Overview: If you have bought an iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max and you want to create a backup of iPhone data to iTunes so that if you lose them due to any reasons then you can easily restore them back from iTunes backup. But the biggest problem is you don’t know how to backup iPhone data to iTunes. Keep Calm! This post will show you easy steps to backup iPhone 12 (mini)/12 Pro (Max) data to iTunes.
Part 1: Backup iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max To iTunes
You can easily transfer everything from my iPhone to iTunes on your Windows or Mac computer. First, you will learn to backup iPhone data to iTunes on Mac computer and after that on Windows computer.
Steps To Backup iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro Or 12 Pro Max Data To iTunes On Mac Computer
Step 1: With the help of a USB cable connect your iPhone to your Mac computer. If you have Mac computer with macOS Catalina 10.15 then you need to open Finder or if you have macOS Mojave or earlier then open iTunes.
Step 2: If you are asked to enter the passcode or to Trust This Computer then follows the onscreen instructions. If you don’t remember the passcode then you can visit here.
Step 4: If you wish to save health and activity data from your iDevice or Apple Watch then you need to encrypt your backup. Choose the box named Encrypt [Device] backup and give a password. But if you don’t want to save your health and activity data then you can create a backup that is not encrypted. Simply click on Backup Up Now.
Step 5: Once the process gets completed, you will see the backup finished successfully.
Steps To Backup iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro Or 12 Pro Max Data To iTunes On Windows Computer
Step 1: First, connect your iPhone to your PC with the help of a USB cable.
Step 2: Then open iTunes on your Windows computer and then hit on your iPhone icon.
Step 3: After that click on Summary.
Step 4: Next hit on Back Up Now under Backups.
Step 5: If you need to encrypt your backups, choose “Encrypt local backup” and enter the passcode. After this hit on Set Password.
To view the backups saved on your PC, you need to select Edit > Preferences and then hit on Devices. Encrypted backups contain a lock icon in the backup list.
Note: If you have set up Wi-Fi syncing then you can also wirelessly connect your iPhone to your PC.
Part 2: Alternate Way To Backup iPhone 12/12 mini/12 Pro/12 Pro Max Data Using Phone Backup Software
iTunes backup whole data from your iPhone. You can’t selectively back up those files which you want to backup and when you restore the backed-up data then you will lose the current data. But by using iOS Phone Backup software you can selectively back up the iPhone data and later on, you can selectively restore them to your iPhone without losing data.
This program backups various types of iPhone data like photos, contacts, videos, audios, call logs, text messages, WhatsApp/Kik/Viber/Messenger conversations with attachments, Safari bookmarks, voice memos, apps data and more.
With the help of this program, you can also selectively restore data from iTunes backup. The best part about it is that it supports both Windows and Mac computers.
Now, follow the steps to backup iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max using iOS Phone Backup software.
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Backing up data is very important for every iPhone user and everybody should do it regularly. You can keep a backup of iPhone 12 (mini)/12 Pro (Max) to iTunes or iCloud. Above I have mentioned the steps to backup data from iPhone to iTunes on Windows and Mac computer. I have also mentioned an alternative way to backup iPhone data by using iOS Phone Backup software which also back up your iPhone to a computer without iTunes.
Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.