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How to Undelete iPhone Backup Files

It may happen: when you got a new iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you decided to give your old iPhone 4 to your mom or others. When your mom came for it, you hooked it back to iTunes and synced it as a new phone, so that your mom could get a totally "new" phone. Then disaster visited. The old iPhone 4 backup was deleted by the last sync. The current backup was empty, and you lost everything.

You are here. Then I guess you may be encountering the disaster above, and want to undeleted the iPhone backup file. Don't despair. You still have a chance to undelete your iPhone backup, if you can find something by following the steps shown below.

How to undelete iPhone backup files

Actually, the latest iTunes backup can't be retrieved, for the data has been overwritten, but you can try to find your previous backup files. Actually iTunes makes separate backups for every point when you restored your iPhone. You can find whether they exist or not. If there is one, you can get back part of your previous data at least.

To undelete iPhone backup, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). The software can help to search all your iTunes backup files, and let you preview all of them before recovery.

Download the trial version below for free to have a try.

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Note: To search and undelete your old iPhone backups, you actually can download any version of the program above, no matter you're using iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. All of them work the same.

Step 1. Search your old iPhone backup files

Here we take the Windows version as an example.

Launch the program on your computer after installing it. Then click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of the primary window. Then all your iPhone backups will be automatically searched and displayed as follow. If you can find the old backup for your iPhone, congratulations! Choose it and click Start Scan to extract it for preview.

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Step 2. Preview and undelete iPhone backup

The scan will take you a few seconds. After that, you can preview all contents in it, like photos, video, messages, contacts, notes, etc. Mark them and click Recover to save them on your computer. Now you've successfully undeleted your iPhone backup file.

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You can also watch the video tutorial below.



Download the trial version below for free.

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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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