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How to Extract iPhone Backup Files via iTunes 12.2.2.1

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 12.2.2.1, 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 12.2.2.1 to recover lost data?

How to Recover iPhone Lost Data from iTunes 12.2.2.1

extract iPhone data via iTunes

  • 1. Launch iTunes 12.2.2.1 and connect your iPhone to computer with USB porter.
  • 2. Be patience to wait until iTunes 12.2.2.1 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.

How to view and transfer iTunes backup data for iPhone 6/6 Plus

iOS devices can’t live without iTunes

When you have been familiar with your iOS devices including iPhone, iPad,iPod, you’ll find that, you can’t use them freely if there is no iTunes. Although you can use some the 3rd-party iOS device management programs, indeed, those programs also work with iTunes.

Honestly, iTunes is a useful and practice program for iOS deivce to manage data, download apps,download music and video, backup and restore device data, upgrade system etc. Generally, for common users, they often use it to back up their iPhone, iPad,iPod data to compuer or iCloud.

Want to view or transfer specific files from iTunes backup data on computer?

iTunes backup file is packed and encytpted for privacy security. If user want to view or transfer specific files such as photos, text messages, contacts, videos, in iTunes backup file, it is impossible for common users. They just can restore data from iTunes for their iPhone 6/6 Plus.

However, we still have possibility to view iTunes backup data for iPhone 6/6Plus.

view iphone 6 itunes backup data

Tutorial for extract iPhone 6/6 Plus iTunes backup

Firstly, we need to know where the iTunes backup files store in computer. Practically, iTunes is installed to drive C:/ defaultly. So, the backup files also are store in drive C:/ as well.

For Windows computer users, the location where you can find iTunes backups of the data on your iPhones depends on the version of Windows being used:

• For Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

• For Windows Vista, 7, or 8:
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Users of Mac systems, on the other hand, can find the backups they’ve created using iTunes in a location common to all versions of the Mac operating system.

• For Mac:
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Then, since you have find iTunes backup files, you need to get a tool to help you extract iPhone 6/6 Plus backup file from iTunes.

Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery(Win/Mac) enables us to recover all files from iPhone, iPad and iPod Backup files. This small utility will help you recover lost or deleted contacts, text messages, photos, and even WhatsApp, Viber and Tango messages from iPhone, iPad and iPod by extracting iTunes backup.

After installing iTunes Data Recovery on your computer, just launch this program, it will detect your iTunes backup files in computer. If you can’t see your wanted backup files in the list, you can import it from the known location by yourself.

When you have saw your backup files, just choose it and click “Recover”, the program will extract the files to specific data with classifying. Hey,look, you can view your iPhone 6/6 Plus, juse choose what you want to transfer to computer.

What’s more, this program can help you restore iOS Device data when iTunes can’t help you restore lost data.

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.

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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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.

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.

itunes data recovery for mac
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.

tenorsahre iphone data recovery updates

Version:
iPhone 6 Data Recovery Windows and Mac 1.4.0.0
iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS Windows and Mac 6.4.0.0

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.

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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.

Summary

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!

At Last
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How to Restore iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Data from Backup

After you totally switch to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from the old iPhone or Android phone, there is an important thing you should do now, that’s back up iPhone 6 data. You should know how importantly to backup iPhone data if you are old iPhone user. Although it is true that lost data can be recovered from iPhone directly, usually you cannot get back all the data because some of them have been overwritten. And backup file is the safest way to recover iPhone 6 data 100%!

restore iPhone 6 data from backup

If you know iPhone backup well, skip this part. If you are new iPhone user, these backup knowledge you should know: So far, there are three options for iPhone data backup, iTunes, iCloud and 3 party tool. First, every time you sync iPhone with iTunes, it will generate an iTunes backup file on computer which can’t read or write. Second, iCloud will backup your iPhone data on cloud, by the way, the security of iCloud can’t be guaranteed. Third, a third party iPhone data transfer tool like iPhone 5 Transfer enables to backup iPhone data to computer that you needn’t restore at all once lost iPhone data.
So, next we will introduce how to recover iPhone 6, 6 Plus contacts, photos, text messages, notes, Viber messages and more from iTunes, iCloud backup.

How to Restore iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Data from iCloud Backup

To restore an iPhone 6 iCloud backup, check out the 4 steps below:
Step 1: Tap “Setting” icon on your iPhone 6 and hit “General” option and scroll down to tap “Reset”
Step 2: Select “Erase All Content and Settings”
Step 3: After that, your iPhone will restart. Enter your iCloud account and password.
Step 4: Hit “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

How to Recover iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Data from iTunes Backup

Note: Don’t sync iPhone with iTunes before you finish the steps below:

*Connect iPhone 6 to PC and run iTunes.
* On the iTunes, Control-click on iPhone 6 in the left.
* Choose “Restore From Backup”.

Backup Recovery Alternative for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

The methods above are the official guide from Apple, however, all of these ways will delete all the iPhone 6 data after the recovery. Then, if you want to recover lost data and don’t lose the current data, Tenorshare iPhone 6 Data Recovery is here for you.

iPhone 6 data recovery

Tenorshare iPhone 6 Data Recovery provides three recovery modes: from iTunes, from iCloud, from iPhone 6. After the recovery, all the recovered data will be saved on computer that it won’t delete any data on your iPhone. Now the iPhone 6 data recovery software Mac is aviable!

For more how to retrieve iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus data from iTunes, iCloud backup with iPhone 6 data recovery software, please follow this instruction: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/iphone-6-data-recovery-software.html

How to Transfer Your iTunes Library from PC to PC

iTunes is the most popular media players to iPhone, iPad and iPod users, for it does a pretty job of organizing all the music, photos, videos, and more. However, some users complain that if it is not because it’s the gateway into iOS-based device, I would not use it. If you are not using iTunes frequently, it is hard to grasp the ins and outs of Apple’s media app. The worse, it’s likely you’re not familiar with all the little tricks that will make your life with iTunes easier even if you use iTunes every day. And today we are focus on one of the hot tricks-how to transfer iTunes library.

Your iTunes library is too big that it almost beyond the range your hard drive can withstand, or you buy a new laptop that need to transfer the iTunes library from the old computer to new computer, or you need to install system that you must transfer iTunes library etc. If you don’t wants to lose your playlists, play counts, ratings, and other stuff that iTunes keeps in its databases, continue reading to find how to transfer itunes library from pc to pc.

1. Insert DVD, CD, or USB flash drive into the computer which you want to transfer iTunes library. Once the computer has recognized your external equipment, a window will pop-up, click it to open your CD, DVD or USB flash drive.
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2. Locate the Music folder on your computer.
Windows user, follow: Start Menu > Username > Music
Mac user, follow: Finder > Home Folder > Music
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3. Choose the whole music folder or the part of data, and drag them to the CD, DVD, or USB flash drive. Once the files have copied, you should rename them to make it easier to find it.
For Windows user: Start Menu > Computer > CD Drive or USB Port.
For Mac user: Icon on the desktop
This step spends you few minutes. Eject the CD, DVD, or flash drive once finished the copy process.

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4. Insert the CD, DVD, or USB flash drive into the target computer and open iTunes. In the iTunes menu, under File choose Add to Library.
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5. Click the folder labeled Music in the dialog box and click Select Folder or Choose. Rename the folder if you already had music files on the computer. In the end, import all the files to iTunes, you have finished transferring iTunes library to new computer.
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Another tip for iTunes
Backup is one of the important features of iTunes, and the iTunes backup is a type of files that cannot view or edit.  Once you lost or deleted data from iPhone, iPad and iPod, only if you have made a backup with iTunes before, the lost files still can be recovered.  Learn how to recover contacts, photos, notes and other files from iTunes backup, click: iTunes Data Recovery.