How to Back up an iPhone to a MacBook

How do I back up my iPhone to my MacBook without iCloud?

There are several ways to back up your photos, videos and other iPhone files. However, if you prefer to protect your information locally on your device rather than through iCloud, backing up your iPhone to your MacBook is a better option. If you want to back up your iPhone to your MacBook without using iCloud, you need to connect the two devices directly via a cable or USB adapter.

You also need to make sure macOS X 10.9 or higher is on your MacBook. The process is simple. Connect to Wi-Fi.

  • Open Settings, click on your name, then click on iCloud. Reload the iCloud page, scroll down and click on iCloud Backup.
  • Make sure this button is enabled and you’ll get backed up automatically when your iPhone is charged, locked or connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Then click Backup Now to force a backup. Select or deselect the items you want to back up in iCloud, such as photos.

How to back up your iPhone to iCloud on your Mac

First of all, you should know that you don’t need to use a Mac to back up your iPhone to iCloud. Just follow the steps below.

Open Settings on your iPhone. Select the Apple ID banner at the top. Select “iCloud.”

Select “iCloud Backup.” Here you can select “Back up now”.

If you do not want to manually backup your iPhone, make sure “iCloud Backup” is enabled at the top of the screen.

This will ensure that your iPhone is automatically and regularly backed up as soon as it is loaded.

Backing up your iOS device on macOS Catalina

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a Lighting cable.

2. Open a window in the Finder (Command-N).

3. Locate and click your device in the Location section in the left column of the Finder window.

4. Device information is displayed on the right side of the window. Click the “General” button at the top of the window, if it is not already activated.

What about iPhone contacts?

Click on the Messages tab to back up your iPhone contacts. After you’ve made a backup on your iPad. You can also choose which contacts to back up there. Check the options and set in detail what you want to backup and sync with your Mac.

Finally. Apple has always made it easy for iPhone users to back up their phone to a Mac. In this article, you learned that you can back up your mobile device to your Mac without much effort. Now you know better how to backup your Apple devices without iTunes.

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