By AOMEI / Last Updated November 13, 2020


“I have used my iPhone 4S for 4 years and I really love it. It gives me so much convenience while its storage is almost full now, so I wonder is there any way to quickly transfer files and how do I backup my iPhone 4S to my computer. I would like to thank you for any kind of help.”

iPhone 4S was announced on October 4, 2009, by Steve Jobs. It’s the updated version of the most typical iPhone, iPhone 4. The intelligent personal assistant Siri was first released at the same time, along with iCloud, iMessage. Apple has explained the “S” represents Siri. It uses a 3.5-inch screen and run iOS 5 with A5 chipset, and it’s Apple’s last 3.5-inch iPhone. From then on, iPhone becomes bigger and bigger.

It really captures a lot of fans in the world. Apple announced that they decided to discontinue iPhone 4S in 2014, while the producing continues till 2016. Some people still love it and are using it.

The storage of iPhone 4S could be 64GB at most. If you have an iPhone 4S, you must have used it for years, and there are lots of files on it. Since it’s so old, the hardware and the software would be easily broken. To protect the important data on it, you’d better save them to the computer. This passage would direct you to easily backup iPhone 4S to computer.

Why need to backup iPhone 4S?

If you have used your iPhone 4S for years, it might be full of media files, like music tracks and videos, which could occupy a lot of storage on your iPhone. If you love photographing, iPhone 4S has a Sony 8-megapixel camera and it could perform 1080p video recording. With its powerful feature of photographing, you could take beautiful pictures even without post-processing. At the same time, the high quality of pictures could take much storage of you iPhone 4S.

Except for the big files on it, you might have other important files. After year’s communication with your friends, family, and customers, there must be a lot of text messages and contacts on your phone. Although they don’t take much space, they could not be lost for you need them to recall old memory and do business.

To release the space of your iPhone 4S and save the important information, you could read the following passage to get how to backup iPhone 4S to computer.

Select the files and backup your iPhone 4S to computer

Want to easily transfer files on your phone and backup iPhone 4S to computer via an easy way? You could try AOMEI MBackupper. It is a free professional iPhone backup software. You could use it to backup photos, videos, music tracks, messages, and contacts to computer within at most 3 steps. It also supports transferring files among iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Preview and Select: You could preview and select the files on your iPhone 4S to backup, and also view them after task is completed.

External Drive: Want to carry the image file with you? You could backup your iPhone to an external drive to conveniently view them when you need.

Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 13, so you could restore the image file of your iPhone 4S to any later iPhone.

Start to backup your iPhone 4S to computer

You could follow the steps below to select the files on your iPhone 4S and backup it immediately.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect your iPhone 4S to computer and tap Trust on it.

Step 2. Click Custom Backup and then you could click an icon to enter Selection. After finish selecting files, click the orange button OK.

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Step 3. Click on Start Backup in the lower-right corner and backup task would be completed in seconds.

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If you need to restore the image files, connect your device to computer and click the arrow icon Restore in Backup Management. If mBackupper doesn’t show you image files automatically, you might need to manually import it.

Backup iPhone 4S to computer with iTunes

iTunes is an official tool for iPhone backup but it is criticized for complicated operation and offering no options. You could backup most information on your phone, including settings and app data but you can’t preview or select any files or view the image file.

If you want to backup your iPhone 4S to computer with iTunes, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download iTunes. Connect your iPhone 4S to computer and tap Trust.

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon in the upper-left corner > click Summary in the sidebar > click Back Up Now. Then you should wait for the task completed. It usually takes about 10 minutes.



iPhone 4S is a typical work of Apple. After using it for years, you need to transfer the big files and protect important information. AOMEI MBackupper could let you preview and select the files on your iPhone 4S to backup. iTunes could backup most data yet it doesn’t allow preview or selection. You could select a preferable one to backup iPhone 4S to computer. If you think this passage is helpful, you could share it to help more people.