iPhone Backup Extractor: Extract and Recover iPhone Data

Why need an iPhone backup extractor

Why need an iPhone backup extractor? It's decided by the file type of the backup file. The iTunes backup file is not a common file, but an SQlitedb file. It's not readable. So even you find the backup file, you can't get the content out of it, let alone restore to your iPhone. This is why the iPhone backup extractor comes out.

Well, there is another thing you need to notice. Don't sync your iPhone with iTunes after you find the data loss on your iPhone. Because iTunes only updates the backup file every time you sync with it, not to build a new backup file. So if you have synced your iPhone again, the backup file will be overwritten by the content on your iPhone, and the lost data will go forever.

Extract iPhone backup file and recover iPhone data in steps 

Get an iPhone backup extractor first:Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) (for Mac users) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (for Windows users). Both of the iPhone backup explorers enable you to extract the backup file and preview the contacts, SMS, photos, videos, calendar, notes and call history in details, no matter you are using iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone4,  iPhone 3GS or the previous versions. You can recover them all according to your needs. Moreover, the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS permits you to scan and recover data directly from all iPhone models. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) also offers data recovery directly from all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch now. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) Tutorial.

Step 1 Scan the backup file

Free download the iPhone backup extractor, install and run it on your computer. What you need to pay attention is that don't connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes anymore after you lost data on your iPhone, to prevent lost data from being overwritten. Any devices as iPhone, iPad, iPod that you have ever synced with iTuness, the backup file of it will be scanned out. Here you need to do is to choose the right device backup file and move to "Start Scan".

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Step 2 Extract backup of iPhone and recover data

Here all the content in the backup file has been displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. After preview, check those you want back and hit to "Recover" and save them.

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Step 3 Do backup well

To avoid losing data from your iPhone, do remember to backup it on your computer well. What's more, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to perform the backup extracting in similar steps. Additionally, this software enables you to directly scan and recover data from  iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

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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.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

You can upgrade to the new version version 5.5.4 (for Win) and version 5.7.0 (for Mac).
What version of Dr.Fone for iOS are you using? The upgraded version 5.5.4 (for Win) and version 5.7.0 (for Mac) should fix the issue. Will you try with the new version?
I also experience this issue - tested on multiple backups
Is there any trouble that makes that I can recover whatsapp history anymore since 1 week ago? ty
Yes the phone should be in activated status if you try to recover data directly from the phone. If you apply Recover from iTunes backup file or Recover from iCloud backup file mode, it's not necessary to have access to an activated phone.
does a phone have to be activated to recover old messages?
Sorry, it can't right now!
Can wondershare recover app data so I can play where I left off before the broken update? I have an iPad 2.
Can you read them when Dr.Fone finds them? Generally, if you can can read WhatsApp messages during the scanning process, then for sure, after recovery, you can read them too. Anyway, I will tell our programmers to let them check it out.
im using the latest windows version, i recover the whatsapp messages, but i cant read any of the extracted messages. What is the problem?
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