We have always been reminded of making backup for iPhone regularly in case the data loss happened to you, so you could have an option to find the lost data back. But how to extract iCloud or iTunes backup on your iDevices when you encounter the data loss? That is a question! In my opinion, third-party tool can be a great option when comes to extracting contents from an iPhone backup. If you're looking for the best-of-the-best iTunes backup extractor out there without limits or stipulations then this is the place for you. Here is a summary of our list of the top 3 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch backup extractor of 2017, let's check it out!
Among all those free iPhone backup extractors I've ever tried, UltData is the most recommended one. It is an free iTunes/iCloud backup extractor for Windows and Mac with the capability of extracting up to 30 kinds of files from your iTunes or iCloud backup. Also, it is an free iTunes backup view software which allows you to view iTunes backup for free on both PC and Mac as well as recover all your lost data such as contacts, call history, SMS messages, safari history, camera roll, voicemail and so on from the backup with this powerful and convenient software based on your needs. Addtionally, it supports all the iTunes version, covering the latest 12.7/12.6 and the lower versions. You are allowed to back up for all iOS devices, even the latest iPhone X/8/8 Plus. I could say that it pretty much houses all of the features which an iPhone backup extractor must have.
iBackup Viewer(also known as iMacTools iPhone Backup Viewer) is a piece of easy-to-use software which provides a fast and reliable solution for users as well as lets them easily extract iPhone data to the local disk. Also, it enables them view and analyze the contents of iPhone backup files on computer. It does not include complicated options or configuration parameters, making it accessible to all types of users, even those less experienced with such tools.
During my test, there is no error dialogs in our test popped out, and doesn't encounter any hang or crash issues. It has a good response time and leaves a small footprint on system resources.
- It cannot view data from iCloud
- It fails to scan fully iTunes backup.
- Only part of functions are free, such as it cannot view encrypted backup files free , and the price of the full package seems too high.
- Can't recover the data that have been overwritten.
- Doesn't support back up the iOS 11 device, including iPhone X/8/8 Plus.
iBackup Extractor is an iPhone backup extractor freeware providing an easy access to the iTunes backups of your iOS device and allows you to view and extract contents from these backups. Meanwhile, you can use it to create new backups of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad data, as well as restore your iOS device from backup. The absolute best thing about this app is the number and type of files you're able to extract from the backup for free. Most importantly, it is a powerful recovery program. You can target the specific data that you need, such as contacts or messages, and recover them with ease.
- It had difficulty to install the app even after a restart, the installer jammed on more than one occasion during program testing.
- Cannot extract data from iCloud backup.
- Doesn't support back up the iOS 11 device, incluing iPhone X/8/8 Plus.
Now, I believe you have a general idea about these 3 best iPhone backup extractors, just pick up any one that meet your needs most to give it a free try, and if you have any other recommendations, please feel free to share with us!