As Apple fans, you must have developed a good habit of syncing your iPhone all the time to iTunes, in case that you may lose some information from your iPhone by accident and you can restore your iPhone from the iTunes backup file. Restoring iPhone or iPad from iTunes backup file means you need to restore the entire backup file which includes everything you have synced to your iTunes account
, since iTunes does not allow transfer part of the backup file.
iTunes does back up all your data you choose to sync, but the backup file is not a readable file. So you may wonder whether it is possible to export data you need from the iTunes backup file. The answer is definitely yes. iFonebox, as professional iOS data recovery software, is able to extract Contacts, Notes, Messages
, Messages Attachments, Calendar, Voice Memos, safari Bookmarks, Whatsapp Messages and Photos etc from iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Toucch as well as from iTunes and iCloud backup file. With iFonebox, you don’t need to restore everything from iTunes in order to restore certain data lost or deleted by mistake and instead, you can selectively recover Notes, Contacts, Messages, Voice Memos or Photos etc from iTunes backup file. In this way, data overriding can be avoided.
There are both Windows version and Mac version of iFonebox
, please choose the right version accordingly. This guide is going to demonstrate with the Mac version.
You can download the free trial version to have a try before you pay for the registered version.
Now let’s get down to the concrete steps about how to selectively recover lost data from iTunes backup file.
Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode
Install and run the full version of iFonebox and then choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and you will be presented with an interface requiring of selecting an iTunes backup file.
Step 2: Choose data you would likely to recover selectively
After you selected the right backup file, you will be presented with a data type list, please choose some kind of data that you have lost and want to recover by clicking on the related icon.
Step3: Choose whatever you need to recover
You can choose certain part of the data which you have exported with iFonebox to recover to your Mac computer. For example, you can select the deleted or lost data to recover. And in addition, you can also do some modifications about the data like Contacts and Notes.