Extract And Restore Lost iPhone Data from Backups After iOS 10/9 Update

"I lost all my data after iOS 10 update, so I need to extract some important text messages from my iCloud backup, but I don't know how." - Attis

The iTunes or iCloud backup file is not a common file, they are not readable. So even you find the backup file, you can't get the content out of it, let alone restore to your iPhone. Well, there is another thing you need to notice. Don't sync your iPhone with iTunes after you find the data loss on your iPhone. Because iTunes only updates the backup file every time you sync with it, not to build a new backup file. So if you have synced your iPhone again, the backup file will be overwritten by the content on your iPhone, and the lost data will go forever.

Extract a iTunes or iCloud Backup file can reocver your lost data. iPhone Backup Extractor is an easy-to-use tool that can help you easily recover data that you thought you’d lost forever, such as photos & videos, contacts, SMS, call logs, memos and more! iPhone Backup Extractor can extract your iTunes or iCloud Backup files. The program enable you to extract the backup file and preview the contacts, SMS, photos, videos, calendar, notes and call history in details, no matter you are using iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or the previous versions. You can recover them all according to your needs.

You can download it on your computer first, whether you are using Windows or Mac.

Part 1. Extracting to Restore Lost iPhone Data from iTunes Backups

Step 1. Scan the backup file

Install the easy iPhone recovery tool and run it on your computer. Please choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Here you need to do is to choose the right device backup file and move to "Start Scan".

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Step 2. Extract backup of iPhone and recover data.

Here all the content in the backup file has been displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. After preview, check those you want back and hit to "Recover" and save them.

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Part 2. Extracting to Restore Lost iPhone Data from iCloud Backups

Step 1. Choose the Third Mode and Log on iCloud Account

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after launching iPhone Data Recovery. Then, sign in your iCloud account.

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Step 2. Choose the iCloud Backup File and Download

You will see the iCloud backup files that you backed up with this account listed. Choose the one you want to recover and click “Download” to download the backup file.

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Step 3. Scan and Regain Your iPhone Lost Data
After backup file downloaded, choose “Scan” and all your data will be scanned. Preview them one by one to decide which one to recover.

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  1. The best way to recover data from broken, dead or water damaged iPhone is restoring backup file. Users can take the help of iTunes utility in order to backup or restore iPhone data with ease. In case if you are facing any kind of issue with iTunes then in such situation you will have to opt for third party iPhone Recover Software in order to recover all lost iPhone files.