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This tutorial demonstrates a user-friendly method to make full-featured iPhone backup and restore on PC without iTunes. Backups include apps and app documents, preferences, contacts, calendars, messages and more. The method involves using CopyTrans Shelbee which is compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone 7 and all iOS versions including iOS 10.

Let’s back up your device without iTunes:

The article below also explains how to do it step by step:

Back up iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to PC

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee from the following page: Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Shelbee, please refer to the Installation guide.

  3. Run the program and connect the iPhone or iPad to your PC. Click on the “Backup” button. back up iPhone without iTunes using Shelbee

  4. Next, click “Full backup”. Choose between full backup or latest changes

  5. Select the PC location where to back up the iPhone by clicking the Blue pencil button on the right. By default this is the same location where iTunes keeps iOS backups on your computer.

    TIP: to conserve PC space, back up to on an external hard drive or a USB stick. How to change default iTunes backup folder

  6. When you are ready to begin the backup, click “Start”. How to change default iTunes backup folder

  7. Stand-by until the backup is complete. CopyTrans Shelbee backs up iPhone settings, contacts, calendars, messages, apps including app documents and photos/videos in the Camera Roll. Encrypted backups also contain passwords for email accounts, Wi-Fi and websites.

    NOTE : backup includes all data contained in regular iOS backups and more. cts-backup

  8. After the backup completes successfully, click “Done”. cts-backup-succesfull

  9. The iOS backup is saved at the PC location of your choice. ios backup folder created by copytrans shelbee

What iPhone data is not included in the backup:

– Photos and videos outside the Camera Roll
– Playlists, music, podcasts and other multimedia from the iPhone Music app
– Apps: starting with iOS 9, apps backup is no longer possible due to Apple restrictions. For more details refer to What you need to know about iOS 9 and the backup of iPhone apps.

Restore iPhone from iOS backup without iTunes

To restore the iOS backup to the same or to another iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, run CopyTrans Shelbee and connect the iOS device.

  1. Click “Restore”. how to restore your recent backup using Shebee

  2. Click the Blue pencil button on the right to select the backup to restore. choose the file you want to restore your iPhone from

  3. From the newly-opened window select backup entry that you wish to restore from. If you made multiple backups, you will see the backup entries listed. choose the backup you want to restore to your iPhone

  4. Stand-by until the restore process completes. iPhone restore in progress

  5. That’s it. You restored your iOS device from backup. Restore of iPhone was successful

This is how to backup and restore iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without iTunes via using CopyTrans Shelbee.

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.