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How to Backup iPhone 5 Contacts, Photos, Messages to Computer Easily

Mar. 13, 2014 09:02 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone 5/5S/5C Tips
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Need to backup iPhone 5 before updating to iOS 7.1? Well, backup your iPhone 5 and buy insurance for all the photos, contacts, messages, notes, etc. in your iPhone. You'd better follow me to learn how to backup iPhone 5 to computer. Here I find you 2 ways.

Note: The newly released iOS 7.1 may cause iPhone message data loss. So back up your iPhone data before updating iOS 7.0.6 to iOS 7.1.

Why not just Backup iPhone 5 with iTunes or iCloud?

When we come to the topic iPhone backup, the first thing come to your mind must be iTunes and iCloud. We could make a copy of iPhone files with iTunes and iCloud, however, there is no way that we could read the backup files directly once our iPhone is lost or broken. In addition, if you've used iTunes or iCloud backed up, you may notice that unexpected things happens when you upgrade iOS or iTunes. And this again makes you lose data from iPhone. As a result, many more people now choose to backup iPhone 5 photos, contacts and more directly to computer with iTunes Data Recovery. So that all vital information is kept safe.

Section 1. Backup iPhone 5 by Extracting iPhone 5 Backup Files

In the first section, we are going to learn how to backup iPhone 5 with iTunes backup files. To do this we need the help of iTunes Data Recovery, a powerful tool that could backup iPhone 5 contacts, photos, SMS and more even if you deleted them from your iPhone. One excellent part about this tool is that you can use it even you do not have your iPhone at hand, for instance, to backup iPhone 5 photos.

Step 1. Let iTunes Data Recovery Scan iTunes Backup Files

If you ever backed up iPhone or synched iPhone with iTunes, the program will automatically find the backup files for your iDevice once you launch the program. You just need to select the icon of your iPhone from the interface and click "Start Scan". And iTunes Data Recovery allow us to backup iPhone 5 without iTunes.

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Step 2. Preview and Select iPhone 5 Contacts, Pictures, Notes You Want to Backup

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Step 3. Backup iPhone 5 SMS, Photos and More

At last you click "Recover", and then set a path for the backup files of iPhone 5.

Section 2. Transfer iPhone 5 Contacts, Photos to Computer without iPhone Backup Files

There are people who do not have the habit to backup iPhone 5 with iTunes, thus they could not use the method in section 1. Maybe these people could consider the method we are about to use. iPhone Data Recovery makes it possible to transfer iPhone 5 to computer directly. But in order to do this you must have your iPhone at hand.

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You must know clearly how to backup contacts on iPhone 5 now, and it is highly advised that you backup iPhone 5 contacts, photos, notes and other important information to ensure safety of all your iPhone files. Some may wonder how to backup iPhone 5 on Mac, it is also very easy. And you could just leave it to iTunes Data Recovery for Mac, another version of iTunes Data Recovery.

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