Monday, June 9, 2014
How to backup and save multiple iPhone 5 backup file on Mac without overwrite the old backup
“I connected my iPhone 5 to Mac it started backing up immediately. The old backup file were overwritten and deleted, Now the only backup I can restore to is today’s, I realize it's too late now, I am wondering is there any way to backup iPhone 5 data without overwritten the old backup file?”
How to prevent iTunes making backups automatically?
In iTunes > Preferences > Devices > check Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
Actually, iTunes only keeps one normal backup per iOS device, when you synced you iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes, it will create a new backup files and replaced the old backup, Each iOS device only have a recent backup in iTunes.
If you want to save multiple backup file, you need a third party tool, Here recommend a professional iPhone data backup and recovery software, with this iPhone data backup tool, you can create a iPhone backup with date & time stamp, what’s more, you can also select to backup data rather than the whole iPhone backup.
Firstly, Free download the trial version of this iPhone data backup tool for Mac, if you are windows computer user, get iPhone data backup tool for windows and take the same operation as below. It’s very easy-to-use and works well with iPhone5S/5/5C/4S/4, etc.
Step1 Install and Run iFonebox, connect your iPhone 5 to your Mac via a USB cable, and then choose “Recover from iOS Device”
Step2 Scan your iPhone 5 to find data on it
The software will automatically scan your iPhone 5 to find out and analyze all the existing and deleted files. Scanning time depends on the number of the file on your device. So if there are lots of data on your device, please wait patiently until the software finish the scanning task.
Step3 Preview and backup iPhone5 data selectively
After the scan, all data found on your iPhone5 will be listed and displayed in the scan result, just click the categories on the top side of the window like camera roll, contacts, messages, notes etc to check which you want to backup and which you don’t. Tick off those you want and click “Recover” button. Now the backup folder has been saved on your Mac.
This magic software also can help you recover deleted contacts, notes, messages, call historys, etc