iTunes is the official iOS management software that sync content from iPhone iPad or iPod touch to computer or vice versa. However iTunes is not the only tool to back up your iPhone or iPad. It is not even the best iPhone iPad backup software for many of us. Can I back up iPhone to computer without iTunes? If you do not like iTunes sync or if you like to sync only certain part of data on the iOS with more freedom to choose which file types to back up to computer, you can try the iTunes alternative below.
Back up iPhone to computer without iTunes
iPhone data backup is one of the best iPhone backup solutions. It comes with both Windows and Mac OS X versions. Choose the right version according to your computer.
Run the software on your PC or Mac, you can find it is actually a toolkit software with various useful iPhone iPad tools, iPhone data recovery, transfer, etc. Click Backup & Restore to access the iPhone backup program and have it open in a new window like this.
Follow the on-screen tips to connect your iPhone to computer through USB cord. Click Backup button from this iPhone backup and restore software. A list of supported file types will be displayed in the middle.
Optionally change a different location to save the backup file on your computer. Click Backup button at the bottom right corner to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes. It is much easier and more intuitive than iTunes sync.
Currently the iPhone backup program can back up contacts, messages, photos, videos, call history, notes, calendars, reminders, voicemails, bookmarks, Safari browser history, voice memos, music from iPhone to computer without iTunes. If you just want to back up these content or part of them, then this iPhone backup is a nice choice. It requires the minimal manipulation to back up the data you like at the fastest speed. Best of all, you can avoid auto-sync of iPhone and thus your iPhone will never been synced automatically. You do not need to worry about the data overwritten or loss due to the iTunes auto-sync any more.
What’s more, it allows users to export what you want from the backup file to computer; preview and restore any item from the backup to a device, etc.
iTunes VS the alternative backup tool
iTunes does a lot of things its alternatives can not do. But if you are facing challenges in syncing iPhone with iTunes and what you really want are all included in this iTunes alternative, and it does the job easier, faster and better, it is time to make the change.
Update Sep 2017: this article was originally published in 2015 and has since been updated. The new iPhone to computer data backup solution has been added in this update.
Update May 2018: this article was originally published in May 2015 and has since been updated. in this update, we added the new iPhone data backup software above and deleted the old one. Screenshots and download links were changed accordingly.