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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 by restoring iPhone data from iTunes backup in iTunes. If a password is asked, please try the first way. If not, you can get the first or second way.

  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 have only encrypted iTunes backup for iPhone to restore data, please recover iTunes backup password at first and then recover iPhone data from backup in iTunes. The disadvantage is that you don't know which kind of data are saved in iTunes backup before iPhone data recovery from backup. So usually we extract data from iTunes backup directly if we need to recover data from backup for iDevices.

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 for both Windows and Mac computer.

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

recover encrypted iTunes backup password for iPhone data recovery

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.

get encrypted iTunes backup password for iPhone

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, restoring iPhone data from iTunes backup will be not different when iTunes backup is encrypted or not.

restore iPhone lost data from encrypted iTunes backup

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. 

turn off find my iPhone before restoring iPhone lost data from backup

Then type the iTunes backup password in pop-up dialog and click OK to restore iPhone lost data from backup. If backup is not encrypted, you will easily recover iPhone data from backup without entering password.

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

If iTunes backup is not encrypted, restoring iPhone data from iTunes backup still works, but recovering iPhone data from backup with iOS Data Genius will be better. All of data from iTunes backup will be extracted at first with iOS Data Genius on computer, you can decide which kind of data can be restored to iPhone then. No influence or damage on your iPhone.

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

Step 1: Run iOS Data Genius on Windows 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 data in iTunes backup, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmark.

recover iPhone lost data from iTunes backup with iOS data recovery tool

Step 5: Choose and recover data from iTunes backup for iPhone. Click Recover button and choose a folder to save recovered iPhone data.

recover iPhone lost data successfully with iOS data recovery tool

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

Note:

If you have no iTunes backup, you still could try other ways to restore iPhone lost data, such as iCloud backup, or directly recovering iPhone lost data by scanning iPhone with iOS Data Genius. Compared with iTunes backup, you will find it is harder to do that especially you have no iPhone in hand or cannot access iPhone.

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