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A Smart Method – Backup iPhone to PC without iTunes

If you’re concerned about losing your valuable data on your iOS device or need to transfer data to a new iPhone via backup and restore, it’s essential to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If you prefer not to use iTunes for this process, is there a more efficient alternative? The following article will provide you with the solution!

Why Do You Want to Backup iPhone without iTunes?

When thinking of iPhone backup, iTunes might be the first option that comes to mind since it’s Apple’s official solution for backing up iPhone data. However, not everyone prefers using iTunes for various reasons. Here, I summarize several reasons why Apple users are unhappy with using iTunes for backups:

  • iTunes can only back up your all iPhone. However, it lacks several essential features. For instance, it doesn’t allow selective data backup, and during restoration, it will overwrite the existing data on your iPhone.
  • iTunes requires a stable internet connection to backup data. In the case of a bad network or no network, using iTunes to backup data will have the risk of failure, resulting in permanent loss of data.
  • iTunes is slow to finish backup process. Not only does the iTunes backup process consume your phone’s battery, but it’s slow, and it can take you 2-3 hours or more. And any interruption can cause the data backup to fail.

If you’re looking for alternative ways to back up your iPhone without using iTunes, keep reading to discover an easier way to create an backup without iTunes.

A Smart Way to Backup iPhone to PC without iTunes

When I was suffering with iTunes backup, I found another good iPhone backup tool – FoneTool. FoneTool is a free and professional iPhone backup software developed by a team with over many years of experience in data security. This expertise ensures that your data is handled with the highest level of protection and reliability.

It provides two backup types: Selective Backup and Full Backup. With Selective Backup, you can preview and execute partial backups, including photos, videos, messages, music, contacts. With Full Backup, you can backup everything from iPhone to other external drives with one click.

Compared to using iTunes to backup iPhone data, I have summarized the following advantages of FoneTool after I used it several times:

  • Super-Fast Transfer Speed. FoneTool offers quick backup speed that far surpasses iTunes. For example, backup 100+ photos only need seconds.
  • Offline Backup Process. FoneTool relies solely on a USB connection, ensuring that weak or unstable network connections won’t disrupt the transfer process. Additionally, your data remains secure and private.
  • Flexible to Backup Data. You can choose to backup all data with 1-click, or select the specific files to backup.
  • No Apple ID Restrictions. Unlike Apple’s services that restrict transfers between different Apple IDs, FoneTool allows you to easily restore your iPhone backup to another iOS device with a different Apple ID.
  • No Backup Size Limit. There are no restrictions on the size of backups with FoneTool. The amount of data you can back up is only limited by the storage capacity of the target device (PC, iPad, external drive, etc.).

Simple Steps to Backup iPhone to Computer with FoneTool

Now you can download this software, and we will guide you on how to perform both selective and full backups of your iPhone using FoneTool. By the way, FoneTool is also a iPhone transfer tool, for example, it supports you transferring mp3 to iPhone without iTunes.

Part 1. Selective Backup iPhone without iTunes on PC

  • Step 1. Use USB cable to link iPhone to the computer > Open FoneTool > Go to Phone Backup > Choose Selective Backup > Click Get Started.

Phone Backup

  • Step 2. Click the icons of data that you plan to backup > Then you can preview and select the file you need > Tap OK to continue.

Step 2

  • Step 3. Click the Backup Storage Path to decide a save destination > Then tap Start Backup.

Step 3

  • Step 4. When you need to restore the iPhone data, go to Backup History> Locate the backup task > Select the backup you want to get back > Click Restore.

Step 4

Part 1. Full Backup iPhone without iTunes to Computer

  • Step 1. Connect your iPhone and PC > Open FoneTool > Go to Phone Backup > Choose Full Backup > Tap Get Started.

Open FoneTool


  • Step 2. Select a storage location by tapping Backup Storage Path option > Click Start Backup to begin. Enabling backup encryption ensures that your private data remains protected and secure during the backup process.

Backup Storage Path


That’s all about how to backup iPhone without iTunes. Although iTunes is an official tool provided by Apple, it does not meet the requirements of partial backup and partial restore. In addition, it also relies on stable network conditions and does not provide fast backup speed. So, I prefer to use FoneTool to backup data. It allows me to choose flexible backup or easy full backup, and with the USB, I can not have to worry about data leakage.

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