Can Time Machine backup iPhone data?

Discussion in 'iPod, iPhone & iPad' started by michaelj williams, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. michaelj williams

    michaelj williams New Member

    May 10, 2016
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    I have iMac 27” running OS X El Capitan. I have installed 4 TB WD Time Machine application and it have plenty of room. I want to know if I can backup my iPhone by creating a separate partition on the WD external HDD. Can it be done?
    michaelj williams, Jun 28, 2016
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

    May 19, 2004
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    Hello and welcome,

    You cannot backup your iPhone directly to a separate disk partition. You can create a backup within iTunes, which will then be backed up via Time Machine. You can also use iCloud to store iPhone backups.

    Hope that helps,

    Cory Cooper, Jul 2, 2016
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