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How to Backup iPhone Contacts, Photos and Messages to Mac

Sept. 23, 2014 12:35 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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Can I Backup iPhone Contacts, Photos, Text Messages on a Mac?

The first and most useful way to prevent iPhone data loss forever, is to backup the important data. Can you backup iPhone contacts, photos, and messages to Mac ? Yes, of course. And it's an easy thing to do.

Since data loss could happen every day, you should build up the habbit of backing up iPhone regularly. iPhone data loss scenarios are: you accidently deleted contacts by pressing wrong buttons, updated to newer iOS (like iOS 8 upgrade, iOS 7 update) and found all photos, messages and other data disappeared, or important files are lost after jailbreak, factory settings restore, water damage, firmware corruption, forgetting screen lock password, etc.

How to Backup iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 Contacts, Photos and Messages to Mac OS X (Including WhatsApp, iMessage)

To help you backup all the photos, messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, SMS, MMS, Tango chats), contacts, notes, videos or other data, we recommend iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. It is the best iPhone data backup software to help you transfer and copy all contents to any Mac computer, such as the MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro.

With excellent capacity, iPhone Data Recovery for Mac can backup photos, messages, photos to macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6, etc. All the backed-up files will be saved into readable formats, and you can easily access them when you want to restore from backup, or share with other devices like iPad, iPod touch, Android phones.

Get iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac OS X. It works for all iPhone models, including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS. You can also backup iPhone data to Windows computer. Follow the steps below to backup iPhone data to Mac.

  • 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. When the main interface appears, select "Recover Data from iOS Devices".

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  • 2. Connect iPhone to the Mac. The software will automatically detect your iPhone. Click on "Start Scan".
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  • 3. As the scanning finishes, all iPhone data including photos, SMS, contacts, notes, videos, voice memos and more are displayed according to category. Select the ones you need to back up and click "Recover".

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According to the feedbacks from users, iPhone Data Recovery Mac works very well to backup iPhone contents to Mac OS X. And this software is really helpful if you also want to backup all images from iPhone messages.

Why We don't Use iTunes or iCloud to Backup iPhone?

As all we know, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, it will automatically generate a backup file for all your contacts, pics, messages and other data. But what if your iPhone cannot appear in iTunes when you want to backup data, you don't have the Mac available at hand which has the iTunes you used to sync your iPhone, or even worse is that your iPhone is damaged, broken, lost, or stolen. Another important thing you should know is that iTunes backs up all the contents into unreadable database and files, which means you cannot read or view all the backed up files in iTunes. Moreover, Apple has claimed that iTunes will not sync contacts, calendars and other info in OS X Mavericks. You can only backup iPhone with iCloud for 5 GB free storage, and somtines you will lose data on iPhone. In such cases, what would you do to backup your iPhone contacts, camera roll, or text message to Mac?

Leave iTunes and iCloud alone. Try iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.

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