This post was last updated in May 2016
If you’re searching for a quick way to extract your photos from an iPhone or iPad backup (the methods are available for both iTunes / iCloud backups), here are a few simple steps to follow:
1. Run the iPhone Backup Extractor and click to "Extract Photos"
Run the iPhone Backup Extractor select the backup with the data and then click on the link that shows you the number of photos in your backup, just below "Available data", on "Overview" tab. In the example below, there are 157 images. There is also the possibility to choose the "Preview" mode, which allows you to extract the images from the backup.
2. Select a destination folder for your extracted images
Choose a folder where you'd like to extract the photos. To keep things simple you may like to create a new folder on your desktop.
3. Select the extraction method
Once the location is chosen, you’ll be asked how you want data to be extracted. You have two options: either you extract the photos grouped by albums or you extract all of them in the same folder. Make your choice, then extract the photos from your backup into the folder you selected.
4. Open the destination folder
After the extraction is finished, open the folder you selected earlier. The recovered photos should be there. That’s all!
How to transfer photos from computer to iPhone
To put your photos back onto your iPhone you'll need to get them into iCloud, then sync your device with the iCloud. Here's a guide to transfer photos from a computer to your iPhone using the iCloud. Another option is to use iTunes to transfer the images on your device using the procedure described in this guide.
Did you use the iPhone Backup Extractor to extract your photos from a backup? We’ll be glad to read your suggestions and comments on that.
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