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How to Recover iPhone Lost Data from iTunes Backup in Two Situations

When you only have iTunes backup for iPhone, how can you recover iPhone lost data no matter iTunes backup is encrypted or not?

This article will list two situations you may encounter during the process of recovering iPhone lost data from iTunes backup. And then talk about how to take a right way to restore iPhone lost data in these two situations.

If you cannot sure whether your iPhone iTunes backup is encrypted, you can check it first with iOS Data Genius, which could not preview data in encrypted iTunes backup. So when you run iOS Data Genius to try to recover your iPhone lost data, and you could not preview iTunes backup data, it can be certain that iTunes backup has been protected with password. According this condition, you could use following two ways to successfully recover iPhone lost data from iTunes backup.

  1. Way 1: Restore iPhone Lost Data from Encrypted iTunes Backup
  2. Way 2: Recover iPhone Lost Data with iOS Data Genius from Backup

Way 1: Restore iPhone Lost Data from Encrypted iTunes Backup

If you only could recover iPhone data from encrypted iTunes backup, you have to recover iTunes backup password at first. And then restore iPhone from encrypted iTunes backup in iTunes. The disadvantage is that while data saved in iTunes backup are directly restored to iPhone when you don’t know that the data is, probably iPhone data would be influenced.

Steps to restore iPhone lost data from encrypted iTunes backup:

Step 1: Recover iTunes backup password

In this step, in order to quickly and effectively recover iTunes backup password, iTunes Password Genius will be recommended for you.

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1. Download, install, and run iTunes Password Genius on computer where iTunes backup stores.

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2. Import encrypted iTunes backup into it with Open button in toolbar of iTunes Password Genius.

3. Select one iTunes backup password recovery method from Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart.

4. Set parameters for iTunes backup password recovery type you choose.

5. Begin to recover iTunes backup password with Start button on toolbar.

6. At last, you will get iTunes backup password in a pop-up dialog.

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How do you feel the process to recover encrypted iTunes backup password? If you want to see more details, go to user guide of iTunes Password Genius.

Step 2: Restore iPhone data from encrypted iTunes backup

As soon as you get iTunes backup password, restore iPhone data from iTunes backup will not be different no matter backup is encrypted or not.

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If Find My iPhone is turned on in your iPhone, you will get following message. Turn it off and then continue to restore iPhone from backup. 

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If your iTunes backup is not encrypted, you will easily recover iPhone data from backup. If backup is encrypted, type iTunes backup password in pop-up dialog and click OK to restore iPhone lost data from backup.

Way 2: Recover iPhone Lost Data with iOS Data Genius from Backup

If iTunes backup is not encrypted, you still could restore iPhone data from iTunes backup, but recovering iPhone data from backup with iOS Data Genius will be better.

Compared to recover iPhone data from backup in iTunes directly, iOS Data Genius could make data in iTunes backup previewed by users at first. And then iPhone users could decide to only recover some data iPhone has lost. This method could promise data in your iPhone would not be damaged. The process of iPhone lost data recovery becomes more visual.

Steps to recover iPhone lost data from backup with iOS Data Genius:

Step 1: Run iOS Data Genius on computer where iTunes backup are kept.

choose to recover iPhone lost data from iTunes backup file

Step 2: Choose iPhone data recovery mode Recover from iTunes Backup File.

Step 3: Select iTunes backup for your iPhone in backup file list. Click Start Scan.

Step 4: In new screen, preview iTunes backup data, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmark.

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Step 5: Browse iTunes backup data and check what you want to recover for iPhone. Click Recover button.

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Instantly, selected iPhone data will be recovered and saved in a default location on your computer. And you are taken to the location automatically after iPhone data recovery. Now you can transfer the recovered iPhone data from computer to iPhone with iTunes.

If you have no iTunes backup, no matter it is encrypted or not, you still could try other ways to restore iPhone lost data, such as iCloud backup, or recovering iPhone lost data by scanning iPhone with iOS Data Genius. About the details, refer to the related articles.

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