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Extract iPhone Photos from Backup File on Mac/PC

2015-10-15 15:18:56/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Nowadays, many iPhone users are enjoying snap beautiful scenes with the HD camera on the iPhone and store these valuable photos in the device. But the photos may have been accidentally deleted or lost due to certain circumstances, like failed to jailbreak or upgrade, restore factory settings, or devices being stolen or crashed. Thus, iPhone users are used to back up their iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud to avoid data losing by accident. However, while Apple offers good backup and restoration service for the data on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5/5C, iPhone 4S/4, etc., it doesn't mean that you're allowed to full access to check out the actual contents of the backups on your computer, that is mainly because iTunes backup file is a kind of SQLITEDB file, which is not allowed to access or preview on desktop computer. Thus, if you wish to extract some specific photos from the backup for some special purpose, it seems to be impossible at present. Then what will you do? How to get your needed photos from the backup?

Fortunately, a third-party program called MobiKin iPhone Photo Recovery for Mac and iPhone Photo Recovery for Windows is developed. With it, you can scan and access to any backup file on your computer, and preview the detailed files in the program without any restrictions. What's more, you can extract your needed photos from iPhone backup selectively or in a batch. But here, you should keep in mind that doesn't sync your iPhone with iTunes when you have found something important is lost. The reason is that iTunes does not build a new backup file every time you sync your iPhone with it, but only updates the backup. Thus, in order to protect your backup data from overwriting, you have to remember this point in your mind forever. Otherwise, you may lose the only chance to get back your lost photos on iPhone.

Now, we'll take the Mac version as an example to show the detailed process of extracting deleted photos from iPhone backup on Mac OS X. If you're a Windows user, you can download the Windows version and take the similar steps on your personal computer.

How to Extract Photos or Pictures from iPhone Backup File on Mac OS X?

Step 1. Run the Program and Select Backup File for Scanning

Directly launch the iPhone Data Recovery software on the Mac computer, and then it will auto-detect all backup files on the Mac and display in the program accordingly. You can go through them and select the one of your iPhone device, then hit "Start Scan" button to start scanning all files on the backup file.

Step 2. Preview Photos and Find Your Target File

Files on the backup file will be found and displayed in categories. You can click "Camera Roll" or "Photos" to preview the found pictures, and mark the one you like to extract.

Step 3. Begin to Extract

When all your needed pictures have been selected, you can click "Recover" button to extract and save them on your desktop Mac computer.

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