Although this is a world where WiFi is everywhere and we can back up our iPhone easily through WiFi, you may sometimes be in an occasion where you are not able to connect to WiFi for some reasons and need to instantly create iPhone backup even without Wi-Fi to protect yourself against unexpected data loss. If you are in this case, you are at the right place. We will help you when you don't have Wi-Fi connection currently but still need to perform backup of your iOS devices to protect your data. Therefore, in today's article we are going to tell you how to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi via the easiest and best way.


1. Use iTunes to Backup iPhone

While opting for a way to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi, iTunes can help you to a great extent. In this process you can back up the following iOS device data – media files on your camera roll, messages, messages, contacts, wallpapers, purchased apps, music, and books, app data, etc.

Here is the step by step guide to create an iTunes backup of your iOS device –

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone through a lightning cable. Now, find your iPhone in the iTunes interface and tap on it.
  2. Click 'Summary' tab from the left panel and then hit the 'Backup Now' button. It will take a while to backup your iOS device on to your computer.

back up iPhone using iTunes

Well! iTunes backs up the entire device data which is bit time consuming. You can't back up a specific data individually, by default you need to do a complete backup only. To get rid of this trouble, we have suggested a perfect alternative in the next section of this article.

2. Use iMyFone iTransor Lite to Backup iPhone Selectively (Free)

To have an upper hand in selectively backing up iPhone without Wi-Fi, you can choose iMyFone iTransor Lite as the most viable option. You get the freedom to back up the entire device or backup only WhatsApp/WeChat/SMS. These backups will not overwrite the existing backups.

You can also selectively export more than 18 data types from iCloud backups, iTunes backup or your iPhone directly using this software. You can access the data from iCloud or iTunes using this program, even if you don't have the device with you at that time.

Here we are going to make you aware about how to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi selectively by performing the backup of only messages on your iPhone using iMyFone iTransor Lite.

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Step 1: First and foremost install the latest version of iMyFone iTransor Lite software on your computer. Now, launch the application and get a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the PC.

Step 2: From the left panel of iMyFone iTransor Lite interface, select 'Back Up & Export from Device', and then hit 'Back Up Messages'.

Back Up Messages on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Step 3: Now, click 'Back Up' button to start the backup process of your iPhone messages. Ensure to leave your device connected with the computer throughout the process.

 back up your Messages

Step 4: You will get an onscreen notification, upon successful completion of the backup process.

Messages have been backed up successfully

Now that the software has created a backup file for you, you can either export or view the messages it contains. But, restoring the messages to your iPhone will require you to have the Pro version of iMyFone iTransor Lite, which is iMyFone iTransor.

3. If You Want to Restore iPhone from Backup Selectively

Since, you have created an iPhone backup without Wi-Fi using iMyFone iTransor Lite, you must be thinking about ways to restore the same data. With iMyFone iTransor, you can not only backup and restore WhatsApp/messages/WeChat individually, but also restore these types of data from iCloud or iTunes backup. You get the chance to preview the backup prior to restoring.  iMyFone iTransor has all the features that iMyFone iTransor Lite has. Please kindly note that restoring iPhone requires network connection.

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Here is the step-by-step guide to selectively restore messages from iTunes backup file using iMyFone iTransor.

Step 1: After installing the most recent version of iMyFone iTransor on your PC, launch it. From the left panel of the interface click on 'Restore Backup to Device' and connect your iPhone to the PC using a USB cable. Now, select the preferred backup file from the list and hit 'Next'.

choose to restore a backup

Step 2: You need to tap on 'Restore Partial Backup' from the next screen as you need to restore messages only. Then, select the check box against 'Message' under 'Message & Call Log'. You will be navigated to the next window now.

click restore a partial backup

choose the data type you want to restore

Step 3: The software will now start scanning your backup file and show them on screen. You need to preview the data (messages here) to confirm that's what you want to restore, and then click 'Restore' to initiate the recovery process. Once the iPhone backup gets restored on your iPhone, the the iMyFone iTransor Lite Pro main screen will show 'The data has been restored successfully'.

preview data in backup

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