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How to Backup iOS Device Data with iTunes on Windows/Mac?

This article shows the ultimate tutorials to back up iPhone data on all platform including Windows and Mac.

Steps to Backup Data Using iTunes in Windows

For Windows users, in order to access the iPhone with the computer, you have to install iTunes on your PC, and then follow the steps below to back up your iPhone.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to the system.

Step 2: Open iTunes and click the Device icon near to the top left of the iTunes window.

Step 3: If a message needs you to Trust this computer or ask for a passcode, follow the tips then.

Step 4. Choose Summary.

Step 5. Then, click Back up now. 

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(Important Note: If you want to encrypt the backup file, choose 'Encrypt *device* backup', then type in a password and choose Set Password.)

You can look for the backup file on your computer, please go to Edit Preference Devices and the encrypted backup file will have a lock icon beside the file. While in the future if you decide that you want to disable the encryption, you can refer to 'How to Disable Encryption for iPhone Backup File?' to learn the simple tutorials to disable it.

Steps to Backup iPhone in macOS X below 10.15

If you are using the macOS that is under 10.15 (Not macOS Catalina 10.15), you are still having iTunes to be installed in the system, to backup iPhone, you can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Launch the iTunes from LaunchPad, or Applications and then connect your device to the system.

Step 2: Follow the onscreen steps to Trust this computer or enter the passcode.

Step 3: Find the iPhone device from the left panel, it usually named as your name.

Step 4: In the General tab, look for Back Up Now and hit on it.

Steps to Backup iPhone on macOS X Catalina or above

Although Apple has stopped offering iTunes on macOS X Catalina 10.15, that doesn't mean we cannot back up our iPhone anymore, follow the below steps, you can still backup your iPhone using Finder!

Step 1: Connect iPhone to the system and then enter in Finder.

Step 2: Look for the iPhone from the left panel, if you cannot see it, you might have set CDs, DVDs, and iOS devices feature to be turned off. You need to return to the desktop and click on Finder from the left-top menu bar, choose Preference and then turn to Sidebar tab, make sure to tick CDs, DVDs, and iOS devices on.

Step 3: After the iPhone is shown up in Finder, click on it and turn to General Tab.

Step 4: Hit on the Back Up Now button to start backing up your iPhone.

As we have already backed up the iPhone using no matter the iTunes or Finder, we can now switch to Bitwar iPhone Data Recovery Software to start data recovery from the iTunes Backup File.

How to Restore Data with iTunes Backup in Bitwar iPhone Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and Launch Bitwar iPhone Data Recovery from the official website: https://www.bitwar.net, if you have already downloaded it, jump directly to step 2.

Step 2: Choose Recover from iTunes Back File Option.

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Step 3: Select the backup file you've backed up from the list.

Step 4: Continue to select the exact data type and let the program run to scan the backup file.

Step 5: Preview the data as you need and then recover to the computer.

(Note: If your backup file is encrypted, then you have to key in the encryption password before you are able to restore the file.)

Learn and Use the iTunes Backup Now!

iTunes is a very powerful software tool that is provided by Apple company to allow iOS users not only to listen to music but also to watch videos and more importantly, it can help users to backup their important data. Make good use of the iTunes software to backup data and restore data using Bitwar iPhone Data Recovery Software by referring to the tutorials above!

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