How to Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac

No matter the data, personal information is always important and as such should be protected with whatever means possible. There are sever circumstances that we wish we had a backup of our device secured, have you ever wondered what will happen if your iPhone becomes severely damaged that you can hardly access it and your iTunes happens to get corrupted coincidentally? Well, I guess you will be beating yourself hard for not having an alternative. Apple offers another option to backup your iPhone which is done through iCloud; however, there is another way to backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac.

Two Ways to Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac

We will be looking at two ways that Mac computer users can back up their iPhone without iTunes for Mac.

1 Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac via iPhone Data Manager

iPhone Data Manager is easy to use software that offers limitless possibilities to what iDevice users can do with their PC. iPhone users can transfer unlimited music files, backup and restore their device as well as do so many things with their iPhone enjoying all round possibilities without the restrictions of iTunes.

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Features of Tunesmate:

  • Two-way transfer: This provides the possibility of transferring files from your pc to your device as well as transfer files back from your iDevice to your computer.
  • Transfer files without opening iTunes: With this app, you don’t need to open iTunes when you want to transfer files.
  • Rebuild your iTunes library: It can easily rebuild your iTunes library, restore all your damage, lost or corrupted iTunes library.
  • No data loss: It allows you to add files to iDevice without replacing old files.
  • All media files supported: It supports the download of all media file format which in case of iTunes, you are restricted to the format of data you can transfer using the app.

Steps to Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac

The steps involved in backing up your iPhone music to your Mac pc is simple, the following steps will guide you.

Step 1: First you have to download the app and install on your Mac computer, connect your iPhone with the aid of the USB cable to your pc.

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Step 2: On the app window, select music mode and let it scan your music. Next, select the music files you want to backup to export them to your computer.

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Step 3: After that, select the folder you want to put the music in. The way to backup videos and photos are the same as music.

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Steps to Restore Music from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

The steps to restore the backed up files is just the reverse of backing up.

Step 1: Launch the app, connect your iPhone with the USB cable to your computer.

Step 2: On the app window, click on the music mode and let it scan your music. Then, click “Add File/Folder” to restore the music you want to your iPhone.

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Step 3: Click “open” to restore the selected music from computer to your iPhone.

2 Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac via iCloud

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The second option to back up your files without iTunes is to use iCloud. iCloud is an app that comes with all Apple’s devices; it provides a backup capability to iPhone users and all other iDevices. It is easy and straightforward to back up your iPhone to your Mac computer using iCloud, however, it is paramount to ensure you have a reliable and stable network to complete the process.

Steps to Backup iPhone without iTunes for Mac via iCloud

Step 1: The first thing is to connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, ensure the network is reliable and stable.
Step 2: On your iPhone, press Settings, then under Settings, tap iCloud, if prompted, enter your iCloud account.
Step 3: Then proceed to tap Storage on your iPhone, next Backup and then wipe the iCloud Backup on.
Step 4: Tap on Back Up Now.
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Steps to Restore Music from Computer to iPhone without iTunes

Just as you used to back up your device, the reverse should do when restoring your backed up files. You should ensure you have a recent backup to restore.

Step 1: Tap on Settings, click on your name and then iCloud.
Step 2: Tap on Storage the Manage Storage and tap a device under the backup to check the size and when the backup was done.
Step 3: Go back to Settings, then General and Reset.
Step 4: Tap on Erase all content and settings.
Step 5: On the next screen which is the App and Date screen, click on Restore and sign in into your iCloud account
Step 4: Choose the right back up to restore and wait for the process to finish.
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It is important to ensure your device is plugged into power supply to enable it to complete the process.