iPhone 6(S)(+) Backing Up iPhone 6S Plus to External HDD

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  1. ajayaujla macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to backup my iPhone 6S Plus to my external Seagate HDD. However, I keep getting the error:

    "itunes could not backup the iphone because the backup was corrupt or not compatible"

    However, I do not have any previous backups on my Mac or even the HDD and am not sure of how to solve this error.

    In terms of how I set up backup to my external HDD, I used a common method which can be found at this link:

    https://appletoolbox.com/2016/05/backup-iphone-external-drive/

    Does anyone know how I can solve this or have had success fixing this problem?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    To my knowledge, you cannot backup your phone to an external drive through iTunes. To accomplish your goal, you would need to use a third party program like iMazing, which bypasses iTunes, and allows you to backup to your external drive or Mac etc.
     
  3. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Are you handy with the Terminal? With using symbolic links as described?

    I use to locate my home folder on another disk drive for years effectively. Apple has even made it easier.
     
  4. ajayaujla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have done this before on another Mac though and there are many sites online with instructions on how to do it so it is possible.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    My post was speaking about native ability.
     

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