For iOS 13 Update: How to Backup Your iPhone to Windows or Mac Computer

Recently, Apple unveils the new iOS operating system for iPhone – iOS 13, which has neoteric features and designs. iPhone users across the globe are waiting for upgrading their iPhone system to iOS 13. But sometimes the iOS upgrade may cause data loss, so it is a wise choice to back up your iPhone data before you do that.

Backup Your iPhone to Windows or Mac Computer.

Many iPhone users will choose the iCloud backup. It keeps your iPhone backup to the cloud. But don’t forget that the iCloud has limited storage space and it takes your money to expand the space. iTunes is another good idea, and it helps back up your iPhone to the computer. In this article, besides how to enable iCloud backup, we also introduce how to back up your iPhone to PC or Mac, as well as an extra small tip about how to view iPhone backup on the computer.

Part 1: How to Create an iCloud Backup for iPhone

iCloud provides up to 2 TB of storage to the users, and your first 5GB are free. iCloud always encrypts your backups automatically and allows you to create and access backups from anywhere with Wi-Fi, as long as you have an Apple ID and password. To create an iCloud backup, you need to:

How to Create an iCloud Backup for iPhone.

Please make sure there is a stable network as well as enough space available in the iCloud for backups. When you switch on the toggle of iCloud Backup, your iPhone will automatically back up your data to iCloud when it is unlocked, connected to a power source and on a Wi-Fi network. You can manually create an iCloud backup by tapping on the “Back Up Now” option.

Part 2: How to Backup iPhone to PC/Mac

1. Back Up iPhone to PC or Mac with iTunes

Backing up your iPhone to iTunes creates a copy of nearly all the data on your iPhone and stores it on your Mac or PC. iTunes backup is an alternative backup to the iCloud backup in case you lose your information on iPhone when your iPhone is replaced, lost or broken. Before getting started, please make sure you have updated iTunes on your computer to the latest version.

Back Up iPhone to PC or Mac with iTunes

2. Backup iPhone to Computer via Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery

Using iTunes is an easy way to backup your iPhone to the computer, and you can back up your iPhone with one click. But that is both its merit and its defect. It doesn’t allow iPhone users to selectively backup the data on the iPhone to the computer. Moreover, if you restore your iPhone from iTunes backup, the existing data on your iPhone will be overwritten.

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To make up for such a defect, we recommend a third-party software called Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to you. It is an iPhone data recovery tool which helps you recover your accidentally deleted or lost data from your device, iTunes backup, and iCloud backup. It can also help you save both the existing data and deleted data on your iPhone like photos, contacts, notes, and many more to the PC or Mac computer as a backup in 3 steps.

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Extra Tips: How to View iPhone Backups on Computer

iTunes is the most commonly used approach to backup iPhone to Windows PC or Mac computer. As time goes on, more and more iTunes backup files pile up in your computer and eat lots of storage space of your PC or Mac, especially the disk C. Therefore, besides regularly backing up iPhone to iTunes, you also need to regularly clear old backups.

However, iTunes backups on the computer are encrypted file fragments and not human-readable. Many iPhone users worry that some essential data will be deleted mistakenly. For this reason, you can resort to a third–party software to help you preview iTunes backup. Gihosoft iManager is typically recommended to you. It is a professional tool which helps you easily manage and view old iTunes backups on your computer. It also allows you to extract data from iTunes backup to the computer selectively. To view iTunes backup on the computer, please follow the steps below.

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How to View iPhone Backups on Computer

With Gihosoft iManager, you can preview each of the iTunes backups on your PC or Mac and delete the old ones without worrying about accidental deleting essential data. If you have some crucial data like photos and contacts in the iTunes backup you want to clear, you can select them and click the “Export” option at the top of the interface to extract them to your computer.

Final Words:

To prevent the data loss after iOS upgrade failure, iPhone users should trigger an iPhone backup in advance, so that they can get back some significant data like precious photos and important contacts when the data loss happens. You can choose to backup your iPhone to iCloud. But allowing for its limited storage space, you can also choose to backup your iPhone to your PC or Mac computer via iTunes or third-party software. We hope this article is helpful to you. Any of your queries or suggestions are welcomed in the comment section.

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