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3 Ways to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch on Mac

Perhaps , You are still browsing Internet and looking for a easy and proper way to copy or move your iPhone data to Mac. Luck you! Here you come to the right place. On this atricle, I am going to show you 3 ways on how to backup iPhone, iPad or iPod on Mac, Macbooks, including backing up music, videos, photos, apps, ebooks, contacts, messages and so on.

By compareing the pros and cons, you can choose the esiest and fast way that is right for you to backup you iOS device. Before started, you need to know these popular iPhone backup and resore tools on market - Syncios iPhone/iPad/iPod Transfer for Mac (by Anvsoft Inc.,), iTunes (by Apple Inc.,), Syncios Data Transfer for Mac (by Anvsoft Inc.,). All of these iOS Manager App are trusted by millions and recommended by authorities, such as Cnet, Softonic, 9To5Mac, etc.

Solution 1: Backup iPhone on Mac via Syncios iPhone Manager

Backup iphone to Mac using iPhone backup Tool

Pros Cons
  • Free Offers
  • Transfer more than 12 types of data between Mac & iDevice: Music, videos, photos, apps, ebooks, contacts, messages, etc.
  • Data backup and retrieve in lossless quality at any time.
  • Tranfer data between several devices.
  • Extract data from iTunes backup.
  • Less feature than Windows Version
  • Unable to search music.
  • No online source downloading feature.
  • You can follow below quick steps to learn about how to backup and transfer music from your iPhone to a Mac. If you wanna backup other kinds of data, just simply imitate it.

    Step 1: Download and install the free iPhone Backup Tool for Mac.

    Simply download and install Syncios iPhone Backup Tool on your Mac. Make sure iTunes has been installed on your Mac.

    Please note that you do not have to run iTunes when using this free iPhone Music Transfer.

    Mac Version

    Step 2: Connect your iPhone to Mac.

    Plug your iPhone into Mac with USB cable, launch Syncios iPhone to Mac backup software. Then it would display all data on your iPhone, including music, videos, photos, messages, apps, contacts, bookmarks, call logs and notes.

    Step 3: Backup Music from iPhone to Mac.

    1. Click Media tab on the left panel and choose Music from right.
    2. Select songs in your iPhone you would like to backup to Mac.
    Tips: Hold down Command key to select multiple music, or Command+A to select all songs at one time.
    3. Click "Export" button.
    4. Browse output location and export selected music from iPhone to your Mac.

    Solution 2: Backup iPhone on Mac via iTunes

    backup iphone on mac using iTunes

    Pros Cons
  • Free Offers
  • Supports online music & apps downloading.
  • Supports backing up settings, messages, camera roll, documents, saved games, etc.
  • Support all iPod, iPad and iPhone models.
  • It will be clear thing that you need while restoring.
  • Slow or frozen interface.
  • Unable to view iTunes Backup files on Mac
  • Step 1: Close iCloud before backup.

    Before you make a backup of your iPhone or iPad using iTunes, it's necessary to make sure iCloud is turned off on your iPhone or iPad. You can't create backups using iTunes when iCloud is enabled. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn off the iCloud Backup switch.

    Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac and launch iTunes.

    Tips: if you would like to sync your iPhone with iTunes using wi-fi, then go to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and select your computer from the list. You'll see an option to "Sync Now" but by default the iOS device will automatically sync when the device meets three conditions: 1) the screen is locked (i.e., you're not using the device), 2) the device is connected to Wi-Fi, and 3) the device is plugged into a power source.

    Step 3: Start to Backup.

    Choose your device in left panel, then click Back Up Now on the right.

    Solution 3: Backup iPhone on Mac via iOS Data Transfer Tool

    Transfer data from iPhone to Mac

    Pros Cons
  • Only one click to backup everything.
  • Supports one-click phone to phone transfer.
  • Supports both iOS and Android devices.
  • Transfer and backup more than 12 types of data .
  • Compensation for use
  • Unable to backup game saves.
  • Step 1: Download and launch Syncios Data Tranfer.

    Syncios Data Transfer backs up and restores to and from your computer all the important information and media files stored on your smart phone or any other Android device. The program will save in a folder on your PC any videos, images, contacts, apps, and even call logs stored on your phone or tablet without any quality loss.

    Mac Version

    Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac.

    Connect your iOS device to Mac and Click on Backup your Phone option to bring up the Backup Panel

    Step 3: Select data to backup to Mac.

    Once you check all the data that you wish to backup, click Start Copy, Data Transfer will start to back up the selected contents on your phone to the computer.

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    Supported Apple Devices and iOS Versions

    iPhone iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
    iPad iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
    iPod iPod touch 6, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod Touch
    iOS iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12
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