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

What Files Does iTunes Back Up

As we know, we can back up data on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in iTunes.

How to Make a Backup in iTunes?

1. Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer.

2. Tap your device icon in iTunes, in Summary tab, find Backups and click “Back Up Now”.

back up using itunes

3. After the backup process ends, you can check your backup file in iTunes Preferences > Devices. You will see the name of your device with the date and time that iTunes created the backup.

   itunes device preferences

What does iTunes Back Up?

An iTunes backup includes almost all of your device’s data and settings.

Photos and Images

--Camera taken, screen shots, images saved, wallpapers, etc.

Media Files

--Videos, Movies, Music, Ringtones, etc.


--iMessage, SMS, Voice Message

Contacts & Call History

Application Data

--App settings, preferences, data, documents , etc.

--Game Center and Mail account (messages are not backed up)

--Home screen arrangements, etc.


--Network settings (Wi-Fi hotspots, VPN settings, network preferences)

--Nike + iPod saved workouts and settings

Notes & Voice Memo


--Calendar accounts, events, etc.

Safari Bookmarks


-Browse history, browse cache, mail cache/message/attachments, temp files, etc.

Your iTunes backup does not include:

  • Contents from iTunes and App Store, or PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks. You can back up this contents by clicking File > Devices > Transfer Purchases.

    transfer purchases in itunes
  • Contents synced from iTunes, like imported MP3 or CD, videos, books and photos.
  • Photos that you have already stored in iCloud, like My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library.
  • Touch ID settings
  • Apple Pay information and settings
  • If you’d like to back up Activity, Health, and Keychain data, you’ll need to encrypt your backup. Tick “Encrypt iPhone backup” in Backups and give a memorable password.
If you lost the password for your iTunes backup, iPhone Backup Unlocker offers three attack methods to recover the password.