iPhone Backup Extractor : Extract and Recover iPhone Data

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Why need an iPhone backup extractor? It's decided by the file type of the backup file. The iTunes backup file is not a common file, but an SQlitedb file. It's not readable. So even you find the backup file, you can't get the content out of it, let alone restore to your iPhone. This is why the iPhone backup extractor comes out.

Well, there is another thing you need to notice. Don't sync your iPhone with iTunes after you find the data loss on your iPhone. Because iTunes only updates the backup file every time you sync with it, not to build a new backup file. So if you have synced your iPhone again, the backup file will be overwritten by the content on your iPhone, and the lost data will go forever. In this article, we will introduce 3 iPhone backup extractors to extract and export you iPhone data.

Part 1: Dr.Fone - Extract Files from iTunes Backup

Get an iPhone backup extractor first: Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery or Dr.Fone - Mac iPhone Data Recovery. Both of the iPhone backup explorers enable you to extract the iTunes and iCloud backup file and preview the contacts, SMS, photos, videos, calendar, notes and call history in details. You can recover them all according to your needs. Moreover, the Dr.Fone permits you to scan and recover data directly from all iPhone models.

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3 ways to extract data from iPhone!

  • World's 1st data recovery software with highest recovery rate in the industry.
  • Extractor data directly from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Recover data lost due to deletion, device loss, jailbreak, iOS 10/9 upgrade,etc.
  • Selectively preview and recover any data you want.
  • Supports iPhone 7 (Plus)/SE/6s (Plus)/6s/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS and the latest iOS 10 New icon
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10 or Mac 10.11.

Steps to extract and recover iPhone data from iTunes backup

Step 1. Scan the iTunes backup file

Free download the iPhone backup extractor (available for iOS 9), install and run it on your computer. What you need to pay attention is that don't connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes anymore after you lost data on your iPhone, to prevent lost data from being overwritten. Any devices as iPhone, iPad, iPod that you have ever synced with iTunes, the backup file of it will be scanned out. Here you need to do is to choose the right device backup file and move to "Start Scan".

iPhone backup extractor

Step 2. Extract backup of iPhone and recover data

Here all the content in the backup file has been displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. After preview, check those you want back and hit to "Recover to Device" and save them.

iPhone backup extractor

Part 2: Dr.Fone - Recover from iCloud Backup File

The only way Apple allow you to check what's backed up in iCloud is to log in iCloud official website. But the file types you can access are limited to contacts, mail, calendar, notes, reminders, Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents, etc. If you want to access other files such as pictures, wall paper, recorded videos, apps, text messages, MMS messages, iMessage, ringtones, visual voicemail, and more, you will need an iCloud backup extractor. You can download the trial version of Dr.Fone from the buttons below and follow the steps to have a try.

Step 1. Download the iCloud backup file

After running Dr.Fone on your computer, select "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" from the top. Enter your iCloud e-mail address and password to log in your iCloud. Then you will see a list of iCloud backup files under your iCloud account. Select one backup file and click "Download" button.

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Step 2. Scan the iCloud backup and recover the files

When you download the iCloud backup file, you will be able to select the file types to download. This will reduce the time of downloading process. After that, click "Scan" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment. Then you will be able to preview the almost all data on your iCloud backup. Select the files you want by checking them and click on "Recover to Computer" button to save them to your computer or recover them directly to your iOS device.

iPhone backup extractor

Tips: Dr.Fone can extract data in 3 ways. From the above we can know how to extract iPhone data from iTune backup and iCloud backup. You can also recover iPhone data without backup by Dr.Fone.

Part 3: iPhone Backup Extractor - Recover from iPhone

Operating System: Windows and Mac

iPhone Backup Extractor is an extremely compatible program that can be connected for use with all iDevices, starting from the very first iPhone and iPad and going all the way up to the iPhone 6s(Plus) and the iPad mini. Any backup made on your computer via iTunes is capable of being read through the iPhone backup extractor(iPad backup extractor), and the program can easily restore data on your device in a matter of few minutes.

  • - Works on Linux, Mac and Windows
  • - Supports all iDevices

top iphone backup extractor


  • 1. Simple interface, well designed program
  • 2. Gives preview of the data in backup


  • 1. Often times, fails to extract data in full
  • 2. Don't support extract data from iTunes backup.
  • 3. Ugly interface and UI design.

Part 4: iBackup Extractor - Retrieve from iPhone

Operating System: Windows and Mac

iBackup Extractor is capable of extracting iTunes backups in a very simplistic manner. By just browsing to and selecting the iTunes backup, you can open up the contents and view whatever you wish to download. You can also create new backups, and recover deleted items from your iDevice. Here are some of the best features of the iBackup Extractor:

  • - Free trial allows for extraction of 50 items.
  • - Program requires no prior technical knowledge.
  • - Simplistic interface and complete recovery options.
  • - Call logs, voice mails, messages, emails can all be recovered.

top iphone backup extractor


  • 1. Simple, easy to use
  • 2. Extracts data with minimal hassle
  • 3. Works on Mac and PC both


  • 1. The free demo is pointless
  • 2. Preview screen is very vague
  • 3. Don't support extract data from iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • 4. High failure rate.

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