Want to backup iPhone with iTunes?
“Does iTunes save everything on my iPhone if I backup it with iTunes? I mainly want to save
photos and messages but I’m not sure whether they would be exported by iTunes since this is
the first time that I use iTunes. What does iTunes backup include? Does iTunes backup photos?”
Apple has manufactured a series of fascinating products, especially iPhone. iPhone always
attracted its fans for creative design and performance.
When enjoying its service, you should also take care of it. If you are running out of the
iPhone storage or you have some important data to save, you should backup your iPhone.
What does iPhone backup include? Apple users often choose iTunes or iCloud to backup iPhone
and the content of iTunes backup and iCloud backup is nearly the same.
Since iTunes is the official backup tool, this passage would tell you what iTunes backup
include and share with you some tips when you backup iPhone with iTunes.
What will be saved to iTunes
If you want to use iTunes to back up your iPhone, you must want to know about what iTunes
backup includes. Does it include messages? You should know that iTunes
backup includes most of the local data on your iPhone like photos, messages, contacts,
call logs, iPhone settings, local files of apps, Keychain data, etc. To save
space and time, data that could be downloaded from the server would not be included. For
example, if you have 45GB of files on your 64GB iPhone X, you might get a backup of about
10GB with iTunes.
Local data in apps
Local files of apps like the pictures you’ve made with Paper, or the chat history in WhatsApp
would be included in iTunes backup, and you just need to download apps to read them.
Apps would be at their former position but are greyed out after restoration. Connect iPhone
to the network, tap the greyed-out apps to download the full apps from App Store. You could
then find your files or game saves.
Music tracks or videos from the iTunes Store would not be included in iTunes backup. This
passage has mentioned that if the file could be downloaded from the Internet, it would not
be saved in iTunes backup. You need to download the media files like songs, videos, and
books from where you get them.
All of your settings on this iPad would be included in iTunes backup, so you could actually
restore your iPhone to the previous version with the same data, apps position and iPhone
Photos, messages, and contacts (special)
Files like photos, messages, and contacts could be included in iTunes backup but they are
pretty special for iTunes would not backup them if they have been uploaded to iCloud, which
means you could download or sync them after you sign in iCloud. Therefore, you should know
that everything that you have saved in iCloud would not be included in iTunes backup, so you
could go to iCloud setting on your iPhone to see whether you have toggled on these features
or you could download iCloud backup to PC.
Your call log would not be separately saved to iCloud unless you backup iPhone with iCloud,
so your call logs would be included in iTunes backup.
If you want Keychain data to be included in iTunes backup, you need to check Encrypt local
backup when you backup your iPhone with iTunes. Keychain data is very special. iTunes would
backup them even though you have saved the data in iCloud.
If you have used iTunes to sync photos, songs, and contracts, etc. to your iPhone. They would
not be included in iTunes backup. You’d better try another way to backup iPhone photos to
If you using iCloud to sync Safari history and WhatsApp chat history, the data will not be
backed up with iTunes.
Data like Face ID, Touch ID settings, and Apple Pay information and settings would not be
included in iTunes backup for they are associated with your ID. They would be automatically
downloaded to your iPhone when you sign in with Apple ID. You could automatically get the
data when you connected to the network.
Now, if someone asks the same question that “what does iTunes backup include”, you can easily
give the response.
How to backup iPhone with iTunes?
To back up iPhone with iTunes, you should download
iTunes to computer > Connect iPhone to computer > click the phone-shape icon >
click Back Up Now.
When you restore your iPhone from backup with iTunes, the existing data on your iPhone would
be erased and then iTunes would transfer data from that backup to your iPhone. You could
download the left 35GB files from the Internet.
Easily decide what your backup
“What does a full iPhone backup include” might a tough question for iTunes users. iTunes is
strict when you backup iPhone with it. You could backup your iPhone by one click with iTunes
but you could select nothing and you could not view your backup in iTunes or folder. If you
want to easily view the files on your iPhone and see what your backup contains, you need a
is a free professional iPhone backup software, allowing you to backup iPhone photos, videos,
contacts, music, and messages to computer. It is easy to use and every step would be easily
Preview and Select: You could preview and select the files when you backup
or restore your iPhone.
No Data Loss: When you restore your iPhone from backup, it could do nothing
to the existing files.
View and Position: You could view your backup with mBackupper or position
your backup file by one click.
Widely Compatible: It supports the latest iOS 13. You could also use it to
backup iPad and iPod Touch.
Backup what you care with free tool in 3 steps
Step 1. Download mBackupper. Connect your iPhone to computer and tap “Trust” on it.
Step 2. Click Custom Backup. You could preview and select files by click an icon. Click the
orange-button OK to return.
Step 3. Click on Start Backup and your backup would be completed in seconds.
To view or position your backup, you could select your task and click the eye icon or the pin
icon in Backup Management.
What does iTunes backup include? You have got the answer now. A full iPhone backup includes
most of the local data on your iPhone and content from stores and data uploaded to iCloud
would not be included. It also doesn’t allow you to select files or view backup in folder.
If you want to select files on your iPhone and view backup on computer, you might need the
help of mBackupper.
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