[iPhone Backup] How To Backup iPhone 11/11 Pro External Hard Drive

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on March 22, 2020, in iPhone Backup

Summary: In this article, we help you to learn How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Disk in iOS 13. Get Best iPhone Backup Software - SyncBird Pro. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version here before continuing.

Get SyncBird Pro

Best iPhone Backup Tool

100% Free & Secure Download

We have good reasons to back up our important files in case any accident happens. This perpetual law also works for protecting our vital data on our iPhones because these digital devices are vulnerable to both physical damages and software glitches (Check Common iPhone Problems 2020). Some common iPhone and iOS data disasters are like iOS update failure, iPhone frozen and iPhone get stuck on Apple logo, etc.

How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive
How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive

That's why you should backup your iPhone whenever it's convenient and possible. You can use iCloud or iTunes to create a backup of your iPhone that's currently in use. But what if your iCloud storage is running up and your computer hard drive is almost full (What Is Other On Mac Storage)? In this article, we will show you how to backup an iPhone to an external hard drive, so that you can backup your old iPhone once your new device arrives. This way, you won’t lose any recent conversations, photos or changes to your contacts list.

Backup iPhone To External Disk

No.1 iPhone Backup Tool Gets iOS 13.4 Ready

Best Extra Backup Solution for iPhone iPad

On-demand iPhone iPad Backup Utility

Get SyncBird Pro

iPhone Backup Software

One-Stop iPhone Backup Solution For PC Windows and Mac


Part 1: What Does iPhone Backup Include

Apple designed iPhone backup as system wide, which means you can have your iPhone files, Settings, and almost all your iOS data covered in every iPhone backup (How To Download iCloud Photos on iPhone). To backup iPhone to external hard drive is exactly the same as backing up to computer hard drive using iTunes. To understand what exactly iPhone backup include, give a check on the following table.

What Does iPhone Backup Include:

Get SyncBird Pro To Backup iPhone To External Disk


Part 2: Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Without iTunes

Before starting, you should understand that iPhone Backup is important. We recommend you backup your iPhone primarily with iCloud, on a daily basis. After that, you also need to create alternative backups using iTunes or other third-party iPhone Backup software using iTunes (How To Import Photos from iPhone to Mac). For backing up an iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s that you no longer use, you can back up your iPhone to an external hard drive without taking up storage space on iCloud or your computer.

How-To Steps To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive:
  1. 1
    Step 1:

    Download and install SyncBird Pro on your computer > Connect your iPhone to this computer > Open SyncBird Pro.

    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 1
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 1
  2. 2
    Step 2:

    After SyncBird Pro loading your iPhone storage data, choose the Backup feature on the right side to create backup for your iPhone > When select the iPhone backup location, choose the target external drive and click Start.

    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 2
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 2

Get SyncBird Pro To Backup iPhone 11 To External Disk


Part 3: Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive with iTunes

On Windows PC, or macOS Mojave and earlier versions, you can use iTunes to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Despite many users reported that the iTunes is subjected to several common iPhone/iTunes backup errors, it's still a wise choice to use it at iCloud Backup alternative. Follow steps below to learn how to backup iPhone to external hard drive using iTunes or Finder app (macOS Catalina).

How-To Steps To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive With iTunes:
  1. 1
    Step 1:

    Backup your iPhone to your computer if you have not done it yet > Locate your iPhone backup by opening Finder > Go > Go to Folder > Entering:

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 1
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 1
  2. 2
    Step 2:

    Connect your external hard drive to Mac and open it > Select the backup folder from the Finder window or iTunes > Drag the entire iPhone backup folder to your external drive.

    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 2
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 2
  3. 3
    Step 3:

    Rename the backup folder to "iOS_backup" and enter the admin password once again to confirm your action.

    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 3
    How To Backup iPhone 11 To External Hard Drive Step 3

Get SyncBird Pro To Backup iPhone To External Disk

The Bottom Line

Now can you backup your iPhone to an external hard drive disk as you wish. If you need complete iPhone Backup solution, it's suggested to get SyncBird Pro. Download Free >


MiniCreo / iPhone Backup / SyncBird Pro / How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

SyncBird Pro

Requirements: OS X 10.8+ , 23.1Mb free space
Version 3.0.8 (March 22, 2020) | Support iOS 13/12/11 | Category: iPhone Backup

More iPhone iPod Backup and Restore Tips

Tags: iPhone Transfer   iPhone Music Transfer   iCloud Photos Download