Backing up your iPhone is made easy by the availability of iTunes as a backup option. With it, you can back up all your data including videos, photos, messages, apps and more. This backup file is accessible to the user at any time should you need to restore your device. There are varying reasons to create a backup via iTunes. But the prominent one is to keep all the data on the device safe against the very real threat of data loss.
In this article, we take a look at how to create a backup of your device to iTunes. We will also go a step further and provide you with a more effective, efficient alternative to iTunes.
1. How to Back Up Your iPhone to iTunes
Like we mentioned before, backing up your iPhone to iTunes is very easy. Simply follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac and then connect the device to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: If you see a message asking you to “Trust this Device,” follow the prompts. If requested to enter your passcode do so.
Step 3: Select the iPhone when it appears in iTunes and select backup to this computer, then click “Back Up Now.” Keep the device connected until the process is complete.
2. New Way to Back Up Your iPhone Entirely or Selectively
If you want to be able to back up your device selectively, you may need the services of iMyFone D-Port Pro. This backup and restore tool allow you to create a backup with more control. Some of the features that make D-Port Pro the best tool to back up and restore your iPhone include the following.
- D-Port Pro has a feature that allows you to backup and restore just your SMS, WhatsApp/WeChat data.
- It allows you to create a full backup of your device in a single click.
- Restore SMS, WhatsApp/WeChat data from iTunes/iCloud/iMyFone backup without overwriting the other data on your device.
- Supports to export data from your device, an iTunes or iCloud backup to your computer.
How to Create a Full Backup Using D-Port Pro
Download and install the program to your device and then follow these steps to create a full backup of your iPhone to your computer.
Step 1: Launch D-port on your computer and then connect your iPhone to your computer. The program will automatically detect the device. From the “Backup & Export from Device” choose “Make a Full Backup.”
Step 2: Click “Backup” and the program will begin the process automatically.
Step 3: Kindly wait for the backup process and keep the device connected through the process.
How to Backup Only SMS/WeChat/WhatsApp Data
If you choose to just backup your SMS/WeChat/ WhatsApp data, follow these steps.
Step 1: Launch the program and then connect the device. Wait for the program to recognize the device. From the “Backup & Export from Device” choose “Backup WeChat / Backup WhatsApp/ Backup Messages.”
Step 2: Click “Backup” to backup only your SMS/WeChat/WhatsApp data instead of all data on the device.
Step 3: Wait for the program to complete the process. Keep the device connected until the process is completed.