How to Restore Individual App Data from iTunes Backup

"Hi, I had a question. Can I restore individual app data from iTunes backup? I want only WhatsApp to be restored. Please help!"

People who own iPhone or other iOS devices usually use iTunes for the purpose of backup their data. When it comes to restoring single app from backup, they get disappointed since iTunes doesn't let them restoring only one app separately. This is the reason we are here to explain you how you can restore individual app data from iTunes backup. Just scroll down!

1. Restore Individual App Data from iTunes Backup

The best way to restore single app from iTunes backup is iMyFone D-Port Pro. It is the most recommended backup and restore program that always give the quality output. This tool has set the standard as compared to other tools available in the market. Being dissimilar to iTunes, it is able to backup or restore single app from iTunes backup to your iPhone or other iOS devices. It doesn't affect the existing data in this case. It is safe and very easy to use. No technical knowledge is required.

iMyFone D-Port Pro iPhone Backup and Restore Tool (iOS 11 Supported)

Key Features:

  • Users can easily backup and resotre their full iPhone or a single app such Message, WhatsApp, WeChat. The backup function is totally free.
  • While making backup or restoring, this tool doesn't overwrite any previous backup and doesn't harm the existing data.
  • The users can restore device selectively from iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone backups.
  • One can extract more than 16 types of files from your iTunes or iCloud backup with iMyFone D-Port Pro.
  • The tool is very simple to use and is compatible with almost all iOS devices.

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How to Restore Individual App Data from iTunes Backup using iMyFone D-Port Pro

Here is the tutorial for restoring single app from backup made by iTunes. We are taking WhatsApp data as an example and show you how to restore your WhatsApp data from an iTunes backup via iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 1 – First of all, download and install iMyFone D-Port Pro in your computer and launch it afterwards. Connect your iOS device and click on the "Restore Backup to Device" option from the screen's left panel. There will be a list appearing on the screen showing you all the backups you've created. Choose iTunes from there and hit on "Next".

choose a backup to restore

Step 2 – Click on "Partial Backup" after that.

choose to restore partial backup

Now, the program will ask you to choose one type of data for restoring. Choose "WhatsApp" from there and then hit "Next" and let it scanned by the program.

choose WhatsApp

Step 3 – Your data will be scanned. Check if those are what you want and click on "Restore" button at the bottom on the right side. Please kindly note that you are not allowed to choose restoring only part of the messages

preview data in backup

Till now, this program is able to separately backup and restore messages, WhatsApp data and WeChat data, but you will be able to backup and restore other types of data individually as well with the coming of its next improved version.

2. Extract Individual App Data from iTunes Backup

As we all know, iTunes backup is not allowed to be viewed unless you restoring it to your iPhone. iMyFone D-Port Pro also allows you to extract more than 16 types of data from your iTunes backup (same to iCloud backup). Here is the instruction:

Step 1 – Download D-Port Pro using the official website. Open the program and enter the first screen. Choose "Extract Data from Backup" from the left panel. A list of backup will be on the screen. Select iTunes from there and go to the "Next" button.

extract data from iTunes backup

Step 2 – Many data types will come on the screen. Check those you want to extract. You will be able to see "App Photos" and "App Videos" which will allow you to extract app data and you can choose "WhatsApp", "WeChat", "Viber" and more of you want to extract the app. Select the preferred one and go to the "Next" option at the bottom. Then the program will start to scan the backup.

select data in iTunes backup

Step 3 – After completion of scanning, all iTunes backup data will be visible to you. Pick out a file or files you have desire to extract. In the last, just go to "Extract" button and the program will start exporting the data you've selected to your PC within few seconds. That's about it!

successfully extract data from iTunes backup

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Conclusion

We hope that we have made you understand how you can restore a single app from backup that is made by iTunes. We would really be happy if you would tell us your experience of restoring your data. You can communicate through the comments section below. Also, if you have any other problem related to iPhone, just drop us a message in the comments. We would love to sort out that for you. Finally, hope you have no problem restoring individual app data from iTunes backup with the smart method.