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How to Backup iPhone Data to Mac for iOS Upgrade?

Days earlier, Apple released the brand-new iOS 11, which contains more than 100 new modified features. It worth the effort to upgrade our iPhone to iOS 11 to experience a better process. However, have you thought about such a problem: will our important data loss during the process? Well, you should be aware that the accident quite possibly happens. To avoid losing data during the process, you'd better backup your iPhone files/data to Mac before upgrading to iOS 11.

Here I will show you two methods to backup all your important files such as call log, contacts, calendar account, photos, and more from your iPhone. Only a few minutes, you can backup all your important files in just one click and then, just feel free to upgrade your iPhone iOS 11!

PS: here, you will try the top Clone Files Checker.

Part 1: Backup iPhone settings, messages, file in Camera Roll, etc. before upgrading to iOS 12, 11, 10

We have to admit that the iPhone settings, files in Camera Roll, messages are very important. To back up these files, iTunes can help us a lot. Here is how to backup all data from your iPhone to your Mac except media files, both purchased and non-purchased. From method in part 2, you can learn how to backup purchased songs and videos. You can log in to your iTunes Store with your Apple ID to download them to your iTunes Library again. If you want to backup non-iPhone purchased media files, including songs, videos, TV shows, pictures, just skip to the part 2.

Step 1: To backup your settings, contacts, Camera Roll, call log, etc., please firstly launch your iTunes and then connect your iPhone to Mac via USB cable. Your iPhone will then be detected by your iTunes.

Step 2: As you can see from the main window of your iPhone, please choose the “View” and then choose “Show Sidebar”. Your iPhone will then be displayed on the left side of iTunes Library under Devices. Now, just right click your iPhone on your PC and select “Back Up” from the drop-down list. Then, you just need to wait for a few minutes, your files including all settings of your iPhone and contact, contact favorites, Messages, videos and photos in Camera Roll will be saved to your Mac.

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Part 2. Backup non-purchased media files from an iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5C to Mac before upgrading to iOS 11

Due to some copyright issues, those non-purchased files cannot be copied from your iPhone to the Mac through iTunes. If you still want to copy them, it is very necessary to turn to a professional tool for help. You can now try the tool dr.fone – iOS Transfer (Mac), which enables you to backup all songs, videos, and photos that you downloaded from the Internet easily before iOS upgrade. Please just follow the following steps to complete the task.

Step 1: At the very beginning, please download the free trial version of the tool below and install it on your computer. Then please launch it by double-clicking. You will then see the starting window of the dr.fone – Transfer (Mac).

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Step 2: Here, please connect your iPhone to your Mac via a USB cable. As a professional tool, the dr.fone – iOS Transfer (Mac) will detect your tool immediately and then display your iPhone in the window.

As you can see in the starting window, all files on your iPhone are sorted in several categories. Now, we take the “Music” category as an example. When you click on the “Music”, you can see songs, iTunes U, Podcasts, even Memos there. Similarly, photos are stored in “Photos” window; Music Videos, TV Shows, and Movies are in the “Videos” Window. Please just choose whatever files you want to backup and then open the corresponding file window to select them.


After choose the files you want to copy, please click Export to Mac, Export or Export to iTunes to backup your important downloaded files from iPhone easily.

See, that's so easy to backup any iPhone files before iOS upgrade.

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