It is not rare to lose an important photo, messages or any other item on iPhone. We all know it can happen due to various circumstances like a wrong tap, corrupted firmware or other incidents. Therefore, we all try to stay away with such situation by creating backups. You must have also made it either using iTunes or iCloud if you're well aware on this.
However, you cannot access your backup unless you restore your iPhone from the backup. Therefore many of you may want to know how you can access the backup without iPhone because sometimes you may just want to check part of the data and don't want to restore iPhone, or you just have no iPhone with you currently. Considering this, we have brought something important in this article like accessing the backup even when you don't have iPhone with you or how you can check the last backup etc. So, stay tuned and get to know how you can access your iPhone backup without having iPhone itself.
1. How Do I Check When My Last iPhone Backup Was?
It is really simple to know when you last made your backup. You can easily learn the last time you made backup on your iCloud or iTunes. You just need to follow the simple steps mentioned below.
If you want to Check Last iCloud Backup
- Open 'Settings' in your iPhone/iPad and tap on your Apple ID at the top.
- Tap 'iCloud' afterwards and choose 'Backup' then.
- Now, you will see a 'Back Up Now' option and just below it, you will notice the last backup information. This was how to check last iPhone backup in iCloud.
If you want to Check Last iTunes Backup
- On Mac:
Open iTunes and click 'Preferences'. Go to the 'Devices' tab. You will now get to see the details of all the backups you've made so far.
- On Windows:
Run iTunes and choose 'Edit'. Go to 'Preferences' followed by 'Devices' option. The rest will be the same. This way you can check your last backup.
2. How to Access iPhone Backup without iPhone
To fulfill the need of accessing iPhone backup without iPhone, the best tool that can be of great assistance will be iMyFone iTransor (iOS 14 supported). This third-party tool aims to accomplish the tasks of backup and restore iOS data selectively. It can help you to access iPhone backup without iPhone with its viewing and extracting functionalities. You can access up to 18 and even more data types with the help of iTransor. The tool supports the Windows and Mac operating systems equally well. Additionally, it is fully safe to use and there is no chance of data loss at all while using iTransor. Here are the steps to access iPhone backup without iPhone.
Step 1 – Make sure to download the correct version of iTransor i.e. Windows version when you're having Windows and Mac for Mac OS. After downloading, install it and then open it to begin the process. From the left panel of the main interface, choose 'Export from Device & Backup'.
Step 2 – Now, click on 'Export from Backup' tab. This will direct you to the next screen which will be displaying a list of backups in a tabular form. The list will include separate backups i.e. messages/contacts etc., iTunes backup, iCloud backup, full backup or iTransor backup. Choose the needed iTunes backup from the list and proceed by clicking on 'Next' button.
Step 3 – You will now observe the screen which will provide you with the data types. Choose the data types you want to access and hit on 'Scan' button.
Step 4 – The program will now begin to work on scanning your data. You can now select the data that you want to export and hit on the 'Export' button. Within a while, the entire selected data will be exported to your PC and you will be able to access iPhone backup without iPhone.
3. Restore iPhone from iPhone Backup Selectively (iOS 14 supported)
As we introduced in the above part, iTransor is also a backup restore tool. You can use it to selectively restore data such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Messages, Contacts from the iTunes or iCloud backup to your device. It can merge the data in the backup with the data on your device, so that you will not lose any data.
Step 1 – From the official website of the program, just download the correct version of it according to your computer. Open it afterwards and enter the first interface of the tool. Click on 'Restore Backup to Device' now and choose one backup file from the list that you can see now and click 'Next'.
Step 2 – Subsequently, click on 'Restore Partial backup' in order to restore your device selectively. When you click on it, you will get the data types on the screen.
Select the data needs to be restored and select either of the two options i.e. 'Preview & Restore' and 'Directly Restore' located at the right corner of the screen's bottom.
On choosing the 'Preview & Restore' button, you will be able to preview your selected data before restoring it and therefore click on 'Restore' after previewing it. When you choose the other option, you won't be able to do so.
Step 3 – At the last step, select if your want to 'Merge' or 'Replace' your data by clicking on the corresponding options. The process will be completed soon and your selected data will be restored to your device.