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dr.fone - Backup & Restore (iOS): How To

dr.fone now supports to backup and export iOS device data directly to computer, making it easy for users to backup, export and print iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch data on computer, and even selectively restore the backup data to the iOS device.

Part 1. Backup Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Step 1. Connect iOS Device to Computer

After launching dr.fone on your computer, select Backup & Restore option from the tool list. Then use the Lightning cable to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer. By default, dr.fone will automatically detect your iOS device.

device data backup and export

For iOS devices, dr.fone supports to backup most data types, including privacy data, social App data, such as WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, Kik data, etc. In this case, we select Device Data Backup & Restore.

device data backup and export

Step 2. Select File Types to Backup

After your select Device Data Backup & Restore, dr.fone will detect the file types on your device automatically and you can select what file types to backup. Then click on "Backup".

select iphone file types to backup

You can also click on the folder icon below the file types to customize the backup file saving path.

The whole backup process will take a few minutes, depending on the data storage on your device. Then dr.fone will display all the supported data, like Photos & Videos, Messages & Call Logs, Contacts, Memos and other data.

iphone backup process

Step 3. View What's Backed Up

When the backup is completed, you can click View Backup History to view all iOS device backup history. Click on View next to it to check the contents of the backup file in categories. You can choose one single file or mulptiple files to print them or export them to your computer.

iphone backup history

Part 2. Restore Backup to Your Computer

Step 1. Select the backup file

Lauch dr.fone and select Backup & Restore. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to the computer. Click on Restore.

If you have used this function to backup your iOS device before, it will offer the option View backup history . Click on this option to view the backup file list.

restore iphone backup

Then dr.fone will display the backup history. Just select the backup file you need and click on View button next to the backup file, or Next on the buttom of the program.

view iphone backup history

Step 2. View and Restore the backup file

After you click on View, the program will take a few seconds to analysis the backup file and display all data in catagories in the backup file.

view iphone backup content

After you find the files you need, you can just select a few files or select them all to proceed to next step. Currently dr.fone supports to restore the Notes, Contacts, Messages, Photos, videos, music, Safari bookmarks, Call History, Calendar, Voicememo to device. So you can restore these files to your iOS device or export them all to your computer.

If you want to restore the files to your device, select the files and click on Restore to Device. Just in a few seconds, you will have these files on your iOS device.

restore backup to iphone

If you want to export the selected files to your computer, click on Export to PC. Then select the save path to export your files.

export iphone backup to pc