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How to Recover iPhone data from iTunes Backup File on a Mac

With just 1 accidental click, you’re likely to lose some crucial data from your iPhone. But there’s no need to panic, the lost iPhone files is recoverable. iTunes is the most options people would choose to back up iPhone, iPad and iPod data, and the rate is increased after the iCloud photo leak happened.  You can restore iTunes data to iPhone after lost or deleted it. However, still parts of iPhone users don’t know how to do that. Thus, you can follow the guides below.

Please refer to this link if you need to recover iPhone data from iCloud or from iPhone directly.

Learn how to restore iTunes backup files on Mac (It works the same on Windows)
1. Connect iPhone to Mac and run iTunes.
2. iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup if your iPhone is new or erased. If not, Control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
3. Select “Restore From Backup…” option
4. Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button.

After the restore process is finish, the data in iTunes will replace all the files in iPhone, that’s mean you have retrieved lost data but at the same time, you lose the new data added since the last synced.

To get this program solved, you can turn to use Mac iTunes Data Recovery tool.

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Step by Step Guide:

1-    Download iTunes Data Recovery for Mac tool (Windows version please clicks here to download) on the Mac which your iTunes backup file stored.
2-    Install and run program. On the main interface, you can see that all the back files are scan and displayed. Click on the backup file name you need to extract data, and click the “Start Scan” to go on.
3-    After the scan, you can preview files before recovery.
4-    Finally, select the text messages, notes, contacts, photos and other files you need, click the “Recover “ button to save them on Mac.

This iTunes Backup Extractor for Mac not only won’t delete iPhone data but very helpful when your iPhone is stolen, lost or broken, water damaged.

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery Upgrade: Improve Backups and iMessages Features

Tenorshare is a global leader in iPhone data recovery field and it constantly upgrades the program to make it better than better.  Therefore, even when you update your iPhone to the latest iOS 8 and lost data, you still can recover lost iPhone photos, contacts, notes etc. with the help of Tenorshare iPhone data recovery. Moreover, you can regain more and more data types this year such as Tango, Viber data recovery. Now let’s see what features have been improved in this latest update.

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iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS Windows and Mac

Part 1: iCloud Backup Improvements

There’s no iCloud data on iOS 8 devices bug has been fixed.

Moreover, it also optimizes iCloud download speed which means you can restore data from iCloud backup much faster.

Part 2: iTunes Backup Improvements

You have synced iPhone with iTunes before lost data, however, you have deleted the iTunes backup files from your computer! No worries, Tenorshare iPhone data recovery are now supports to recover deleted iTunes backup files!

Besides, you also can add backup file exporting scanning for iTunes backup.

Part 3: iMessages Improvements

Tenorshare iPhone data recovery allows us to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone for a long time, yet, after the scanning all the lost iMessages will be listed in the Messages catalogue, which contain the SMS messages and iMessages that we have to spend some time to find out the iMessages.
And this feature has been improved from this update. Now, when the scan is over, still in the Messages catalogue, but the iMessages will be displayed as blue while the ordinary messages are displayed as green.  Now you can select the iMessages in a quick time as well as recover iPhone text messages fastly.

Other Improvements

* An “App Document” option has been added in the left menu.
* The trail version can view all information.

Tenorshare provides the free lifetime update for the Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery full version, Enjoy It >>

Tenorshare iPhone 5 Data Recovery Review (Including 5S/5C/5)

This morning, I wanted to find iPhone software on CNET download site, and I was glad to see that iPhone 5 data recovery, developed by Tenorshare Inc. is in the lists of the latest software reviews!

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Tenorshare iPhone 5 data recovery review on CNET

Actually, I have been written a review for this iPhone 5 data recovery software a month ago. At that time, I just upgraded my iPhone 5S to the latest iOS 8 version but lost all the pictures, and I have neither backed up data to iTunes nor iCloud. Thanks to Tenorshare iPhone 5S data recovery tool, it helped me retrieve deleted photos from iPhone 5S without backup quickly. I am a lazy man, but I thought this software is worth for spending me a little time to give five stars for it. Moreover, this software is deserved CNET write a review. As we all know, CNET only write review for the great software, so I really, really happy to see this software has been given such an honor.

Below is the detailed review from CNET for Tenorshare iPhone 5 data recovery software:

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery enables you to recover data from your crashed iPhone 5. The app will allow you to use an iTunes backup or iCloud to recover the data that was on your phone.


Wide variety of files: Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery can recover your contacts, calendar, and a variety of other files, such as your photos and SMS messages.
Third-party data recovery: Tenoreshare has taken a great step by including WhatsApp data recovery. If you use WhatsApp as your primary messaging app, then this is a feature that you shouldn’t do without.


iTunes required: Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery won’t even launch if you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer.
Version specific: This recovery app states that it is specifically for iPhone 5. There are other data recovery programs available that can recover from any iPhone version.

Bottom Line

If you have any iPhone 5 version and iTunes installed, then this recovery program could be very useful. If you don’t use iTunes, you should look for another recovery app.

Editors’ note: This is a review of the trial version of Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery

If you are finding software to get back lost data on your iPhone 5S/5C/5 from iTunes backup, iCloud backup or without backup, then this software which highly recommended from CNET is the best choice for you: Download Tenorshare iPhone 5 Data Recovery on CNET

2 Ways to Recover iPhone Viber Messages and Call Logs from iTunes Backup File

First of all, to get back deleted or lost Viber call record & messages is possible! In this article, I will take about how to recover Viber data from iTunes backup file.  And actually, you still can choose to restore Viber data from iCloud backup file and even from iPhone directly, these two ways have been introduced in this article, go and see it if you want to know more. All of the methods applied to iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5/5C/4S/4/3GS which run on iOS 8/7/6.

how to recover Viber messages call history from iTunes backup file

Every time you sync iPhone to computer, all the data including App data like Viber, Tango, WhatsApp etc. on iPhone will be backed up and create a new backup file and all the data in the old backup file will be erased. Therefore, Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes before undelete Viber messages and call history!

Way 1: Restore Viber Messages, Call History from iTunes Backup to iPhone

Apple provides an iTunes backup and restore guide on its’ official site, about the iTunes backup restore section, the details like that:

  • Make sure you have installed the latest iTunes version on your PC.
  • Open iTunes.
  • Connect your iPhone to computer.
  • On the menu, Right-click your iPhone and choose “Restore From Backup”.

It is simple, but some iPhone users would hesitate whether to do it or not, because this way will restore all the data to iPhone and at the same time it will wipe all the iPhone data. In other word, you did recovered lost Viber messages, call history to iPhone, but that’s mean you have to lose all the data haven’t synced to the last backup file, is it desirable to do so?

Way 2: Extract Viber Chat History, Call Logs from iTunes Backup Files

To solve most iPhone users’ anxiety, Tenorshare developed an iPhone Data Recovery tool to extract iPhone backup file and save them to computer, this tool allows you to restore 3 file in every kinds of file types under the recovery mode of iTunes, for more, you have to upgrade. Now let’s see how to works.

  • This program will find all the backup files created on this computer and display, just click on the backup file name you need to extract Viber data, and click “Start Scan” button.
  • When the scan is over, preview and check those Viber messages and call list you need, and click “Recover” button to save data on computer.


Both of these ways are easy to handle, but Way 2 is better, except it won’t delete iPhone data, it can deal with some situations that Way 1 can’t do, such as iPhone was lost or stolen, broken, water damaged that won’t turn on etc. Thus, iPhone data recovery software is the best option to recover Viber messages, photos, contacts, call history on iPhone from iTunes!

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How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone 5S, 5C, 5

The iPhone 5 series (Including iPhone 5/5S/5C) is a big progress in iPhone development history, however, although most people admit iPhone 5 is the best phone in the world at the moment, some imperfect use still exits. For example, iPhone doesn’t allow inserting the storage card to increase the capacity like Android phone that we have to delete some files to free store space.

Most deleted or accidentally deleted files are not so important for iPhone users, except one type of data, that’s photo. Photos usually records the happy and memorable moment in our daily life and it is easily to be deleted by mistake when we are sort out the pictures. Such things have happened on me last year that few photos of my commencement were lost which acted me regretted very much. Then is there any way to get deleted pictures back on iPhone 5?

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The fact is, yes, yes there are some ways for iPhone 5 photo recovery, but your photos cannot be guaranteed got back 100%. It’s not just about the difficulty of technology. I will explain it in the following:

First, if you have backed up those lost iPhone photos with iTunes or iCloud, and haven’t backup iPhone since the photos were lost, then your iPhone photos could be restored back to iPhone completely.

Second, if you forgot to backup, it is still possible to retrieve pictures, yet please note that if the store space of deleted photo is covered by the new files, you can’t get this photo back forever, which is not the problem of technology as I said above.

After learning these, now we need to learn how to retrieve deleted photos on iPhone 5.

BTW, if you want to recover deleted photos from iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, please check out this guide

1. Restore iPhone 5 Photos from iTunes and iCloud Backup

Backed up on iTunes? Check out this Apple tech:
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2. Recover iPhone 5 Pictures without Backup

I’m pretty certain to tell you iPhone data recovery software is the only option to recover 5 photos without backup, no need to waste time to search other ways. And Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is highly recommended for you. You are able to get back all the deleted photos easily and quickly with the help of this tool, of course, your photos should still didn’t been overwritten. Besides, this program also allows recovering iPhone photos from iTunes and iCloud backup which is better than the Apple tech. The Apple instruction will guide you to restore backup files to iPhone and it would delete all the current files on iPhone at the same time that you may get back the lost photos but lose the current photos. This thing wouldn’t happen if you use iPhone photo recovery app because all of the recovered photos will be saved on your computer. Feel free to download and use it ASAP, the sooner use it, the more files undelete.

Still doubts about Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery? This guy has shared his happiness on Twitter after successfully retrieve deleted photos from iPhone 5, what are you waiting for?

Update (Oct 28st – 8:30AM)
Good News! If you have installed iOS 8 on your iPhone 5S/5C/5, then you can find the deleted photos from the “Recently Deleted” folder and undelete them within 30 days. If your photos have been deleted for over 30 days or lost caused by the factory restore, wiped, iOS 8 upgrade, iPhone is water damaged, broken, stolen etc.  Please try the above ways to regain iPhone 5 photos ASAP!

How to Restore iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup

iOS 8 update deleted text messages!
All my text messages are gone after I updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 8, how to get deleted text messages from iPhone? HELP!

When I read this question on Apple community, my first thought was: have you backed up your iPhone text messages with iTunes backup? In my opinion, backup file is the best way to get deleted texts back after an accidentally deleted, factory reset, iOS upgrade, jailbreak, especially when iPhone was water damaged won’t turn on, lost or stolen. There are 2 options for iPhone text message recovery from iTunes backup file:

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Option 1: Restore Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup Back to iPhone

This way is provided by Apple, and it is very easy but after the restore, all the current data in your iPhone will be deleted.

Please follow these steps:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2: Open iTunes. Note: iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup if you have a new or erased iPhone.
Step 3: Control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
Step 4: Select Restore From Backup…
Step 5: Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button.

Attention: After the restore, all the files on your current iPhone will be replaced by the iTunes backup files, if you do not want to rescue lost or deleted text messages but lose all the files on iPhone, Option 2 will be your another great choice.

Option 2: Extract iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup File

Any free iPhone data recovery program allows you to recover texts to computer if you want to keep the data on iPhone. It is much easier to follow video guide than text guide, then please watch this video to recover text messages on iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS from iTunes backup.

Note: this video guide is recorded one year ago, and now any iPhone data recovery software also allows iPhone users to restore iPhone SMS messages from iCloud backup file. To get the latest guide, take a look at this pictures and written explanations:

Video translation:
Three Simple steps to restore deleted texts:
1. Download, install and run iPhone data recovery program.
2. Switch to recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”, check backup file and click “Start Scan”.
3. View or read texts, and then click “Recover” button to save text messages to computer.

How to Recover iPhone Text Messages without Backup

Moreover, if you have synced iPhone with iTunes after SMS was lost or deleted or you don’t have any iTunes backup, the text messages still can be recovered. Then how to do it? This tutorial will tell you how to recover iPhone text messages without backup

How to Transfer iPhone Contacts from iPhone to Computer

Once you lost iPhone contact, which means you lost the numbers, names and even addresses of your friends or relatives. Lots of reasons may cause contacts loss, such as accidently deleted, the iPhone was damaged, lost contacts after upgrade iOS. Although nowadays some iPhone data recovery tool can help to recover iPhone contacts, the best way still is to make a backup. However, as all iPhone users know, we cannot copy iPhone data to the computer directly. Then is there any way help to transfer iPhone contacts to computer?

The answer is it is possible with some third party program. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is such a tool that helps to transfer iPhone contacts from iPhone to computer with 2 ways. Free download iPhone Data Recovery (download it here) on your PC and follow below steps to learn how to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer.

1.    Transfer iPhone to computer with iTunes.
# First thing, install program and launch it.
# Then you can find two modes in the interface: “Recover Data from iOS Device” and “Recover Data from iTunes Backup Files”. Here we choose the second mode and click “Start Scan”.
# One second later, all the data in your iPhone, include some you have deleted will be displayed on the interface. You can preview them before transferring.
# Select “Contacts” item, check the contacts you want to backup one by one, or check “All” to transfer all the contacts, and tap “Recover”, then you will be asked a path on the local computer, just choose the path that suit you to finish the transferring.

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tranfer contacts from iPhone to computer

2.    Transfer contacts from iPhone to computer without iTunes
In this part, we choose the first mode “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

Step 1: Enter DFU mode to scan the contacts. If you are iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users, turn to Step 2 directly.
* A. Hold iPod and click “Start” button.
* B. Press “Power” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
* C. After 10 seconds, release “Power” button, and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
Then the program will start to recover all the iPhone data.

Step 2: After the scanning, you can preview all the iPhone data. Then choose the contacts need to transfer click “Recover”. Not only contacts can be transferred, other iPhone data such as photos, notes, text messages etc. also can be transferred using this way.

If you are Mac users, download iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to transfer iPhone contacts to Mac which works on Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6 and more versions.

Moreover, this iPhone data recovery software tool also helps to retrieve deleted pictures from iPhone and recover deleted iPhone Viber messages and more iPhone files easily.

How to extract iPhone Backup with iPhone Backup Extractor

Frequent iPhone question: How can I extract data from an iPhone backup file?
My iPhone 4S recently stopped working, and it was deemed unrepairable. I have the latest back up file on my PC, and I want to extract all my files from the backup i’ve made. Any idea to do it?

Then answer is positive! As long as you enable the iTunes synchronization function, every time you connect iPhone with computer, iTunes can update a backup for your device automatically. However, the iTunes backup file is a SQlitedb file that we can’t view or rewrite. Therefore, even you have the backup files, nothing available you can get. The only way to extract iPhone backup is using some iPhone backup extractor program such as iTunes Data Recovery, which can help to extract contacts, text messages, notes, picture, call history, voice memos, even Safari bookmarks from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, iPad and iPod Touch. What’s more, it supports the newest iOS 8.

By the way, when reading here, maybe some iPhone users would ask where is the iTunes backup files located on computer? Take a look at the list:
* Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
* Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
* Windows Vista and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

iPhone backup extractor

In fact, no need to know where the iTunes backup file is placed, iTunes Data Recovery is very smart that once you run this program the backup will be recognized automatically. Not too much bullshit, let’s begin to extract files from iPhone backup.

Free download iTunes Data Recovery below:

>> iTunes Data Recovery for Windows
>> iTunes Data Recovery for Mac

Step-1 Scan the iPhone backup file
Launch this program after installing it on your computer, then all the backup files in your pc will display on the list, select the iPhone backup file you need to extract, click” Start Scan”

Step-2 Preiew all the files on iTunes backup
After the scan completed, all files in iTunes backup including text message, camera roll, photo stream, contacts, and so on are extracted. Before extract, you can preview all of them.

Step-3 Extract iPhone backups
Check the data need to extract, and click “Recover”, and then you will be asked to choose a saved path on the PC, tap “Save” to finish the recovery.

Friendly Note: Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes before extract iPhone backup! Because the old backup files will be overwritten by the new generative backup after synchronization, and you could not extract your iPhone data any more.

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Lost Notes On iPhone? 2 Solutions Help to Recover Deleted or Lost Notes from iPhone

Long time ago, people like to make notes with notebook. As the development of mobile phone technology, note app on mobile phone replaces the traditional hand-write notes gradually. To iPhone users, notes app is so important that it records our notes and keeps reminders in the specified time. However, it’s not a reliable way, for it is easy to lost notes on iPhone, just as the question described on Yahoo! Answers.

I have an iPhone 5 and accidentally deleted some important notes from it. Unfortunately, forgot to sync before and there is no record of my notes on iTunes. Is there an easy way to get them back?

Have you ever deleted your important notes from iPhone by mistake as the iPhone user above, just lost your notes when syncing notes with iTunes backup, or it cannot work when get backup notes from iCloud etc. If so, follow the tips below to undelete iPhone notes. (You may also want to know: Get back deleted photos on iPhone 5S/5C/5 & Restore iPhone text messages from iTunes backup)

Only if you have backup your data with iCould or iTunes, can you recover any deleted data from iPhone in early time. But now, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery (Click Here to Download ), an easy-to-use program that enables you to recover deleted files from iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3 GS or previous versions, both support recover data with iTunes backup or iCloud and directly recover from your iPhone.

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1. Recover Deleted iPhone Notes using  iTunes Data Recovery

This solution is especially for those who cannot access iPhone as usually. You cannot read your notes in iPhone when you cannot access your iPhone. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery can recover notes from your iTunes backup, that is recover notes from iTunes, therefore, you must have synced your data with iTunes before.
Step One. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, run it and select your backup file of your iPhone, click “Start Scan” to scan the lost files.
Step Two. After the scan, you can check and preview details of your iPhone notes,
Step Three. Highlight the “Notes” option and see if your lost ones are there. Then choose notes you want to recover and click “Recover” and select a path to save the lost notes.

2. Recover Deleted Notes from iPhone without Backup
If you haven’t backup iPhone files before, then you can recover notes from iOS device. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Launch iPhone Data Recovery, select the first mode “Recover Data from iOS Device”.

First, you need to enter DFU mode following 3 steps below to scan your iPhone
1. Hold your iPhone and click “Start” button.
2. Pressing “Power” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, release “Power” button, but keep holding “Home” for another 10 seconds.
After that, the program will begin scanning your iPhone. Then the next step is as same as recover notes from iTunes backup.

Please Note:The data overwritten will decrease the recovery rate! Therefore, if you deleted notes accidentally, it is highly recommended to stop adding any new notes to your iPhone and try the way above right now!

Some Tips about How to Recover Data From iTunes Backup

More than often, there are people looking for answers for questions like “My girlfriend is really upset that she just deleted her messages from her iPhone 5 by mistake. She has made backup before. So I’m wondering if there’s any way to help her get the deleted messages back”. Maybe a long time ago, there is no answer to such questions. But with the advancement of digital technology, many devices are developed to make our life easier and happier. Here, I have two solutions recommended to recover files from iPhone backup with iTunes data recovery software . Hope this helps.

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Solution 1: Recover data from iTunes backup files free
If you have made backup not long ago and there isn’t any new important information added in your iDevices. On this occasion, you can use the iTunes built-in recovery function.
Step 1: Connect your iDevice with PC via a digital cable. Be sure that iTunes automatic sync option is off before you plug your device in PC. Or else the iTunes will sync your present data automatically and cover the previous backup files. You can’t use this way to retrieve data from iTunes backup.
Step 2: Go to “Devices” in iTunes and select your device. Right-click it and choose “Restore from Backup” option. Just press “Restore” button to finish your recovery work.
Step 3: Safely take out your device, and check if your lost data are recovered.

Solution 2: Recover data from iPhone backup with a third-party utility
Another solution to recover your lost data from backup is to seek for iTunes data recovery software. Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery is such a tool highly recommended by many apple users that help you out of data loss trouble. What’s more, it’s proven to be an easy-to-use and reliable tool and have received a variety of good reviews. ( Get it from: )

It’s a stunning program which allows you to recover contacts, call history, SMS, photos, voice memos and more other data from iTunes backup. It also provides a preview able and selectable data recovery and will detect your iDevice including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch automatically. Its simple operation steps are roughly as below.
First, scan and download your backup files of your iOS device.
When you make backup in the iTunes, your files will be stored in your PC as an unreadable file. The iTunes Data Recover can help you make them readable.
Second, preview files you have lost before recovery.
How can you know whether they are the files you have lost? The smart tool allows you to preview the files before you decide to recover them.
In the end, select and recover your lost data
When you have confirmed that your wanted files are there in the preview data, select the targeted data and press “Recover” button. In the pop up window, select a proper save path to store them safely.

One tip for iTunes Data Recovery

For your data safety, you’d better form a good habit of making backup regularly and frequently. Even you are unlucky to run into data loss accident, you can recover iPhone data from iTunes easily.