Are You Able to Read iPhone Backup Files?

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Jean Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"Does anyone know how to read iPhone backup files? I have several backup files but can't find a way to open it not view the backup contents."

Do you have the same experience with the people who raised the question? You can find your iPhone backup location on Windows but can't find an appropriate way to access the backup contents. Do not worry, you are not alone! In this post, you can learn how to read iPhone backup files on PC by downloading an iPhone backup viewer or simply creating a readable iPhone backup file with EaseUS MobiMover Free for iPhone data backup and transfer.

Solution 1. Download an iPhone Backup Extractor to Read iPhone Backup Files

For your information, your iPhone backups that were created on iCloud or iTunes are kept in a certain format which you can only use an assistive iPhone backup extractor to open and read it. Fortunately, there is much software that fulfills your needs to read iPhone backup files with ease. Among all, we pick up EaseUS MobiSaver for you. Now, follow the two steps to read and view iPhone backup contents.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. There are 3 recovery modes available: recover from the iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup. Choose either " Recover from iTunes Backup" mode or "Recover from iCloud Backup" mode. Click "Scan" button.

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Step 2. After a quick and complete scanning, you can see the iPhone backup extractor has found all the data in the iPhone backup file and has listed them in clear categories on the left side of the window. You can click any type to preview the detailed contents and select out the files you want to get. If you want to restore iPhone backups, click "Recover" button to selectively extract data from iPhone backup and export them to your computer. 

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Solution 2. Download an iTunes Alternative to Create Readable iPhone Backup File

Alternatively, you can use another way to create iPhone backups with a readable format. Similarly, the other free iPhone transfer and backup software from EaseUS can help! It's called EaseUS MobiMover, which creates iPhone backups on a Windows PC in a .html format, which allows users to open on a webpage and easily view the backup contents there. Now, follow guides below to start to back up your iPhone to the Windows PC in an easier way than ever. 

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap Trust on your iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, and select the iDevice to PC to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. The operating steps for MobiMover Mac version are the same.

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Step 2: MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. Or optionally export a particular data type by unchecking others.

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Step 3: Having chosen the data to be exported, the next thing you can do is to customize the storage path on your computer. Go to the top-right corner and click the Folder icon to set the destination for iPhone backup. If you don't do it by yourself, MobiMover will save the data on your desktop.  

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Step 4: Now, click Transfer to back up iPhone files to your PC/Mac/laptop. You can view, edit, keep, or delete the content as you like.

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