How Can I Backup My iPhone without A Computer? Here's the Answer!

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Summary: Using a computer to back up your iPhone is the most common method to keep your iPhone data secure. But how do you back up your iPhone to prevent data loss if you don't have a computer at hand? In this case, you can backup iPhone without computer. How to do it? This article will tell you the answer.


Because the iPhone is easy to navigate, the data on the iPhone can easily be accidentally deleted, and many people may make such mistakes. In addition, restoring iPhone to factory settings will also cause data loss. The most basic way to keep iPhone data secure is to back up your iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/X/8 Plus/8/7/6. In the past, we taught everyone how to backup iPhone to computer. However, in some cases, you may not be able to use your computer for iPhone backup, for example, your USB data cable does not work, or you do not have a computer on hand.

In this case, we usually use cloud storage services to back up iPhone. To give you more options, in this article, we will show you a few ways to backup your iPhone without a computer. Just read on.

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Method 1. How to Backup iPhone without Computer Using iCloud

The first way to backup iPhone without computer is to use iCloud. iCloud is a cloud service provided by Apple and it is considered the best way to backup iPhone without a computer. However, as everyone knows, iCloud has limited storage space available. It only gives users 5GB of free storage space. Once you have backed up your iPhone, this free storage space may be completely used up. In this case, you need to pay for more iCloud storage. In addition, you need a stable Internet connection to use iCloud backup smoothly. Everything You Need to Know about iCloud Backup.

To back up iPhone to iCloud without computer, follow these steps:

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable WiFi network.

Step 2. Go to the "Settings" app in your iPhone, tap on your Apple ID from the new window and then choose "iCloud" option.

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Step 3. Scroll down the page to choose the "iCloud Backup" option and toggle it on if it hasn't been turn on.

Step 4. Finally, you should tap on "Back Up Now" option from the next window to start backing up your iPhone data to iCloud.

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Step 5. When the iCloud backup process is complete, you can check the backup file by clicking on "Settings" app > tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > Select your iPhone.

You can also activate iCloud's automatic backup feature, so you don't need to manually back up your iPhone every time.

Step 1. Go to "Settings" app > tap on your Apple ID > choose "iCloud"> turn on "iCloud Backup".
Step 2. Once your device is connected to a stable network, all data on your iPhone, including the albums, text messages, apps and more, will be automatically uploaded to your iCloud account.


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Method 2. How to Backup Your iPhone without A Computer Using Google Drive

In addition to iCloud, you can also use Google Drive to back up your iPhone without a computer. Google Drive is a file storage service developed by Google. It provides users with 15GB of free storage space to upload files, which is larger than iCloud storage space, but one thing you need to know is that the type of data that can be stored on Google Drive is less than iCloud, which are only contacts, photos, videos and calendar. Therefore, our advice to you is to give priority to using iCloud to back up your iPhone and use Google Drive as an alternative backup solution when iCloud storage runs out.

To use Google Drive to backup iPhone without computer, you also need a good WiFi network. Now let's get started.

Step 1. Install and run the Google Drive on your iPhone and click on the menu icon on the top left corner of the primary interface.

Step 2. After you hit on the menu icon, you then need to choose the Settings tab from the options.

Step 3. Finally, you should hit on the Backup tab and then push the START BACKUP button to start the backup process.

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Want to know more methods to backup iPhone 11/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/X/8 Plus/8/7/6 to Google Drive? Just go to the page: How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive.


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Method 3. How to Back Up iPhone Using Assistant for iOS

If you want a safe and complete backup solution to protect your iPhone data, then you should try to use the professional and efficient iOS data management tool - MobiKin Assistant for iOS. It provides a one-stop solution to help you easily manage your iPhone data and complete data transfer between iPhone and computer with one click. However, you need to be aware that this method uses a computer to transfer and back up iPhone data.

Dedicated Tool to Backup Your iPhone to PC Effortlessly

  • Hassle freely to back up your iPhone data selectively or wholly to computer.
  • Almost all data on your iDevices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) can be backed up to your PC, including Video, Photo, Music, eBook, Contacts, Text Messages, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Voice Memo, Podcast, Ringtone, Playlist, etc.
  • Backup and restore data between your iDevices directly and import iTunes backups from PC to your device, or delete any unwanted iTunes backups from your PC.
  • Fully compatible with iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR, X, 9 (Plus), 8 (Plus), 7/7S (Plus), 6S/6 and so on.

Download Assistant for iOS for free on your Windows PC or Mac and follow the steps below to backup your iPhone to computer smoothly.

Step 1: Launch Assistant for iOS

Launch MobiKin Assistant for iOS on your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Once connected successfully, Assistant for iOS will recognize your iPhone the main information of your iPhone will be displayed on its interface.

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Step 2: Select the files you need

On the main screen of the program, you can see all data on your iPhone is categorized and listed on the left side bar, including "Contacts", "Messages", "Notes", "Calendars", "Bookmarks", "Music", "Videos", "Photos", "Books" and "Apps". Just open each folder and preview to select the files you want to copy to computer.

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Step 3: Backup iPhone data to computer

After selecting all the iPhone data you need, you can give a click on the "Export" button on the top menu to transfer these selected files from your iPhone to computer. When the transfer is finished, you can check the iPhone backup files on your computer freely.

If you are using a Mac and want to back up your iPhone to Mac by using the Mac version of MobiKin Assistant for iOS, you can click this page: how to backup iPhone to Mac?

Video guide on how to use Assistant for iOS to backup your iPhone:

Final Words

Above we have introduced two solutions on how to backup iPhone without computer. You can also try the third method to enjoy a safe, fast and complete iPhone backup to your computer, using MobiKin Assistant for iOS. As you can see, this tool can help you back up all your iPhone data to computer and restore the backup data from your computer to your iPhone with one click. Download it now and enjoy your free trial! Or you can try three solutions one by one to find the one that suits you best.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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