How to Fix iTunes Backup Corrupt [Recommended]

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iTunes is a go-to application for many iOS users for backing up and restoring iDevices. It is safe and fast and works well most of the time. However, some users may face the backup corruption issues due to some unknown reasons. When this happens, you cannot restore from the backup. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to fix iTunes backup corrupt issue.

How to Fix iTunes Backup Corrupt Issue

Following are some effective fixes:

1. Repair Corrupt iTunes Backup

iMyFone TunesFix is a powerful tool that has been designed to repair iTunes backup corrupt issue as well as fix various other iTunes errors and issues. TunesFix also has cleaning features that will allow iOS users to quickly free up space by cleaning iTunes data and boost iTunes performance. TunesFix will automatically detect issues in your iTunes and allow you to fix them via its ‘Repair’ feature.

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Key Features:

  • Clean your iTunes backups, media files, software update files, etc. with a single click.
  • Clean all iTunes data and backups even if they are created by third-party apps.
  • One-click solution to uninstall iTunes and all of its related components conveniently.
  • If your iDevice is not being detected by iTunes, TunesFix can fix that as well.
  • The software can also repair issues caused by iTunes updates.
  • One-click solution to fix iTunes backup and restore problem.

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The Steps to Repair Corrupt iTunes Backup:

Step 1: Open TunesFix, go to the home interface and select "Repair Backup/Restore Errors" mode.

Repair Backup/Restore Errors

Step 2: Click repair, the software will start to repair corrupt iTunes backup.

Repair Backup

Step 3: Wait for a few minutes to finish the process, then you can open you iTunes to see if the corrupt backup has been repaired.

If your iTunes is not working properly due to some unknown problems, you can also give TunesFix a try. The software is capable of fixing such issues.

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2. Delete the Corrupt iTunes Backup and Backup Again Via iTunes

2.1 Deleting the Corrupt iTunes Backup

You can delete your corrupted or incompatible backup via iTunes interface. The process to do this is straightforward.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac.
Step 2: Navigate to Edit > Preferences if you are on Windows PC. If you are on Mac, then use the upper left corner of your Mac to access these options.
Step 3: Once in the Preferences section, navigate to Select Devices and then find your iDevice from the provided list of backups.
Step 4: After finding and selecting your device, select the corrupt or incompatible backup and then click the Delete Backup button. Confirm your action by clicking the Delete button when it is prompted.

Delete the Corrupt iTunes Backup


2.2 Backing Up iPhone Again

Backing up your iPhone via iTunes is just a simple as deleting a backup. You will need to connect your iPhone to computer first of course.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer via lightning cable.
Step 2: Select your connected iPhone’s name from iTunes. It will be shown on the top right corner of the interface.
Step 3: Now click ‘This computer’ option and then click on ‘Back Up Now’ option available in the Backups column. The backup process will begin.

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3. Backup iPhone Via iTunes Alternative

If you cannot use iTunes to back up your iPhone due to iTunes backup corrupt, then it is recommended that you use a third-party iTunes alternative iMyFone TunesMate to do so. TunesMate provides one-click solutions to conveniently backup and restore all the media available on your iPhone. You won’t face backup corruption or incompatibility issue when backing up your iPhone via TunesMate because this software is free from all the bugs and errors iTunes is notorious for.

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Key Features:

  • Back up all the media files available on your iPhone within few clicks, without any errors.
  • Back up and restore virtually all types of media files including photos, videos, music, and more.
  • Back up iPhone media files to computer/iTunes as well as restore them back to your iPhone without any hassles.
  • No need to open iTunes for creating backups when you are using TunesMate.
  • Rebuild a corrupted iTunes media library quickly with a previous available backup on any iDevice.

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Steps to Backup iPhone Music to Computer Via TunesMate:

Step 1:Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your computer (Download and install it from the official website if you haven’t already).
Step 2:Use a compatible lightning cable to connect your iPhone to your PC.

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Step 3:From the TunesMate’s interface, select the Music tab. It will list all the songs available on your iPhone.
Step 4:Now select the music files you wish to export to your computer.

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Step 5:After selection, use Export > Export to PC option and then choose a location on your computer. Once in the desired folder, choose Select Folder option and the transfer process will begin.