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3 Ways to Backup iPhone without Cable

Backing up your iPhone is important as many data on stored on it. Backing up iPhone is easy as you do not always need a cable. Learn to backup iPhone without cable in 3 different ways.

Updated Jun 22,2018 | by Cody

As smartphones are updated very fast with new technology, users may rely more on their mobile phone. Nowadays, it is more important to backup your phone than ever because more and more information is stored on phones. Here, I will show you 3 methods to backup iPhone without cable to ease your backup process.

Method 1: Backup iPhone without Cable - Sync to iCloud

iCloud Backup is now very easy to set up on your iPhone or iPad. obviously, you need to sign up an iCloud account to use iCloud Backup feature. Though the free plan of iCloud is only 5GB, you can still back up iPhone when iCloud is full if you do it in a proper way.

You can follow the steps below to set up iCloud Backup.

Step 1. Log in to iCloud on your iPhone. Go to Settings and tap on the user icon at the top.

Step 2. Then select iCloud.


Step 3. Scroll down to tap on iCloud Backup to turn it on.

Once the iCloud Backup is turned on, iCloud backup will occur automatically when your iPhone is connected to a power source and Wi-Fi network. If needed, you can go to Settings >iCloud > iCloud Backup > Back Up Now to manually start iCloud Backup.


If backing up iPhone to iCloud is not the perfect method you're looking for, check this guide of how to back up iPhone to PC wirelessly.

Method 2: Backup iPhone to iTunes without Cable

Starting from iTunes 10.6, you can use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to backup iPhone without cable. To do that, you will need to connect your iPhone to PC via lightning cable one more time.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone and PC with USB cable. Open iTunes.

Step 2. Within iTunes, click on the device icon and select Summary.

Step 3. Scroll down from the right side and select the checkbox Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi. Then click Apply to save changes.

Tips: You may need a more detailed guide on how to sync iPhone with iTunes over WiFi.


Step 4. Once iTunes Wi-Fi Sync is enabled, you can go to Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to manually start sync files from iPhone to PC.

When your iPhone is connected to a power source and is on the same network with your PC, it automatically starts to backup iPhone to iTunes without a cable. Besides, you can also start sync from iTunes.

Method 3: How to Backup iPhone from Computer without Cable - Easy & Reliable

If you want an reliable and easier way to backup iPhone without cable, you can use iPhone transfer software IOTransfer. It allows you to back up iPhone/iPad to PC wirelessly without connecting to a power source. You can also choose files right on your iPhone to start backing up.

Follow these steps below to backup your iPhone without being plugged in.

Step 1. Free download and install IOTransfer on your PC running Windows 10/8/7.

Step 2. Within IOTransfer, click on the AirTrans tab from the top menu and click on Start Transfer.


Step 3. Install app IOTransfer AirTrans on your iPhone. The program will search all iOS devices connected in the same network. You can select the listed available devices to build connection.


 You can also use your iPhone to scan the QR code to connect your iPhone to this PC over Wi-Fi.


Step 4. On your iPhone, you can open the AirTrans app to select files sync to your PC without cable.


Compared to iTunes backup, IOTransfer allow you to easily view what was backed up or change the default backup location on your PC. It laso works quite well on transferring Microsoft Office files to iPhone/iPad wirelessly.

Besides backing up iPhone without cable, IOTransfer can also be useful in many ways. You can use it to download videos on your iPhone from YouTube and other websites, clean iPhone to free up space, and convert video to other format.


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