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How to Backup iPhone without iTunes in 2022: 100% Working

Nowadays, the mobile phones update rapidly in high technology areas. And the new iOS devices will be released every other year. So many users may want to switch to the new released iPhone after that. However, It involves the risk of data loss if you haven’t backed up the iPhone data. Then how to backup all the data of an Apple device?

Fortunately, Apple has a in-built backup feature, which will make a full backup without displaying the iOS data. There are usually two ways to back up your iPhone: local backup (using iTunes or third-party software) and iCloud backup. However, most user fail to back up their iPhone with iTunes for unknown errors. Thus here are some ways to backup iPhone without iTunes. Let's take a look at these ways in detail.

1. How to Backup iPhone without iTunes Using iCloud

iPhone data can be backed up via Apple’s iCloud service. iCloud will upload the iPhone data to the cloud space when the iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi. And you can choose to manually or automatically back up the iPhone data every day to ensure the integrity of the iPhone data. The content being backed up to iCloud include contacts, calendars, bookmarks, etc.

Another advantage of enabling iCloud backup feature is that when you need to change to the new iPhone in the future, you can use iCloud to restore the backed up data to the new iPhone from the cloud without going through the computer.

Step 1. iCloud is Apple's free cloud space. You must log in with your Apple ID or create an iCloud account before using it.

Step 2. Currently, iCloud offers a free storage space of 5GB, and if you need more storage, you can also pay for more storage.

Step 3. Click iCloud option from iPhone settings.

Step 4. Then select the items you want to back up, including emails, contact information, voice memos, browsing history, and more.

Step 5. After the selection, pull the page to the bottom and select "Save & Backup”.

Step 6. When "iCloud Backup" is turned on, it will be automatically back up the iPhone data when the device is connected with Wi-Fi, or you can manually press "Backup Now”.

Note: Although it is not expensive to purchase iCloud backup storage, but it requires a long-term subscription. For most people, 50GB of storage is enough, and 200GB is a much better option. However, it will cost 36 every year for 200GB iCloud storage, which is still a little expensive although most people can afford it.

2. Backup iPhone to Computer without iTunes Selectively

For iCloud backup, there is no an option for you to selectively back up your iPhone data and locate the data after the backup. In other words, the iCloud backup data will not be valuable until you restore your iPhone from iCloud backup.

This method can be applicable if you need to backup iPhone to computer without iTunes selectively. FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery provides the chance for you to pick up the selected data you need to back up and transfer them to your computer. As a data recovery program, this tool can do more than you can imagine. It can even back up and recover the deleted data from an iPhone with broken screen.

Why Choose FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery: Backup iPhone without iTunes/iCloud

  • Selectively back up up to 22 types of data including text messages, photos, videos, voice memos, social app data, notes, contacts, call history, etc.
  • Back up an iPhone that you have no access to, for example, a locked iPhone or disabled iPhone with broken screen.
  • Preview different types of data for free with the trial version. Recover deleted or lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, iTunes/iCloud backup.
  • Compatible with the newest iOS 12 and iPhone XS, XR, XS Max.


How to Backup iPhone with FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery

There is only 5 free storage for iCloud backup. Nevertheless, you get the opportunity to selectively back up the your iPhone data without storage limitation.

Step 1. Go to the official site of this program and download the free trial version to your computer. After the installation is completed, launch the software and choose ‘iPhone Data Recovery’ on the primary screen.

select iphone data recovery

Step 2. Upon selecting the option of ‘Recover from iOS Device’, you will be prompted to connect your iPhone to computer on the new screen and choose the time formats that you need to backup or recover.

connect iphoen to pc

Step 3. Click on the ‘Next’ button the scan the iPhone for the selected data.

Step 4. The program will thoroughly scan the files and display the recoverable and extractable data on the preview interface. Select any data on the preview interface to press ‘Recover’.

reover deleted photos from iphone

Step 5. A window will pop up requiring you to choose the path to save the recoverable files.


The solutions above are to backup iPhone without iTunes. Of course, you should also develop a good habit of backing up your iPhone data at any time to avoid accidental data loss. If you don’t create a backup, you can also choose FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery, which can help you recover all important iPhone data without any backup.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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