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How to restore iPhone from iTunes backup

Learn how to find and retrieve deleted files from iTunes backups

Why use iPhone Backup Extractor for iTunes recovery
Restore deleted iTunes files
  • Find files in any iTunes backup
  • Easy preview & save
Privacy protection
  • Only you can open your backup
  • Files are not stored on servers
Easy to use
  • Edit backup files manually
  • Export data in compatible file formats
What can be restored from an iTunes backup
iMessages iOS iMessages
Videos iOS Videos
Photos iOS Photos
Call logs iOS Call logs
Contacts iOS Contacts
Notes iOS Notes
Calendar iOS Calendar
WhatsApp iOS WhatsApp
App Data iOS App Data
Everything else iOS Everything else
Before you get started, make sure you have a recent iTunes backup file downloaded on your computer or a local drive. If you don't, connect your iPhone to your computer and generate a full iTunes backup.
You will need
Mac and Win A computer (Mac or Win)
An iTunes backup An iTunes backup
iPhone Backup Extractor Lite iPhone Backup Extractor Lite
How to restore deleted data from iTunes backups

1. Download and install iPhone Backup Extractor

Download and install the latest version of iPhone Backup Extractor.

If you need to restore more than four files from a category, you will need a license plan (the Home plan).

For encrypted iTunes backups you will need the Premium plan.

2. Select the iTunes backup file

Open the iPhone Backup Extractor and select an iTunes backup file from the left tab.

If you know which backup file was created before you've deleted your files, select that one and download it. Otherwise, simply go for the most recent iTunes backup.

Once it's been downloaded, preview files your files, find the one you're looking for and save it on your computer. Contacts and calendar entries can be saved in files compatible with both iOS and Windows.

3. Preview and restore data

You have multiple options to preview your iTunes files: "Overview" mode (the default one, available for a few categories), “Preview” mode (for messages you want to preview before), “App view” (for apps data recovery) and “Expert mode” (very useful in forensics).

Select the files you need to restore, click on "Download" and choose a place for data extraction. Your files are restored instantly on your computer.

How to restore iPhone from iTunes backup 1. iPhone Backup Extractor in Overview mode
Recover iPhone data from iTunes backup 2. iPhone Backup Extractor in Preview mode
Retrieve iPhone data from iTunes backup 3. iPhone Backup Extractor in App view mode
Guide: Retrieve iPhone data from iTunes backup 4. iPhone Backup Extractor in Expert mode
Tutorial: Get back iPhone data from iTunes backup 5. Choose how you need to restore data
Guide: Restore iPhone data from iTunes backup 6. Successful data extraction

NOTE: For some files (deleted contacts, notes etc), a full recovery may not be possible. Use an older iTunes backup instead, created before files got deleted. Don't overwrite any older backup if you need to restore deleted data from the aforementioned mentioned categories.

Check your backup content using the free version of iPhone Backup Extractor and recover four files from any category you need. Purchase a Basic license to be able to retrieve all your files from any iTunes backup.
Supported devices and iOS versions

Devices Compatible with all iOS devices iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, 5C, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
iOS It works with all iOS's iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 and lower
Backups Full support for all backups Corrupted backup, iCloud backup, 2FA iCloud backup, Encrypted backup

Data privacy and security With more than eight years of experience, our company fully adheres to the strictest data privacy laws. The data recovered with the iPhone Backup Extractor is 100% confidential and secure. No users credentials are stored on our servers. The connections are encrypted and your data is safe.

Our extractor offers full support for 2FA for iCloud devices, which we advise you to activate on your account. Multiple imitation software are available but you don't have any guarantee that your credentials and data are safe!
Full support for all iOS versions Data protection Works with encrypted and corrupted backups Malware free
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