iPhone Backup Extractor

The Easiest to Use iPhone Backup Extractor in the Market

iPhones are stylish, sophisticated and aesthetically appealing. But these qualities do not detract from the purely functional aspect of the device. Apple has loaded iPhones with tremendous processing power, the subsequent ability to multitask and comprehensive backup facilities – both online through iCloud and offline via the iTunes platform.

However, not everyone is diligent about the backup and archiving process.

As a result, some files end up in the containers on iCloud and some find place in the files of iTunes. Having the ability to extract and scan the contents of containers from both options with a single dashboard is a convenience that is offered by the easiest to use iPhone backup extractor in the market – Dr. Fone from Wondershare.


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Some Information about Backup Scans

The time taken to complete the scan depends on the volume of information that is present in the iTunes and iCloud backup files. In case of iCloud, which is an online backup option, the data has to be first retrieved from the Apple servers and then examined for the required images, videos, contacts and call history. Thus an Internet connection is necessary to facilitate this mode.

Mode 1 for Dr. Fone is the recovery of data and information from the actual iPhone device body. Since the purpose of the tutorial is to talk about backup data extraction, only Mode 2 and Mode 3 will be discussed in detail.

Mode 2 refers to the retrieval of data from iTunes which is a manual recovery alternative. iTunes has been a critical part of the Apple legacy and is compatible with all iPhone models released till date.

1.      The iPhone device should be connected to Dr. Fone installed on a PC or laptop via the provided USB power cord. This helps direct reinstatement of the needed files and items to the phone.

2.      Users can then launch the application and from the navigation of the home page, choose the second option – Recover from iTunes Backup File.

3.      This calls up a list of the backup files that the iTunes account associated with the computer supporting Dr. Fone has. Users are supposed to select the file that is the most likely to contain the images, videos, SMS and contacts that have to be recovered.


4.      Once the choice is made, users must click the green ‘Start Scan’ button to trigger the actual scan. The scan mode is characterized by a progress bar with the total time to scan completion below it and the buttons ‘Pause’ and ‘Stop’ to the right. These buttons are used to halt a scan midway so that it can be resumed or terminate a scan prematurely.

The directory to the left of the screen has a number of nodes and each node represents a particular type of data. Users can peruse the files as they are identified for recovery in real time through these nodes. During the process, if they spot items of particular importance, they can pause or stop the scan in the background to render the blue ‘Recover’ button clickable and achieve their goal.


5.      With scan culmination, the display screen comes giving users the flexibility to select items individually or in bulk by ticking the appropriate checkboxes. They can also input file name or specific keywords into the search bar to call up data by name. The On/Off slider focuses only on files that are deleted. Hitting the ‘Recover’ button offers two alternatives:

  • Saving the marked files in the hard disk of the PC or laptop supporting Dr. Fone.
  • Direct reinstatement of data to the connected iPhone.



Mode 3 refers to the reovery of data from iCloud backup file.


1.      Users again connect the iPhone to Dr. Fone through a provided USB cable.

2.      They choose the third option from the home screen – Recover from iCloud Backup File and input the iCloud login credentials when prompted to do so.


3.      This move exhibits a list of all the backup files that the iCloud account has. Something to keep in mind is the fact that an iCloud account is shared by data from all the Apple devices owned by a user. From this selection, again the container that has the highest chances of holding the needed files should be determined with the help of relevant meta-data and then the ‘Download’ button next to it clicked.


4.      A pop-up that is designed to help Dr. Fone download, extract and examine only the data type of interest to the user for the present scan comes on. This pre-emptive action saves time as well as PC/laptop resources and bandwidth. In the example below, since only App Videos is ticked, video files will be the sole concern of Dr. Fone. The ‘Next’ button triggers the download and the scan. From here on, the rest of the scan mimics the process outlined in Mode 2.




And there you have it! A user friendly iPhone backup extractor that takes mere minutes to recover photos, videos, gifs, call logs, notes, documents, SMS and WhatsApp text and files. Recapitulating the process:

  • Connect iPhone to a PC or laptop with Dr. Fone installed on it.
  • Select the relevant mode.
  • Choose the right backup file.
  • Allow the scan to progress and then choose the files needed.


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