Free Way to Backup iPhone to Computer without iTunes

"Hi, I’m here to ask one question. Is there any way to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes? Please answer if you have suggestions about any good iTunes alternative. I would really appreciate your time!"

When using an iPhone, iTunes becomes the most familiar thing and is almost the most important application for iPhone users since it has multiple uses. One of the purposes that can be fulfilled via iTunes is to back up the data on your device. Considering the fact that all of us keep many types of important files, making backup becomes key thing to do.

Nonetheless, iTunes holds some drawbacks. For example, you can only backup your whole device, which takes a long time and errors may appear during the process. Besides, your previous backup will be replaced by the newly made backup. Therefore some iPhone users are looking for other ways to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes. This being the reason, we would like to share you an efficient iTunes alternative and will demonstrate the tutorials as well.

Free Tool to Backup iPhone to Computer without iTunes

When looking for the best method to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes, we would really recommend you iMyFone D-Port. It can perfectly help you for what you are looking for i.e. to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes. With this tool, numerous features are attached to make the task smoother as well as making the tool outstanding. It works perfectly with iOS 11.2 and supports almost all iOS devices such as iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Pro, iPod touch and more.

iMyFone D-Port iPhone Backup Tool (iOS 11.2 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • This tool can export 18 data types from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  • The best part which makes it better iTunes alternative is it has the ability to backup your iPhone fully or merely WhatsApp, WeChat and messages. More types of data will be supported in future updates.
  • A full compatibility with Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • You can either export from iTunes or iCloud backup files with the help of this powerful tool.

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Here are the easy guide on backup iPhone to computer without iTunes fully and partially.

1. Make a Full Backup (Free)

Step 1 – Download iMyFone D-Port and launch it. Subsequently, connect your iPhone to the PC. Go to "Back Up & Export from Device" located at the left panel and choose "Make a Full Backup" option.

Make a Full Backup

Step 2 – The next screen will be having a "Back Up" button. Just click on it to begin the process and wait for the notification to appear on completion of the process without disconnecting the device.

the backup process is completed

2. Selectively Backup iPhone (Free)

Step 1 – Again start with downloading the program in your respective computers. Install and launch it and plug your device to the computer. Hit on "Back Up & Export from Device" and from the right panel, choose one option that you wish to backup from "Back Up Messages", "Back Up WeChat" and "Back Up WhatsApp".

Back Up Messages on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Step 2 – Choose one data type followed by clicking on "Back Up" button. Here we take Messages as an example. The program will initiate the backup of your selected type of data. Now, keep the device connected until you get the notification for process completion.

Messages have been backed up successfully

3. Restore iPhone Selectively

If you wish to restore your iPhone partially as well, iMyFone can help you for this purpose too. However, you would be able to accomplish this task only with the Pro version of iMyFone D-Port. Download and install iMyFone D-Port Pro first and then start selective restoring of your iPhone. This tool is also available for Windows and Mac computers. In addition, you can flexibly restore your data from iTunes, iCloud and iMyFone backup files. The demonstration is given below.

Step 1 – First of all, download the suitable version of iMyFone D-Port Pro according to your operating systems. Install and then open it. From the main interface, just hit on the "Restore Backup to Device" button. As soon as you do this, your backup files list will appear on the screen.

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Step 2 – Pick out the one backup file which you wish to restore data from. If you want to restore iCloud backup, you need click "Download iCloud Backup" to download an iCloud backup first.

choose to restore a full backup

If you choose an iTunes backup, then click on "Restore Partial Backup" on the next screen.

click restore a partial backup

Step 3 – This tool also supports WeChat, WhatsApp and SMS for partial restoring now. However, the new version is preparing which will come with the support of other data types as well. So, choose one data type and hit "Next" for scanning of the file.

choose to restore partial backup

Step 4 – Lastly, preview your data and then click on "Restore" option to complete the process.

preview data in backup


We have finished introducing this highly recommended iTunes alternative which allows you to backup iPhone data to computer individually without overwriting the other backups. Hope this tool helps you for your purpose.