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Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor helps people access their data in ways they couldn’t otherwise.

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Reincubate and iPhone Backup Extractor were born of a passion for helping people access and recover their data, built from the founder’s own need to recover his data. From the very start, we’ve been humbled and inspired by the response to our software.

So many users have shared emotional stories to keep us going, or offered feedback on how we can improve, just as many reporters and sponsors have covered or otherwise helped us. And that’s not to mention the kindness of Apple and Google along the way. Thank you. 🙏

Through the feedback of millions of our users, Reincubate is rated one of the UK’s top 10 most loved software companies by TrustPilot.

We publish iPhone Backup Extractor, the best tool for helping users recover their data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch backups. Our software can rescue photographs, address books, call histories, text messages, voicemail, videos and all sorts of other interesting data. It's used by a wide range of people -- from stay-home parents to national crime and forensics centres around the world -- and is available in both free and registered versions.

The software was launched in mid-2008 when it was released as a simple script and it was the first tool available for users to recover their data. Since then the complexity of Apple's backup formats has grown steadily, and we've continued to make the software easier and easier to use. iPhone Backup Extractor runs on Windows and macOS, will work with any version of iTunes and any iPhone, iPad or iPod, and can extract data in powerful and flexible formats.

The software has proved particularly useful for users recently where they've been struggling with painful iOS upgrades or downgrades.

External recognition & awards

"Reincubate Ltd. of London is uniquely skilled in accessing and recovering content from Apple's iOS and iCloud systems." 👸🇬🇧 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has twice recognised Reincubate with the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising outstanding achievement in innovation and international trade. The award is Great Britain’s highest business honour.

"This tool is awesome." - Joanna Stern, WSJ’s Personal Technology Columnist

"This of it as a 'personal forensics' utility. It’s pretty awesome." - Jonathan Zdziarski, Apple Security Engineering and Architecture (and author of "iPhone Forensics" and "Hacking and Securing iOS Applications")

"An easy way to use WhatsApp" - J. D. Biersdorfer, NYT’s Personal Technology Columnist

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This is why we think what we do matters:

  • In a world with increasing concern around tech companies collecting and selling personal data, our products empower individuals to access data held on them by tech companies.
  • We pioneered technology that companies are now required to build and adopt to safeguard personal data as a part of GDPR — and have opened our technology for others to build on.
  • Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor was the world’s first consumer tool (2008) for accessing iPhone data, and subsequently the first to introduce encryption support, iCloud access, and an API.


  • Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor for macOS and Windows
  • Latest release March 6th, 2024 (
  • First release September 8th, 2008
  • Available from iphonebackupextractor.com


  • iPhone Backup Extractor is available in a perpetually free edition
  • Paid upgrades are available with more functionality
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