How to Backup iPhone to PC

Backup iPhone data to your computer

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Backup iPhone to PC

It’s recommended that you backup your iPhone before upgrading to a new iOS version, before buying a new iPhone, and generally at least once a week. There are countless iPhone and Android forums flooded with horror stories of backups gone wrong and data being erased or accidentally deleted. Most people create a backup of their iPhone to:

  • Prevent the permanent loss of data when files are accidentally deleted
  • Free up memory on their iPhone
  • Simply store iPhone data on their computer 🙂

Generally the first port of call for an iPhone backup would be iTunes or iCloud, however these programs are mostly designed for full device restores and media storage. Ever noticed that when you backup your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud, you are only able to view and open music files, photos and videos? Ever wandered what happens to the rest of your data: messages, contacts, notes, calendar events etc.? ITunes and iCloud are sufficient in backing up these items however, they are stored as fragmented files and are very difficult to read.

Enigma Recovery

Enigma Recovery is a data recovery software that presents iPhone backup files in an easy, readable format. In addition to this, the software allows iPhone and other apple device backups and the recovery of iOS deleted data.

Using the Enigma Recovery you will be able backup your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:

  • Text Messages
  • iMessages
  • Contacts
  • WhatsApp Messages
  • Notes
  • Calendar Events
  • Call History

The program is great for creating iPhone backups that are easily read, organised, printed and documented; not to mention its ability to recover iPhone data that has been accidentally deleted or erased by an iOS update. The sensitivity of iPhone touch screens and inquisitive little-ones are often the cause of accidental data loss among many of our customers. It can also save you from lost data if your iPhone is misplaced, stolen or damaged beyond repair.

So if you’re looking for a way to create readable iPhone backup files and avoid complete devastation when accidental data loss occurs, follow the steps below to back up iPhone to PC.

How to backup iPhone data to your computer

The difference between backing up your iPhone in iTunes and iCloud compared to Enigma Recovery is that the latter allows you to select specific data types to back up. The software also allows you to save as many individual types of data as you wish, retrieve them in a readable format, organise iPhone files, and print your data. The instructions below will show you how to backup your iPhone to a computer, saving all your: messages, contacts, WhatsApp history, notes, photos, videos, call logs and calendar entries.

You will need:

  • Your iPhone
  • Your iPhone USB lead cable
  • The Enigma Recovery software

Step 1 – Download and install Enigma Recovery

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Select the correct download button above (according to your computer’s operating system) and install Enigma Recovery. Feel free to use the install instructions from the download page to help you.

Step 2 – Scan iPhone…

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Connect the iPhone to your PC/laptop and click ‘Start scan’. The software will now scan your iPhone for all existing and deleted data contained in the iPhone database. This may take some time depending on the amount of data contained on your device.

Step 3 – Scan Report

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Once the scan is completed, the software will issue a Scan Report detailing all the data types found on the phone and the number of files found. Select ‘continue’ to view this data.

Step 4 – View and save iPhone data

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You can now browse through all the feature tabs to see the data found by Enigma Recovery. If you have not done so already, upgrade to the full version now to gain access to all your data and enable the export options.

To save all your data, click the ‘Export’ tab and select ‘Export all data’. Now choose the destination that you would like to save your data in, and select ‘Export’.

We hope this tutorial has helped you to backup iPhone data to your PC. If you need help using the Enigma Recovery to backup your iPhone to PC, please contact our Support Team at: [email protected]


We recommend that you regularly backup your device on iTunes to avoid any permanent data loss. If your iPhone goes missing or is stolen, this software will enable you to retrieve and use the data from your last iTunes backup. If you have any questions or need help we’re here for you 24/7. Please visit our support page for FAQs and contact details.