How to Extract Photos from iPhone Backup

If you are using iPhone device, you must be very familiar with these two kinds of backup files: iTunes backup and iCloud backup. These two kinds of backup files save your photos, messages, contacts, call logs and more on your iPhone. For data security consideration, it is recommended to make iTunes and iCloud backup regularly at the same time. Thus, when data loss issue happens, you will have the chance to get your lost data back from the backup files. However, in most cases, you just want to extract one or more specified types of data from your iPhone backup files. For instance, you only want to extract photos from iPhone backup.

iTunes backup files are saved in a special format and you are unable to open and use these backup files directly. However, with this iPhone backup extractor – MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS, you can easily extract photos from the previous iTunes backup file and then use them as normal. “Recover from iTunes Backup File” module is chosen to achieve this aim.

iCloud backup is also a popular backup method and you can even set iCloud to automatically back up your iPhone each day (See How to back up with iCloud to learn how to automatically back up with iCloud Backup). Many iPhone users like to use this backup method to save their precious iPhone data due to its convenience. Then, do you know how to extract photos from your iCloud backup file? Actually, there are two ways to achieve this aim.

Unlike iTunes backup file, you can enter to view and download some types of iPhone data directly. iPhone photo is included.

Step 1: Enter Next, type in your iCloud account & password, and then press “Enter” on your keyboard to continue.

Step 2: Then you will see the interface as follows. To view the iPhone photos in the iCloud backup file, you should click on “Photos” in this interface to continue.

Step 3: You will enter the interface with iPhone photos listed there. Then, you can click on the target photo to select it and then download it to your computer.

However, this way is not so convenient because you can only download one photo each time. So, we don’t recommend this way. The most convenient way is to use a Third-party Tool to Extract Photos from iCloud Backup. Here, we still recommend you to use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS. To extract photos from your iCloud backup file, you need to utilize this software’s “Recover from iCloud Backup File” function.

Recover from iOS Device” module is not involved in this case. However, you should know that this module is also powerful. If your data on iPhone are lost or deleted by accident, you can use this module to recover them as long as the original data are not overwritten by new data. The User Manual introduces the detailed operations of this module and you can refer to it to solve your problem.

You must install iTunes to your computer to make “Recover from iOS Device” work normally.

Part 5: Bottom Line

In this post, we suggest using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS to extract photos from iPhone backup. With “Recover from iTunes Backup File” module, you can extract iPhone photos from iTunes backup directly; and its “Recover from iCloud Backup File” module enables you to check and extract your wanted iPhone photos at a time. You can select a proper module according to your own situation.


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