Best Ways to Backup iPhone to Mac

Backing up your iPhone is one of the most important jobs. This is because people tend to have important data in their iPhone all the time. And it is this iPhone that that have the chances to lose the data. This might due to a number of reasons such as accentual damage like water damage, broken screen, and so on. In addition to this, your phone might also get lost. Hence, it is essential to backup iPhone to Mac regularly.

Part 1: What is a Backup?

A back up is a process of keeping a duplicate copy of your data in case of emergency. This copy of data contains all your data such as messages, videos, music, and all sorts of data that is important to you. This back up is used and comes handy whenever you lose your data. Hence, it is necessary for you to know how to backup iPhone to Mac. Today we will tell you how to do that. Let us have a look.

Part 2: How to Backup iPhone in iTunes on Mac

In order to backup iPhone to Apple Mac, you do not need any technical knowledge. It is as easy as child's play. Apple has provided methods to do so. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC sing USB cable and run the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: On the top left of the screen click on the device icon.

Step 3: Head to Summary and click Back Up Now. Wait for the process to finish. Click Done when finished.

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But, even though Apple has provided this method to move iPhone backup to another mac, there are specific advantages and disadvantages that you might encounter. Let us have a look:

Here are the list of pros and cons that you may experience while backing up your iPhone using iTunes.


  • Backing up iPhone with the help of iTunes is easy
  • It does not take any technical knowledge to do so
  • In addition to this, you can backup your data hassle free without any trouble


  • Even though the process of backing iPhone using iTunes is easy, it is a redundant process
  • Every time you back up your data using iTunes, it backs up entire data
  • This is a time consuming and redundant process as the entire data gets back up
  • This does not allow you to backup only that data, which needs to be backed up

Part 3: Backup and Restore iPhone without iTunes

In order to backup iPhone on Mac without iTunes to avoid these troubles, you need to use Tenorshare iCareFone. This tool offers you simple method to backup as well as restore your data easily. In addition to this, the tool backs up your data selectively. This means, you can backup and restore only that data, which you need to backup. This saves a lot of time and space, making your job easier. Here are the steps that you need to follow to backup your data selectively.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC and run the tool. If asked "Trust This Computer," unlock your iPhone and enter the password to make sure you're your iPhone was successfully detected. After the iPhone is linked, tap "Backup & Restore" option from the menu situated at the top.

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Step 2: All the files will be selected by default. You can deselect and choose different files that you need to backup.

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Step 3: Once you have selected the files, click Backup and wait for the process to end.

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Cutting to the case, you had a look on how to backup iPhone to Mac laptop. This can be done by using iTunes. But, iTunes does not allow selective backing up of data. Hence, Tenorshare iCareFone is really an alternative. This tool allows you to selectively backup apps, photos, messgaes and more as well as restore your data. This avoids the redundant backup processes, saving time and space.

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