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iTunes Can't Backup iPhone: How to Fix and Backup iPhone to iTunes

Jun 14, 2016 11:23 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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Help! Can't backup my iPhone on iTunes!

I can't backup iPhone to iTunes. When I right click on my device, there is not an option to create a backup listed anymore. It also makes no attempt to automatically backup when I sync. All of my old backups were in iTunes. Any ideas on this?

Have you ever met with such a problem? No worries. This post will explain to you 3 reliable solutions to fix this issue as well as an easy way to backup iPhone to iTunes without using iTunes.

Part 1: iTunes can't backup iPhone: How to Fix?

The iPhone backup is especially important when you are updating your iPhone, such as to iOS 8, iOS 9 or iOS 10. If anything happens to your iPhone, or if you need to restore your iPhone, you can maintain your media, contacts, iPhone apps and the rest.

Solution 1: Delete the old backup

If you can't backup iPhone contents to iTunes, you might need to delete the old backup files, which may lead to the "iTunes can't backup iPhone" problem.

Solution 2: Check Time Zone and user (for Windows only)

If you are running with Windows, you may also need to make sure that your PC is running the correct Time Zone as this has made iTunes unable to backup iPhone before. You also need to make sure that the user is listed as the administrator to do this backup, which is going to be more difficult when on a LAN. The steps go as follows:

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If the iTunes still fails to back up iPhone after trying the 2 methods above, you may need to repair iTunes. Just try Free Tenorshare TunesCare, professional iTunes repairing software to help you get rid of all iTunes errors. Download this versatile tool to fix iTunes not backing up device with ease.

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Part 2: How to backup iPhone to iTunes without using iTunes

If neither of the above solutions works, you can try to backup iPhone to iTunes with iAny Transfer. This program allows you to backup iPhone contents to iTunes without using iTunes. Here's the brief guide.

With all these done, the iPhone contacts, text messages, photos, etc. could be backed up to your iTunes now. Besides, with iAny Transfer, you can backup iPhone contents to computer as well.

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