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How to Export Backup Files from an iPhone 5/4S to a Computer

iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S Backup Extractor: Extract and Recover iPhone Data

What is an iPhone Backup File?

As we all know, every time you sync your iPhone device with iTunes, you can back up your iPhone files on computer by iTunes. The problem is, the backup file is an SQlitedb file, and it cannot be read or accessed on your computer easily. This means, you cannot get real content out of it even if you can find this backup file.

Why is an iPhone Backup Extractor Needed?

But many times we want to extract iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S backup files to computer, as well as read and save them on computer to avoid losing them. An iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S Backup extractor is a necessity in such condition.

The other reason why we need an iPhone backup extractor is that iTunes updates the backup file every time you sync with it, no new backup files are created, and this makes it almost impossible to recover very old backup files.

An iPhone backup extractor will help you to read and access iPhone backup data straightly on computer.

3 Steps to Extract iPhone Backup Files from iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S

1. Get an iPhone backup extractor first

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) is your best choice.This tool not only extracts your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S backup files but also recovers them, you can choose to preview in details as well as save them on your computer.

Download and install it on your computer, there are two versions to choose from (Windows/Mac). Free trial version allows you to extract and preview all the content in detail.

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2. Connect your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S to computer and run the program. Choose your iPhone device name and click "Start Scan"

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Note: Do not sync your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S with computer when using this tool, otherwise the backup file you want to extract might be overwritten.

3. Export Backup Files to the Computer

When the scanning is over, the backup files will be showed as below: the photos, videos, calendar, contacts, SMS, notes and call history. You will be able to preview them one by one. Choose those files you want to extract and then click “Recover” to extract them on your computer. That’s all and simple enough.

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To avoid losing data from your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, we strongly suggest you extract your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S backup files on your computer after every time you sync your device with iTunes.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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