Extract & Restore Lost Photos From iPhone Backup

By | March 7, 2017

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“Hi, my friend just came to visit me last week. She told me some of her photos missing due to iOS upgrade, she was planning to use my computer to access to iTunes in order to get back the photos. Do you have better ways to help her to restore those photos by not using my iTunes please? I scare my iTunes data will messed with hers. Thanks!”

As is known that one iPhone only can sync with one iTunes Library, and the contents might messed up if you plug in another iPhone. Therefore, is that any solution to help the user above? Getting friend’s photos back without accessing her iTunes? Of course there is. However, even if having created an iTunes or iCloud backup in advance, you still need to restore your iPhone with the backup to get back lost photosIn this way, all the contents on backup, including something meaningless, will return to your iPhone normally.

Read also: How To Recover Lost iPad Photos After Update To iOS 10.3? 

Before we begin the iTunes photos recovery, we would introduce a little about iFonebox . iFonebox is a data recovery tools that allows you to recover as many as 16 types of data from iOS device, such as notes, reminders, contacts, Wechat contacts, Whatsapps attachment etc. It supports extract and restore data from iTunes and iCloud backup files selectively. Besides that, iFonebox enable you to transfer and backup in your computer.

How To Extract & Restore Lost Photos From iPhone Backup?

The steps below is guiding you how to restore deleted images from iTunes after update to iOS 10.2. I will be taking Windows version of iFonebox as an example. 2 versions are accessible: Windows version & Mac version. Select the suitable version and begin to download by clicking the icon below. Don’t worry, iFonebox software download is absolutely free.

Part 1: Extract & Restore Lost Photos From iTunes Backup

Don’t forget to connect your device with your USB and select “Recover from iTunes backup files” as the recovery mode. You will see plenty of iTunes backup files on the lists, select the one you want to recover and start. PS: if you didn’t see your backup files on the lists, you can tap on the “Select more” to find your iTunes backup files in other folder.

Click on the “Photos” icon under “Media Data” and begin to scan. You should be noted that the scanning process might take a little longer if you have large data.

After scanning done, you will be able to preview the images. If you want to filter only deleted images, you may tap the “Only display the deleted”. All set, you can click “Recover to PC” and you will see your pictures in your PC now.

Part 2: Extract & Retrieve Missing Photos From iCloud Backup

Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode in the main interface of the program and then, you are required to sign in with your Apple ID and password. Remember to turn off your two step verification ahead. By now you should have the chance to select your iCloud backup file and begin the download.

Download photos from iCloud backup. After you have selected the iCloud backup file to download, iFonebox will start the downloading process and in this process you can select only photos to download to save more time.

Scan & Preview lost photos from downloaded iCloud backup. After finished download, you will be able to access and view those photos from your iCloud backup. And now you can click  “Recover to PC” button and transfer them to your computer directly.


That’s all. It is actually quite easy to extract and restore lost photos from iCloud backup within the help from iFonebox, isn’t it?