"I want to backup iPhone SE so that I won't worry about data loss, especially contacts. How to back up iPhone SE to PC? Or should I back up iPhone SE to iTunes? Please show me the detailed steps on how to back up iPhone SE. Thanks."

Backup iPhone SE/SE 2 would help you successfully prevent from data loss for various causes. There are quite a few methods for you to back up iPhone SE. You could back up iPhone SE to iTunes, PC or iCloud as you like. This post would show you how to backup iPhone SE/SE 2 in different ways.

Part 1: Apple iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2

New iPhone SE 2020 entered into the market this year, the original version of iPhone SE has been in the market for four years, will the new iPhone SE be as popular as the old one? Let’s compare iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone SE 2016 to see which one is a winner.

  • Home Button
  • As you expected, there are differences between new and old iPhone SE, but they are also the same in some aspects. The retention of the Home button is noticeable, especially those people who struggle for the swipes which have iPhone Face ID navigated. iPhone SE 2 is the only version with Home Button in 2020. This is an ideal option if you prefer your iPhone with a home button. But the Home Button of iPhone SE2 is different from the old iPhone SE, as the second generation of Touch ID was made since iPhone 6S, it wasn’t designed in the old iPhone SE.

  • Design, Size and Display
  • The main difference between 2016 iPhone SE and other iPhones at that time was the 4-inch display. Maybe you are expecting the new iPhone SE2 would remain the small display, but really you will feel disappointed, the screen of iPhone SE2 is 4.7 inch similar to iPhone 8. But it is a good thing that the display screen of iPhone SE2 is bigger than the original one. You may think the smaller screen means that you have a smaller iPhone, which is handy for the small hands and the small pockets. But there are more disadvantages for the small display, for instance, you cannot read more information at one time, the pictures cannot be shown in details, the text shows less on the screen. Furthermore, if you are a crazy game player, the small screen is obviously not fit for playing games and you won’t have a great experience. But if you are looking for a small iPhone, there is no doubt that the original iPhone SE is better for you.

    The size Apple iPhone SE 2020 is 4.45in x 2.65in x 0.29in, and the old iPhone SE is 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in, but the new iPhone SE 2020 is thinner than the old one. If you are a loyal fan of the original iPhone SE, there is another thing which also may disappoint you, the old iPhone SE had four options in colors, that is Gold, Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold. While the new iPhone SE has three choices for colors, which includes white, red, and black. The color options black and white may make you think of the iPod. Though the colors are different from the old one, the material for the iPhone construction is still the same, like glass, aluminum, and no plastic finishes.

  • Price
  • The components of 2016 iPhone SE are the same as iPhone 6s which is launched in 2015. And this time, the specification of new iPhone 2020 is the same as iPhone 11. Similar to iPhone 11, iPhone SE 2020 is equipped with A13 Bionic chip as well as the Neural Engine in the third generation, offering all the advantages of photographing and the augmented reality provided by the chip, which means new iPhone SE owns a greater processor than iPhone XR and its price is higher. You also can find some high-end features in the new iPhone SE which does not exist in the old iPhone SE, such as the iBeacon micro-location, the wireless charging, the fast charging capability and the water resistance. What’s more, iPhone SE 2020 comes with more storage space.

  • Camera and the life of battery
  • New iPhone SE and the original iPhone SE come with the same camera 12MP. The difference between the two is that the capability of the processor and the other additions in photo-taking is ƒ/1.8 aperture instead of ƒ/2.2 aperture. For instance, new iPhone SE provides the features of the Portrait mode, the Portrait lighting and the depth control, therefore, the portrait photos of your friend or your family can be taken with the blurred background. And there is one crucial change of the camera is that the front camera which is used for selfies and Face Time. The new iPhone SE 2020 comes with 7MP camera, while the old one came with 1.2MP camera.

    As for the battery life, the new iPhone SE enables users to play videos in 13 hours after a single charge. Back in 2016 iPhone SE, the playback of video also can 13 hours. But, in some ways, the battery life of new iPhone SE is not as good as the old one. Apple indicates that iPhone SE 2020 can provide 40 hours in audio, in contrast, 50 hours can be offered by the 2016 iPhone SE.


    Part 2: How to Backup iPhone SE/SE 2 via iCloud

    Backup iPhone SE to iCloud would be the easiest way for you to back up iPhone SE. iCloud could back up iPhone SE data and file including: contacts, photos, bookmarks, videos, and more. It is easy for you to back up iPhone to iCloud. The below steps would show you how to do this:

    1. Connect your iPhone to a WiFi network (for backup use).
    2. Open "Settings" button on your iPhone.
    3. Log in iCloud via Apple ID and then enter the Apple ID
    4. Open iCloud tab.
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    6. Scroll down to "iCloud Backup" and enter it.
    7. Toggle on "iCloud Backup" option.
    8. Click the "Back Up Now" option.
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    In this way, you could easily back up iPhone SE to iCloud. Meanwhile, on the "iCloud" interface of your iPhone, you could determine which items to back up.

    Part 3: How to Backup iPhone SE/SE 2 to iTunes

    You could also use iTunes to backup iPhone SE to iTunes library on your computer. Apple has enabled iTunes to help you back up everything on your iPhone SE onto iTunes, and restore iPhone SE backup from iTunes. The below steps would show you how to backup iPhone SE to iTunes in detail:

    1. Connect your iPhone SE to PC/Mac and launch iTunes.
    2. When you see the iPhone icon next to the "..." above the left sidebar, click it.
    3. Then you will see a brief introduction to your iPhone.
    4. Click the "Back Up Now" button.
    5. iTunes would immediately start to backup iPhone SE to iTunes.

    Via iTunes, you could backup iPhone SE to iTunes with all data and files backed up. When you need to restore iPhone SE backup from iTunes, you could click the "Restore Backup" button. If you unfortunately delete or loose your data and files, you could use Leawo's iOS Data Recovery to recover data and file for iPhone SE.

    Part 4: How to Backup iPhone SE/SE 2 to PC with Leawo iTransfer

    Besides using iCloud and iTunes to backup iPhone SE, you could also use 3rd-party iPhone data backup software to backup iPhone SE to PC like Leawo iTransfer, a professional iOS data transfer and backup software app that could transfer data and file between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), iTunes and computer for backup. Up to 14 types of data and files are supported, including contacts, messages, video, music, picture, etc. You could freely choose what kind of data and files to backup from iPhone SE to PC.


    Leawo iTransfer 

    ☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
    ☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
    ☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
    ☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

    Download and install this iTransfer on your computer. Then, follow the below steps to learn how to backup iPhone SE to PC with Leawo iTransfer by taking contacts as an example. (You could select any data and file to backup from iPhone SE to PC.)

    Step 1. Launch the software

    Run the software and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. You could see your iPhone information on the left sidebar.

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    Step 2. Choose contacts from iPhone SE

    Go to " iPhone > Library > Contacts" tab to select contacts you want to backup from iPhone SE to PC. Here you could preview, delete and even edit contacts as you like.

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    Step 3. Export iPhone SE contacts to computer

    And then click the "Export" option. This program would ask you to save iPhone SE contacts to PC. Choose vCard(*.vcf) as output format and save iPhone contacts to PC.

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    As you could see on the left sidebar, there are multiple data and file types including app, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, ringtones, notes, camera, photos, SMS, bookmarks, notes, etc. You could backup all these data and files from iPhone SE to PC with Leawo iTransfer as you like. If you're using a Mac computer, you could make use of Leawo iTransfer for Mac.

    Video Demo of How to Use Leawo iTransfer