2 Steps to Extract iPhone Backup in Windows 8
As an iPhone user, you must know it that every time you sync your device with iTunes on your computer, iTunes will automatically generate a backup file for it. When you accidentally deleted data on your iPhone, you can restore the backup data to your device with one click. It's a great thing that Apple has done for us.
Well, there is also another thing you need to know. When you restore the backup data, all exiting data on your iPhone will be wiped an be totally replaced by the backup data. What's more, the backup file is not allowed to read or access unless you've restored it to your iPhone. This may need to be improved by Apple.
What if I really need to keep my data on iPhone and also need the backup data, and I'm using Windows 8 on my computer?
There is a way indeed. Read on and get it.
How to extract iPhone backup in Windows 8 with 2 steps
First, you need to get an iPhone backup extractor that works greatly in Windows 8: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). This Windows 8 iPhone backup extractor allows you to extract all contents in the backup and you can read or use them conveniently. You can use it to extract the iTunes backup file of iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and more, as long as you have iTunes backup for your iPhone on your Windows 8 computer. By the way, it also works well in Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Download the Windows 8 iPhone backup extractor below. Choose the right version for you device. If you're using iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you also can use the program to directly scan your device and recover data from it.
Step 1. Scan to extract the backup file in Windows 8
After downloading and installing Wondershare Dr.Fone on your Windows 8 comptuer, run it and switch to the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option on the top. You'll get the window as follow. Here all iTunes backup files for your iOS devices will be listed automatically. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to extract the backup file.
Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone backup data in Windows 8
After the extracting, all data inside the backup will be displayed in organized categories like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, etc. You can click any of them to preview the detailed contents. Then mark those you want to save on your computer and click "Recover". That's all. Your iTunes backup file has been extracted successfully.
To avoid losing data from your iPhone, do remember to backup it on your computer well. Additionally, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS also enables you to directly scan and recover data from iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS.