that you are unable to use a computer to make a backup like with only a broken USB cable or without an accessible computer at hand.

In this case, we usually would use iCloud to simply make a backup on our iPhone. To give you more options to choose from, in this article, we will show you several ways on how to back up the iPhone without your computer. Check it out now!

Backup iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is frequently used by iOS users to make the backup on iPhone. However, as we all know, iCloud has limited free space as 5GB for iPhone users. And backups can take a large part of space for your iCloud storage. In this case, if you don’t want to purchase for more iCloud storage, you can give a try to the next 2 methods.

While it doesn’t back up your purchased apps, music, movies, and books, it will download these from the App, iTunes, and iBook store when you restore from an iCloud Backup.

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network > Then go to settings app in your iPhone > Tap your Apple ID on the top of the screen > iCloud > Scroll down and tap “iCloud Backup”.

Step 2. Toggle on iCloud Backup if it hasn’t been turned on > Then tap “Back Up Now”.

How to Backup iPhone Without Computer - Backup iPhone with iCloud

How to Backup iPhone Without Computer – Backup iPhone with iCloud

Step 3. When the process completes, you can check your iCloud backup by going to iCloud in Settings app > Tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > Select your iPhone.

Backup iPhone with Online Cloud Storage

Besides iCloud, you can also back up your iPhone data to some online cloud storage which renders larger free storage for you. However, one thing you need to know is that the types of data that can be backed up on online cloud storage are basically limited and fewer than iCloud, which should be considered as an alternative backup solution when you run out of iCloud storage.

To use this method, again you will need to have a good Wi-Fi network. And remember that you will only be allowed to backup contacts, photos, calendar on iPhone via Google Drive.

Step 1. Install and open Google Drive app on your iPhone > Tap the menu icon on the top left.

Step 2. Tap Settings tab among these options > Backup > Start backup.

Backup iPhone with AnyTrans

If you prefer a safe and complete backup, it’s a better choice for you to try this efficient and professional iOS data manager – AnyTrans. As a one-stop solution, it can perfectly help you manage and transfer iPhone data between iOS devices or from iPhone to computer and vice versa. Bear in mind that this method does make use of a computer to transfer or back up the files. Check out its main features:

AnyTrans – iPhone Content Backup

  • Back up your iPhone data selectively or wholly to the computer.
  • View and export your data in iTunes to the computer.
  • Almost all your iPhone data can be easily backed up to your computer.
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

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Download it now on your Windows PC or Mac and follow the detailed steps to backup iPhone data to your computer without hassle.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Under Device Manager, switch to Content Management > Choose the category of data you want to back up. Here we take the Photos as an example.

Choose Photos Category

Choose Photos Category

Step 2. Select the pictures you want to transfer > Click the To PC button.

Select the Photos and Send to Computer

Select the Photos and Send to Computer

You can also directly back up iPhone data wholly by following these steps:

Step 1. Under Device Manager, go to One-Click Management > Click Content to Computer TAB.

Go to Device Manager and Click Content to PC Button

Go to Device Manager and Click Content to PC Button

Step 2. Then select the categories of data you want to back up > Click the Next button to initiate the process.

You Can Choose Export Path and Photos Category

You Can Choose Export Path and Photos Category

AnyTrans also enables you to simply make an iTunes backup, view, and export the content in your iTunes backups.

Step 1. Click Backup Manager on the left panel . Choose Backup History. If you have made an iTunes backup before, your backup files will be listed

Click Backup History

Click Backup History

Step 2. Click Restore to restore the backup data to iPhone.

Restore Data to iPhone

Restore Data to iPhone

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to backup your iPhone without a computer with three solutions. You can give the three methods a try and find the one that fits you most. And as you can see, AnyTrans can be a great helper for you to manage all your iPhone data. You can back up your iPhone apps and restore them back to iDevices. Download it now and enjoy your free trial!

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.