By AOMEI / Last Updated January 21, 2020

Why backing up iPhone on Windows 10/8/7 is important?

Nowadays, smartphones have become a necessary part of people’s life. Apple’s iPhone is one of the most used mobile phone brands in the world. People use it to listen to music, watch movies, take photos to record life, and save personal files and business documents on it. So, iPhone data must be proteted for it keeps almost all of your memories!

To prevent your files from data loss, the best way is to back up your iPhone. It can protect your important data in case of any damage happening to your phone, missing files due to software upgrade or factory settings of your device, etc. And you can also free up iPhone’s storage through this way, because you can delete some files saved on iPhone after backing up.

Now, this article recommends you three methods of backing up your iPhone. You can select one you prefer.

How to backup iPhone on Windows computer?

Method 1 - Easily backup iPhone on Windows computer

AOMEI MBackupper allows you to easily backup and restore your iPhone. It can make up for the shortcomings of both iCloud e iTunes and give you flexible selection to meet your needs instead of just supporting full backup and full recovery. You can preview and select the files to get what you need, which is not supported by iTunes. And it is totally free and with no advertisements!

Widely Compatible:

◆ Supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

◆ Compatible with the latest iOS 13.

Here is how to backup iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 with AOMEI MBackupper:

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI MBackupper;

Step 2. Connect your iPhone with USB;

Step 3. Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone;

Step 4. Click Custom Backup or Photos Backup;

backup only photos or all

Step 5. Click an icon to enter Selection;

click an icon

Step 6. Select the files you want to back up and click the orange button OK;

select files

Step 7. Click the orange button Start Backup;

click on backup

Step 8. Your backup is completed. You can easily find your backup files by clicking Positioning in Backup Management.


Method 2 – How to backup iPhone on iCloud?

It’s a good idea to backup iPhone data to iCloud. It would back up your messages, music, videos, documents, contact favorites, some settings and other files to the cloud. You can restore your iPhone from the backup saved in iCloud when something bad happens to your device. However, here’s one important thing that it’s not totally free for you to support this service. You just have 5GB of free storage and have to pay for more iCloud storage.

Here is how to backup iPhone to iCloud:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi or WLAN and make sure that iPhone has enough power.

Step 2. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone, select “[Your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup”.

backup iphone on icloud

Step 3. Click “Backup Now” to start to backup iPhone on iCloud.

backup now

Method 3 - How to backup iPhone on Windows computer with iTunes?

iTunes is the official backup tool for Apple users. This software is free for you, but supports only full backup and full recovery. That means you have to backup almost full iPhone data on Windows, and could only restore everything to your iPhone from iTunes backup without choice. iCloud could select the data which you want to restore.

Here is how to backup iPhone to Windows 10/8/7 with iTunes:

Step 1. Make sure iTunes you have installed on your computer is the latest version.

Step 2. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to Windows computer.

Step 3. Click the icon of your iPhone in the upper left, select “Summary > Back Up Now”.

backup iphone on itunes

Step 4. After the backup process has finished, you can go to “iTunes > Preferences > Devices” to check it.


There are many ways for you to backup iPhone on Windows Computer. You can use iTunes to backup iPhone to computer or iCloud to backup iPhone to the cloud, but we can see that AOMEI MBackupper is more suitable for iPhone backup on Windows 10/8/7 for it's totally free and gives you more flexible selections with simple operations. So, we suggest you to pick it. You can have a try now.