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dr.fone - Recover (iOS): How To

How to Recover iOS Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Download and launch dr.fone on your computer. Then click "Recover" from all the modules.

drfone home screen

dr.fone supports to recover lost data from both iOS and Android devices. Here we select Recover iOS Data.

drfone data recovery

On the next window, select Recover from iTunes Backup File from the left column. Then dr.fone will detect all the iTunes backup file on your computer and display it in chronological order.

choose itunes backup recovery

dr.fone can only detect the backup files from default path of iTunes backup. If you have iTunes backup files which are not saved on the default path, you can click the Select button to find the backup files.

find itunes backup file

Step 2. Scan and view iTunes backup file

Choose the iTunes backup file which has the data you need and click Start Scan. Then it will start to analysis and display all the data in the backup file in different catagories.

scan your itunes backup file

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

After a few seconds, you will be able to view all the files in the iTunes backup file. Just select the ones you need and click Recover to Computer to save your files to your computer.

Tips: you can see there is a search box in the result window. From there, you can type in the name of a file to search for it.

save itunes backup file-search for the file you want

If the files you need are contacts, notes or messages, you will also have the option of Restore to Device. This helps you put the data you need back to your iOS device so you can view them on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch too.

recover data from itunes backup file