How to Extract iTunes Backup for iOS Device with the Easiest Way [Newest]


March 18, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I switched carriers from Sprints to T-Mobile and kept the same iPhone model just different phone (I bought a new iPhone). I understand that Apple gives users the options when you are setting up the iPhone initially with the basic prompts to set up as new phone, restore from iCloud backup or restore from iTunes backup. The thing is, I am not able to choose a backup I have already saved because it needs iOS 10.2 or higher. I don’t bother to update the iOS system and I just want my contacts and photos back that I have synced to iTunes before. I don’t know where are iTunes backups stored neither. So is there any iPhone backup extractor that I can extract photos and contacts only?

Indeed, it is not a piece of cake to find the iTunes backup location for most users because iTunes won’t tell you where the backup will be stored when you create backup manually.

Even if you can find it, you cannot use it due to it is a SQlitedb file which is not readable. So you are not able to extract any value data from iTunes backup on your computer.

iPhone Backup Extractor


There actually is some kind of iPhone backup viewer or iPhone backup extractor which has a powerful function to preview and extract certain selective data from iTunes backup. For example, FoneLab for iOS is one of the iTunes backup extractor you’re looking for.

1. FoneLab for iOS Designed Features

  • - Focus on recovering up to more than 20 different files, such as photos, music, contacts, messages, videos, call histories and app, etc.
  • - Recover your important files with three safe ways, recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup.
  • - Preview the files in thumbnail before restoring them so that you can selectively extract data to save some time.
  • - It is compatible with all iOS device and available on both Mac and PC operating systems.

Download the trial version to have a try now.

Of course, before you can extract iPhone backup it requires you have one at least. For some new users may have no idea about how to backup iPhone to iTunes. Don’t worry. It is so simple to make a backup to your computer via iTunes.

Check out below few steps to get it in minutes.

Plug your iOS device into your computer, iTunes will automatically open normally, if not, do it by double-click on iTunes.

When your device is detected by iTunes, it will appear on the upper-left of iTunes interface. Click on it.

Click on the Summary tab in the left category and then click on Back Up Now on the right pane. Now you are done with it.

2. Extract Photos from iPhone iTunes Backup with FoneLab

Choose the Recover from iTunes Backup File mode to scan.

After download and install the FoneLab for iOS, an iPhone Data Extractor, launch it on your computer. Connect your iOS device with the computer and select Recover from iTunes Backup File to start scanning when it is connected.

Select Function

Select one of the iTunes backups and click on Start Scan.

Pick an iTunes backup (better the newest one) to scan.

Scan iTunes Backup

Preview and extract photos from the scanning result.

You will get certain contents listed in a column on the left. You just need to select one of the Photo contents, then click on it so that you can preview details in thumbnail on the right. Check those items that you want to extract and click Recover.

Scan iTunes Backup

Isn’t it incredibly amazing? Just by a few takes then you can extract whatever data you need selectively. Don’t hesitate to download this iPhone Data Extractor to have a try now.

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