To backup your iPhone data, you may think of the iTunes first. Every time you connect your iPhone with iTunes, it will keep a backup record of your iPhone data and save to your computer. But if your computer hard drive goes wrong, you would lose the iTunes backup file and your iPhone backup data will also disappear. That's why it is a wise choice to keep copies of your iPhone data on a separate device, such as a USB flash disk, memory card or other storage devices. Got some interests? Then go on reading this article to learn how to backup iPhone files to an external hard drive so that you will never need to worry about your iPhone data loss or computer operating system gets crashed.
The backup record created by iTunes is invisible and inaccessible, you can not save it to an obvious place. Therefore, you need to find an iPhone data transfer tool to help you out. I just have a reliable and easy-to-use third-party tool named Coolmuster iOS Assistant that enables you to transfer iPhone data, namely contacts, photos, music, movies, voice memos, notes, Safari bookmarks, TV shows and more to an external hard drive within a few clicks. Next time when you suffer any data loss on your iPhone, you can easily restore the backup files from your external hard drive back to your iPhone.
There are only three steps you need to follow to backup all your iPhone data to an external hard drive. At the very beginning, please make sure the iTunes is installed on your computer. Then, download the free demo version of this tool on your computer. Please pick out the right version of the software (Windows or Mac) according to your situation.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone and external hard drive to the computer
After downloading and installing the iPhone data transfer, you can plug in your iPhone to the computer, and in the meantime, connect the external hard drive to the same computer. Your iPhone will be detected by the transfer program and displayed in the primary window. So far, this iPhone data transfer supports multiple iPhone, including iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/3GS.
Step 2. Preview iPhone data in details
iPhone to Computer Transfer will perform a quick and complete scanning on your iPhone, and after a while, all iPhone data, such as music, movie, TV shows, etc. will be scanned out and shown on the left. Just preview them and select those you want to backup on external hard drive by checking them.
Step 3. Backup iPhone data to an external hard drive
After you tick off the files you want to backup, you can press the button of "Export" and trace to your external hard drive. Then, click "OK" to transfer your iPhone files to it.
Friendly reminder: On Windows PC, the external hard drive is usually in “My Computer”; as for the Mac, the external hard drive is on the desktop.