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How to Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to Windows 7 with or without iTunes

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

Don't hesitate at the idea of backing up your iPhone 7 (Plus) on a computer regardless of which operating system you're running. Should your computer is on Windows 7, you'll find that using a USB cable is generally a painless means to back up iPhone 7 (Plus) to the hard drive once you know how to start, and more often than not that your backup procedure will not be disturbed by phone's battery.

To back up everything from iPhone 7 (Plus) onto PC with Windows 7, we have for you two solid options. Let's get started.

Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to iTunes on Windows 7 [Free]

iTunes is not only an excellent freeware from Apple Inc., but it's unique among many backup solutions. It provides a simple one-click facility to back up iPhone 7 (Plus) to Windows 7 computer. Its optional encryption is the added benefit for people who are safety-minded, by which to protect iOS data from being read by prying eyes, in particular the activity data, health data or keychain data.

The process of backing up iPhone 7 (Plus) data to Windows 7 with iTunes is long-winded, especially you store a lot on your device, but it's simple to operate. Tips: To back up iPhone photos to the PC, you need to disable iCloud Photos in the Settings first.

  • Plug your device into Windows 7 with the lightning cable.
  • Look for the iPhone icon in iTunes, and click on it.
  • Hit "Summary" on the iTunes sidebar.
  • Check " This computer".
  • Click Back Up Now.

Wondering where are the iPhone backup files stored on Windows 7? Just find it through \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

There are times when you're trying to have your iPhone 7 (Plus) backed up to Windows 7 PC and the "Back Up Now" button greys out. Should you've tried restarting both devices yet the issue persists, get help from this resource: If you can't back up your iOS or iPadOS device to a computer or restore it from a backup. If the troubleshooting steps in that article still leave you up the creek, and you're in a desperate need of backing up your device, continue reading.

Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to Windows 7 by a 3rd-Party Tool

iOS Data Backup & Restore will be right up your alley. The utility is a perfectly viable and useful tool to create a backup of iPhone 7 (Plus) on Windows 7, without using iTunes. It is so confident of its data scanner that makes short work of looking for files stored on your handset and sorting anything into decent categories. When that's done, it enables you to specify a single type of data or types of files to include in the backup. The overall software also provides RESTORE feature. And it's not rocket science to restore a certain item from the backup it created.

Backing up stuff on iPhone 7 (Plus) to the Windows 7 PC is relatively straightforward, but there are several steps you need to follow. At the very beginning, download the iPhone backup tool.

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Step 1: Connect your device into Windows 7

Install the utility and Launch it. Connect your phone to your Windows 7 desktop or laptop with the charging cable that comes with it.

Then, hover your mouse cursor over the "More tools" in the left navigation and click it.

Back Up iPhone 7 to Windows 7 Without iTunes

You'll now need to hit "iOS Data Backup & Restore" tab to continue the process.

In the next step, you're going to click on iOS Data Backup button if you want all your data to go from iPhone 7 (Plus) to Windows 7 computer.

Next up, you'll be presented with an interface with two options: Standard backup and Encrypted backup. You can check "Encrypted backup" to add a layer of protection for your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus backup, or simply leave the "Standard backup" checked by default.

Once done, press Start button.

Step 2: Pick what types of files to back up onto Win 7

After that, this window will do a quick scan and then display types of data from your phone on the window (see the below screenshot.)

Find the desired types of files you'd like to back up - messages, photos, contacts, etc., and check the checkbox in front of them. Alternatively, tick "Select All" to do a full backup for your iPhone 7 (Plus) on Windows 7 laptop & desktop.

Step 3: Complete the backup task

Once you finish the above steps, hit Next button.

You don't need to do anything, and just let the program do its thing in the background. Wait for a few minutes, your iPhone 7 (Plus) will get backed up to Windows 7 hard drive safely.

In short, the software walks you through intuitive buttons to make a backup copy of the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus to Windows 7 desktop & laptop without iTunes. One word of warning, you can back up your phone on a regular basis to save you from the nightmare of losing precious data. Or hunt for iTunes to create a complete backup if necessary.

While you may not carry your Windows 7 computer at all time, use iCloud to back up your iPhone 7 (Plus) and save the data on its server automatically.

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