How to Back Up iPhone without iCloud
I always backup my iPhone to iCloud but now it don't leave enough space for new backup. Can I just rely on my Mac machine? I am using an MacBook Air.
Your iPhone XR keeps a lot of important data files and documents. Once the phone goes crashing down or gets destroyed, that's the end for your bulky data on it. You're well aware of the terrible consequence, and you haven't done something to tackle the issue yet.
Backing up iPhone XR to Mac or iMac ahead helps you store all the damned essential contents in a safe place so that we don't get into panic when the phone is broken or lost. Today we will get right to several methods of backing up iPhone XR to Mac to assist you in planning ahead.
Option 1: Making an iPhone backup to Mac with iTunes or Finder
Every time you manage data of iOS devices, you might consider Apple's products first. In this case, if you want to have a full backup of iPhone XR to Mac, iTunes or Finder is a good option. With the assistance of both programs, your intact data on iPhone XR can be transferred manually or automatically to Mac and securely stored in a hidden file on the machine.
Due to the fact that Mac devices work with different system versions, we'll show two parts below. Now let's cut to the chase.
On a Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 and above
Tip: To protect your backup, you can select Encrypt local backup to add a password for your backup file. And once the backup process is completed, a timestamp near Last backup on this Mac indicates the latest backup date and time.
On a Mac with macOS Mojave 10.14 or an earlier version
You need to get iTunes installed on your Mac and follow these steps:
After the backup is done, you can eject your iPhone XR via the button next to your iPhone icon.
Option 2： Backing up iPhone XR to Mac without iTunes
Instead of doing a full backup to iTunes or Finder, you might want to backup your most important data to Mac for easy access later on. Luckily, iOS Data Backup & Restore can do as you wish, and backup steps are pretty much easy as 1-2-3 whether on a Macbook, iMac, or Mac mini. You just need to connect iPhone XR to Mac, determine which data type to be copied, and click Next to activate the backup process. Done!
Further, this service kindly offers recovery function, making it easy to restore data files from iPhone. Now it's time to view more details on how well it works for backing up files from iPhone to Mac or iMac.
It should be noted that if you are running iOS 13 or above version, you're required to input your lockscreen password on iPhone XR for three times during the last backup step since Apple enhance the security of iPhones with iOS 13+.
Option 3: Applying iCloud to backup iPhone XR to Mac
Should your lightning cable or Mac is not at hand currently, you need an alternative manner to boot and run the operation of transferring everything from iPhone to Mac. Apple's iCloud offers the ability to seamlessly save your files on iPhone to Mac, allowing you to access iPhone data on Mac. To do it:
Option 4: Using Airdrop to Backup to Mac
In case that you don't apply iCloud often, Airdrop it can also do you a favour on backing up iPhone to Mac for free as long as it is enabled on your Mac. Before the data backup, you should have the your iPhone and Mac connected to the same Wi-Fi. Here's how:
The backup items will be synced to Mac later. You can have a check by heading to Favorites > Download from Finder.
[Also Read: How to Back Up iPhone 6s (Plus) without iCloud]
Option 5: Using iTransfer for iPhone XR backup to Mac
If all approaches mentioned above don't work as you wish, you can resort to iTransfer. Not only can it assist you to create a backup of iPhone XR to Mac, Mac Pro, and Macbook, but can organize your specific file like directly deleting the photo shot at one day before the backup.
An added bonus is the software supports you importing any types of songs and movies from Mac or PC to your iOS device, that means whether the song is MP3 or FLAC file, it can be smoothly transfer to both Mac devices and smartphones with no hassle.
To backup iPhone to Mac computer, you can go along with the instructions below.