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How to Back up iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to Windows 10 Computer - 3 Ways

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:15 PM

There isn't enough space left in iCloud to back up my iPhone 11 Max Pro. I decide to copy the device files to my Windows 10 laptop but I'm new to this. Can I back up iPhone 11 Max Pro to a Windows 10 computer without losing everything? HELP!

Your Windows 10 PC that's shipped with sizeable capacity-wise has pointed you toward a solid backup strategy for your iPhone 11 (Pro, Max): create a local copy of device data in its hard drive. This move can benefit you a lot and the good news is that it's not difficult to put it into practice.

Should you're a loyal Apple user, you have iTunes application at your disposal. If you prefer backing up iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro (Max) data to Windows 10 flexibly - i.e. specifying certain types of files to back up, you can take a customized approach by using iOS Data Backup & Restore utility, or rely on another effective third-party backup tool: Phone Transfer.

This write-up will detail utilizing these methods to make a backup of iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) on Windows 10 computer. Considering that data is generated on and on in your running phone, it's better off updating the backups regularly.

Back up iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to Windows 10 with iTunes (Free)

Officially, Apple has released iTunes to cater the iOS device backup needs. It makes backing up your device data, apps, system settings or more done within only one click and enables encrypting the local backup files on your computer via password protection. If so required, you can also do an all-or-nothing restore from the iTunes backups - and it's simple, too.

Now, update the iTunes to the most recent version. Then step through the following wizard to copy data and information from iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to Windows 10 laptop or desktop.

  • Fire up iTunes, and connect your device to the target computer.
  • In the top left of the iTunes window, click on the device icon.
  • Choose Summary.
  • Under the "Backups" heading, hit "This Computer".
  • Select Back Up Now.
  • Highlight the box next to the "Encrypt local backup" if you need to back up the saved password, call history, health data, or other sensitive data.

Since iTunes backs up iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) files onto Windows 10 PC directly, the storage for holding the archives only depends on the machine's available internal space. Once done, view the new backups here: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\.

See also: How to Restore Your iPhone from an iTunes Backup

Back up iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) on Windows 10 PC without iTunes

iTunes tries to be everything to everyone in taking care of the backup stuff, but it fails - there's no available way for those who wish to designate the types of data and content to back up. If this is the case for you and you want an alternative way of saving iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) backups onto Windows 10's hard drive, check out the two outstanding third-party backup tools below.

1 - iOS Data Backup & Restore

To straight it out: iOS Data Backup & Restore makes a point of offering a solid backup solution for all iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and supports both PC and Mac users.

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Once detecting the device, this application will do a fast yet thorough scan for data from all sorts of file volumes - even the deep-seated ones. With its ability to organize all scanned content into specific categories, it grants you to select any preferred type of files to include into the backup plan effortlessly - be it single one, certain ones, or all. The best of all is that you can check out all backed-up data in a readable state, and restore any types of files that you need with ease.

Now, read the full guide below to have an iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) backup on Windows 10:

Step 1: Connect the device to the computer

Start the software and hook up the device to the machine with a genuine USB cord.

When it recognizes the phone, find "More tools" in the bottom-left corner of the panel and click on it.

Then, navigate to the "iOS Data Backup & Restore" tab.

Back up Everything from iPhone 11 to Windows 10 PC

Next up, move the mouse cursor on "iOS Data Backup" option and click on it.

On the succeeding window, you'll be prompted to choose the backup mode.

By default, the "Standard backup" option is marked. Just leave it alone and hit Start button to apply the change.

Tips: If you want to make sure your data is safe from privy eyes, select "Encrypted backup" option instead.

Do a Full Backup of iPhone 11 Pro on Windows 10 Desktop & Laptop Manually

Step 2: Select type(s) of files to back up

The next screen containing with all existing types of data lying in your handset will open.

Browse to them and tick the box(es) next to the type(s) of files that you'd like to back up. If you intend to save all files from iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to Windows 10 computer, simply enable the "Select All" option.

Step 3: Back up data and content from an iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) to Windows 10

When you're ready, click on Next button and the program will trigger the backup process automatically in the background.

That's it!

2 - Phone Transfer

You can also dive right in Phone Transfer to transfer data from iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) into Windows 10's internal drive for backups. It gives you much control over which type(s) of files to back up and then automates a peer-to-peer data transfer without wiping out any current content on the device.

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Download the software and install it. Then complete the remaining steps as elaborated below:

  • Open up the utility.
  • Attach your device to the computer.
  • Select the type(s) of files that you want to back up.
  • Click on Start Transfer button.

Tips: The scan on source device may take around 15 minutes if you have a myriad of files and content to copy over.

iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) Data is Safe and Sound

Now, you've made a fresh local backup for iPhone 11 (Por, Max) on a computer running Windows 10 OS. For ensuring strong security for your vital data and files, it's wise to have two off-site backups in place. Navigate through the steps in this tutorial to make an iCloud backup if you haven't done it yet.

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