How to Backup iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/4s/SE and even iPhone 7 (Plus) to iTunes/iCloud/PC/Mac

You are suggested to backup your iPhone, no matter old iPhone 6/6s/5/5s or new iPhone 7/7 Plus before updating to iOS 10.3.2 or upgrading from old iPhone to new iPhone.

AnyTrans – All Around iOS Data Transfer

Download AnyTrans to move valuable info and files from your iPhone to computer for backup. Supports iPhone 6/6s/5/5s/SE/4/4S and iPhone 7.

Part 1: How to Backup iPhone 5/5s/4/4s/6/6s/SE/7 to Computer with AnyTrans

The first method we show you to backup iPhone is using AnyTrans. This tool has the benefit that it enables you to selectively save data from iPhone to computer, to iTunes and even to another iOS device for backup, which iCloud and iTunes can’t. In addition, AnyTrans allows you to extract data from iPhone backup and even to preview contents on it, which could be user-friendly because normally we can’t preview messages or other personal info on iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

How to 1-Click Backup iPhone Data with AnyTrans

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and install it on your PC or Mac. Open it and connect your iPhone to computer. You will see five shortcut buttons: Merge Device, Content to Mac (or PC), Content to iTunes, Content to Device, Add Content, and Clone Device.

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Step 2. To backup iPhone to computer in one click: Click the Content to Mac (Or PC) shortcut button > Select the file type you want to backup > Set the destination on your computer > Click on the right to backup selected categories.

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How to Selectively Backup iPhone Data via AnyTrans

AnyTrans also enables you to backup selected iPhone files to computer. Below we take an example of saving several photos from iPhone to computer, which needs only 3 steps.

Step 1. Just click the button on the right to manage categories.

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Step 2. Click Photos > Camera Roll.

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Step 3. Select photos and click to backup these photos to computer.

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Part 2: How to Backup iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7 to iTunes

Backing up iPhone to iTunes is suit for those who have a computer (Mac or PC) at hand, and the USB cable for their iPhone is available. If you are one of these users, follow us to backup your iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE to iTunes with following methods. And it will also support backing up your iPhone 7.

Method 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable -> Run iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically -> Click Device button at the upper right corner of iTunes -> Click Backup Now in Backups column.

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Method 2: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable -> Launch iTunes -> Click File -> Devices -> Back Up.

Method 3: Connect your old iPhone to computer with USB cable –> Run iTunes –> Click File –> Choose Devices > Click “Sync XXXX (the name of your iPhone)”.

Note: When choosing Syncing your device to computer, iTunes will backup your iPhone automatically before syncing, so you just need to click Sync.

 

Ravindra Paradhi

Engineer & Blogger.

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