Do you want to know what kind of data included in your iTunes backups before you restore iPhone or iPad through iTunes or before you delete old iTunes backups on computer? iTunes will encrypted these data in its backup files so you can’t easily read, extract or export them. If you like to export any data from iTunes backup to computer, you need to have a professional iPhone data extractor tool. You are at the right place if you are looking for such a tool or solution to extract data from iTunes backups.

How to Export any Data from iTunes Backup to Computer?

Firstly download iPhone recovery software below which comes with both Windows and Mac OS versions for your choice.

Then run the data recovery tool on your computer, you will get a screen like below.

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From the top of this program, you can find main tabs like: Recover from iOS device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Select the iTunes recovery mode, you will find a list of available backup files in iTunes. If your iOS device is not listed, most likely you have not backed up your iOS device using iTunes before. Select the backup file for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then click Start Scan button to allow the data recovery application to scan your iTunes backup file. All found files and data will be separated into different groups, see below screenshot.

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From the left navigation panel, you can find different categories for various file types that you can export or recover from iTunes backups, like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, App Photos, App Videos, Messages, Contacts and numbers, Call history, VoiceMail, WhatsApp, Messenger, Notes, Calendar, Reminders, Bookmarks, Voice Memos and more. You can open each category to display all types in the middle. The selected files can be previewed on the right column. You can select any of the above file types and files to recover or export from iTunes backup to computer. For example, you can back up text messages from iPhone backup to computer, recover deleted Facebook Messenger data, get back lost notes, reminders, retrieve WhatsApp chat history, and many more.

How to Export any Data from iTunes Backup to iPhone?

It is not bad to selectively extract any data from iTunes backup to computer. So you can sync them back to iPhone using iTunes without overwrite any existing data on iPhone, unlike you restore iPhone from iTunes backup which will erase existing content on your iPhone. To make this iOS data recovery more easier, some files can even be exported from iTunes to iPhone directly so you do not need to go through the iTunes sync step. After scanning your iTunes backup files, preview iPhone files in iTunes backup, select the files you want to recover, then click Recover button, you will then be prompted to choose whether to recover data from iTunes backup to computer or from iTunes backup to iOS device.

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You can see two options: Recover to Computer and Recover to Device. Select the second option, you will be able to recover data from iTunes backup to iPhone. Currently you can only recover Messages, Contacts and Notes from iTunes backup to iPhone. More file types will be supported in future upgrades.

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