Why use iPhone Backup Extractor
Recover deleted iCloud files
- Restore any iCloud file from older backups
- Restore iPhone from older iCloud backups
Keep your iCloud data secure
- Create multiple iCloud backups
- Selectively recover iCloud files without restoring to older versions
Replace & edit backup files
- Export iCloud files to various file formats
What can be recovered
Before you get started, make sure your device is not creating an automatic backup while our software is recovering your files. If you recover files with our tool and creating a backup automatically to iCloud or iTunes, it’s possible that the recovery process could interfere with the files backup up at the same time.
Restoring your iPhone from iCloud backups doesn’t always come handy because often users want to recover only one file or one data or app category. The iPone Backup Extractor lets you explore the content of a backup and selectively restore them. Once you have access to your latest iCloud backups, you can recover and restore individual files, without restoring older iCloud backups. Let's get started.
- Download and install the latest iPhone Backup Extractor version;
- Purchase a license that suits you: Premium or Business. Learn more about each license on our website;
- Add your iCloud account;
- Choose the right device and download the right backup version;
- Preview files, photos, messages and chats before recovering them;
- Click extract and save your recovered files.
Read full instructions below.
You will need
How it works
1. Select the iCloud backup
Download and install the official version of iPhone Backup Extractor from our site. A Premium license is required for iCloud support.
If you want to recover or restore files from more than 5 devices you need a Business plan.
Click on the “+” button and add an iCloud account. User credentials are never stored, and the connection is secure and encrypted.
2. Download the iCloud backup
Selected a device, then a backup, and download it locally.
Unplug your device from a power source and disconnect it from WiFi to prevent it from overwriting backup files.
If you have an iPhone with a larger internal storage than the iCloud storage, iPhone Backup Extractor will download and recover or restore only what's been synced with a current or older iCloud backup.
3. Preview and extract
Once the backup has been downloaded go to “Overview” and check out which data categories are available. Use “Preview” mode for anything you’d like to preview first, such as messages, photos or Notes.
Use the “Expert mode” to recover individual files, databases, and to edit backup files - most useful in forensics. Use the “App view” mode to recover or restore files from installed apps.
Selected files are recovered and saved on your computer.
NOTE: If your iPhone is 2FA enabled, you will need to have access to your default trusted device, in order to be able to unlock the iCloud and save the data.
iPhone Backup Extractor is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and any macOS version from 10.7 and above. See below:
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Here’s a photo of our founder Aidan (the tall guy) meeting Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, after Reincubate was awarded the UK’s highest business award for our work since 2008 on developing this technology. We invented the iPhone Backup Extractor, the first tool on the market for iOS data recovery. We’re on a mission to help people make the most of their data in an ethical, transparent way. You can read more about Reincubate, our values, and our position on privacy and data security.
Can we improve this guide and help others recover more of their data, or have we helped you with your recovery? We’ve been doing this for 10 years but there’s always room to improve, and we love hearing how people get on. Why not drop us an email at the address below, or tweet us @reincubate?