“I have an iPhone 5s, and it was recently stolen yesterday, i have attempted the find my iPhone app though my phone is listed as ‘offline’, my phone wasn’t updated to the latest software, i don’t think i had iCloud, however i regularly synced my phone on iTunes, how can i recover all my photos, contacts, messages etc from there?? Any help is greatly appreciated thank you!! iPhone 5s”
Without iCloud backup, is it impossible to extract data from your iPhone, especially a lost iPhone? Without iCloud backup, you can extract and recover data from your iTunes backup as this user did. This user lost his iPhone 5S and he wanted to recover all his data like contacts, photos, messages, but he did not get an iCloud backup. What is lucky is that he had an iTunes backup and there are ways to extract data from his iTunes backup and get those data he needs. How? Keep reading this article here.
How to extract your lost iPhone data from iTunes backup? If you have a new iPhone, it is pretty convenient to do that. Just connect your new iPhone to computer and then launch iTunes to restore the complete backup to your new iPhone. If you don’t have a new iPhone and you want to extract data from iTunes backup, perhaps you need to rely on the third party software like iFonebox, Dr Fone, Asieesoft FoneLab and more.
A third party software, also named as iOS data recovery software, is powerful at recovering deleted data like contacts, notes, messages and more from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Plus, it is a greater help to extract and restore data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Some such software like iFonebox and Dr Fone can transfer the recovered contacts and notes to your iOS devices directly.
How to extract lost iPhone data from iTunes backup?
Here, I want to take iFonebox as example. Firstly, download and install iFonebox. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version. You can use the free trial version in advance. Next are 3 simple steps to finish the whole process:
- Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes backup. If you have a new iPhone, you can connect it to your computer and recover contacts and notes to your iPhone directly.
- Scan data from iTunes backup.
- Preview and choose the data you need to recover. After scanning, you can have a look at those data and choose the one you need, then click Recover to PC or Recover to Device to end the process.
It is much professional and functional to use iFonebox to extract data from your lost iPhone even though you don’t have an iCloud backup.