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Can I recover data from a lost iPhone?

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Can I recover data from a lost iPhone?

If you ever synced your lost iPhone to iTunes in the past, a backup of your device will have been created on your computer, which you can use to recover data from. With iBackup Extractor, you can view the content of these backups and copy individual items from the backup to your computer.

To access a backup of your lost iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, follow these steps…

  1. Download and install the latest version of iBackup Extractor.
  2. Open iBackup Extractor and select your backup from the dropdown list.
  3. Choose a category of lost iPhone data you wish to retrieve in iBackup Extractor. You can recover iPhone photos, messages, contacts, calendars, call logs, internet browsing history and notes.
  4. Select the files you wish to recover from your iPhone backups.
  5. Click Copy to extract the data to your PC or Mac.

Download the free demonstration version of iBackup Extractor today, to see what you can recover from your lost iOS device backups.

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More details:

iBackup Extractor is able to access your backups made using iBackup Extractor, or iTunes, which are saved to your computer. If you have lost your device or had it stolen, don't worry! As long as you made a backup of the device to your computer before the data was lost, you can use iBackup Extractor to recover your files. Here's how:

Once you have installed and launched iBackup Extractor, you'll see a list of your backups in the dropdown menu. These are all of the backups of your devices which you have stored on your computer.

Access iPhone backups on your PC or Mac.

Select the backup which you would like to extract data from. If your backup was encrypted on creation, you will need to enter your password to access the backup again. Please see the "Encrypted Backups" section at the bottom of this page for more details.

Once you have selected and accessed your backup, you'll be able to browse through all of your backup's data using the tabs on the left.

Recover data from a lost iPhone

From each section, you can select files by clicking them, or multiple files by ctrl-clicking or shift-clicking them.

Select the data you would like to recover from your backup.

Once you've selected all of the files which you would like to copy from a tab, you're ready to hit "Copy" or "Extract" (depending on which tab you are on). iBackup Extractor will then ask where you would like to save the files to on your computer. Select your location, and finally click "OK" on PC or "Select Destination" on Mac.

Encrypted Backups:

Please be advised that iBackup Extractor does not require your device to be connected to your computer to access a backup.

However, when you create a backup using iTunes, and backup encryption is enabled, iTunes will require you to create a password. For security, iBackup Extractor will require you to enter this password, in order to access your backup.

Enter encryption password to access and recover your data.

For more information on encryption, please check out our support article on how to remove backup encryption in iTunes

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Latest Comments

TP wrote...
After copying selected files to my PC how can I restore them in my iPhone ?
No explanation in the manual
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@TP Once data has been copied to your PC, iTunes must then be used to sync your data back to your iPhone. Please note that if exporting to your PC, content such as messages will be exported into a format that can be viewed on your PC. This format cannot be restored back to your device.
Lesley wrote...
Hi I am trying to recover my photis from a stolen phone backup. I have no idea what the password is as I dont remember setting one.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Lesley When enabling backup encryption on the device, you will have been asked to create a password. This is the password that will be required to read the content in the backup. If you do not remember setting the password, please try the lock screen code of the device. Without this password, iBackup Extractor will be unable to read the contents of the backup.
Alma wrote...
Hi, I am trying to recover my backup from my stolen iPhone but it is encrypted, I have no idea what password I have to type in because I don't remember having one.