iBackup Extractor Quick Start Tutorial

Copying Photos from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad backups to your Computer

  1. Download and Install iBackup Extractor.
  2. Start up iBackup Extractor by double-clicking the iBackup Extractor icon on your desktop or from your applications folder.
  3. Select a backup from the backup selection home page of the program.
  4. Click the Photos(PC) or Images(Mac) tab.
  5. Select the photos you would like to extract from the backup and click "Copy to PC"(Windows) or "Copy to Mac"...
  6. Choose where to save your photos to on your computer, and click OK.
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Selecting which backup will be accessed

Once the program is launched, you will be presented with a list of existing device backups which have been detected on your computer. To access a backup, select it from the list, and hit "Explore"(Windows) or "Browse Selected Backup"(Mac).

iBackup Extractor can access backups created by iTunes (or Finder if you are using macOS Catalina or higher). It cannot, however, access backups stored in iCloud.

If an existing backup has not been detected, you can tell iBackup Extractor to look in a the relevant location on your computer by using the "Change Backup Directory..."(PC) or "Change Location"(Mac) button.

Select a backup to access

If your iPhone backup was encrypted when you created it, you will need to know your password to view its content and enter it at the screen below. iBackup Extractor only uses your password locally on your computer so that you can open your iOS device backup and does not save or share this.

Access encrypted backups to copy data to computer

After this is done, you can start browsing through your backed-up data, and extract it onto your PC/Mac. You can browse through your Calendars, Contacts, Notes, Messages, Photos, Internet browsing history and your iPhone call logs and extract these files to your computer.

Extract Photos from iPhone backup

Creating a new backup of your iOS device

If iBackup Extractor is not finding any iPhone backups on your computer and you still have access to your device, you can create a new backup as detailed in our guide on how to create a backup of your device in iTunes or using Finder.

You can also choose to create an unencrypted backup on your computer, so that a password is not needed when using iBackup Extractor as detailed in our article on how to remove encryption from iPhone or an iOS Backup.