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dr.fone - Backup & Restore (iOS): How To

An up-to-date backup is a must-have for every iOS user, and a reliable iOS data backup tool makes the task really easy and convenient for you. That's where dr.fone - Backup & Restore (iOS) comes. It helps you backup Photos & Videos, Messages & Call Logs, Contacts, Memos and up to 16 file types on iOS devices with one click, and empowers you to restore whatever you need to iOS devices selectively.

Part 1. How to Backup Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?

Step 1. Connect iOS Device to Computer

Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Run dr.fone and choose Backup & Restore from all the features.

Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to the computer using a lightening cable. If your device is running on iOS 7 or newer, you will see Trust This Computer alert on your device. Tap on Trust on your iOS device and then dr.fone will recognize your device.

device data backup and export

When the iOS device is connected, you will see there are three tabs on the left: Device Data Backup & Restore, WhatsApp Backup & Restore, Social App Data Backup & Restore. Here we choose Device Data Backup & Restore.

backup and export device data

Step 2. Select File Types to Backup

Click on Backup, dr.fone will display all the file types it supports to backup. Select the file types and click on Backup.

Under the file types, you can click the folder button to customize the saving path for the backup file on your computer.

select iphone file types to backup

All selected file types will be backed up to the computer in a few minutes.

iphone backup process

Step 3. View What's Backed Up

When the backup completes, you can click Open Backup Location to check the backup file on the local storage. You can also click View Backup History to see all backup files on dr.fone. And click the View button on each backup file, you can preview all content in the backup file.

iphone backup history

Part 2. How to Restore iPhone/iPad Backup Selectively?

Step 1. Select the backup file

Run dr.fone and connect your iOS device to the computer. Go to Backup & Restore and then click on Restore.

restore iphone backup

dr.fone will list all the backup file on this computer. Choose the one which contains the files you need and click on View or the Next button.

view iphone backup history

Step 2. View and Restore the backup file

Then dr.fone will start the analysis the backup file and display all the data in different catagories so you can view them one by one.

view iphone backup content

Check the files/ file types you need. Then you can either export them to computer or restore them to iOS device.

Currently dr.fone supports to restore the Notes, Contacts, Messages, Photos, videos, music, Safari bookmarks, Call History, Calendar, Voicememo to device.

If you want to restore the files to your device, select the files and click on Restore to Device. Just in a few seconds, you will have these files on your iOS device.

restore backup to iphone

If you would like to view the files on your computer, click on Export to PC. Choose a location where you would like to save the files and click Export.

export iphone backup to pc