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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 extractors 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 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.

Download the iPhone backup extractor below. This free trial version allows you to extract and preview all the content in details.

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Step 1. Scan the backup file

Here, let's do it with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) together.

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 5, 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 >>

All the found deleted texts by trial version can be recovered with a full version. If the trial version doesn't find the text you want, then the text can't be recovered any more.
I used the try free version to receive deleted texts. It shows some of them but they are random and in no order. If I was to buy this product would more of those texts show up or is if only what shows up in the free trial that is there?
Hi, Ani, you can't see the single files in iCloud or iTunes backup file unless you use Dr.Fone for iOS to extract the backup file. Considering the security of your data, I suggest you not do anything to the backup file. /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
what is the specific file path on the mac? thank you.
If you don't have iTunes backup or iCloud backup for it, it's hardly to recover your lost data, Anna. As to the games, you need to reinstall them.
My ipad mini is in recovery mode after updating to ios, I never backed up my photos and videos, can I still recover then using your software? What about the games I installed?
what is the specific file path for the backup files on a windows 7 pc
It's stored only on your own computer. If you don't want it, you also can deleted it by yourself.
where does dr. fone store backups downloaded from icloud?