What is the best FREE software for backing up everything in iPhone?

Posted on 2015-02-01
Last Modified: 2015-02-01
Dear EE experts,

What is the best FREE software for backing up everything in iPhone?
Such as:
- Contact numbers
- Messages
- Photos

Thank you!
Question by:Stiebel Eltron
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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Best "FREE" is iTunes. It does everything you want, and if the phone is damaged somehow, the new phone can restore from the backup very quickly. It backs up your whole phone.  I have done this.

Camera roll should be backed up with the CD window to your computer. Apple treats camera roll differently.

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by:Stiebel Eltron
ID: 40582411
Sorry, I forgot to mention, aside from iTunes, Mr. John, are there any other FREE software out there?
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by:John Hurst
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I have not seen anything and iTunes is well mated to iPhone.  If you Google for "back up iPhone" all the answers use iTunes.

For just Documents (not music or your whole phone), I use Dropbox in addition to iTunes.
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ID: 40582433
You can have a look at Sync iOS:

I've used CopyTrans in the past as well but it's not free:

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by:Stiebel Eltron
ID: 40582483
Hi VB ITS, I found Syncios is ok, but I can't find how to backup the contact numbers. Is it possible to backup contact numbers?
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by:John Hurst
ID: 40582499
If you will not use iTunes, you can use Companionlink to sync Calendar, Contacts, and Notes. I have used this and it works. Then you can use the other products to sync the rest.

Author Closing Comment

by:Stiebel Eltron
ID: 40582546
The latest version did what I required...
Everything was backed up... Great!
Thank you Mr. John!
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by:John Hurst
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@stiebel  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.

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