iPhone Data Extractor - Extract iPhone Contacts, Pictures, Call history, etc. to save on your PC

When Do You Need iPhone Data Extractor?

1. You've lost your iPhone
2. Your iPhone has gone into recovery mode and needs a reset
3. You've lost some of the data from your iPhone due to an iOS upgrade or sync
4. You want to see what's in your iPhone backup
5. You want to recover data from your iTunes backup

After your iTunes syncs with the iPhone, it keeps a separate backup files which contains all your data, such as photos, contacts, calendar, SMS messages, videos, notes, call history and so on. These files can’t be viewed directly, and if you want to recover the data in accessible format, you will need a tool like iPhone Data Extractor.

Of course, if you don’t have a backup. You can extract files directly from your iPhone without backup.

What Can iPhone Data Extractor Do for You?

The iPhone Data Extractor is an easy-to-use software application that extracts files from any iPhone, iPad, iPod. If you have a corrupted backup, lost or broken iPhone, this application can help access contacts, calendars, SMS histories, photos, videos and other data that might otherwise be inaccessible. Generally, iPhone Data Recovery can do:
1. Extract iPhone contacts, photos, notes, SMS, call history, videos in camera roll and other important data, 12 file types in all
2. Restore iPhone data from iTunes backup when our iPhone is lost, smashed or damaged
3. Recover iPhone files directly from device if we don’t have a backup

Devices Supported by This iPhone Data Extractor

The iPhone Data Extractor will run on any Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. Highly compatible with all iOS devices: iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3, iPad 4/3/2/1, iPad mini, iPod touch, shuffle, nano, classic.

How to Use the iPhone Data Exrator?

This iPhone Data Extractor can work in two modes: extract files from iTunes backup or without iTunes backup. So it is not necessary to have an iPhone connected to your PC when using this tool because it simply finds the iTunes backup of your previously synced iPhone and extracts it in one click. This is also the reason why it can extract data when iPhone is lost.

Mode 1: Extract iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Before you extract data from iTunes backup, it lists the backups that were found in default folder. The detailed information can be found in the iTunes backup location.
Then you can use this tool to extract the backup file to your local computer. Follow the following steps:
Step 1: After free download the iPhone data extract software, run it. Choose the device name for your iPhone and hit "Start Scan" to find the backup file in iTunes.
Step 2: Then all your stuff on the backup file will be shown on the interface. You are even able to preview your files there!
Step 3: At last, you need to choose a place where you would like to restore your files. Then click "Save" to complete the process.

Mode 2: Extract iPhone Files from Device without Backup

This mode allows you to extract your iPhone files even you don’t have an iTunes backup. Steps are as follows:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone (No matter what model you hold, such as iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3) with an USB cable.
Step 2: (This is not needed for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users): Enter your iPhone 4/3GS/3 into DFU mode.
Step 3: Start to scan your iPhone files.
Step 4: Preview and extract the files in your iPhone.
Step 5: After you press the “Recover” button, a window will pop up for a location of these recovered files. Remember to specify a proper one for it.


  1. It is a common thing that you lost data from iPhone with lots of reasons. Then what you need to do to get the lost files back?
    IPad/iPod/iphone data recovery or iTunes Data Recovery for Mac software (If you are a Mac user) is needed to help you complete the process.

  2. Awesome! I am just find a solution to recover deleted data from my iPhone 4S, your post helps me a lot!

    1. My pleasure. All the best to you!

  3. Anonymous8/31/2013

    What if my fone (4S) is in recovery mode with no back up how can I extract the data

    1. Hello, friend. If your iPhone is in recovery mode, you can exit the recovery mode at first.

      1. Disconnect the iPhone 4S from the computer.

      2. Hold down the Power and Home buttons until you see the boot logo.

      3. When you see the boot logo, let go.

      When your iPhone is successfully exit recovery mode, then go through the guide in this article. Good luck!

  4. It is a great guide. I have successfully extracted my iPhone pictures and important SMS messages to PC and then I delete the files to free up much of my iPhone memory space.
    Thank you!

  5. Anonymous9/15/2014

    my phone is stuck in a reboot loop (iPhone 4s). If i plug in and put in DFU mode will this work?

    1. Hi, there. You can use ReiBoot to fix reboot loop. Putting in DFU mode is complicated and can't guarantee problems fixed. Free download ReiBoot