Backing up your iPhone is one of the smartest things to do if you want to make sure your personal data won’t fall into the wrong hands. Apple is making backing up an iPhone much easier, as all you need is a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed on it.
While this is a great way to back up your iPhone, one major drawback is that your backup data can put a lot of pressure on your computer’s hard drive. Fortunately, you can use an external hard drive to save your iPhone backup, so you can save a considerable amount of space on your machine.
To back up your iPhone to external hard drive, you need a helping hand from a third-party app. There is an exciting app dubbed iMazing, allowing you to easily back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, without using iTunes.
In this guide, we will go through the steps to back up your iPhone or iPad to external hard drive. Before we begin, make sure you now have iMazing installed on your machine. If not, head over to this link and download the software.
How to back up your iPhone or iPad to external hard drive
Step one: First off, connect your iPhone or iPad to your Windows computer and then open iMazing on your computer (note that we are going to back up your iPhone or iPad to external hard drive with Windows PC only)
Step two: From the iMazing screen, click on your device when it shows up in the left-side bar and change where you want to save your iPhone or iPad backup (by default, your backup is saved on your computer’s hard drive)
Step three: Next up, open your device’s settings. To do this, hit the cog icon (it looks like a gear icon). After that, locate Backup Location and hit Change next to it
Step four: Select a disk that contains your iPhone or iPad backup and proceed with clicking on Done
Step five: Hit Done again and click on the Back Up button. From the list of backup options, select your options and hit the Back Up button
iMazing will start backing up your iPhone or iPad to the connected external hard drive. Once done, your backup will be saved in a folder named iMazing.Backups.
How to restore your iPhone or iPad from iMazing backup
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on your profile on the top. After that, tap on iCloud, select Find My iPhone and turn it off
Step two: Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer and then open iMazing. Select your device from the left-side bar and click on Restore a Backup
Step three: Click on the backup that you wish to restore and hit Choose button. After that, hit the Next button and click on Restore to confirm. (The process may take a while depending how much data you want to restore).
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