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How to Recover Data from iPhone
Contents Part
Getting Started
iPhone Data Recovery Overview
Supported Files Types
Multiple Recovery Options Supported
Recover from iOS Device
When to Select Recover Data from iOS Device
How to Recover Data from iOS Device
Recover from iTunes Backup
When to Select Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
What Files Does iTunes Backup
How to Find iTunes Backup Files on Computer
How to Retrieve Data from iTunes Backup
Recover from iCloud Backup
When to Select Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
How to Back Up your iPhone Using iCloud
How to Restore Data from iCloud Backup
Repair iPhone Operating System
How to Recover iPhone Operating System
Recover iPhone Messages
How to Recover iPhone Messages
Recover iPhone Contacts
How to Recover iPhone Contacts
Recover iPhone Photos
How to Recover iPhone Photos
Recover iPhone Notes
How to Recover iPhone Notes
Recover iPhone Other Files
How to Recover iPhone Other Files
Technical Support & FAQ
Technical Support & FAQ

How to Retrieve Data from iTunes Backup

When you lost your iPhone data in one of the following listed cases, recovering data directly from iPhone would be your preferable choice.

Before we start, please ensure that your iTunes backup has the data you want.

Step 1: Switch to iTunes Backup Recovery Mode and Select iTunes Backup to Get Started

Switch to “Recover from iTunes backup files” section and iPhone Data Recovery will automatically display all iTunes backup on this computer. You can distinguish these backup files according to device name, backup date or serial number. Select the correct backup file which has the data you want and click Start Scan button.

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  retrieve iphone data on mac from itunes backup file
  1. If your iTunes backup file is not stored in the default path, you have to manually import the backup file. Click “Import Backup File>>” and navigate to the specific backup file, and then add it to iPhone Data Recovery.

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    import backup file
  2. (Windows version only)Suppose you deleted your iTunes backup and later realized that there are important data in that backup file. There is chance to get the deleted backup back. Click “Go get back deleted iTunes backup>>” at the bottom, select a location and click “Start Scan” to search for the deleted backup.

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The scan takes a while, and the backup you deleted will appear on the list as soon as the scan completes. Select the backup file and click Recover button. Your backup file will be on the list for you to choose to retrieve data from.

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Step 2: Preview lost files from iTunes backup

When the scanning process completes, detailed contents are found according to the category they belong to. Please tap a specific category on the left to expand detailed data. While checking the information, the scan results contain both existing and deleted items with separated colors. You can choose “Show Only Deleted” to filter deleted data.

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preview itunes data on mac

Step 3: Choose files for recovery

You can pick up items selectively and click Recover button to recover. Before recovery, you can click Output Settings button to select file formats and define an output directory. Media contents (Photos, Videos, and Memos) will be restored as original formats.

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pick up files for recovery

For Contacts, Messages and Notes, there are two recovery options: Recover to Device / Recover to Computer.

If you choose “Recover to Device”, please connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Messages will be transferred to your device as new unread messages in iPhone Message app, so do Notes and Contacts.

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recover to device