How to View and Access iPhone Files without iTunes on Mac
You must have heard about the practice of "backup iPhone with iTunes" even though you're new to iPhone. However, as a newbie, it's not that easy to access the detailed contacts, photos, text messages, etc. via iTunes. Therefore, figuring out a way to access iPhone files without iTunes is essential.
Then this is where iTunes alternative steps in. It allows you to view detailed iPhone photos, notes, contacts, etc. stored in iTunes (unreadable .sqlitedb files) with ease. And in the following, I'll show you how to view iPhone files without iTunes.
How to view iPhone contacts, messages, notes and photos stored in iTunes backup without iTunes on Mac
- Step 1: First of all, go to Library >> Application Support >> MobileSync >> Backup to make sure that you've previously backed up your iPhone by checking if there're sqlitedb files. If not, you can check how to recover lost iTunes backup file for help.
- Step 2: Download iPhone Data Recovery for Mac via the download button below and launch it afterwards.
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- Step 3: Click on iTunes icon from the primary interface and select a backup file.
- Step 4: Click "Start Scan" and after a while, the program will display all the contacts, messages, note, photos, etc. stored in iTunes backup file in category just as the picture shows.
How to access iTunes backup without iTunes on Mac
You can also access your desired iPhone files at will by selectively recovering them to Mac. All you need is to tick your desired files and click "Recover" button on the bottom right of the main interface. Then specify a path on Mac to save those files.
In addition, you can also access and view iPhone backup files by extracting iCloud backup provided that you've backed up iPhone without iCloud.