How to View Photos in iTunes/iPhone Backup

If you have backed up your photos to an iTunes backup and you wish to access your files, the following guide should teach you how to view photos in iTunes backup on your computer. Read on to find out how to do it.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 10, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2018
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If you use an iOS device such as an iPhone, you have likely installed the iTunes app on your computer to create full backups of their iOS-enabled devices. While iTunes is a great app to create and keep your iPhone backups, a minor drawback of the app is that it does not let you view the contents of your backups. The only way to find out what a backup contains is to restore the backup on your iPhone and view the content for yourself. This is not an ideal situation for someone who only wishes to restore a select few photos.

If you do not like that behavior of iTunes and you would rather prefer viewing your content before you restore it, you have a method available to do it. The following shows just that – how you can view photos from your iPhone backup.

How to View Photos in iTunes with AnyTrans for iOS

In order to view the content including photos in your iPhone backups, you are going to need a tool called AnyTrans for iOS. The iOS data manager offers tons of features to help you manage and transfer content between your iPhone and your computer without hassle. Check out its main features:

AnyTrans for iOS – View & Export Backup Data

Want to view the photos in your iTunes/iCloud backup without restoring it to your iPhone? Now, you can easily achieve it with the help of this efficient tool – AnyTrans for iOS, which enables you to view files in backup and export them to your computer with ease.

Get AnyTrans for iOS on your computer(Mac&PC) to view your photos from an iPhone backup and the following shows how to view photos in iTunes:

Step 1Launch AnyTrans for iOS on PC/Mac > On the main interface of it, select the Device Manager option from the menu at the top > Then, click on the option that says Backup Manager in the list of options available on your screen.

How to View Photos in iTunes with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 1

How to View Photos in iTunes with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 1

Step 2All the iTunes backup you have stored on your computer would be listed in there > Select the backup where your photos are and then click on the View button next to the backup > You can view your photos stored inside the backup.

How to View Photos in iTunes with AnyTrans for iOS - Step 2

How to View Photos in iTunes with AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3Select the Photos option from the left sidebar so that your photos are shown > You can view your photos in iTunes backup and export them to your computer at any time.

How to View Photos from iPhone Backup with AnyTrans for iOS

How to View Photos from iPhone Backup with AnyTrans for iOS

The iTunes app not letting you view the contents of your backups should not prevent you from accessing your photo previews. AnyTrans for iOS removes the hurdle for you and lets you view everything that your backups have got.

Conclusion

If iTunes is preventing you from viewing the photos inside your backups, our guide above should let you view photos from an iPhone backup using a third-party tool. AnyTrans for iOS does the job perfectly and you are highly recommended to go for it if you don’t want to blindly restore a backup on your iPhone. Download it now and give a free try!

iMobie

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