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How to Backup iPhone to Windows 10 PC without iTunes

Backing up your iPhone is crucial in our digital life. iPhone and Mac are regarded as the best companion, while lots of people like Windows PC and iPhone. In this article, we will guide you on how to back up the iPhone to Windows 10 PC. Solutions in this article support all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models: iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 4/4s. iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad, as well as iPod Touch.

Most iPhone users store almost various kinds of crucial data and document files, music, photos, apps, etc., and more. “Backup iPhone” means that you can create a copy of certain file documents of your iPhone for future data retrieval, restore or transfer.
Assuming you don’t back up, you will lose all data if your iPhone is lost or stolen. Or when you update to a major iOS update like iOS 13, there is a risk of data Lost. Buy a new iPhone and want to transfer your files from the old iPhone? Don’t you have enough space on the iPhone? The Answer is “back up, back up, and back up” before your action. Read on how to back up your iPhone to Windows 10 for data safety.

Part 1.  Back up iPhone to Windows 10 without iTunes.

Method 1, Back up your iPhone using – iOS Data Backup and Restore

This iOS Data Backup and Restore app is one of the third-party software for iPhone backup. With this App, you can selectively back up your iPhone. It’s millions of global users’ choices. The most impressive features are the following:

1. Backup up to 19 types of iPhone data: Messages, Contacts, Call history, Voice mail, Messages, and attachments of WhatsApp, Line, Messenger, Kik, Viber& WeChat. Photos, and App photos/videos, and other media. Notes, calendar, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks, Safari History, and App Documents.

2. Easy and clean interface with fast backup speed.

3. Reliably and easily restore with backup files.

4. Fix iOS system problems (iTunes backup error and more).

How to back up iPhone to Windows 10 using iOS Data Backup and Restore tool? Let’s dive in.

Step 1. Download and Launch iOS Data Backup and Restore.

ios data backup and restore

Step 2. Select iOS Data backup and Restore -> iOS Data Backup

Step 3. Plug your iPhone into Windows 10 with a USB cable. Select standard backup -> Start. Or perform an encrypted backup if needed.

Step 4.Select the types of data before backup. By default, all file types listed are ticked. Untick those you would rather not include in the backup.

scanned file types to back up
Step 5. View your backups.

view backup filesThe Restore process is also easy and straight. From the above step 2 select iOS Data backup and Restore -> iOS Data Restore. Follow the window instructions for several moments to complete the whole process.

Method 2, Back up iPhone photos free with Windows 10 photo app.

In most cases, iPhone videos and photos have taken up too much space. Backing up your photos regularly can release much storage. Windows 10 photo app is convenient to back up iPhone photos to Windows 10.

Step 1. Plug your iPhone with a USB data cable into Windows 10. Click  “Trust” if it prompts.

Step 2. Normally, the Photo app will open automatically. If not, open it from the start menu. Select Import > From a USB device from the upper-right corner.
import from Windows 10 photo
Step 3. Select photos or videos, Import.
select items to import
Note: click the blue “import settings”. From the window, select “Change the import destinations” to change the folder. Tick photo group methods or choose “delete items from my device after import them”.
import setting

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Method 3, Back up iPhone to Windows 10 using iCloud App (Partially backup).

Before using this approach, make sure you have backed up using iCloud and have enough available space for free backup. Thus, you can obtain the latest backup on Windows 10 using the iCloud App. Go to Method 1, if you didn’t back up with iCloud automatically.

iCloud app1. Install and launch the iCloud App. Put in your iCloud credentials.
2. Open iCloud Settings to set file download destinations from the App.
3. Open iCloud Drive or Download photos to access files and download.
4. Go to with your credentials to export Contacts, View and obtain other documents.

Part 2.  Back up your iPhone to Windows 10 with iTunes.

Step 1. Install iTunes for Windows 10 and launch it.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your Windows computer or laptop.

Step 3. Click from the upper-left icon of the iPhone. Go to Setting->Summary.

Step 4. Below Backups, Click Back Up Now Button. iTunes will prompt a warning message for backup without a password. If you want to save Health and Activity data from your iPhone, you need to encrypt your backup. Click Encrypt Backup on the pop-up window.

itunes no passwords backup warning message

Where is your iTunes backup stored on your Windows 10 PC?

Finally, you will find your iTunes backup documents here. Or Enter “\MobileSync\Backup\” to the search bar from file explorer.

“Users\user name\Apple\MobileSync\Backup”


“Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\”


Backing up the iPhone is one of the best ways to ensure you don’t lose data. This guide shows four ways to back up your iPhone to Windows 10 PC.

1. iOS Data Backup & Restore app is able to selectively back up your iPhone on your Windows 10 computer.

2. Windows 10 Photo App can back up all photos and video files to your Windows PC.

3. iCloud App( on windows 10 enables you to back up(copy) several types of data to your computer.

4. Back up iPhone to Windows 10 using Apple iTunes App.

Although iTunes is the official companion tool of the iPhone to fully back up the iPhone, sometimes it is fiddly and slow to use. Alternatively, using this easy and straightforward, reliable iOS data backup and restore app is a good choice.

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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