How To Backup iPhone to External Hard Drive

Did you ever think of backing up your iPhone and storing it on an external hard drive? instead of iCloud or iTunes. This way, not only do you save space on your computer, but you also have a more secure backup of your important files.

Step 1: Connect the external hard disc to the computer to enable total formatting. If you are a user of Mac, it is necessary to format the external hard drive in either one of two file systems introduced explicitly for this platform – they are called Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or APFS. In Windows, NTFS or exFAT must be the file system formatted on an external hard drive.

Step 2: You need to plug in your iPhone on a laptop or computer using a USB cable and open iTunes. 1) if you have never set iTunes on your device, then please browse via Apple’s website and install that.

Step 3: Go to iTunes, click the iPhone icon in the left corner and select the Summary Tab. Under Backup, choose This computer and tick the Encrypt local backup. This will help you secure your password-protected backup by enabling you to back up other sensitive parameters, such as health data and private security.

Step 4: Click the Back Up Now button and wait for it to finish with backup. You can look at the progress in your iTunes window or iPhone screen.

Step 5: you should find that backup file on your desktop after the backup. For Mac users, the backup file is saved in ~/Library Support MobileSync Backup/. Xbox computer users can quickly locate the backup file on their system under \Users(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer/MobileSync]/Backup. Another way to get the backup file is by going to iTunes > Preferences> Devices and right-clicking your backup. Then, select Show in Finder (Mac) or Show it with Windows Explorer.

Step 6: You can drag and paste the file. Make sure that you do not rename or edit the name of this backup file in any manner.

Step 7: To restore the iPhone from the internet then, you have to do precisely the opposite of the above. First, retrieve the backup file from your external hard drive and store it on your computer precisely where you first had it. Then, turn on your iPhone and connect it to the computer via a USB cable, followed by iTunes opening.
Go to the Summary tab by clicking on it and press Restore Backup. – Choose that backup list; type in your password if presented. Maybe the restoring process can take a while, but you will enjoy using it once it is done and your iPhone is restored.

Congratulations! You have successfully backed up your iPhone to an external hard drive and learned the technique of restoring it if necessary. This way, keeping your data safe and secure is possible without iCloud or iTunes.