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How to Extract Photos from iPhone Backup

WRITTEN BY Tina ON May 9, 2015

It is definitely a genius idea to back up photos you take to iTunes. Because nowadays we shoot photos almost at everywhere. And whenever we want to keep the important and meaningful moments forever, we take photos! So backing up photos is a very necessary step if we really want to save the photos for good in case we lost them by losing the device. But it is not enough to know how to back up iPhone photos on iTunes, you also need to know the way to extract the content out and recover them to computer. Many people take it for granted that they can just open the backup files of iTunes and then the photos will show to them directly. However, all we can see is just SQlitedb file which is not readable.

To extract photos from iTunes backup file, iPhone Data Recovery might help. It is a backup extractor which allows you to extract photos from iTunes backup file. In addition, it can assist you to recover deleted photos from iCloud backup files too. Flexible as it is, you can read this article carefully and see what else it can do for you.

Download the trial version here and solve the problem with ease!


How to Extract Photos from iPhone Backup File

Notes: Never sync your iPhone with iTunes when you have lost the data on iPhone. For if you sync your iOS device to iTunes after losing the data, the backup files of iTunes which contains the previous data will be overwritten by the content on your device. Then the previous data will be gone forever.

Step 1: Select “Recover form iTunes Backup File”

First, Download>install>launch iPhone Data Recovery. When using this method, you don’t need to open iTunes or connect your iPhone to the PC either. After you launch the program, go directly to “Recover from iTunes Backup File”.

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Step 2: Select an iTunes backup file from the list to scan

You will see several iTunes backup files on the list, then you can pick up one of them and click “Start Scan”. This software will start to scan the backup files.

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Step 3: Preview and restore photos on computer

All files will be automatically displayed on the computer after scanning. And you can preview all photos from “Camera Roll” on the left list. After that, you can pick the photos one by one and then click “Recover” to save them on computer.

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Now, you must know how to extract photos from iTunes backup by using iPhone Data Recovery. However, if you have no iTunes backup files available, what should you do? You can choose "Recover from iCloud backup files" on condition that you have backed up iPhone to iCloud previously, because it also supports to restore iPhone from iCloud.

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