Dr.Fone - Phone Backup (iOS)

Backup & Restore iOS Data Turns Flexible

  • · Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod touch automatically and wirelessly
  • · Allow to preview and restore any item from the backup to iOS/Android devices
  • · Restore iCloud/iTunes backups to iPhone/iPad selectively
  • · No data loss on devices during transfer, backup and restore
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Backup iOS Devices Automatically and Wirelessly

Comparing to backing up iPhone with iTunes, iCloud, Dr.Fone can help to backup and restore data more flexibly and restore data selectively, without overwriting existing data.


Backup and restore data selectively


Preview all content in the iPhone backup

Incremental restore

No overwriting any data on your device

Backup Your Data Automatically and Wirelessly

The whole backup process only takes you one click. Once your device is connected with the computer via a lightning cable or WiFi, the program will automatically backup data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The new backup file won't overwrite the old one. You can do backup whenever you want.

Restore Backup to Device Selectively

iTunes and iCloud are the official way to backup iOS devices. But with the official way, we can only restore the whole backup to iPhone/iPad. Now, we can use Dr.Fone to preview and select whatever content you want in the iTunes/iCloud backup, then restore them to iPhone/iPad.

Steps for Using iOS Phone Backup

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  • 01 Connect iOS Device to Computer
    Connect your iOS device with PC via a lightning cable or WiFi. Then select the "Backup" button.
  • 02 Select File Types to Backup
    You can select what file types to backup. Then click on "Backup".
  • 03 Start to Backup
    The whole backup process will take a few minutes, depending on the data storage on your device.

Tech Specs


1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)


256 MB or more of RAM (1024MB Recommended)

Hard Disk Space

200 MB and above free space


iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12/12.3, iOS 11, iOS 10.3, iOS 10, iOS 9 and former

Computer OS

Windows: Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Mac: 12 (macOS Monterey), 11 (macOS Big Sur), 10.15 (macOS Catalina), 10.14 (macOS Mojave), Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12(macOS Sierra), 10.11(El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.8

iOS Phone Backup FAQs

  • To backup iPhone/iPad using iTunes, just:

    1. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
    2. Connect your iPhone to the computer. Tap Trust on your iPhone.
    3. Hit the iPhone icon on the top left corner.
    4. Go to the Summary tab. Select This Computer and hit Back Up Now to backup iOS devices using iTunes.
  • iCloud only backs up the data on your iOS device. It doesn't back up the data already synced to iCloud, such as Contacts, Calendar, Bookmark, Mail, Voice Memos, iCloud photos, etc. If you've enabled Messages in iCloud, they are not included in your iCloud backup. So iCloud backup includes information like App data, Device Settings, Purchase history, Ringtones, Device Home screen, and App organization, Photos, Homekit configurations, etc.
    To enable iCloud backup:
    1. Connect your iOS device to a stable Wi-Fi network.
    2. Go to Settings, tap iCloud > Backup.
    3. Turn on iCloud backup, and tap Back Up Now.
  • Yes, of course. Apple allows us to restore the whole backup to the iPhone, and most unfriendly, it erases all data we stored on the iPhone after the previous backup. So, to restore only photos from iTunes backup, we need the help of a third-party tool, like Dr.Fone - Phone Backup.
    To restore only photos from iTunes backup,
    1. Launch Dr.Fone on your computer and select Phone Backup.
    2. Go to Restore from iTunes backup and select the backup file which stores your photos.
    3. Connect your iPhone to the computer. Preview the photos in the iTunes backup and restore them to your iPhone in 1 click.
  • The answer is YES. To restore from iCloud backup without resetting, just follow the steps below.
    1. Launch Dr.Fone on your computer and go to Backup&Restore.
    2. Connect your iPhone to computer using a lightning cable.
    3. Select Restore from iCloud backup, and sign in with your iCloud account.
    4. Select the iCloud backup file you'd like to restore and hit Download.
    5. Preview your iCloud backup file and start to restore iCloud to iPhone without resetting.

iPhone Backup & Restore

Back up your data automatically and wirelessly and restore it flexibly and safely.

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