Dr.Fone User Guide for Dr.Fone Basic

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Back Up iOS Device and Restore Backup

If you are looking for a dependable tool to back up your mobile devices to your computer in case of unexpected data loss, Wondershare Dr. Fone is highly recommended. This software can assist in backing up various file types from mobile devices to computers, and once your device is backed up, you can easily restore backed-up data whenever required. In this guide, we will focus on the process of creating and restoring iOS backup using Wondershare Dr.Fone.

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Part 1: Back Up Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch With Dr.Fone

Solution 1: Manually Back Up the Data

Step 1Start iOS Device Backup to Computer

To start with the manual backup, launch Dr.Fone to find the My Backup section from the left panel and click the Back Up Now button to initiate backing up your iDevice.

Support Data: Photos, Music, Videos, Podcasts, Ringtones, Books, Messages, WhatsApp data, LINE, Viber, Kik, Call history, Voicemail, Reminders, Safari Data, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Voice Memos, App Data, App lists, Wallpaper, Alarm, and Blacklisted data.

access backup feature

* Dr.Fone Mac version still has the old interface, but it does not affect the use of Dr.Fone function.We will update it as soon as possible.

Step 2Wait for the Backup Process to Complete

Dr.Fone will detect and back up the file types on your device automatically. Wait until the entire data is backed up to the platform. If you wish to cancel the process, click Cancel.

undergoing backup process

Step 3Back Up the Device Complete

Once the backup concludes, the prompt window displays the entire backup details. Continue to click the View Backups button to view the backups made through Dr.Fone. You can also try Open in Folder to redirect to the folder containing the backup.

idevice backup completed

Solution 2: Automatically Back Up the Data

Step 1Start Backup Automatically

For those who seek to back up their iDevices automatically, it can be done at Wondershare Dr.Fone. Launch the tool and navigate to My Devices > Backup preferences to open a new window containing some options for backing up data.

set backup preferences

Step 2Connect iOS Device and PC With the Same Wi-Fi

While you enable the toggle adjacent to the Enable Auto-Backup option, ensure that the iDevice and computer are connected to the same network. If they are, the device will automatically back up under the defined Backup Plan and Preferred Time.

set auto backup settings

Step 3View What's Backed Up

You can click Backup History to view all iOS device backup history. Click on the View button to check the contents of the backup file in the categories.

view backup file types

Part 2: Restore iOS Backup to iOS/Android

Once you back up your data across Dr.Fone, you can restore the backup to an Android or iOS device. The platform provides a comprehensive restoration model, which has been presented and discussed below:

Step 1Select the File Type

Once you complete the backup process, the program will display all file types. Or you can access the Backup History section on the left panel. This will open the list of backups that can be restored. Select any backup and click View to proceed with the restoration of this iOS backup file.

access backup files and select

Step 2View Specific Data to Restore

As you click any file type, such as "call history", you can view all file data and mark the specific data that you wish to restore. Once done, continue to select the Restore to Device button.

select file types for restoration

Step 3Check the File Types That Will Restore

A new window opens containing the list of file types that will restore and cannot be restored to the device. View the details and tap Continue to proceed with the restoration.

check files that will restore

Step 4Restore Supported File Types to iOS/Android

The restoration process starts, displayed using a progress bar to complete the process. You can try canceling the restoration of the backup with the Cancel button at the bottom of the screen.

start the backup restoration

Step 5Complete The Restore

The following window indicates the completion of the restoration process. It will display the entire list of restored data and its details. Click Done to conclude the process.

complete restoration of backup

Part 3: Export iOS Backup File to PC

You can also try exporting the backed-up file on Dr.Fone to the computer. To execute this operation, follow the steps described next:

Step 1Select File Types to Export

Select the file types you wish to export and click Export to PC to continue.

select file types for exporting

Step 2Choose the Path You Want to Export To

Browse through the path to select the location where you wish to export the backup file to the PC.

set file location

Step 3Wait for Export to Complete

Observe the progress bar and let the file exporting conclude. Click Cancel if you do not want to save the backup file to your computer.

conclude exporting backup data


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