How to Backup iPhone without WiFi (2 Free Ways)

Although this is a world where WiFi is everywhere and we can back up our iPhone easily through WiFi, you may sometimes be in an occasion where you are not able to connect to WiFi for some reasons and need to instantly create iPhone backup even without Wi-Fi to protect yourself against unexpected data loss. If youare in this case, you are at the right place. We will help you when you don't have Wi-Fi connection currently but still need to perform backup of your iOS devices to protect your data.Therefore, in today's article we are going to tell you how to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi via the easiest and best way.


1. Use iTunes to Backup iPhone

While opting for a way to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi, iTunes can help you to a great extent. In this process you can back up the following iOS device data – media files on your camera roll, messages, messages, contacts,wallpapers, purchased apps, music, and books, app data, etc.

Here is the step by step guide to create an iTunes backup of your iOS device:

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone through a lightning cable. Now, find your iPhone in the iTunes interface and tap on it.
  2. Click "Summary" tab from the left panel and then hit the "Backup Now" button. It will take a while to backup your iOS device on to your computer.

back up iPhone using iTunes

Well! iTunes backs up the entire device data which is bit time consuming. You can't back up a specific data individually, by default you need to do a complete backup only. To get rid of this trouble, we have suggested a perfect alternative in the next section of this article.

2. Use FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) to Backup iPhone Selectively (Free)

To have an upper hand in selectively backing up iPhone without Wi-Fi, you can choose FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) as the most viable option. You get the freedom to back up the entire device or backup selected data you want. These backups will not overwrite the existing backups.

Here we are going to make you aware about how to backup iPhone without Wi-Fi selectively by performing the backup of only messages on your iPhone using FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS).


Step 1: First and foremost install the latest versionof FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) software on your computer. Now, launch the application and get a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the PC.

Step 2: From the left panel of FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS) interface,select "Backup & Restore".

Step 3: Now, click "Back Up" button to start the backup process of your iPhone messages. Ensure to leave your device connected with the computer through out the process.

lost iphone messages without backup

Step 4: You will get an onscreen notification, upon successful completion of the backup process.

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3. If You Want to Restore iPhone from Backup Selectively

Since, you have created an iPhone backup without Wi-Fi using FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS), you must be thinking about ways to restore the same data. With FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS), you can not only backup and restore data individually, but also restore these types of data to another device. You get the chance to preview the backup prior to restoring.

Step 1: After installing the most recent version of FoneGeek on your PC, launch it. From the left panel of the interface click on "Backup & Restore" and connect your iPhone to the PC using a USB cable. Now, select the preferred backup file from the list and hit "Next".

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Step 2: The software will now start scanning your backup file and show them on screen. You need to preview the data (messages here) to confirm that's what you want to restore, and then click "Restore to Device" to restore the selected data to another device.

restore the backup to device or pc


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Dec 12, 2020, 12:33:48

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.