How to backup iPhone on Windows 10/8/7 is generally believed to be an easy process, but with any little misstep, you鈥檒l end up battling with iTunes errors and issues. What then should you do to ensure a smooth back up of your iOS data? The simple answer is to follow this article and adopt our tips in backing up your iPhone.

More so, if you encounter an iTunes error while transferring your iOS data to a PC via iTunes, what can you do to repair or fix iTunes? This post will also cover for such mishaps by introducing you to an iTunes repairer tool for fixing iTunes issues and errors.

How to Backup iPhone on Windows 10/8/7

Back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on a Windows PC or iCloud by following the steps of these backup methods shared below.

#1. Backup iPhone XR/XS/X/8/7/6s鈥 Using iTunes

Backing up iPhone to iTunes Windows means copying certain files and settings from your iOS device to your Windows computer. Using iTunes to back up is one of the best ways to make sure you don鈥檛 lose the information on your iOS device if misplaced or damaged. It鈥檚 also useful to transfer your files, data, and settings when you buy a new iOS device.

By plugging your iOS device (iPhone) to your Windows computer, you can sync your iPhone data to your PC hard drive using iTunes. The following are the steps of how to backup iPhone on Windows 10/8/7 via iTunes:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your PC, and connect your iPhone to your PC using Apple鈥檚 original USB cable.
Step 2: Click your iPhone icon on the top-left corner of iTunes windows.
Step 3: Click 鈥淧hotos鈥 on the left side menu, and click the checkbox next to Sync Photos.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 for Music, TV Shows, Movies, etc.
Step 5: Click 鈥淎pply > Sync鈥 to complete the process.

sync photos

If you want to automatically back up all your iOS files at once using iTunes, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your PC, and connect your iPhone to your PC using Apple鈥檚 original USB cable.
Step 2: Click your iPhone icon on the top-left corner of iTunes windows.
Step 3: Click 鈥淪ummary > Back Up Now鈥.

backup now

The iTunes automatic back up method can back up information such as text messages, photos, videos, music, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more.

#2. Backup iPhone XR/XS/X/8/7/6s鈥 Using iCloud

iCloud lets you sync your iPhone files such as text messages, photos, videos, music, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more to Apple servers. It doesn鈥檛 require iTunes or PC, but the amount of server space is limited to your subscription. However, you can easily upgrade or downgrade your iCloud subscription any time. Here are how to backup iPhone on iCloud:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi or WLAN network.
Step 2: Go to 鈥淪ettings鈥 on your iPhone and click on it.
Step 3: Click 鈥淸Your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Backup Now鈥.
Step 4: Plug your iPhone into a charging source.

iCloud backup

What If iTunes Can鈥檛 Back up iPhone on Windows 10/8/7?

Several errors can occur while using iTunes to back up iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The fix and solutions for these iTunes errors and issues are listed and discussed in this section of the article.

Solution 1. Fix iTunes Errors Using iMyFone TunesFix

iMyFone TunesFix is an iTunes repair tool that serves the primary purpose of fixing all iTunes errors and issues. If you cannot backup iPhone to iTunes, then you can employ TunesFix to repair your iTunes and fix the problem.

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Key Features:

  • iMyFone offers you an advanced tool for fixing iTunes back up issues and errors.
  • You can auto-detect iPhone and iTunes restore/backup issues using TunesFix.
  • TunesFix one-click feature can fix all your iTunes errors and issues just in one click.
  • TunesFix offers you features such as Auto-Detect iTunes Issues, One-Click Repair, No Data Loss, and All iTunes Errors Supported.

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Steps to fix iTunes Errors and Issues using iMyFone TunesFix:

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesFix on your PC and it will auto detect your iTunes. If your iTunes is error-free, you鈥檒l be redirected to the Home interface.

auto detect

Step 2: Choose a repair mode (in this case, you have to choose 鈥淩epair Backup/Restore Errors鈥).

Repair Backup/Restore Errors

Step 3: Click 鈥淩epair鈥 and ensure you keep your internet stable.

Solution 2. Other Common Solutions

The following solutions can fix cannot backup iPhone to iTunes:

1.Update iTunes

Here is how to update iTunes on a Windows 10/8/7 PC:

Step 1: Open iTunes
Step 2: Go to the Menu bar at the top of iTunes window, click on Help > Check for Updates.
Step 3: Follow the prompts to install the latest version of iTunes.

2.Update iOS Versions of iPhone

Here is how to update your iOS version on iPhone:

Step 1: Plug your device into a power source and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install.
Step 3: Click on Install, and then enter your Passcode to continue. When your update is ready, your iOS device will reboot automatically.