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How to Extract iPhone Backup Files via iTunes

iTunes actually is a media player and library software for iPhone/iPad/iPod, but I believe that almost all the Apple users know iTunes also is a common backup tool. When iTunes recognized your iOS devices, it can backup your data automatically.

Now the newest version of iTunes is iTunes, if you have installed iTunes on your computer, when you launch it and it will tip you to upgrade to the newest version. So if you lose your iPhone data for some reasons such as accidentally deleted, factory reset, jailbreak etc. How to extract iPhone backup files via iTunes to recover lost data?

How to Recover iPhone Lost Data from iTunes

extract iPhone data via iTunes

  • 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer with USB porter.
  • 2. Be patience to wait until iTunes recognize your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
  • 3. Right-click on the iPhone icon and click “Restore from Backup”.
  • 4. If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes recently, you will have several backup entries can be chosen. Select the latest backup entry appearing under the most recent date and click “Restore”.
  • 5. After the restore is complete, you will have your original iPhone data recovered.

But before you recover iPhone lost data from iTunes, you should know that the data existing on your iPhone but not on iTunes will be overwritten and can’t be restored anymore. This is a drawback of iTunes, so how can we recover the data we want from iTunes without lose the new data? There is a software named iTunes Data Recovery can help you to extract iTunes backup selectively.

How to Extract iTunes Backup with iTunes Data Recovery

Step 1. Download, install and launch Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery, select and import iTunes backup file to the iTunes Data Recovery.
Step 2. After a few minutes to see different categories of files, scan and preview the backup files.
Step 3. Tap “Recover” and choose a path for the recovered data.

Now you can recover the files you want from iTunes and no need to lose the other data, it is perfect.

The Best way to Recover iPhone Text Messages Without iTunes Backup Free

iPhone text messages lost accidently but you didn’t back them in iTunes? If the iPhone lost text messages are very important to you, it is necessary to find a way to go to restore it. Have you ever thought of any good way? Generally you will how to restore it? According to the survey, the vast majority of people would choose to bring their iPhone to the designated repair shop to repair. Not only spend money but also take time. They believe that restore the data loss of cell phone is a skilled job. It needs the professional and technical personnel to repair.
In fact, you don’t have so big effort. No matter how you lost iPhone text messages, accident deletion, failing jailbreak, iOS 9 upgrade, etc, iPhone Text Messages Recovery is simple and effective software to retrieve iPhone deleted text messages without iTunes backup free.

How to Recover Deleted Text Message from iPhone without iTunes Backup Free?

First, Download iPhone Data Recovery.3 steps will be OK:
Step 1: Recover Data from iOS Device
Select “Recover Data from iOS Device” Tab from the software.
Step 2: Scan Lost iPhone Text Messages
Connect your iPhone with computer, click “Start Scan” to scan deleted text messages from iPhone Memory Card or Storage. The process of scanning may need a moment.

recover deleted text messages from iphone without itunes backup free

Step 3: Select and Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages
After scanning, deleted iPhone text messages and other files will be displayed on the interface. At this moment, you can preview them and check if they are you need actually. Then, select lost iPhone text messages and click “Recover” to restore deleted text messages from iPhone without backup free. Finally, select a folder on your computer, then, save them.

Learned how to use this iPhone data recovery software, you can no longer worry about the iPhone data loss problem. Of course, more than a kind of way to retrieve iPhone text messages. You can also recover iPhone text messages from iTunes backup or from iCloud backup with iPhone data recovery.

How to restore iTunes data for iOS 8.3 device

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This is a recource in Appple forum. It seems that so many users can’t use the newest iTunes  normally when iTunes was updated to 12.1.  Many users have problems in data sync and restoration. As is known to all, iTunes is an important tool to manage iOS device, if there are some bugs in it, users is hard to fix them unless Aplle release new version of iTunes. However, when we need to restore iTunes backup data for iOS 8.3 device, but iTunes can’t help us, we should find other way to get back our device data.

After search on the web, some iTunes alternatives can be found.Those kinds of tools can find iTunes backup files on computer, and even are enble to extract specific data in backup file. It means, user can view their backed up contacts, text messages, photos, or other data in iTunes backup file.

Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery could help you recover data by extracting iTunes backup file in situations below:

1.iPhone, iPad or iPad got water-damaged, smashed, broken or stolen and have no access to all data on your devices.

2.Apple devices stuck in recovery mode or got black/white screen of death, no way to access your devices.

3.Deleted important contacts, photos or other files from iPhone, iPad and iPod and want to restore them.

4.iPhone failed jailbreak or factory reset, important data are missing or deleted.

How to restore data from itunes when itunes request factory setting

Have you met similar situation like this? When you connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod to computer and want to restore data from iTunes, it ask you to do factory reset, and all data in your device will be erased. This is annoying, if you follow the guide,your data will be lost, but if not, you can’t use itunes to restore iTunes data normally.And although you reset your device, this request will keep pop out, because this kind of situation is caused by ADB driver error.

iTunes cannot restore backup

iTunes cannot restore backup


How to recover lost data from iTunes backup when iTunes can’t connect your device

Before you get method to fix ADB driver error for iTunes, I think you are so hurry to want to restore data from iTunes backup. But how to restore data from iTunes data without iTunes?

Except for iTunes, we can make use of some other bette program to restore iPhone, iPad, iPod data from backup file.

iTunes Data Recovery can help you get all iOS devices backup data back. Automatically detect all your iTunes backup files and extract data to PC .Besides, this program can be used as iTunes backup file extractor and viewer, you can view all data in backup file including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, call history, app documents and voice memos, etc.  Let’s know how does it work.

Firstly, you need to download and install iTunes Data Recovery to your computer, when you launch it ,you can see this program will import iTunes backup files in your computer automatically. If you can’t see your wanted backup files, you can import them  manually.

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Then, choose the backup you want to restore, click next to view specific data in then backup. Here you can see what data are in the backup.


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Finally, choose the files you want to restore, well you can get back your iTunes backup data without iTunes.

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A Complete Guide to View Photos, Text Messages, Contacts and More on iTunes

Although iTunes has the ability to backup iPhone data, iTunes is not file management software that you cannot transfer, edit, view data in iTunes backup, in other word, iTunes backup file is not readable and writeable.

But sometimes you extremely want to view data on iTunes backup file, this could be you just want to know what files have been synced on iTunes, it also could be you had iPhone stolen or lost so you can’t restore data back to iPhone that you want to read the files. Moreover, sync iPhone with iTunes on computer doesn’t mean you can edit iPhone data on PC. If you’ve faced such an issue, read this post to the end and learn how you can view and edit iTunes backup files.

The First Thing: check your iTunes backup file

The 1st thing to check is to make sure you have made an iTunes backup, and be sure that you haven’t delete the iTunes from computer. No need to worry even if the iTunes backup files on computer have been deleted or empty Recycle bin, the iTunes backup viewer introduced below also will help you recover deleted iTunes backup.

The Second Thing:  use iTunes Backup Viewer

iTunes Backup Viewer is a free program allows you to view all the data stored on iTunes backup file. To extract files, you’ll need to upgrade program by paying $39.95.

Three steps to try are the follows:

a. Download this program and install it on computer. Mac users, please click here to download the Mac version.

b. Launch program and you’ll get the interface as below: itunes backup viewer interfaceGenerally speaking, all of the backup files created on this computer will be scan, if you can’t find the one you need, click “Import Backup File>>” to import it manually.  Click on the backup file name, then click “Start Scan”.

c. The scan process just need few seconds. After that, all the files will be scan and show into list. Click the catalog like call history, contacts, photos, text messages, notes, Tango messages, Viber messages, WhatsApp messages, calendar and more on the left of the interface to view the files on iTunes backup.

view files from itunes backupd. If you want to extract or edit iPhone data, then mark those files you need, and click “Recover” button to save them on computer.

How to Recover iPhone Data from Recovery Mode

When it is not the first time your iPhone got stuck in recovery mode, you may feel panic because you know that all the data in iPhone are likely to lose after getting out of recovery mode.  At this time, the idea of backing up iPhone data in recovery mode should sprang up in most people’s mind. Well, I regret to tell you that it’s impossible.

But don’t give up, saving the data from the iPhone which gone into recovery mode unintentionally, you have two great choices:

Choice 1: Use Reiboot, the free tool helps to get iPhone out of recovery mode without data loss.

Reiboot is designed to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode as well as put iPhone into recovery, fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo, reboot loop, white logo. This program is super easy to use. There are just two buttons on this program: “Enter Recovery Mode” and “Exit Recovery Mode” (See the photo below)
reiboot to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode
And of course, to get out of recovery mode, just click “Exit Recovery Mode” button and wait the iPhone back to normal.  Keep in mind that, don’t disconnect your iPhone before the process is done, or it would failed.

This tool won’t do any bad for the iPhone data and 100% sure that all the data still exit in iPhone.

Choice 2: Use iPhone Data Recovery tool to recover iPhone data lost on recovery mode.

If this is the first time your iPhone stuck in recovery mode, you probably don’t know your data would lose, and you don’t know the Reiboot tool, then you have to try the data recovery tool to do remediation.

The recovery process is simple and streamlined. Just free download the iPhone data recovery for Windows or Mac, then scan your iPhone (Supports all the iPhones including iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS) to find your lost data.

This tool provides three ways to recover iPhone data after stuck on recovery mode. The former two methods are iTunes, iCloud, and the last method is from iPhone directly.  All of the three ways are extremely easy to navigate through the lost photos, text messages, contacts, notes, call history etc. and find the exact ones you wish to restore. Read More!

iTunes Cannot Restore Backup? Check these Solutions!

It’s hard to avoid something not perfect for Apple product that someone may have run into the error that “Cannot restore backup because it’s either corrupted or not compatible with this device”.

iTunes cannot restore backup

iTunes cannot restore backup

When you having problems restoring your iPhone backups, then please take a look at these solutions to fix the error.

Solution 1: Update iTunes to the Latest Version

Be sure to install and have upgraded to the latest iTunes version.

Here’s how:
Head to “Help” on the iTunes menu, and then click “Check for the Update”. If this is not the latest version, here’s a pop-up windows tell you to download iTunes directly.

One more tip: this is also the all-in-one solution you can try when you encounter any problems of iTunes including iTunes cannot recognize iPhone, iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone.

Solution 2: Check iPhone Space

Sometimes, iTunes cannot restore backup just because not enough space. It’s somewhat common especially when you have a 16 GB or lower iPhone.

To free up iPhone space, you can try to clean the iPhone junks, delete some large capacity file or just transfer them to computer, uninstall some apps that not used for a long time. You can download the iPhone performance tool on computer to optimize your iPhone. I have used this tool on my iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8.2, it save almost 2 GB space from my iPhone the first time I used it.

Solution 3: iTunes Backup Extractor

If neither of the solutions above has worked, then you’ll need an iTunes Backup Extractor developed by team. Not only does this tool helps you extract all the files in backups, but it also helps you save data on computer that it won’t delete the iPhone data.

To use this tool, you needn’t run on iTunes that you won’t meet the issue of iTunes cannot restore iPhone backup, but iTunes installed in computer in advance is needed.

Moreover, if you having problems restoring from iCloud backup, then you can try iPhone backup extractor which allows to you recover data from iCloud as well as iTunes.

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The Best Desktop File Explorer for iPhone/iPad/iPod

As is known to all, Apple doesn’t allow you to directly access the file system of iPhone, iPad or iPod on PC unless with the help of iTunes. However, iTunes isn’t everything since you can’t preview the details of backup file in iTunes and drag files to specific Apps on iDevices via iTunes would be extremely time-consuming. Hence, there’s every need for you to turn to a file explorer for iPhone, iPad and iPod—iAny Transfer, which works better than iTunes as it enables you to:

1. Browse contacts/messages/photos/videos on iDevice when the screen gets damaged
2. Sync documents, media and other files from PC to iPhone/iPad/iPod without iTunes

iAny transfer

Incredible? Why not download it and follow the instruction below to give it shot?

1. Browse contacts/messages/photos/videos on iDevice when the screen gets physical-damaged or water-damaged

It’s not rare to break your iPhone/iPad/iPod screen, (Also see: recover data from dead iPhone) but what if you’re in urgent need of accessing important contacts, messages, photos or videos on your iDevice before you could repair it?

All you need is to launch iAny Transfer on PC and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC. Then you’ll get the interface as the picture below. Once the program recognizes your iDevice, you can freely explore contacts, messages, photos, etc. by clicking the specific category on the left of the program’s main interface.

2. Sync documents, media and other files from PC to iPhone/iPad/iPod without iTunes

If you’ve ever used a PDF reader, video player or other App that requires syncing files through iTunes, you must know how time-consuming it could be! Therefore, skipping iTunes to sync documents, media and other files would be a great choice to shorten the process. The step-by-step guide is as simple as follows.

① Run iAny Transfer and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC.
② Click “Add” on the top of the software’s primary interface and a window will pop up asking you to select files that you want to sync to iDevices.

Note that you can directly explore videos, music and other document files within the software.
③ Select your desired files and click “open” to proceed.

Within minutes, you’ll be surprised to find those selected files have been synced to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. iAny Transfer just supports Windows at present, Mac users, please use iTunes data recovery Mac tool as an file explorer.

Furthermore, if iTunes can’t backup your iPhone, you can learn how to backup iPhone without iTunes with this file explorer. In short, iAny Transfer is indeed a versatile complement to iTunes

How to Recover Data from a Dead iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

This guide will walk you through how to recover photos, contacts, text messages and more files from a death iPhone that it’s not turning on now.

recover data from dead iPhone

When the iPhone is completely died, that’s mean iPhone cannot be connected to computer, in other word, you can’t get back data from the dead iPhone straightway. At this point, iPhone backup is the data saver.

Apple add the ability to backup iPhone data to iTunes and iCloud, but both of them need a normal iPhone to restore backup files, according to Apple. Don’t disappoint, there are still some ways help to restore iTunes and iCloud without backup. You’ll need an iPhone Backup Extractor which able to extract any files from backup and save the files on computer. Next, we’ll show you how to perform dead iPhone data recovery with iPhone Backup Extractor.

Part 1: Recover Data from Dead iPhone through iTunes Backup

Turn on the computer which your previous iTunes backup files stored, then download the iPhone Backup Extractor and install it.

Launch program and switch to “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” mode. Generally speaking, this program will scan all the backup files automatically, if the backup file you need isn’t displayed, please click “Import Backup File>>” to find it manually. Moreover, you also can recover the deleted iTunes backup files.

recover data from dead iPhone with iTunes

Select the backup file you last created and click “Start Scan” button to scan all the files. When the scan is completed, just view all the data on backup file and select the file you need or select all, then click “Recover” button to save them on computer.

Part 2: Restore Data from Dead iPhone via iCloud Backup

In this part, we still need the iPhone Backup Extractor introduced above.

Switch to the next recovery mode- “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” -> Enter Apple ID and Password or use “Software Access” -> Click the iCloud backup file need to extract data click “Next “ to download -> preview and recover data from iCloud and save the recovery files on PC.

Statement: this program won’t record your Apple ID or the data, you can safely use.

This is available for all iPhone models and iOS version. Take it easy when your iPhone is water damaged, broken or dead because the update, because retrieve photos, contacts, notes and even Viber messages from deactivated iPhone is possible and pretty easy, but don’t forget to backup your iPhone.

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