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.

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