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How to Back Up iPhone XR to a Windows 7 Computer (Two Options)

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:14 PM

There are few things as frustrating in our convenience-filled world as losing data on your iPhone XR. Once your data abandon you, you can not presume too much on getting them back. To avoid the troublesome issue, making a backup of your iPhone XR is essential. For instance, back up your iPhone locally to Windows PC or Mac.

Today we take Windows PC as the target backup location, and post workarounds of backing up iPhone XR to Windows 7 computer in a breeze. Keep reading, and you'll have the ability to handle same matters with ease in the future.

If you have an iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) and want to back it up to Windows 7, read this article.

Back up iPhone XR to Windows 7 PC with iTunes

1. Back up the Entire iPhone to Windows 7

Apple's iTunes offers a quick and hassle-free way to create a full backup of iPhone XR to Windows 7 computer anytime as you wish. Either for PC with Windows, or Mac computers can all be used to making backups with iTunes (or Finder) for an iPhone. Now look through the following tutorials to back up your whole iPhone XR to Windows 7.


iPhone XR.

A lightning cable.

Workable Windows 7 computer with iTunes installed.


  • Connect your iPhone XR to Windows 7 using the cable.
  • Launch iTunes. In case that you're the first time to run iTunes, tap "Trust" on iPhone and then return to iTunes screen. If you're not a beginner, ignore this step and continue.
  • From the left column in iTunes, find and click the iPhone icon.
  • Go to Summary.
  • Check This Computer under Back Up section. If you want to set a passcode for your backup, check Encrypt local backup. Input your desired code on the pop-up pane.
  • Click the Back Up Now button when your encryption setting is done.

Tip: After the backup process, you can head to Edit > Preferences > Devices to check if your backup is encrypted with success. A lock tab sits near a backup means encryption.

2. Locate backups on Windows 7 Computer

By default, your backups are stored in a folder named "Backup" on Windows 7 computer. You can head to this path: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ to find your iPhone XR backups. Or refer to these steps:

  • Click Start button. 
  • Type %appdata% in the search box.
  • Press Enter.
  • Double-click to open: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup.

After that, you will be able to view all your backups on Windows 7 PC. Be noted that it's not available for users to check detail contents of backup files.

[Also read: How to find locations of iPhone backups on Windows 7 Computer]

Backup iPhone XR to Windows 7 with 3rd Party Tool

If you are looking for a more highly-efficient utility, the superb Fonelab's iOS Data Backup & Restore can worth your attention. As a reliable backup app, it allows you to selectively back up your important files (Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Call logs, Calendars, Notes, Whatsapp chats, etc) on iOS devices to a computer easily. Also, it comes with feature that can performs a deep scan on your iOS device and track down lost data files on iPhone, iPad, and iPod as restore them.

Other than that, the software still behaves well when you try to fix an iPhone issue like blue screen death, DFU mode, a restart loop and more.

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Now let's get right to the topic. Follow these tips and try it out to back up your iPhone XR data to Windows 7 computer.

Step 1: Run the software and connect iPhone to Windows 7

Fire up the program, you can notice three sections on the interface. Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore.

Get your iPhone XR hooked up with computer using the lightning cable.

In the next window, for the purpose of making backups of iPhone XR onto Windows 7 computer, click iOS Data Backup.

Step 2: Choose file types to be backed up

Next, you will be presented with a screen covering two options - Standard backup and Encrypted backup.

If you worry about the privacy of your backup, check Encrypted backup first and set a passcode for your backup. Or you can directly mark Standard backup if you don't care this matter.

Click Start button to continue.

Your iPhone data will be listed on the screen with three main parts: Media, Messages & Contacts, Memos & Others. Just select what specific types of data you want to back up onto Win 7 computer.

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Step 3: Begin backing up data files to Windows 7 PC

Finally, click the Next button to start creating backup of iPhone XR onto your Windows 7 machine. Do not unplug your device when the program is conduct the process.

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