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How to Back Up iPhone without iCloud

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Gabriel Hammond

September 20, 2016 (Updated: April 13, 2021)

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With the quick development of smartphone, we now get more and more important information on phones. Hence, the storage space of the phones tends to be insufficient for most of us. It is good that Apple provides iCloud storage to make up that. However, only 5GB is offered free, which is still not enough for many people. You need to pay if you want more.

You must be wondering if there is a way to easily back up the data on your iPhone without paying for iCloud. This article will definitely be of great help to you. It takes you through how to back up iPhone without iCloud. Read through to learn more.

1 Backup iPhone Using iTunes

There are many ways to back up an iPhone and one of the common ways is using iTunes. When you have the latest iTunes installed on your computer you can easily use it to back up your iPhone data.  You can back up iPhone using iTunes in the following way ;

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer then open iTunes.

Step 2: Ensure that you have disabled iCloud on your iPhone; go to "Settings", to iCloud then backup and storage and turn it off.

Step 3: Click on your devices when it appears on iTunes.

Step 4: Finally click on "Summary" then "Back Up Now" to complete backing up your device with iTunes.

Backup iPhone using iTunes

This is how easy it is to back up the iPhone using iTunes, and iTunes always supports the latest iOS version, including the iOS 13/12.

2 Selectively Back Up Important Data from iPhone to Computer

Unlike iTunes, you can selectively back up your iPhone data from iPhone to computer using iMyFone iTransor Lite (which has been renamed from D-Port) software. It's a useful iPhone data extractor. It has the capability of extracting data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and then backing up the data on your computer. Here are some other features of it:

iMyFone iTransor Lite iPhone Data Extractor (iOS 13/12 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • Supports 20 file types like text messages, notes, WeChat/WhatsApp/Kik messages, videos, call history, contact, voice memo among others.
  • Exports data from iOS devices such as iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7/8/X/XS/XR/11, iPod touch 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro, iPad mini 3, and supports various iOS versions including the iOS 13/12 and others.
  • Supports to extract data from iOS devices, iTunes backup or iCloud backup.
  • Supports to backup your device completely or partially.

Windows version      Mac version

Steps to Selectively Backup Data from iPhone Using iMyFone iTransor Lite

With the guide below, you can selectively back up data using iMyFone iTransor Lite iPhone data extractor.

Step 1: Choose Back Up & Export from Device

First, ensure that iMyFone iTransor Lite program is running on your computer and your iPhone is connected. Hit Back Up & Export from Device tab. Thereafter, hit on "Export Data" button.

 Choose Export from iOS Device

Step 2: Select Files and Scan

Choose the important data that you wish to back up and click "Next".

Select Files

Then the program will start to scan your iPhone.

Scan the iPhone

Step 3: Check and Extract the Data

After the program finishes scanning your iPhone, it displays all the data that you can export and save on your computer. Check the data and pick the ones you want to extract. Then hit on "Export" button. Choose a location to save your data. A backup of your iPhone will be stored on your computer.

 Check the Data and Extract

You will easily make a backup of your important data using iMyFone iTrasnor Lite (compatible with iOS 13/12). Why not have a try of the free trial version?

Windows version      Mac version

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