How to Extract iPhone 5 Backup with iPhone 5 Backup Extractor

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Unfortunately lost or broke your iPhone 5? This really makes you sad but what's more frustrates you is that you lost all the data stored on your phone. If you have made a backup from my iPhone to iTunes before, you only need to find a way to extract iPhone 5 backup file without plugging in my phone.

We know that every time your sync your iPhone 5 with iTunes, iTunes will automatically backup your iPhone data on your iTunes. However the backup file is a SQlitedb file and it cannot be read or accessed on your computer. So even you find the SQlitedb file in your computer, you cannot open or get the content out of it.

To extract iPhone 5 backup file for viewing, an iPhone 5 Backup Extractor is needed. It will extract your iTunes backup files of your iPhone synced with iTunes on your computer. You can choose it to extract contacts, photos, text messages, and other files, and then save them on your computer.

How to Extract iPhone 5 Backup with iPhone 5 Backup Extractor?

It is easy to extract iPhone 5 data from backup with iPhone Backup Extractor. Here is a simple tutorial about how to extract data from iPhone 5 backup with iPhone 5 Backup Extractor. Firstly, you need to download and install iPhone 5 Backup Extractor in your computer.

  • Launch iPhone 5 Backup Extractor and select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". Select the backup file you want to extract and click on "start Scan" to extract your backup files.
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  • Preview and select the data you want to recover. All you data will be displayed under different categories.
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  • Specify a location to save recovered data on your computer. Those data are available to access and view.

Additional Tips for Extracting iPhone 5 Backup

Following those steps above you can easily extract your iPhone 5 contacts, photos, text messages backup for viewing. Now I offer some additional tips for your reference.

1. iPhone 5 iTunes Backup Files Location

Though you cannot view the details of your iPhone 5 iTunes backup files, you can easily find where these backup files locate in your computer

Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\Mobile Sync\Backup\

Windows Vista or Windows 7/8: \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Mobile Sync\Backup

2. What stored in iPhone 5 Backup Files?

iTunes will backup your setting, messages, camera roll, documents, saved games, and other data. But your contents synced to the device such as movies, music, podcasts, and apps will not be stored in iPhone 5 backup files.

So, if you want to extract iPhone 5 backup files, iPhone 5 Backup Extractor is perfectly made for you. In addition, iPhone 5 Backup Extractor also supports to recover lost iPhone 5 data directly from your phone without iTunes backup.

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