iOS device is locked with passcode but you have forgot the passcode now you want to backup your data first from restoring it. Dont worry there is a solution availble to recover your data without iTunes, as iTunes says :-
There is only a one way to use it again and use with itunes ,is that of restoring it with latest firmware by entering DFU mode but this method is not recommended because it will refresh a new software on iOS device and remove all the data that we need.
There is another method to backup your device while it is locked with a passcode,Why we cant use another alternative of iTunes which have the ability to save our data?
So we can try the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. This software is both available for Mac And also for Windows.Download links are given:-
This Version is supported with the latest Mac as well as with support for Window 8
1-Step:-Run the program on your computer
Here we take an example in Windows Computer, After connected the iOS device you just see the window like below
2 Step:- Scan the locked iOS device locked with passcode for data in it
1- Hold the device and press start button
2-When you tap the start button, Hold Power and Home button at same time for 10 seconds
3- Released the Power button after 10 seconds but keep hold the Home button for more 15 seconds
Computer will told that you have successfully entered the system then release both buttons and start a scan for the data
3 Step:-Preview and save the data you want on your computer
After scanning mark the data you want and then simply saveor recover the data on your computer