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

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

Whether it's photos of your kids, text messages from everyone, or notes with to-do lists, it's so convenient and great to save anything important on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in your pocket. As a responsible user, you need to back up your device right away to secure those irreplaceable records in case any unpredictable circumstances occur.

When it comes to backing up iPhone 7 (Plus) or other iOS devices, it's all about iTunes or Finder (macOS Catalina 10.15), right? It doesn't always have to be - they both share with a weakness that neither of them allows getting specific files backed up - it's an all-or-nothing backup process. Instead, try some different strategies to back up iPhone 7/ 7 Plus without iTunes or Finder. Here then are the great backup tools for you.

Backing Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to iCloud, without iTunes or Finder

First things first, we'll take a look at iCloud. Similar to iTunes and Finder, it's a popular Apple backup service that features automatically keeping iOS device backed up with internet connection wherever you are, provided that iCloud backup feature is turned on. While its baseline 5GB of storage may not be enough for you backing up iPhone 7 (Plus) data, you can upgrade to three paid tiers of 50GB, 200GB or 2TB.

The steps are outlined to back up from iPhone 7 (Plus) to iCloud, without using iTunes or Finder.

  • Connect your iPhone 7 (Plus) to a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  • Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup.
  • Toggle iCloud Backup on.
  • Tap Back Up Now to back up iPhone 7 or 7 Plus without Finder or iTunes.
  • Stay connected to Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

Tip: You could turn off the buttons of some apps under APPS USING ICLOUD to conserve iCloud space, if you don't want to pay for the upgrade plan.

iCloud backup does bring super convenience for backing up iPhone 7 (Plus) data without iTunes or Finder backup needed, but it isn't perfect for the privacy. This can be traced back to the event of iCloud hack in 2014 users harbored misgivings in its security. For complete peace of mind, you'll need to back up your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus to a computer, and a third-party program is well worth checking out.

Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to a Computer Without iTunes or Finder

Powerful and user-friendly, iOS Data Backup & Restore simply allows you to safely back up iPhone 7/ 7 Plus to a computer without the use of iTunes or Finder. It is capable of capturing a complete snapshot of your iDevice for finding contacts, photos, application data and other countless bric-a-brac. You can also opt to select whichever file you'd like to back up.

There's a bonus encryption option to safeguard everything on your iPhone against anyone who'd like to get their hands on it. So take it easy to use the software back up iPhone 7/ 7 Plus without iTunes or Finder on the computer.

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Step 1: Connect iPhone 7/ 7 Plus to your PC or Mac

Plug your device into PC or Mac using the included Lightning-to-USB cable, and open the software.

You'll see "More tools" option in the lower left corner, click it to move on.

Now choose "iOS Data Backup & Restore" tab.

Next, click the iOS Data Backup button for the backup job with no need of iTunes/ Finder.

iPhone 7 (Plus) Backup without iTunes/ Finder

Now, you're faced with two backup modes. "Standard backup" option is enabled by default, and you can also check "Encrypted backup" option and set a password to the backup for the sake of security.

Then press Start button.

Step 2: Select types of files to back up

The software automatically scans your connected device, and sort all data into categories.

Here you should see the "Select All" checkbox is always checked, meaning that all data on your iPhone 7 (Plus) would be backed up. This may be all your need, but if you want to choose a section of type of files, you'll need to uncheck the boxes.

After that, click Next button.

Step 3: Start backing up everything of iPhone 7 (Plus) to computer without the need of iTunes of Finder

Once you've done the previous steps, the backup process will be activated immediately. A backup file will be generated with a few minutes.

Tip: Whatever the reason, if you want to stop the backup course, you can click "Stop" next to the progress bar.

You've finished the process of backing iPhone 7 (Plus) up without iTunes or Finder! It's worth reminding that you can use the program to restore your device from the backed-up file in situations where you're suffering from data loss or you get a new iPhone to replace the old one.

Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) to Computer Using iTunes or Finder

Here's use iTunes or Finder to make a backup copy for your iPhone 7 (Plus):

Back Up iPhone 7 (Plus) via Finder in macOS Catalina (10.15) or Above

  • Connect your device to your Mac.
  • Open Finder.
  • Click your device in the "Locations" section.
  • Select "General" in the button bar.
  • Check "Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac".
  • Click Back Up Now.

Back Up to PC or macOS Mojave 10.14 and Earlier with iTunes

  • Plug your device to your computer using a USB cord.
  • Launch iTunes.
  • Click the iPhone icon.
  • Select "Summary".
  • Enable "This computer".
  • Hit Back Up Now.

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