How to take Manual Backup using iTunes in Mac or PC

  • 21 Aug 2014

These are instructions on how to manually backup your iPhone using iTunes.

Step one :

Launch iTunes Software from your computer

a) Connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable and select it from the iTunes sidebar or at the top right of the screen if you're using the new layout.

You should be able to see below screen

iTunes Backup

b) Take Backup to your computer without encryption using iTunes Software in your Mac or PC

You should be able to see below screen.

Taking Backup using iTunes

As you might know, you can backup your iPhone with iCloud. However, doing so will not save the file you need to extract, on your computer. To use any SMS Backup tools, you need to take Backup to your computer instead of iCloud.

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