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by Sissi on March 28, 2017 | NO COMMENT

How to Backup iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes

Get a new iPhone 7 and want to learn how to backup your iPhone to iTunes on computer? Read this post to get the details on backing up iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes.

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“I have used iPhone 6 for a period, but it often get stuck in these days. I need to get my iPhone repaired. Here I’m afraid that I will lose some important data, like messages, photos, contacts or apps after the reparation. So I want to backup my iPhone to iTunes at first. How do I do this? Thanks.”

-- A user from Yahoo Answer

Your iPhone is an essential part of your life. As time goes by, your iPhone has become a box full of high-resolution photos of once-in-a-lifetime events, memorial videos, important files and more. Realizing the meaning of this data on your iPhone, ensure that it’s backed up to a crucial safe place like computer that can avoid iPhone damage or iPhone loss. Of course, backing up iPhone to iTunes is a way to make transferring data from the old iPhone to the new one easier. In addition, backing up your iPhone to computer with iTunes will enable you to retrieve lost or deleted data on iPhone from earlier backup.

In this post, we will show you how to backup iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes and also tells you how to access, view and recover data from iTunes backup without restore.

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Also Read:Best iCloud Backup Extractor in 2017 >

How to Backup iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes on Computer

Step 1. Run iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable.

Step 2. On the menu bar, you can click on File > Devices > Back Up to begin. Or you can backup your iPhone under Summary in iTunes: Click on Summary > Back Up Now.

How to Backup iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes

How to Backup iPhone 6/6s/7 to iTunes

Step 3. Go Preferences in iTunes > Devices to make sure that an iTunes backup is finished.

If you want to encrypt your iPhone backup, you can tick the option of “Encrypt iPhone backup” and set a password. Don’t forget your iPhone backup password, it’s the key to unlock the backup.

Bonus Tip: Access and Recover Data from iPhone Backup

After backing up your iPhone to iTunes, are you wondering what’s included in the backup? Or one day, you accidentally lose some important files from iPhone, and want to find out if the iTunes backup contains the data you need? How to access and recover lost files from iTunes backup without restoring? Primo iPhone Data Recovery is all you need.

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Access and Recover Data from iPhone Backup

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This backup mode will back up almost all data on your iPhone 6, but it doesn’t include: the content from iTunes, App Store or iBooks, data synced from iTunes, photos already stored in the cloud, Touch ID settings, Apple Pay information, and Activity, Health and Keychain data.

If you want to back up the content from iTunes, App Store or iBooks, you can try Transfer Purchases in iTunes. If you want to back up Activity, Health and Keychain data, you need to choose Encrypted Backup when you operate the Step 2.


Backing up iPhone to iTunes is a good way to keep your important iOS data safe. If you want to recover deleted files from iPhone, you don’t really need to perform a restore with iTunes, just try Primo iPhone Data Recovery to selectively extract files from iTunes or iCloud backup.

SissiA member of @PrimoSync team, love to go travelling and share some easy-to-follow tips about Apple related issues.

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