Guide for Backing Up and Restoring iOS Devices

The Backup & Restore feature is designed to help iPhone, iPad and iPod users to back up their device and restore from backups in case of data loss. This software can be your best choice as it allows selectively backing up and restoring data you need. All files backed up are readable and accessible on computer. Read this guide and learn how to backup or restore your device.

Part 1: How to Backup without iTunes or iCloud

Step 1: Connect Device

Download and install Tenorshare iCareFone on your PC or Mac and connect your device with it. If prompted to "Trust This Computer", please unlock your device and enter the passcode to ensure successful detection. After the device is connected, select "Backup & Restore" tab from the top menu to start.

 icarefone main interface

Step 2: Select Files

By default, all the file types will be ticked. You can also select the files types you need to backup.

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Step 3: Backup Completed

The whole process will take a while. Once completed, you can select to view backup data.

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Part 2: How to Restore from Backup without iTunes

Step 1: Connect Device

To start with, you will need to connect your device with iCareFone and select "Backup & Restore" tab and click “To view or restore previous backup files” from the lower left corner. All the backup files, either created by iTunes or iCareFone, will be displayed.

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Step 2: Scan and Preview

Select a backup to proceed. If it’s encrypted with password, you will need to enter the password first to extract the files.

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Step 3: Restore Backup Files

Select the files you want to restore, and choose whether to export to computer or your device. Kindly note that iCareFone only supports to restore photos, videos, music, contacts and bookmarks directly to your device.

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