Backup and Restore iPhone 8

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How to Backup and Restore iPhone 8/8 Plus on Computer

The latest generation of Apple's iPhone has been released, three new models available, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X. The 10th anniversary edition iPhone X would be 1 month later than iPhone 8/8 Plus due to supply shortage, it's not easy to get an iPhone X until 2018. So iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus can be your better option since it can be got much more easily, and it's much cheaper than iPhone X. If you switched to an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, it's wise to backup your iPhone 8 data regularly in case of data loss, only in this way can you restore the data back when you lost it unfortunately. And this article is here to help you backup your iPhone 8 with ease.

When it comes to backup iPhone, the most common way is using iTunes and iCloud. Indeed, due to Apple's intense security settings, make it hard for other 3rd party programs to access its data, so iCloud and iTunes can be better options to backup iOS devices. Besides of iCloud and iTunes, actually there are some other handy tools to backup your iPhone. And now let's check it out.

Solution 1: Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus with iTunes

If you have iTunes installed on your computer already, remember to update it to the latest version to support your iOS 11 device well. Connect your iPhone to it, click on the device icon, then your iPhone 8 information would be listed on the panel. On the middle of the panel, find Backups option, check This computer, then hit Back Up Now, a full backup of your iPhone 8 will be stored on this computer.

Alternatively, if you want to backup your iPhone 8 to iCloud, connect your iPhone 8 to a WiFi network, open Settings, tap on your iCloud account, find iCloud Backup, turn it on, and tap Backup Now. After a while, your iPhone 8 would be backed up to iCloud. Please kindly note that iCloud only offer every iOS user 5GB free space, if there are no enough space on iCloud, it will fail to backup.

backup iPhone 8 with iTunes

The most annoying thing is that iTunes won't let us choose what contents to backup, it only backs up all contents, and when you restore the backup to iPhone, it would overwrite the existed data on iPhone.

Solution 2: Backup iPhone 8/8 Plus via One-click Data Transfer

syncios manager Syncios Data Transfer

Syncios Data Transfer is a professional iOS & Android synchronizing tool, which enables you to backup or transfer messages, contacts, call logs, music, video, audio and other files between iOS & Android devices and computer with only few clicks or directly phone-to-phone transfer.

  • Backup phone data and restore in lossless quality.
  • One click phone to phone transfer.
  • Recover data from iTunes/iCloud backup to iOS/Android devices.
  • Multiple brand phones supported: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, MOTOROLA, LG, HUAWEI, ZTE, Xiaomi and more.

As we know, iTunes doesn't allow us to selectively backup our device, and we are unable to view and edit the backup file as well. Is there any other tool that supports this? Syncios Data Transfer allows you to decide what to back up or not and it backs up also those data won't backup by iTunes or iCloud. You can backup contacts, calendars, music, video, photos, SMS, call log, ebooks and more on your iPhone 8 with lossless quality, of course, you are able to restore it back whenever you want.

Step 1Download Syncios and install it on your PC or Mac from the download button above. Then open it and select Backup mode, connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to computer with USB cable. Click "Next" to select data.

Android to iOS Data Transfer

Step 2To backup iPhone 8 to computer in one click: Select the file type you want to backup on the middle checkbox, and change the path on the right of the panel, then click Next. Before long, your selected data would be backed up to computer successfully, you can browse the backup files on PC.

backup iPhone with one-click

How to restore data back to iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

With Syncios Data Transfer, you can easily restore previous backup files back to iPhone 8 with just one click as well. To restore data back to iPhone 8, launch Data Transfer, click Restore mode this time, click "Syncios Backup", connect your iPhone 8 to PC and select backup files on the left panel, check items to restore then click Next to restore backup to your device.

restore iphone 8

Moreover, this program also supports restoring data from iCloud backup and iTunes backup without overwriting existed data on iPhone. You can simply try it out if you need to.


Above we show you how to back up iPhone 8 both with iTunes and Syncios Data Transfer. For people who have tried iTunes to restore their iPhone, they may find that it will erase existing data on iPhone. Lucky for you, with Syncios you won't have this trouble which means you can restore from backup files without overwriting.