You have an iPhone with the broken lock button, so iTunes fails to recognize your device. Or you cannot open your iPhone because of forgetting the password. Then you might think about backing up the data on your iPhone.
In both cases, the chance you lose the data is very high, including the important documents or files on your device. We understood your trouble and we also know how the personal data is important.
So in this post, we are going to show you the way to backup iPhone without losing any data. You will not need to enter the lock screen password and open the iTunes while doing the below steps.
There are currently a number of many iTunes that allow backing up the data on the locked iPhone to the computer without any data loss. One of the iTunes alternatives is Dr.Fone. It’s a powerful software that comes to the aid to back up your iPhone data to the computer. With this software, you can quickly export, backup iPhone contacts, videos, photos and other data without any trouble. It works best with devices running iOS 9 & 10 versions. If your device is running on the higher version, it is still possible to back up your locked iPhone data to the computer.
How to backup iPhone to computer
You simply follow the below steps to back up all your locked iPhone data to the computer without the need of iTunes.
Step 1: Plug your iPhone to computer
First, you have to download & install dr.fone software on your computer. Once done, launch the program and connect your iPhone to the computer with the help of USB cable.
Your iPhone will then be detected even when it’s still locked. The Dr.Fone will show it automatically.
Step 2: Choose Backup & Restore
From the list of features on the screen, you just click on the Backup&Restore option and then select Backup.
The entire data will be divided into 3 categories, including Privacy, Multimedia, and AppData.
Step 3: Select files to back up
To back up all your iPhone data, simply click on “Select all” option at the privacy category.
Next, click on the folder icon near “Backup path” to choose the backup location and then click on the “Backup” button.
The dr.fone program will now start backing up the data on your locked iPhone and the process will take few minutes depending on the data size. Remember not to disconnect your iPhone during the backup process.
Step 4: Export the backup to computer
Once the process is completed, simply click on the “View Backup History” button to show the backup.
Select the backup and click on “View“. Here, you will see all the files in categories which are available for exporting and restoring.
To transfer all files from the backup, choose “Export to PC“. It will then create a copy of your data on the computer. You can then use it for the restoration on your iPhone after performing a factory reset or updating iOS system.