How to Undelete iPhone Backup Files

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It may happen: when you got a new iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you decided to give your old iPhone 4 to your mom or others. When your mom came for it, you hooked it back to iTunes and synced it as a new phone, so that your mom could get a totally "new" phone. Then disaster visited. The old iPhone 4 backup was deleted by the last sync. The current backup was empty, and you lost everything.

You are here. Then I guess you may be encountering the disaster above, and want to undeleted the iPhone backup file. Don't despair. You still have a chance to undeleted your iPhone backup, if you can find something by following the steps shown below.

How to Undelete iPhone Backup Files - From iTunes Backup

Actually, the latest iTunes backup can't be retrieved, for the data has been overwritten, but you can try to find your previous backup files. Actually iTunes makes separate backups for every point when you restored your iPhone. You can find whether they exist or not. If there is one, you can get back part of your previous data at least.

To undelete iPhone backup, you can use Dr.Fone - Mac iPhone Data Recovery, or Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery. The software can help to search all your iTunes backup files, and let you preview all of them before recovery.

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Note: To search and undelete your old iPhone backups, you actually can download any version of the program above, no matter you're using iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. All of them work the same.

Step 1. Search your old iPhone backup files

Here we take the Windows version as an example.

Launch the program on your computer after installing it. Then click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the primary window. Then all your iPhone backups will be automatically searched and displayed as follow. If you can find the old backup for your iPhone, congratulations! Choose it and click "Start Scan" to extract it for preview.

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Step 2. Preview and undelete iPhone backup

The scan will take you a few seconds. After that, you can preview all contents in it, like photos, video, messages, contacts, notes, etc. Mark them and click "Recover to Computer" to save them on your computer. Now you've successfully undeleted your iPhone backup file.

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How to Undelete iPhone Backup Files - From iCloud Backup

Follow steps are guide on how to undelete iCloud backup file on iPhone.

Step 1. Choose recovery mode

Run Dr.Fone, choose recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" on the top. Then enter your iCloud account and password to login.

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Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you logged into iCloud successfully, Dr.Fone can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you want and click on the "Download" button.

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Step 3. Choose File Type to Scan

On this step,you can choose the type of files you would like to scan. Click on the "Scan" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

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Step 4. Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

After the scan is completed.Choose the contents and click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save the contents on your computer or your device with one click.

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