How to backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

How to backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud
How to backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud
Backing Up Data Device Tips

Nowadays everyone uses smart devices for taking photos, writing messages, storing data and so on. Making sure that all of these files are safely stored is definitely a priority, considering that damaging your iPhone or deleting data by mistake are just a few things that can occur on a daily basis. That’s why you need to make sure that your iTunes and iCloud backups are not outdated.

There’s a hidden setting in your iPhone’s menu that automatically backs up your device to iCloud when you’re connected to the internet and your phone is locked, but if this setting is turned off you may find yourself in the situation where recovering data from an iCloud backup is not an option. Recovering data from an iTunes backup file will also be impossible if you never synced your iPhone before.

How is it possible to backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud?

The safest way to backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud is by using a data recovery software. Enigma Recovery is a third-party software that can be used for data recovery and data backup for iOS devices. With it you can:

  • Backup iPhone data
  • Recover deleted iPhone data

Using the Enigma Recovery software, users can back-up the following items to a computer:

  • Text Messages
  • iMessages
  • Contacts
  • Call history
  • Notes
  • Calendar events
  • WhatsApp History
  • Photos
  • Internet History
  • Videos

Backup your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud

If using an iTunes or iCloud backup file is not an option, Enigma Recovery gives you the possibility to backup your data by connecting your iPhone to a computer with the help of a USB cable. Follow these instructions to back-up your iPhone without iTunes or iCloud:

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Download, install and open Enigma Recovery

Download the Enigma Recovery software to your laptop or computer and open it. Whether you’re using a Mac or Windows device, it has the same features and works the same on both operating systems.

Step two – Connect device

Open the program and connect your iPhone to the computer with your USB charger cable. The tool will recognize your device, so you must ‘Trust’ the computer on your iPhone in order to proceed.

Step three – Types of data

Choose what types of documents you want to transfer from your iPhone to the computer. You have the possibility to select all of them by clicking ‘All My Data’.

Step four – Transfer data

Now click ‘Start scan’ and the software will scan your phone and make a copy of your data to transfer to the computer. The scanning process may take a while, depending on how much data there is.

Step five – View data

After the scan, you will be able to view all of the data retrieved from your phone. This will consist of existing items and deleted items found in the back-end of your device. By clicking on each type of data you can view all your files.

Step six – Save data

You can now create your iPhone backup without iTunes or iCloud. Select the Export option to save the files directly to your computer. ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select folder ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.


Ali Hussain is the Enigma Recovery Support Manager. He joined the team in 2013 and has a vast knowledge of smart devices and how they work. He is passionate about helping users gain better access to their smartphone data, and regularly dishes out tips and tricks to help them better use their devices.

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