Have you lost some valuable photos from iPhone and want to retrieve them from iTunes or iCloud backup? This guide tells you how to retrieve photos from iPhone backup in easy and quick ways.
Q: “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!”
Photos loss can happen in various cases. However, what can comfort us a little is that we still have the backup for some possibilities to get back the lost pictures. And in this post, we mainly talk about how to recover photos from the iPhone backups (iTunes and iCloud backup).
If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes, then the iTunes restoring way must be first coming to your mind. By restoring an iTunes backup that may contain photos you deleted, can recover the photos. But you should know this will wipe all your iPhone data and replace the data with the backup content. Now, let’s check how to extract photos from iphone backup via iTunes:
The professional iPhone backup extractor – PhoneRescue for iOS can help you access and view photos on iPhone backup that you created with iTunes as well as iCloud. With it, you can extract photos from iPhone backup and recover them to the iPhone. Most importantly, it won’t require you to erase any existing data on your iPhone, all data will be kept 100% secure.
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Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS to your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, then follow the steps to quickly access photos on your iTunes backup and export them to your Mac or PC.
Launch PhoneRescue fro iOS on your computer. There are 3 options on the left side. You should choose “Recover from Backup”, then click “Next” to continue.
In this step, all the data you owned in this backup are listing. You can scan all these data and it would take quite a long term. Also, you can uncheck the “Select All” button, choose “Photos” only to scan, and then click “OK”.
Now you will see all these photos you have in this backup. You can select the photos you want and then click the “To iPhone” button to recover them to your iPhone or to your computer.
Besides restore photos from iTunes backup, PhoneRescue for iOS also allows retrieving photos from iCloud backup or from iOS devices directly. Also, it can help you recover up to 22 file types, like contacts, messages, music, notes, videos, etc.
It would be the luckiest thing in the world that you own a backup even you have lost your iPhone. But it would be also an annoying issue that retrieving photos from iTunes backup won’t support selectively choose. You can solve this issue with PhoneTrans which supports extracting photos from iPhone backups selectively.
Let’s check out how to use PhoneTrans to extract photos from iPhone backup easily.
Step 1. Download PhoneTrans and install it on the computer. Also, connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2. Choose the Phone Restore and tap on iTunes Backup. Then click on the Start Restore to go on.
Step 3. Now you will see the iTunes backup has already listed. Choose the exact backup and select the Selective Restore to extract photos from iTunes backup.
Step 4. Unselect all and choose Photos. Then you need to tap on Restore Now to start the photos extracting.
If you have backed your iPhone to iCloud, then you can apply this iCloud restoring way to recover photos from iPhone backup. Here’s how to retrieve photos from iCloud backup:
PhoneRescue for iOS also allows you to view and recover iPhone photos from iCloud backup, and no need to restore iPhone, and no data loss. You can check this guide to learn more: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup >
You can log into your iCloud account from a web browser to check if it has the photos you need.
Wait for the process of completing it. Stay connected and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete. Depending on the size of the backup and the network speed, the progress bar might need a few minutes to an hour to complete. If you disconnect from Wi-Fi too soon, the progress will pause until you reconnect.
How do I recover photos from iPhone without backup? If there is no iTunes or iCloud backup, you can try checking icloud.com to find iPhone photos or recover deleted photos directly with PhoneRescue for iOS (no backup need).
PhoneRescue for iOS and PhoneTrans give you full support on retrieving photos from iPhone backup, and all of the retrieved photos will be transferred to your computer/iPhone directly. Any question about this guide or PhoneRescue/PhoneTrans is welcomed, at the same time, don’t forget to share this guide with your friends.
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