How to Backup iPhone to Mac

By Emily Watson, Sunday, Mar 01, 2015

Backing up iPhone to computer regularly is the best way to protect iPhone data from losing. This article will show you an ideal way to backup iPhone to Mac.

Commonly, there are two ways to backup iPhone: backup iPhone with iTunes or backup iPhone with iCloud. However, since I say I will show you an "ideal" way, how can I show these two common ways to you?

Personally, I prefer to backup iPhone with FonePaw iOS Transfer because I can selectively backup all data or specific type of data to Mac instead of backing up all data with iTunes backup. Besides, after downloading the program, there's no need to have Wi-Fi connection to complete the backup, which is different from backing up with iCloud. Another practical and pleasing thing is that this software allows you to backup iPhone contents to new Mac without erasing all data on iPhone. Using this program to backup iPhone to Mac is really ideal, isn't it?

Don't hesitate to free download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer and backup your iPhone on Mac now.

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Part 1: Backup iPhone contents to Mac selectively
Part 2: One click to backup all iPhone data to Mac

Part 1: Backup iPhone contents to Mac selectively

Step 1. Install the program and connect iPhone to Mac

Download, install and launch the program on Mac. Then, connect your iPhone to Mac.

Run iOS Transfer to Recognize iPhone

Step 2. Backup iPhone files to Mac

• Backup iPhone Music to Mac

Click "Media" in the left sidebar and then select "Music" on the top menu. Select wanted music and click "Export to" > "Export to Mac" to backup iPhone music to Mac. In this way, you can also backup movies, Music Videos, Audiobooks, Voice Memos, iTunes U, Podcasts etc.

• Backup iPhone Photos to Mac

Click Photos in the left sidebar, then you can see all photos that saved in Photo Library, Camera Roll and albums. Choose these you need and click "Export to" > "Export to Mac" to backup them to your Mac. In this way, you can backup SMS to Mac too.

Export Photos from iPhone to Mac

• Backup iPhone Videos to Mac

If you're going to backup iPhone shot videos to Mac, click Photos. Find the videos in Camera Roll and export them to your Mac.

• Backup iPhone Contacts to Mac

Click "Contacts" in the left side menu. Then choose the contacts you want to backup and click "Import/Export" > "Export Selected (All) Contacts to CSV (or VCF) File" to backup iPhone contacts on Mac.

Export All Contacts from iPhone to Your Mac

Part 2: One click to backup all iPhone data to Mac

When iPhone is detected by the program, click "To folder" on the bottom line of the program window. Then, the program will scan your iPhone. After scanning, click "Start" and choose a folder to backup all iPhone data to Mac.

Copy Device Data to Mac Folder

Can I Backup iPhone to my Windows Computer?

Yes. You can download the Win version of FonePaw iOS Transfer to backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your computer.

Does This Work to Backup iPad or iPod?

Yes, this guide is exactly the same for all iOS devices, whether how to backup iPad to Mac, or how to backup iPod touch to Mac. Have a try to back up your iPhone to your computer with FonePaw iOS Transfer.

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