How to Backup iPhone (Photos, Music, Videos, eBooks, Voice & Ringtone) to Mac Easily

Posted by Lila to iPhone Tips , Apple Resources | Last updated on July 19, 2017

Wanna know how to backup iPhone to Mac? In this article, we introduce you an easy-to-use iPhone file transfer to easily backup iPhone 4S/5/5S/6/6S/SE/7/8 music, videos, photos, eBooks, etc. to Mac computer (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac 5K/4K and more). And we also give you a detailed guide about how to backup iPhone to Mac with iTunes.

With the coming of iOS 11 and new iPhone 8, more and more people begin to update their iPhones. But, there is a question: have you backuped your iPhone properly and correctly? According to the former feedback of iPhone users, improper iPhone backup procedure will lead to severe data loss including your priceless photos, videos, purchased music, etc. Besides, there are many unexpected issues happened when you upgrade to iOS 11 or update to iOS 10. Thus, it is very necessary for you to learn how to backup iPhone to Mac computer before updating to new iPhone 8.

Backup iPhone Data (DRM incl.) to Mac in Bulk

MacX MediaTrans offers the ultimate way to transfer and backup iPhone data, including DRM files, iTunes purchases, music, videos, photos, eBooks, voice and ringtone and more to Mac computer (MacBook 2016, iMac 4K/5K) in batch within seconds! Also remove DRM and convert encrypted data to DRM-free format.

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# Back up iPhone to Mac via Best iPhone File Transfer

When it refers to iPhone 4S/5/6/SE/7 data backup, in fact, you'd better rely on a third-party iPhone manager like MacX MediaTrans. Serving as a professional iPhone file backup software, MacX MediaTrans offers iPhone users an untimate solution to backup iPhone data to Mac (macOS Sierra/El Capitan supported):

* Backup iPhone data to Mac. It bulk transfers iPhone photos, videos, movies, TV shows, books, ringtones, podcast, documents, PDF, DRM contents, iTunes purchases and other types of files to Mac to create a backup.
* Remove DRM from media files. The iPhone backup software can also serve as a DRM media converter, which can auto remove the DRM to music, movies, TV shows, purchases, audiobooks etc. and convert DRM to non-DRM format, such as M4V to MP4, M4P to MP3.
* Support a wide range of file formats. It allows users to freely backup iPhone files to Mac without format limits.
* Auto convert media formats. With built-in media converter, the tool can auto convert music, video, movies, TV shows, audiobooks etc.
* Manage iPhone data efficiently. The iPhone to Mac backup tool is also a iPhone file manager, and manage, delete, edit iPhone files.

In addition to iPhone data backup, this iPhone transfer also can mount iPhone 4S/5/6/SE/7/8 as USB flash drive to store/transfer various iPhone data, for example, pdf, word, ppt, excel, folders, music, videos, pictures, apps and many more. Now, follow the blow step-by-step guide to simply solve the problem of how to backup iPhone to Mac without using iTunes.

Guide on How to Back up iPhone to Mac without iTunes

Prior to iPhone file backup, you ought to free download iPhone data backup software on your Mac computer (MacBook Air/Pro, iMac 5K/4K, etc). It supports macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, El Capitan or earlier. Here, we take how to transfer iPhone photo to Mac as an example.

Step 1: Open up this iPhone file transfer and connect your iPhone to Mac computer via USB cable.

Step 2: Tap "Photo Transfer" button on the main interface and later you can view all of your iPhone photos.

Step 3: Scroll down to choose your desired photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Photo Share, Albums, etc.

Step 4: Hit "Export" button on the top or simply do this by dragging and dropping.

BTW, users can transfer files in batch when backuping iPhone to computer; these four steps are fit to transfer video from iPhone to Mac, copy iPhone music to Mac, move eBooks from iPhone to Mac computer.

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# How to Backup iPhone to Mac with iTunes

Many people will suggest you to use iTunes when you ask how to backup iPhone 8/7/6 to Mac computer. Truly, iTunes can perfectly cope with various iPhone data backup issues like backuping settings, messages, camera roll, documents, saved games, etc. So, this free iOS data backup solution provided by iTunes is welcomed and adpoted by a majority of iPhone users. And here, we also offer you a guide on how to backup iPhone to Mac via iTunes.

Note: Make sure you have closed iCloud before iPhone 4S/5/6/6S/7 data backup since you can't backup iPhone to MacBook Air/Pro or iMac 4K/5K using iTunes when iCloud is enabled. How to close iCloud: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and turn off the iCloud Backup switch.

Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone 4S/5/6/6S/7 to your Mac computer. A message may automatically pop out to ask for your devices passcode or trust this computer and you just need follow the instructions on the screen.

Step 2: Select your iPhone in the left panel and hit "Back Up Now" button on the right to start backing up iPhone to Mac. The time it takes to backup iPhone to Mac depends on the file size and computer performance. It's the same to backup iPad to Mac.

Though iTunes is usually applied to backup iPhone iPad iPod devices, its slow backuping speed and frequent frozen interface constantly make many users desperate so that they have to figure out how to backup iPhone to Mac without iTunes. If you are one of them, please turn to the above mentioned iPhone file manager.

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Pros and Cons of Using iTunes to Backup iPhone to Mac

iTunes is one of the most popular ways to backup iPhone to MacBook, iMac. Before you decide to use iTunes, look at advantages and disadvantages of using iTunes to creat a backup of iPhone on Mac, compared with other iTunes alternatives and backup software for iPhone.

Advantages:
1. iTunes supports to backup various files from iPhone to Mac, such as photos, videos, movies, music, iTunes backups, messages, contacts, books.
2. You are offered access to create encrypted backups for iPhone using iTunes on Mac.
3. iTunes is integrated with iPhone file transferring, and music conversion.

Problems:
1. iTunes supported video file formats are limited to MOV, M4V, MP4.
2. You may encounter various errors when making backup of iPhone to Mac using iTunes, like "unsupported file type", "iTunes not recognizing iPhone", "iPhone not syncing with iTunes", "iTunes error code 3014 when restoring iPhone".

Easily Backup iPhone Videos Music Photos eBooks to Mac

MacX MediaTrans, the world's No.1 fast iPhone transfer to transfer and backup iPhone files (music, photos, videos, eBooks, voice and ringtone) to Mac computer within seconds in drag-drop.

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