Retrieve PDF scans from iTunes backup

A PDF scanner app is very useful to mobile phone users. You can scan any written, printed, graphic material to your iPhone as PDF files for easier management, editing, transfer and share. Some of these scans could be very important for you, such as valuable old photos, contracts, business cards, receipts, paper notes, book pages, etc. We highly recommend you back them up to computer regularly so you can retrieve them when you accidentally delete the scanner apps, scanned PDFs on iPhone. In this article, we will show you how to retrieve PDF scans from iTunes backup on computer.

How to retrieve PDF files from iTunes backup?

In order to open iTunes backup file, view content in it and extract data from iTunes backup to your computer, you will need a professional software. In an earlier guide, we demonstrated how you can open, view and extract data from iTunes backup file using a iPhone data recovery software. It can help you extract a wide range of file types from iTunes, such as photos, videos, messages, call logs, voicemail, WhatsApp chats, notes, Calendars, Reminders, voice memos, bookmarks, etc. And here is how you can retrieve PDF scans from iTunes backup file.

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Run the iPhone data recovery software on your Windows PC or Mac, you will see various tools from its main screen. Choose Recover >> Recover iOS Data >> Recover from iTunes Backup File, select an existing iTunes backup, click Scan button at the bottom right.

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Once it finishes scanning the iTunes backup file, you will be able to view all kinds of data contained in the backup file. These include photos, videos, messages, call logs, voicemail, WhatsApp chats, notes, Calendars, Reminders, voice memos, bookmarks, and more. Scroll down to the bottom, click App Document, open this category, look for a folder named something like ‘scanner‘ or ‘scannerfree‘, you should find your scanned PDF documents in these folder that store app data for your scanner apps. Browse through the app folder to see if you have backed up them using iTunes before. Finally select any or all PDF files, click the Recover to Computer button, choose a folder on your computer and export the PDF documents there.