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iPhone Backup Extractor supports iOS 11

Cate Butnaru

by Cate Butnaru

The same day Apple announced iOS 11 at WWDC17 and made it available to developers, Reincubate’s engineering team released iOS 11 support notes and confirmed compatibility. iPhone Backup Extractor -- which is built on top of our award winning API is fully compatible with iOS 11.

Today we are proud to announce that iPhone Backup Extractor is the first in market to support iOS 11 beta 1. We will continue to update the product as new iOS 11 betas are pushed to developers. Below you will find our release notes including changes we have noticed in the new iOS 11.

Reincubate has historically been the first in market to support new iOS versions. In 2015, Reincubate was the first to support iOS 9, and in 2016 our engineers provided full support for iOS 10, before anyone else was able to work out the assorted changes.

iOS 11 data recovery with iPhone Backup Extractor
iOS 11 data recovery with iPhone Backup Extractor

iOS 11 iTunes data recovery notes from our engineers

As ever, we've tested all data types, and have successfully extracted and recovered contents from the usual native and third party apps, not limited to the following:

  • iMessages
  • Photos
  • Notes
  • Calls and Voicemails
  • Videos and Recordings
  • Location and app data

New feature: recovery of real-time contacts from iCloud

Cloud-first storage of Contacts and Calendar entries occurs when sync for those apps is turned on in iCloud settings. When sync is on, the app will not appear in iTunes or iCloud backups. They will appear separately, like PhotoStream does. This is a bit confusing at first, but we were able to accommodate the change and add a new feature on top of it!

You can now recover contacts separately from your iCloud backup, and directly from the iCloud. The iCloud syncing of Contacts is similar to how PhotoStream works: separate from your phone’s iCloud Backup, but still in the cloud.

In the iPhone Backup Extractor, real-time Contacts recovery is visible in the left hand side of the main app menu.

iOS 11 contacts recovery
iOS 11 contacts recovery

When you turn on automatic backups to iCloud, your contacts will not be saved to the default device backup, but instead saved in the cloud in their own separate category. Once you are used to this new process, you'll be well on your way to enjoying the new iPhone Backup Extractor feature and the new changes in iOS 11.

A word of thanks...

iOS 11 data extraction with iPhone Backup Extractor
iOS 11 data extraction with iPhone Backup Extractor

Thanks to everyone we met in person at WWDC17 in San Francisco. If you are a developer playing with iOS 11 betas and want to use iPhone Backup Extractor to recover versions of files you’ve worked with, download the latest release.

Cate Butnaru

by Cate Butnaru on , last updated

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