How to Back Up iPhone Data to External Hard Drive
Looking for backing up your iPhone XR data over to your laptop? It's a great idea to protect your precious data, but first, you'll have to think over how to make it done smoothly. Backing up iPhone used to be a real hassle, as you can only turn to the help of Apple's own way. These days, there're more options than you imagine to choose from, whether you need to back up just a few types of files or an entire device.
To ease your backup from iPhone XR to laptop, here are three popular ways you can back up your data.
Part 1. Make a full backup of iPhone XR to laptop via Apple's iTunes/ Finder
This is a traditional manner for backing up iPhone XR to laptop. But in general, the option is good when you'd like to have all data on your iPhone XR backed up on laptop. Here's how.
To use Finder to back up iPhone XR to laptop:
If you are on a laptop with Windows or a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or an earlier version:
Part 2. Backup an iPhone XR to a laptop without iTunes/ Finder
Using iOS Data Backup & Restore
Of course, if you are out of luck with iTunes, you can try out 3-rd party utilities like the excellent iOS Data Backup & Restore application. It allows you to back up iPhone data in full or just specific types of data on the computer. It also features some useful tools for recovering lost files from iOS devices as well as fixing system issues.
Let's go over how to back up your iPhone XR in details with it.
1 : Run the program and choose iOS Data Backup mode
Launch the program and you will get a simple interface like the image below
To back up iPhone XR to laptop, click "iOS Data Backup" mode to go on.
2 : Connect the iPhone
Next, connect your iPhone to the laptop and select "iOS Data Backup" option.
Go ahead and choose "Standard backup" if you just want to make a normal backup. Alternatively, you can choose another "Encrypted backup" for getting a passcode-protected backup.
3: Select data files and start the backup process
In the next window that opens, choose what types of data you want to back up.
When you're satisfied with the selection, click the "Next" button to begin backing up the iPhone XR data to laptop.
Tip: If you're worry that your laptop storage is not enough, you can move the backup file onto an external hard drive.
Using Phone Transfer
Phone Transfer is another decent backup tool that helps create backup of your iPhone XR data on a laptop. It works well on both Windows and Mac based machines. Also, if you get a new phone, you can use it to make a smooth transfer of data from the old device to the new one.
To back up data from iPhone XR to laptop with Phone Transfer program, follow these steps:
Wait until the backup process comes to end.
Don't disconnect your iPhone XR from the laptop when the process is proceeding to avoid some unnecessary risks.