Accessing iPhone Backup: 2 Steps to Access iPhone Backup Data with Dr.Fone

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How can I Directly Access iTunes backup Files?

I had an iPhone 6 and yesterday I lost it. I have plenty of contacts, photos and messages in that phone. I know iTunes backup on my computer includes all those data, I'm here asking whether there is any way to access iphone backup on my computer or not. Many thanks.

Because of Apple's policy, you are not allowed to access iTunes backup directly on your computer even if you know where it is. If you really want to access iphone backup and read it on your computer, you'll need the help of a third-party program.

Access iPhone Backups in 2 Steps

Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery or Dr.Fone - Mac iPhone Data Recovery or is one of the best programs to fulfill your needs. This ultimate tool can scan and extract files from iTunes backup. This program is fully compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS. Currently you can access up to 17 file types from iPhone backup. What's even better, you can keep the iPhone backup files on your computer for future use.

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  • Recover contacts directly from iPhone,iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Retrieve contacts including numbers,names,emails,job titles,companies,etc.
  • Supports iPhone 6S,iPhone 6S Plus,iPhone SE and the latest iOS 9 fully!
  • Recover data lost due to deletion,device loss,jailbreak,iOS 9 upgrade,etc.
  • Selectively preview and recover any data you want.

Step 1. Install and launch Dr.Fone. There you will see two recovery modes: Recover from iOS Device and Recover from iTunes Backup File. To access iPhone backup, please select the "Recover from iTunes backup" mode. Here you are going to extract iPhone backup. Please select the backup you want to access and click "Start Scan" to continue.

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Step 2. When the scan finishes, all contents in your iPhone backup will be listed in categories like "Camera Roll", "Message", "Contact", etc. You can preview them as your wish.

If you want to extract files from iPhone back and keep them on your computer so that you can read and use them straightly, you can click "Recover to Computer" to save them on your computer.

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1 Indeed, Dr.Fone is more like an iPhone data recovery program. You can easily recover files from iTunes backup. What's more, you can even recover files directly from your iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5/4S/4/3GS.

2 The trial version only allows you to scan iPhone back and check the scanned files. If you want to extract files and save them on your computer, you need to get the full version.

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