How To Manually Back Up Your iPhone To A Computer If It -The iPhone – Is Wearing A Mophie Battery


In a word or two? You can’t.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mophie products. I have a portable battery and a wearable one as well for my precious iPhone 5.

But, with the iOS 7 update looming, I thought perhaps it was time to do a manual back-up in addition to the back-up on my iCloud storage plan.

So, I plugged the iPhone into my iMac – something I had not done in a while – and I waited and waited and waited. Nothing happened.

I rebooted, restarted, unplugged, updated both my iPhone and iTunes software. Still nothing.

Well, this was not good.

So, I took a break and went to purchase some Tim Hortons donuts for my America’s Got Talent Performance Finale Party tonight and then it hit me.

My Mophie Battery! Now, maybe it was the Timmies talking, but I had a revelation.

I was using the USB recharging cable from my Mophie product because this is basically how I charge my iPhone every night. Both the battery and iPhone are “joined at the hip” and I just assumed that the USB end of the cable would communicate with my Mac.

Well, guess what? It doesn’t! My iPhone 5 was craving its lightening cable big time.

So, I disconnected the bottom of the battery unit and exposed the original lightening port, plugged in my lightening USB cable and watched the magical import process begin on my iMac.

And that is it. Not a big how-to but important enough nonetheless. Better than tearing out your hair, right? And, if you are reading this and it made your day, then – you’re welcome. 🙂


Posted on September 18, 2013, in Gadgets, How-To Articles, IPhone, Technology and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. If you would had tried the wifi sync option or just rely on the iCloud backup it would had saved you some headache and calories on the donuts !! Lol but it is a good eye opener not to expect every accessory is designed as good as the real product

    • Oh I already do this. However, I had video files that iCloud didn’t back up. Now, with iOS 7, it’s not a problem. Any excuse for a donut!! Haha

      Sent from Rosanne’s iPhone


      • If you want your content of your phone sync’d you can your sync with iTunes over wifi , if you want your content wireless from your phone in general you can use third party applications as Dropbox ( it also copies the video files) and totally automated
        You can also use a service (free) as desk connect to easily move files from iOS devices to your desktop and vise versa

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