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How to Extract iPhone Backup in Windows 8

Mar. 12, 2014 01:17 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Tips
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While syncing iPhone, iTunes automatically backs up all of your data. Does this mean that once we have this backup, we'll never worry about losing data from iPhone? Well, this is not 100% true. To answer this question first you must be clear what iPhone backup is.

What is iPhone Backup (or iTunes Backup)

iTunes backup makes a copy of everything on iPhone like contacts, SMS, photos, calendar, music, call logs, keychain, network settings, safari bookmarks, etc. It also backups the device details like serial number, UDID, SIM hardware number and the phone number. The backup is a kind of SQLITEDB file that you cannot view in your computer. To view the backup, you have to use some aided tool that helps to extract iPhone backup.

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Steps to Extract iPhone Backup in Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1)

You can extract iPhone backup data in all Windows OS, incluidng Windows 8.1. Here we take Windows 8 for example and details how to extract iPhone backup file in Windows 8. The tool in aid is called Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery. It is capable of extracting those backups so you can browse through your iPhone's data on your computer. This helps you save your notes, text messages, contacts and more even your iPhone is lost or damaged.

Step 1. Open the program and scan backup files

Run iTunes Data Recovery on your computer running Windows 8. The program will then automatically list a copy of backup files for all your iDevices. Check the exact backup that you want to extract. The demo shows how to extract iPhone 5 backup in Windows 8.

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Step 2. Select and preview photos, contacts and more

All files will be listed on the interface of iTunes Data Recovery according to their types after scanning. You need then preview and check those you want to recover.

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Step 3. Extract iPhone backup in Windows 8

Finally click "Recover" and you will be required to select a path for the extracted photos, contacts, notes and more. By default, the recovered files will be saved to a folder on the desktop of Windows 8. Got an iPhone 4S? You can feel free to extract iPhone 4S backup in Windows 8 with exactly the same steps.

Speed up Backups

Now we know that the iTunes backup is very important and we do need to back up iPhone on a regularly basis. However, regardless of how you initiate a backup, it can take a significant amount of time (although the speed is greatly improved in iPhone 3 compared to earlier versions of the iPhone OS). If you want to speed up the backup process and reduce the time, you'd better delete unwanted photos and videos from the Camera Roll. As we know the photos and videos take up great space on iPhone.

With your iPhone backup and iTunes Data Recovery, there's no doubt that you know exactly how to extract iPhone backup in Windows 8. Besides, iTunes Data Recovery for Mac is designed for Mac users regardless of users running Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 or below.

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