While trying to upgrade from iOS 7 to 8, I didn't have enough space so had to backup my device and factory reset. All my photos are backed up in my iTunes Backup, and now that I'm on iOS 9, was wondering how I can extract my photos from my iTunes Backup and save them to my iCloud Photos?
The above post was extracted from Apple community and in short, this user had difficulty in restoring photos from iTunes backup to iCloud Photos. Do you encounter with the same situation here? What's your solution? Actually, I've got a comprehensive solution to extract and restore photos from iTunes backup to iCloud photos. Two vital steps are needed: extract photos from iTunes backup to computer with iFonebox; transfer photos from computer to iCloud Photos. How to do that? Here we go.
Part one. Extract and restore photos from iTunes backup to computer with iFonebox
If you need to transfer photos from iTunes backup to iCloud Photos, the first step is to extract those photos from iTunes backup to your computer with iFonebox. As is known that iFonebox can not only recover deleted data like contacts, notes, iMessages, WeChat data, etc, from iPhone or iPad, but extract and restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup. Powerful and professional.
Free download and install iFonebox on your computer. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version. Just select according to your computer model.
After installation of iFonebox, here are steps to extract photos from iTunes backup for you. I will take Windows version as example.
Step 1. Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. All iTunes backup files will be listed here and just select one containing photos you need to scan. Click Start button to begin.
Step 2. Scan photos from iTunes backup file. Click on Photos item to start scanning.
Step 3. Preview and choose photos to extract. After scanning, you can select all photos,and then click Recover to PC button to extract and transfer all photos to your computer.
Part two. Transfer extracted photos from computer to iCloud Photos
Now, all photos have been extracted to your computer with iFonebox. You can restore and transfer them to your iCloud photos. Follow the below steps to finish the whole process.
- Open your Google or other web browser, then enter www.icloud.com. Log in iCloud.com with your Apple ID and password.
- Click on Photos icon there and then click the Upload button in the bar at the top. You'll be able to choose photos from your computer to upload.
After all above are done, your photos from iTunes backup now are in your iCloud Photos.