How to Extract Photos from iPhone Backup


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

I lost my iPhone 5 recently when I was going shopping. I was so desperate about this. What really matters to me is to get back those extremely precious photos. I have backed up iPhone to iTunes before, but I don’t know how to extract pictures from iPhone backup then? I am very thankful for anyone who can help me to get back my lost photos.

Nowadays, you can see people taking photos with a handy iPhone or other smart phones anywhere and anytime as they want to keep record of the precious moments. Backing up iPhone to computer is a pretty safe way to keep these important data. Apple provides iPhone users with a useful app, iTunes, which enables you to create backups saved on a computer. However, the problem is the iTunes backup files are not readable. How can users make use of them? Or else, some people have their iPhones backed up to iCloud but don’t know how to reach the iCloud backup files and extract images from iPhone backup?

Recover Lost Data from iPhone Backup

Actually, there is an iPhone backup extractor can help you reach and use the backup files from iTunes or iCloud. This iPhone data extractor is called FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. This software can extract contacts, photos, music, text messages, videos etc. from backup files with a few simple steps. Furthermore, with it, you can recover deleted photos and other 19 types of different data with no effort. After you own this software, you won’t suffer from the pain of data loss anymore.

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Extracting Photos from iPhone Backup

Fortunately, FoneLab iPhone Data Reovery can help you retrieve and extract the deleted or lost data selectively from the iPhone backup without restoring the whole entire previous backup. It brings huge convenience for the users and the current data of your iPhone will not be interrupted or replaced.

Tutorial 1: Extract Photos from iTunes Backup File

Note that do not sync your iPhone with iTunes after suffering from data loss due to iTunes will update data which will lead to your previous data being overwritten.

Follow the step to extract itunes backup.

Free download and install FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery.

Launch the software and choose Recover from iTunes Backup File to scan.

You will get several iTunes backup files to choose. Select one of them and click Start Scan.

Recover Photos from iTunes Backup

When the scanning process is done, all your data will be grouped by type and listed in a column. Click Camera Roll, Photo Stream or Photo Library to preview the contents in details. And then select whatever you want to get back and click Recover button on the lower-right corner.

Extract Photos from iTunes

Tutorial 2: Extract Pictures from iCloud Backup File

Select to recover from iCloud backup files, then sign in to iCloud account by entering Apple ID and password.

Login to iCloud

All iCloud backup files will be displayed in a table, pick one to download.

Download iCLoud Backup

The software will scan the downloaded backup file and display the scanning results in the left category. Click Camera Roll, Photo Stream or Photo Library in order to preview the details of retrieved photos. Then put a pick on those items that you want to recover and click Recover to save them on the computer.

Extract iCloud Backup Photos

Note: After you extracting photos from iPhone backup, you may want to transfer them to your iPhone. FoneTrans for iOS can help you achieve this. It is an all-in-one iOS data management tool and can transfer data between iOS device and computer or between different iOS devices.

If you don not have any backup files, please learn how to recover deleted photos from iphone without backup.

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