iPhone data backup is bundled with the iOS toolkit that can help iPhone users do a lot of things, retrieving lost data from iPhone storage, extracting files from iTunes backup or fetching files and documents from iCloud backups. Some of its features are obvious, some are hidden. A growing number of tools are being added to help iPhone iPad iPod touch users manage their content on the iOS devices.
Today we will introduce more cool features of this iPhone data backup software. iPhone backup has been a headache for new users as iTunes is difficult to use. If you are looking for an iPhone backup tool which is more straightforward, flexible, this iOS data backup is your best choice. We have covered this issue in earlier guides several days ago. For example, you can refer to this tutorial to back up text messages from iPhone to computer and this guide shows the easy steps to save iPhone notes to computer. Today, we will show you how the Safari bookmarks can be exported from iPhone to computer so you can keep a copy as backup or import the iPhone bookmarks to web browsers on your computer.
It is the same with iPad, iPod bookmarks backup. We will use an iPhone 8 in this demo. But all the instructions here can also apply to iPad and iPod touch.
Steps to back up bookmarks from iPhone to computer
First of all, download the free version of this iPhone file recovery software on to your computer. It comes with both Windows and Mac OS X versions for your choice.
From the home interface of this program, click the “Backup & Restore” to open the iPhone iPad file backup, export and restore tool in a new window.
Connect your iPhone to computer using the USB cable. This backup and restore tool will come up with all supported file types so you can choose what kind of data to export or back up. Select Bookmarks here to enable iPhone Safari bookmarks backup. Note that the Safari history is another option to exports your Safari browser history from iPhone to computer.
Click the Backup button at the bottom section of the iPhone backup software. It will then read your iPhone and search for all existing bookmarks saved in Safari for iPhone and export them to your computer. Now you can preview iPhone bookmarks, select any bookmarks and extract them to your computer.
Select the iPhone bookmarks and click the Export to PC, then a pop-up dialogue shows up, choose a location and folder on your computer and save your iPhone bookmarks there. The bookmarks will be saved as an HTML file so you can open and view it using any web browsers on your computer or import it to any existing browser for desktop easily. For instance, you can follow this guide to import bookmarks from HTML to Firefox on PC.
Can’t find the bookmarks on iPhone?
If your bookmarks being deleted before the backup, you can also use above software to scan your iPhone internal storage and get back those deleted bookmarks, or search the bookmarks from iCloud backup or iTunes backup. You can refer to this tutorial to recover deleted bookmarks on iPhone iPad for more details.
Update May 2018: this article was originally published in May 2016 and has since been updated. in this update, we replace those old screenshots with the new ones to reflect the change in the new release of this iPhone backup software.