How to Extract iTunes Backup for Your iPhone
Lost your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad or iPod Touch? Accidentally deleted data from your iDevice, or just want to replace your old iPhone with an Android phone and want to keep the old data? All these problems are not problems now. As long as you've synced your devices with iTunes before, you can easily get back all your data by extracting iTunes backup.
iTunes usually generates a backup for every device that has been synced with it, easier for late restore when there is a such need. However, those backup files are not allowed to access or preview. It's to say, you can't directly take any data out of iTunes backup files. If you want to do it, you need a third-party program: iTunes backup extractor.
You can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), which can automatically find your iTunes backup files and extract them into different categories, including camera roll, photo stream, contacts, messages, notes, call history, voice memo, etc. And you can preview and recover them all with one click.
Download the free trial version of this software below and install it on your computer.
Step 1. Extract iTunes backup
Run the program on your Mac and you'll get the primary window as follow. To start the process, you'll have to 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".
Step 2. Preview and recover iTunes backup contents
After the extract, all contents of your iTunes backup will be listed in categories. You can preview details of each other. Make sure which you want, mark them and click "Recover" on the top of the window. You can save them on your Mac with one click.
If you have a need, you also can recover all of them with this software, and keep them on your Mac.