How to Extract iTunes Backup for Your iPhone
Accidentally deleted data from your iDevice? Lost your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, or just want to replace your old iPhone with an Android phone but want to keep the old files? Don't worried now! As long as you've synced your devices with iTunes before, you can easily recover all your data by extracting iTunes backup.
As we know, iTunes usually generates a backup for every device that has been synced with it, easier for late restore when there is a such need. But you should know that those backup files are not allowed to access or preview. It means you can't directly take any data out of iTunes backup files. If you have such a need, a third-party program: iTunes backup extractor can help you a lots.
You can use iOS Data Recovery (Windows) or iOS Data Recovery (Mac), which can automatically find your iTunes backup files and extract them into different categories, including photo stream, contacts, camera roll, messages, call history, notes, voice memo, etc. You can preview and recover them all with one click.
Now, we take Mac version of iOS Data Recovery as an example. Windows user can download the Windows version and take the similar steps.
Download the free trial version and install it on your computer.
Step1. Extract iTunes backup
Download, install and run the program on your computer and you'll get the primary window as follow. To start the process, you'll have to select your device mode and then choose "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode to scan iTunes backup of your device.
All iTunes backup files will be found and displayed here. Find the one for your device, select it and click to "Start Scan" button.
Step2. Preview and recover iTunes backup contents
When the extract over, all contents of your iTunes backup will be listed in categories. You can preview details one by one. Mark the data you want and click "Recover" button on the top of the window to save them on your Mac with one click.
Note: iOS Data Recovery can Extract iTunes Backup for all iOS Devices, including iPhone 5/4S
- 1. Supported iOS devices: iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 & iPod touch 5/4.
- 2. Recover 11 kinds of files: Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark, Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Message attachments and Voice memos.
- 3. Recover deleted data: Recover not only existing data in the backup, but also those data deleted from your device before you made the backup, as long as they were not overwritten.
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