How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

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Running out of space on your Windows/Mac machine? Probably saving the iOs backup file on your PC is the last thing you want to do. Isn’t it? I am having Macbook Air 128 GB version and usually there’s not enough space left whenever I check the storage available. Saving the entire iOs backup on my Mac is certainly not feasible.

Moreover in case you are a Windows user, you know how often Windows crashes leading to a faulty disc space and corrupt iOs backup too. You probably don’t want to risk your iOs backup. The perfect solution to above problem is – Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive. Steps are pretty simple, just follow the guide and you are good to go.



– Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive – Mac users

Step 1 : Connect your External Hard Disc to Mac.

Step 2 : Open Terminal. In case you don’t know what Terminal is, head over to Spotlight search and type Terminal there. The icon looks similar to this :

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Step 3 : In the Terminal Window, Type :

mkdir /Volumes/ExternalDriveName/Backup

Replace the ExternalDriveName with your External Drive name. This command will create a folder name Backup on your External hard drive.

Step 4 : It’s time to replace the Local backup folder by typing the following command in Terminal Window.

mv ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup2

Step 5 : Now create symlink by adding the following command in Terminal Window :

ln -s /Volumes/EternalDriveName/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/

Again replace the ExternalDriveName with your External hard disc name.

 Step 6 : Finally connect your iPhone to Mac, Launch iTunes and do the backup of your iPhone the same way you are used to.

Congrats, your iPhone backup is successfully stored on external hard disc.

– How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive – Windows User

Step 1 : Download CopyTrans Shelbee on your Windows PC, it is free and easy to use program designed to Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive.




Step 2 : Connect your iPhone with PC and launch CopyTrans Shelbee. Once it detects your iPhone, select Backup.

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Step 3 : Tap on Full Backup.

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Step 4 : Now connect your External Hard disc to your Windows PC and tap on Pencil icon.

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Step 5 : It’s time to select the location of your External drive and tap on Start. CopyTrans Shelbee will start backing up your iPhone to External Disc.

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Step 6 : Wait for few minutes while Backup is in progress.

How To Backup iPhone To External Hard Drive

Congratulations, your iPhone Backup is successfully stored on External Hard disc in Windows PC.




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1 COMMENT

  1. Nice to see this which is helpful! I used the FonePaw iOS Transfer which is helpful as well. I always transfer photos and videos from iPhone to computer, sometimes I will back up messages and contacts, even the WhatsApp messages, nice to use!

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