Creating a backup of your iPhone is an important task. It is essential that iPhone users make it a habit of creating backups from time to time. Of course, not every time the user finds a computer and iTunes handy to create a backup. In this composition, we will learn about the different ways through which users can back up their iPhones without iTunes.
1 Backup iPhone using iCloud
Apple provided the opportunity for the users to create a backup to cloud storage using iCloud. The following are the steps through which iPhone users can create a backup wirelessly to their iCloud account.
Step 1: Users have to connect the iPhone to the local Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: They can choose the iCloud feature from the Settings app.
Step 3: Once in the iCloud menu, scroll down and choose “Backup”. Make sure that the backup switch is in “On” condition.
Step 4: Now, press the backup now key to begin creating a backup of the iPhone to your iCloud account.
Step 5: You can check the status of the backup: Settings > iCloud > Storage and choose Manage Storage, where you will notice the recently created backup along with the data, time, and size.
2 Selectively Backup Important Data from iPhone to Computer
It is impossible for an iPhone user to selectively backup content from the iPhone to the iCloud account. In other words, there is no option present for a user to pick up only the valuable data from the iPhone. Moreover, they cannot locate the files within a backup. They can only look for the content after the restore the device using the backup.
iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac provides the opportunity for iPhone users to pick up crucial files from the iPhone and create a backup on the computer. The application functions as a recovery tool and helps in retrieval of data even from corrupted and jailbroken iPhones. The following are the features of the program:
- Supports extracting 22+ file types of iOS contents, such as photos, videos, text messages, notes, voice memos, messages from WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat app and more;
- Supports extracting data directly from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup;
- Supports retrieve deleted/lost data without/from backup;
- Preview the extractable data before performing extraction;
- Now is compatible with the latest iOS 10 and iPhone 7 (Plus).
Steps to create a backup of iPhone using iMyfone D-Back
Creating a backup of iPhone using iCloud has limitations. However, with the help of iMyfone D-Back, iPhone users have the opportunity to create a backup of the important files rather than all the content and save them on your computer for further use.
Step 1: Users can download the trial variant of the software from the official website of iMyfone D-Back. After completing the installation, they can launch the program, and from the primary screen they can choose the “Recover from iOS Device” feature.
Step 2: Upon pressing the Start button, iMyfone D-Back will open a new screen, where users will have the chance to select the file formats they wish to retrieve. They can make the selection according to the requirement, and press the Next key at the bottom. Then, the program will prompt a message asking you to connect the iPhone to the computer.
Step 3: When the software identifies the connection and the presence of the device, it will display the device icon. Underneath the image, you can notice the presence of the scan button. Click it to begin scanning the device for the selected file formats.
Step 4: iMyfone D-Back will start scanning for the files thoroughly and will display the list of the extractable documents in its preview screen. You can choose a single file to see its content in the preview screen. Continue the action, which will help you pick only the relevant data from the lot. Mark them in the checkbox provided against the files. After completing the selection process, press the Recover button at the bottom.