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How to Back Up iPhone to PC

Would you like to backup the most important content from your iPhone to your PC so that you can use it no matter whenever you want it and need it?

Backed-up information includes music, TV shows, apps, and books; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes.

In this article, let me give you four ways to backup your iPhone data easily and efficiently with Syncios, Syncios Data Transfer, iTunes and iCloud.

1. How to Backup iPhone to PC via Syncios

A quicker and easier way to backup your iPhone data than iTunes and iCloud is to use Syncios. As a handy yet powerful iPhone data transfer, Syncios can backup all data from iPhone to PC, transfer data to iPhone and add new data to your iPhone. You can also remove or recover your iPhone data freely. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions given below to learn how to backup iPhone data via Syncios.

Step 1: Download and install Syncios on your computer.

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*Make sure that iTunes has been installed on your PC, if not, install it first. Please note that you do not have to run iTunes when using this free Syncios iPhone Transfer.

Step 2: Plug your iPhone into your computer and launch Syncios.

Step 3:

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After you connect your iPhone with your computer, you will see the Media, Photos, Ebooks, Apps of your iPhone.  Click each icon, then you will find those options: Import, Export, Delete, New. Just click Export to backup all your data from iPhone to PC easily!

Backup Media, Photos, Ebook, Apps via Syncios

Besides Media, Photos, Ebooks and Apps, you can see another Information icon. Click information on the left panel, you will see the Contacts, Notes, Bookmarks, Call History and Messages of your iPhone. Click each icon of them, then you will find the Backup option. Just click this Backup icon, you can backup your data from iPhone to PC.

Backup Information via Syncios

Version 2: Syncios Ultimate

Step 1: On the Syncios screen, you can see Toolkit on the upper right of the panel. Click “Toolkit”, and you can see many recommended functions.

Step 2: Click “1-Click Backup”, and then you can choose the data you want to backup.




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2. How to Backup iPhone via Syncios Data Transfer

Syncios Data Transfer must be the easiest and safest way to back up your iPhone data on PC. You only need one click to backup your iPhone data without any quality lost. Now, let’s follow the tips below.  

What you need:

An iPhone running iOS 5/6/7/8
An Apple USB cable
Syncios Data Transfer
A Windows PC or Mac with iTunes installed

Step 1: Download and install Syncios Data Transfer on your computer.

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Mac Version

 Launch Syncios Data Transfer program, it will automatically take you to the home screen where you will be given 3 options: Phone to Phone Transfer, Backup and Restore.  To back up your data from iPhone to your computer, select the backup option in green.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to PC via a USB cable. Once connected, notice your iPhone name will appear as the source located in the top left of the screen.

Step 3: Select iPhone to backup

The following screen will allow you to select which items you would like to back up onto your computer. It would take some time for the program to load all the data inside your iPhone. Once completed, the data can be backed up and checkbox is automatically ticked. If you would like to backup one or some data boxes of Contacts, Text messages, call logs, DCIM photos, Pictures, Music, Videos, Apps, Books, Notes, Bookmarks and Calendars, you can uncheck the other boxes. On the right side of the panel, you will also have the option to change or choose the location of the backup data. Select the [...] button that appears beneath the computer icon and select the location where you would like all data to be saved.
After making sure the data you want to backup are chosen, click Next button in the middle bottom. During this time, make sure your iPhone is not disconnected from the computer.

Backup iPhone via Syncios Data Transfer 

3. How to Backup iPhone via iTunes 

Step 1: Download and install iTunes.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to your PC via the USB connector that came with it, and launch iTunes.

Step 3: Select your iPhone on the upper left of the screen, and click it.

* It will be disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on. Please turn off iCloud backup when using iTunes.

Step 4: Click "Summary", and you can see Backups on the right half of the screen. Click "Back Up Now", and backup begins.

This is distinguishable by the word Devices at the left with the name of your iPhone directly underneath. In most cases, your phone is named as being your iPhone, such as Charel's iPhone.

Backup iPhone via iTunes 

4. How to Backup iPhone via iCloud

Starting with iOS 5 and onwards, Apple introduced iCloud, whose wireless backup and syncing solution makes backing up your iPhone data a safe and seamless procedure. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Access iCloud service through the Settings menu on your phone and tap on iCloud.

Step 2: Verify the iCloud account is set up and that Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Passbook, Keychain, Photos, Documents & Data, Find my iPhone are turned on.

* You must enable the backup option in order for this to take effect.

Backup iPhone Contacts with iCloud

Step 3: Scroll down and click Storage & Backup from the bottom of the interface.

Step 4: Set iCloud Backup" toggle to On before selecting the Back Up Now option.

Please note that all iCloud backups require a Wi-Fi connection. You can back up manually whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi by choosing Back Up Now from Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.

Syncios iPhone Contacts Transfer


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