Each time, when you connect your iPhone to your computer, iTunes will automatically launch and generate a copy of backup file during automatic sync. However, if your iPhone goes missing or becomes unusable, the back-up copy is stored in a special format on the computer. You can use third-party utilities to extract iPhone backup files like contacts, photos preserved on the back-up copy -- even if you do not have access to a working iPhone.
Such a program is Extract iphone backup for Mac (iTunes Data Recovery for Mac) software and extract iPhone backup Windows (iTunes Data Recovery) which works for Windows. The two versions of this tool both enable you to extract contacts, photos, SMS messages, imessages, call history and notes from previously performed backups of your iPhone. and it is comptable well with iTunes 11. You can preview all the contents on your computer, and backup them on your computer if necessary. They Supported all iPhone version for users to extract iPhone iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 and more).
Following step-by-step instructions, you can find a quick and fast process of how to extract iPhone backup. Both steps of how to extract iPhone backup on Windows and steps of how to extract iPhone backup on Mac are the same.
Firstly, make sure you synced your iPhone with iTunes before. It is not necessary to connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes Data Recovery. This software will automatically extract the backup file and list it on the interface. Select it and click "Start Scan".
After a while, all the contents in the backup file are listed, you can select those you want to backup or recover through previewing. Hit "Recover" to extracts iPhone contacts from backup, or you could extract iPhone photos, notes and other files from backup as well.
Navigate a folder on your computer to save the contents which are extracted from the backup file.
The small program allows you to extract iPhone 5 backup and it works equally well on all other iOS 6 devices. Download and have a try!