How to Extract Photos from iTunes Backup

An iPhone is just about the best device to capture images with. Its resolution and capability is excellent and keeps getting better with every new device introduced. Apple has also made it easy to ensure the safety of the photos taken by allowing users to back up the photos to iTunes.

Backing up your photos to iTunes also makes it easy to switch devices. If you wanted to switch to an Android device, all you have to do is extract your photos and transfer them to the Android device.

While iTunes maybe a great way to keep the data safe from loss, it can be very difficult to gain access to the backup file when you want to extract the photos. There are two ways to do it; restore the iPhone to the latest iTunes backup which could result in loss of all existing data or use a third-party tool like iMyFone D-Back to extract the photos without data loss.

Who is this Guide for?

  • This guide is for you if you don’t want to restore your device to an iTunes backup
  • It is also for you if you used to be an iPhone user and want to extract and keep the photos
  • Or if you want to help someone else, maybe a friend or relative get photos from iTunes

How to Recover Photos from iTunes Backup by Restoring iPhone

The method gives you the chance to recover all the photos from your iTunes backup file by restoring the phone to the most recent backup. However, the process will erase the data and pictures that you have stored after the previous backup. Use it with caution!

Step 1: Attach the smartphone to the computer and run iTunes.

Step 2: Under the “Summary” tab, choose “Restore” button or right-click on the device icon and press “Restore from Backup” option.

recover photos from iTunes backup

Step 3: Choose the preferred or the recent backup file when prompted.

Step 4: Press “Restore” to begin the restoration process.

Wait until the process completes and check for the photos.


Extract Photos from iTunes Backup using iMyFone D-Back

You can also use iMyFone D-Back iPhone data extractor or iPhone data extractor for Mac to retrieve photos from an iTunes backup. The process is so easy, even for a beginner. It also guarantees the safety of the data that hadn’t been included in the backup. The program will help you extract the data regardless of how you lost it in the first place. The following are some of its highly useful features.

  • It can be used to extract up to 22 different types of data including photos, videos, messages, contacts, call logs and more.
  • It is very easy to use and quite effective.
  • It can also be used to recover data directly from an iPhone in case you didn’t have a backup.
  • It comes with a preview function that allows for selective data recovery.

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Steps to Extract Photos from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Download the trial version by visiting the iMyFone official website. You can download the file for Mac or Windows PC.

Step 2: After completing the installation, launch the program, and from the main screen, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” option. You can then begin selecting the files that you would like to extract from the backup after pressing the “Start” button.

Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 3: iMyFone D-Back will then begin scanning for the available backup files and display the same. You can choose the latest backup file or another from which you would like to extract the photographs. Select the file and press “Scan.”

begin scanning

Step 4: You can view the images in the interface after scanning is complete. You can preview the files or see deleted files by selecting “Only show deleted files” option.

view the images

Step 5: Mark the pictures that you want to extract and select “Recover” to begin extracting the photos.

Step 6: The software will ask you to pick a folder where you want to store the recovered pictures. Complete the action and wait for the process to complete.

Extracting photos from iTunes backup is no longer a tedious process. You can choose iMyFone D-Back iPhone data extractor or iMyFone D-Back for Mac iPhone data extractor for a hassle free extraction.

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