No doubt, we all love our data and often perform backup to safeguard it. This is because, at times when iOS crash, firmware update failed, or app updates fails might pose a risk to your valuable data. You can avoid that if you have backed up your iPhone. But you may now wonder how to check if iPhone is backed up properly just to double make sure about that.   
In this article we have explained how to check if iPhone is backed up and the additional tips for you to extract and restore the device data as well. Keep reading to know more.

1. How to Check if iPhone Is Backed Up

You can easily check whether your iPhone is backed up or not. Both iTunes and iCloud would show you whether you have recently backed up your iPhone data or not. They may even show you the last backup along with backup time. But you may need to delve into iCloud settings to figure out the backup time.

Here are the steps to check if iPhone is backed up or not using iTunes:

  • Step 1:   You need to launch iTunes on your PC to verify the last device backup date. Note: Connecting your iPhone is not necessary.
  • Step 2: Tap the iTunes menu bar and then click on 'Preferences'. Now, you need to click on the 'Devices' tab.
  • Step 3: A list of backups will appear on your 'Device Backups' window along with the sync date and time right next to every entry in the list. You can find out the iPhone and serial number by hovering the mouse over each device on the list.

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You can check the iCloud backup for your iPhone using the iPhone's iCloud settings in the following way:

  • Step 1:   On your iPhone's main screen hit 'Settings' and then choose 'iCloud' from the menu.
  • Step 2:   From the 'iCloud' menu click the 'Storage & Backup' option. You can find the date and time of the latest backup under the 'Backup' button under this option.

icloud backup time

2. How to View and Extract the Data in iPhone Backups

Well! Now that you have checked that the iPhone is backed up already, you can view and extract data from the backup file. For such activities the safest way for your is undoubtedly - iMyFone D-Port Pro(iOS 14 supported). It not only exports more than 20 data types, but allows you to preview the data as well. You can also selectively back and restore your iPhone. You can separately restore WeChat, Messages, WhatsApp (more apps will be supported in future) from iCloud or iTunes backup depending on your requirement.

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Here is the guide to extract data from iTunes/iCloud after you have checked that iPhone is backed up.

Step 1: Install the latest version of iMyFone D-Port Pro software on your PC and launch it. Now, hit the 'Extract Data from Backup' tab from the left panel and connect your iPhone using a lightning cable.

extract data from iTunes backup

Step 2: A list of available backups will be displayed on iMyFone D-Port Pro interface. From the list of backups you can either select iTunes/iCloud/iMyFone full backup, or the backups created selectively for WhatsApp/messages/WeChat. Here we will pick iTunes backup and then tap 'Next'. It will initiate the scanning the backup file.

select data in iTunes backup

Note:    For iTunes you need to provide the password, if the backup is encrypted. You can select 'Download iCloud Backup' in this step, if want to extract iCloud backup.

Step 3: Once the backup file gets scanned, preview the backup files data and select the specific files you wanted to extract or tap on 'Select All' if you want to extract all. Laslty, tap 'Extract' for exporting the data to your PC.

successfully extract data from iTunes backup

3. How to Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup

As you have already understood how to check if iPhone is backed up, and exported the data to your computer too. Now, here is the guide to selectively restore a particular file type to your iPhone running iOS 14/13. iMyFone D-Port Pro is an efficient tool that enables you to selectively backup and restore messages/WhatsApp/WeChat.

Here is the step-by-step guide of iMyFone D-Port Pro, to selectively restore messages using iTunes backup.

You may want to know how to transfer Wechat messages to new iPhone and how to restore only Whatsapp to iPhone.

Step 1:  Launch iMyFone D-Port Pro on your PC and connect your iPhone through a USB cable. Tap the 'Restore Backup to Device' tab and select the preferred backup file from the list provided.

choose to restore a backup

Step 2: If the backup file is a full backup, you can choose 'Restore Partial Backup' option from next interface.

click restore a partial backup

As we are selectively restoring data, let's take 'Messages' for example. Under the 'Messages & Call Log' section, select the checkbox next to 'Messages'. Now, hit the 'Next' button to begin the scanning process for iPhone messages.

choose the data type you want to restore

Step 3:  You can preview the data, once the scanning process is complete. Click 'Restore' to start restoring the iPhone using the iTunes backup file.

preview data in backup

Within few minutes the data will be restored to your iPhone and you can view 'The data has been restored successfully' displayed on screen.

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