How to View iPhone Backup Files

A backup file is a copy of the content that you store in your iPhone. Creating frequent backup files for your iPhone will be helpful in restoring the device to a particular time or date. Apple gives you the chance to backup the contents, including the apps and their history, to iCloud service or using iTunes.

back up iPhone to iTunes

Although advantageous, it is impossible to download only the needed files from the backup file and you cannot individually select only a few files from the backup. Instead, you will have to restore the whole backup to your device to view and check your data in backup.

Troublesome? Well, you now have the opportunity to selectively view files from your backup files and even download individually.

The Tool You Need - iMyFone D-Port

To view content in backup file easily, you would need iMyFone D-Port iPhone Backup Viewer. Developed by professional iMyFone company, which owns iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery and iMyFone Umate Pro iOS Eraser, the backup viewer helps to view iTunes/iCloud backups for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and extract them onto your computer for use. Listed below are its crucial features that help you to view iPhone backup files.

  • View and extract iTunes/iCloud backup without restoring it to iOS device.
  • Find all the iTunes backups on your computer.
  • Download all the iCloud backups in one iCloud backups.
  • 20+ types of files in iCloud/iTunes backup can be extracted and viewed, such as messages, photos and much more.

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View iPhone Backup on Computer via iMyFone D-Port

The following guide helps you view your iOS data stored in iCloud.

Step 1: Install and launch the program. From the main window, choose "Extract from iCloud Backup" tab. Press "Start" and pick the files you need to extract.

select files from iCloud backup

Step 2: To view iPhone backup files from iCloud, you have to enter your iCloud account details.

log in iCloud account

Then you need choose the appropriate iCloud backup to download.

select iCloud backup

Step 3: Once the download is completed, you will see all the content from the backup file on the interface. You can view iPhone backups and mark the necessary files that you would like to view. Finally, click the "Export" button at the bottom of the screen.

preview files from icloud

Step 4: Before exporting process begins, a small dialogue box appears asking you to choose a saving location. You can navigate to an existing folder or create a new one. Once complete, the program will extract all the files into the destination folder.

You can also view iPhone backup files stored in iTunes. And the procedures are pretty similar with viewing iPhone backup files from iCloud.

Look, you can easily see iPhone backup files with iMyFone D-Port iPhone Backup Viewer with the simple steps as explained above. Just download the free trial now to have a try.

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