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How to Extract Photos from iPhone Backup

“Hi, I lost my iPhone 7 Plus last week. Now I am using my old Samsung Galaxy S6. But I still want to get back the photos in my iPhone 7. I have iTunes backup for my iPhone 7 Plus. How can I extract photos from my iTunes backup without iPhone? Thanks a lot!”
Asked by Lee

The question, how to extract photos from iPhone backup or how to recover photos from iPhone backup without restoring iPhone, have been discussing or asking for a very long time. In this article, I will tell you the easiest and best way to get photos from iPhone backup.

Talking about iPhone backup, iTunes and iCloud are the only two official methods to do that. Both of them can backup iPhone photos. iPhone Data Recovery can scan the iPhone backup deeply to find the photos in it. You can preview the photos you want before extracting them from iPhone backup to computer. Besides photos, you can also extract messages, videos, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks and history, Whatsapp messages/photos and other data in your iPhone backup.

According to your own condition, you can select any part to follow:

How to Extract iPhone Photos from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Scan iTunes Backup to Find iPhone Photos

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” option on the main interface.

interface

You will see all the iTunes backup files saved in your computer on the interface. If you have changed default location of the iTunes backup, you can manually add the iTunes backup to the list.

itunes backup lists

Find the iTunes backup file you want to scan and extract photos and click “Scan” button. This iPhone Recovery program will begin to scan your iTunes backup file deeply and find the photos in it.

Tips: if your iTunes backup file is encrypted, you need to enter the password in order to scan it to find the photos.

After scanning, this program will list all the data in your iTunes backup file on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can use it to find the photos you want to extract easily.

scan result

Step 2. Extract Photos from iTunes Backup

Click “photos” section on the menu, you will see all the photos in your iTunes backup. You can choose any of them to preview and select them for recovering. After selecting all the photos you want to extract, click “Recover” button. This program will extract all the selected photos from iTunes backup file to computer.

itunes photos

How to Extract iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account

Run iPhone Data Recovery and select “Recover Data from iCloud Backup” option on the main interface. You need to log in your iCloud account here and you will see all the iCloud backup files in your account.

icloud backup list

Step 2. Download and Scan iCloud Backup to Find iPhone Photos

Find the iCloud backup file you want to extract photos from and double click it. This program will begin to download your iCloud backup file to computer. This program will scan your iCloud backup file deeply to find all the photos in it. After scanning, it will list all the data on the interface with a data menu. You can use it to find the photos you want to extract easily.

scan result

Step 3. How to Extract Photos from iCloud Backup

Go to the “Images” section on the menu and you will find all the photos in your iCloud backup file. Select all the photos you want to extract and click “Recover” button. This program will extract photos from iCloud backup to computer as soon as possible.

icloud photos

Now you can easily extract photos from iPhone backup. iPhone Data Recovery program can scan your iPhone backup file deeply to find and recover photos from iPhone backup easily. Besides photos, you can also extract other data, such as text messages, videos, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, safari bookmarks and history, Whatsapp messages and other data from iPhone backup file.