How to Back Up & Restore Your iPhone Without iTunes

You, as a mobile phone user, should understand that backing up your phone’s data is important. But why? Well, your mobile device has a huge risk of data loss and corruption, and without a backup – you won’t be able to recover those precious files of yours.

Although it may take you some time to backup your phone’s data, you’ll get to easily recover accidentally or corrupted files if you back it up as soon as possible. And for phone user, particularly iPhone users, iTunes can definitely help them retrieve their phone file.

But did you know that there are many other methods of backing up and restoring your iPhone’s data aside from iTunes? Yes, they are. To find out what are these, let’s go ahead and take a good read below.

Method 1: Back Up & Restore Your iPhone With Dr.Fone – Backup & Restore

This method is one of the fastest and easiest ways to backup and restore your iPhone. Dr. Fone allows you to view and at the same time restore any item included in your backup file of your iPhone. Plus, it perfectly works for over 6000 smartphones and tablets, making it an ideal backup and restoration software for everyone!

Step 1: First, you need to have Dr. Fone downloaded and installed in your mobile phone. NOTE: It is compatible with the latest Windows and Mac Operating System or OS. To run it smoothly, make sure to update your computer or laptop’s OS before you decide to use it.

Step 2: Launch the application and click “Backup&Restore”. Once the program is running, go ahead and connect your iPhone using via a USB cable connector. Dr. Fone should detect your mobile device after a few seconds, if not, try tapping “Trust this Computer” if a notification pops out on your iPhone.

Step 3: You’ll have two options: Backup and Restore, simply click “Backup”. NOTE: This will not work if your iPhone is not connected to the computer or the software.

Step 4: Now, select any file you wish to backup, and to complete, just click the “Backup” button and wait for Dr. Fone to backup your iPhone’s files.

Method 2: Back Up Restore Your iPhone with iCloud

Through your iPhone’s own iCloud app, you’ll be able to easily restore any files you have on your iCloud backup file. Better check out below to find out how you can restore your iPhone’s files through iCloud. But take note: you need to format your iPhone or buy a new one to do this method.

Step 1: First, you need to back up your iPhone data on iCloud. To do this, go to “Settings”, tap “iCloud”, and log in using your own account. 

Step 2: After signing in, tap your iPhone device name, tap “iCloud Backup” and then tick “iCloud Backup”. Your iPhone’s data should be synced in your iCloud once done.

Step 3: Now, on your new iPhone, simply tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” on the “App & Data” screen – you’ll see this when you turn on a newly bought or formatted iPhone device for the first time.

Step 4: All you have to do next is to sign in using your Apple ID (the account you used to back up your iPhone data to iCloud), and choose the backup file you want to retrieve. Now, just wait for it to finish and you should now be able to access your old iPhone file to your new one.

Method 3: How to Restore from iCloud Backup Without Reset (Dr. Fone Recover)

Yes, you can restore your iPhone through iCloud without resetting it – that’s possible with Dr. Fone. But before you decide to try this method, ensure you to backup your iPhone before you trying this or you won’t be able to restore anything on your iPhones’ backup file.

Step 1: Install and run the Dr. Fone software on your laptop or computer. Now, select “Recover” to access the recover page.

Step 2: Then connect your iPhone mobile device on your computer and wait for Dr. Fone to recognize it. NOTE: If this is your first time connecting your mobile phone to your computer, tap “Trust this Computer” to allow the software to detect your device. Once iPhone is detected, select the “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.

Step 3: Sign in using your iCloud account. Once signed in, you’ll be able to see all your iCloud backup data that you can restore. NOTE: The scan may take some time, but this depends on the size of your backup file.

Step 4: Now, select the data you want to restore on your iOS mobile device, then click “Download”. A window will pop after clicking Download. Now, on the other window, select the files you wish to recover and click “Recover to your Device”. Dr. Fone should now restore your iCloud backup file back to your iPhone.

Well, restoring iPhone data is really easy. And through the methods provided above, you’ll be able to properly and successfully restore your precious iPhone files in just a single click even without the help of iTunes!

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