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…
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.
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.
From each section, you can select files by clicking them, or multiple files by ctrl-clicking or shift-clicking them.
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.
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.
For more information on encryption, please check out our support article on how to remove backup encryption in iTunes