AOMEI MBackupper: Backup iPhone to Any Partition on Computer

by Jones David

Saving iPhone data is important. A regular backup plan will help you avoid data disaster because even the iPhone is not 100% secure to store your data. Except for losing or breaking iPhone, iOS update or other operations on the iPhone might let users lose data.

iTunes is the most used software to backup the iPhone. It comes from Apple, and users often purchase music and videos in it. iTunes offers a one-click backup plan to help users create AOMEI MBackupper iPhone backup. The iPhone backup would be encrypted. You cannot directly find and view your photos, messages, or other data on a computer. In fact, sometimes, you cannot see them in File Explore because the folder has been hidden.

Do you know that your iPhone backup will be saved to the system drive (C Drive)? Usually, the size of every iPhone backup is more than 5GB. If you saved all the iPhone backups to C Drive, it would be a disaster for your computer because this will badly affect the performance of your computer.

The most disappointing thing for users is that there are no options in iTunes to change iTunes backup location. It is really the way that Apple did. No bargain. You can only follow Apple’s rule.

However, as the software running on Windows PC, iTunes must obey the rule of the Windows operating system so that you could use the command to change the settled location.

How to use Windows command to change iTunes backup location?

Before you change the iTunes backup location, you need to know that your iPhone backups were stored in C:\Users\[Device name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\ MobileSync\Backup. The folder Backup should be deleted before the operation. That means you will lose your old iPhone backups so think twice before you delete them.

Step 1. Delete the folder Backup and then create a new folder still named Backup in another partition. In this example, I create the folder in E Drive.

Step 2. Press Windows Key + R, type CMD, and then press enter.

Step 3. Enter mklink /J “C:\Users\[device name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “E:\MobileSync” and then press enter. The device name and drive letter depending on your choice.

Next time you backup the iPhone with iTunes, the iPhone backup will be automatically saved to the pointed partition on the computer. You might still find the folder Backup in C drive, but this time, there would be an Arrow on the icon of the folder. The real folder is not in C drive and it will not consume the storage.

Steps how AOMEI MBackupper helps backup iPhone to any partitions on PC?

iTunes is powerful indeed, but it also had disadvantages like complicated operations and strict rules. If you don’t mind trying another AOMEI MBackupper iPhone backup software, you could change the iPhone backup location in an easier way.

AOMEI MBackupper comes from a professional team of 10 years of experience in data security. Compared with iTunes, the disadvantages of AOMEI MBackupper is that it only supports backup iPhone photos, videos, music, contacts, and messages.

Preview iPhone Data: iTunes always create full iPhone backup and never lets you select data but in AOMEI MBackupper you could view all the iPhone data and select them before you backup the iPhone to the computer.

Select Backup Storage Path: In AOMEI MBackupper, you just need to select the storage path you want on the computer, or even save your backup files to an external hard drive.

View iPhone Backup Files: To check whether your selected data has been saved after making an iPhone backup or restoring iPhone, you could view your iPhone backup files any time you want.

Widely Compatible: Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch would be supported by AOMEI MBackupper, even the latest iPhone 12/iPad 8.

Step 1. Preparation

You need to download AOMEI MBackupper on the computer and then connect the iPhone with a USB cable. Tap Trust on iPhone if it asked.

Step 2. Select Feature

On the home screen, select Custom Backup to view as more iPhone data as possible. If you just need to save photos, select Photos Backup to quickly filter other data. Then you could click an icon to view the specific items.

Step 3. Select Data

When you the items on the iPhone, you could select some of them to backup. After you select all of them, click OK.

Step 4. Select Path and Start Backup

Click the path on the lower-left corner and then click Start Backup.

Last Words

You could use both iTunes and AOMEI MBackupper to backup the iPhone to any partition on a Windows computer. You could choose the way you like to save iPhone data.

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