Accessing iPhone Backup: 4 Steps to Access iPhone Backup Data with Dr.Fone

How can I Directly Access iTunes backup Files?

I had an iPhone 3GS and yesterday I lost it. I have plenty of contacts, photos and messages in that phone. I know iTunes backup on my Mac includes all those data, I’m here asking whether there is any way to access iphone backup on my Mac or not. Many thanks.

Because of Apple’s policy, you are not allowed to access iTunes backup directly on your Mac even if you know where it is. If you really want to access iphone backup and read it on your Mac, you’ll need the help of a third-party program.

Wondershare dr.fone for ios (iPhone data recovery for mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery for Windows) is one of the best programs to fulfill your needs. This ultimate tool can scan and extract files from iTunes backup. This program is fully compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS. Currently you can access up to 11 file types from iPhone backup. What’s even better, you can keep the iPhone backup files on your computer for future use.

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access iphone backups in 4 steps

Now let’s access iphone backup with Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac). Windows users please try Windows version to process the similar steps.

Step 1. Install and launch Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac). There you will see two recovery modes: Recover from iOS Device and Recover from iTunes Backup File. To access iphone backup, please select the "Recover from iTunes backup" mode. Here you are going to extract iPhone backup. Please select the backup you want to access and click “Scan” to continue.

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Step 2. When the scan finishes, all contents in your iPhone backup will be listed in categories like “Camera Roll”, “Message”, “Contact”, etc. You can preview them as your wish. If you want to extract files from iPhone back and keep them on your Mac so that you can read and use them straightly, you can click “Recover” to save them on your Mac.

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1 Indeed, Wondershare dr.fone for ios is more like an iPhone data recovery program. You can easily recover files from iTunes backup. What’s more, you can even recover files directly from your iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS.

2 The trial version only allows you to scan iPhone back and check the scanned files. If you want to extract files and save them on your Mac, you need to get the full version.

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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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Oct 12,2015 13:51 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone

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