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How to Extract Data from iOS Device’s iTunes Backup File

As the most reliable assistant for iOS devices, iTunes can backup all the data in your iOS device and save the backup files on your computer. Although iTunes can backup your iOS device, you can’t use the backup file directly. If you want to get back the data in your iTunes backup, you need to restore your iOS device with the backup file. However, this will also wipe the new data on your device. If you are familiar with computer and iTunes, you can find the backup files on your computer. But the backup file is unreadable SQlitedb format. You can’t blame Apple about this. This is safer than provide users a readable file.

In many cases, you need to get back data from iTunes backup without restoring your iPhone or iPad. In this article, I will show you the easiest and best way to extract data from iTunes backup without restoring your iOS device. iTunes Backup Extractor can find all the iTunes backup files and scan the backup file to find all the data in it. You can extract text messages, photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp messages and other data from your iTunes backup file to computer.

Tips:
1. If you changed the default location of your iTunes backup file, you can manually add the iTunes backup file to iTunes Backup Extractor.
2. If your iTunes backup file is encrypted, you need to enter the password to unlock the file and recover data from it
3. In normal cases, the new iTunes backup file will overwrite the previous one for the same iOS device.

Now follow the steps below to extract any data from iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Find the iTunes Backup File

Free download, install and run iTunes Backup Extractor program on your computer. Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup” option on the main interface. You will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. You can find the iTunes backup file you want to scan and extract data from.

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Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup File to Find Data

Select the iTunes backup file and click “Scan” button. This program will scan your iTunes backup file deeply and find all the data in it. After scanning, it will list all the data in your iTunes backup file on the interface with a data menu on the left side. You can find the data with this menu, preview any data and recover them from iTunes backup file to computer.

scan result

Step 3. Preview and Extract Data from iTunes Backup

You can select any section on the menu and select all the data you want to get back from your iTunes backup file. Click “Recover” button and this program will extract all the data from iTunes backup file to computer for you.

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iTunes Backup Extractor will recover text messages, photos, videos, contacts, call history, notes, reminders, calendars, voice memos, voicemail, safari bookmarks, Whatsapp message and other data from iTunes backup file to computer. The data begin extracted to computer will be saved as readable images, videos, CSV, HTML and other format. So you can check and use them easily. It can scan and extract data from any iTunes backup file, no matter it is for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.