How to Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup


Have you lost some valuable photos from iPhone and want to retrieve them from iTunes backup? This guide tells you how to retrieve photos from iPhone backup in an easy and quick way.


Sept. 03, 2016


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Follow this tutorial and use this comprehensive iPhone data recovery tool to find lost pictures and photos from iTunes backup on your PC or Mac.

Through our survey, over 79% iPhone users rely iPhone / iTunes / iCloud to store their important personal data. In order to help you extract useful photos, messages, notes and more from your backup, we composed this 2016 iPhone Backup Extractor Software Review for your reference.


Q: "Unfortunately my iPhone has been stolen. Thankfully I have an iTunes backup of all its data on my PC. How do I view or retrieve photos from this backup? I do not have another Apple device that can view photos and my iCloud account does not contain any photos. Cheers for any answers!"

It is a pity that we sometimes get our iPhone lost or stolen and our important data including our valuable photos get lost too. What comforts us a little is we still have iTunes backups on our computer. So, how to retrieve photos from iPhone backup?

We are used to restoring our device from backup to get back our lost data. However, this method requires you to connect your device to computer. So in this post, we offer you another method to retrieve data from iTunes backup. And it could be better than iTunes in recovering photos on your iPhone – never erasing your content and data. 

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Tool We'll Use to Recover Pictures

It is a simple iPhone data recovery tool named PhoneRescue. With this tool, you can easily access and view photos on iPhone backup that you created with iTunes and iCloud, no matter what iPhone or iPad you are using. And it also help you extract these kind of pictures from backup to your computer (no matter Mac or PC).

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How to Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup

After downloading PhoneRescue to your computer, you can quickly access photos on your iTunes backup and export them to your computer with PhoneRescue.

Step 1. Install and run PhoneRescue on your computer, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup", and then click "Next" to scan photos on iPhone backup. (You needn't connect your device if you want to get only pictures from iTunes.)

Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup

Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup

Step 2. Select a backup among the backup lists on the left-side, and click "Next".

Select an iTunes Backup

Select an iTunes Backup

Step 3. After scan, just click Photos, Photos Videos, Thumbnails or App Photos to preview pictures. You can select any items and download them to your computer by clicking the "To Computer" button.

 Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup – Step 3

Retrieve Photos from iPhone Backup – Step 3

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Note: Besides restore photos from iTunes backup, PhoneRescue also allows to retrieve photos from iOS device and iCloud.

The Bottom Line

PhoneRescue gives you full support on retrieving photos from iPhone backup, and all of the retrieved photos will be transferred to your computer. Any questions about this guide or PhoneRescue is welcomed, at the same time, don't forget to share this guide to your friends.

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