How to recover iPhone data from iTunes backups

How to recover iPhone data from iTunes? Get corresponding ways to recover deleted data from iPhone using iTunes/iCloud/iPhone data recovery software in this guide.


By Penny / Updated on June 28, 2023

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Can I get back my iPhone data from iTunes?

General speaking, it's problematic for to perform iPhone data recovery. However, if you've backed up your iPhone via iTunes, you can recover iPhone data from iTunes backup. Let's get an overview of iTunes first.

Announced at the Macworld Expo on January 10, 2001, in San Francisco, iTunes is a digital media playback application and free application software for MAC and PC.

It is used to play and manage data such as digital music, videos, and photo albums.  For instance, you can use it to sync music and videos between your iPhone and iPad , Mac, or Windows. 

How to recover data from iTunes backup

Apart from the data in iCloud, iTunes nearly covers all the content and settings on your iOS devices. If your desired data is in your selected iTunes backup, you can restore your iPhone with iTunes without losing data.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your PC with USB cables, then run the latest iTunes on the computer.


Step 2. Please "Trust This Computer" on your iOS devices, and click the “iPhone” icon on the left corner.


Step 3. After clicking the "Summary" button, click the "Restore Backup" option. Then you can select an iTunes backup you want to restore. The process of restoration depends on the size of the backup. Please wait patiently.


How to perform iPhone data recovery without iTunes backup

However, it's impossible for you to recover the deleted iPhone data without a backup. At the moment, why not try to use highly-praised iPhone data recovery software like MyRecover for iOS to address your issue? 

As long as you can turn on your iPhone, you're prepared to perform the iPhone data recovery process. In other words, there's no need for you to restore your iPhone from iCloud/iTunes backup and erase all the existing data on your iPhone.

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Step 1. Install and launch MyRecover for iOS on your PC. Then connect your iPhone to the computer.


Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a charging cord, then click “Scan Now” to start the scanning process.


Step 3. Keep the iOS devices connected while scanning. After selecting what you want to restore, click the “Recover" button. 



An alternative method to recover deleted data from iPhone 

Besides iTunes backup and the third-party data recovery software, how to recover iPhone data without iTunes? iCloud backup is another option.

Please ensure your selected iCloud backup that includes your needed data before going to restore your iPhone from iCloud backups.  

Your iCloud backup will not save the same data in iCloud.
You’re not permitted to preview all the files and restore selected data to your iPhone before the restoration process.
After restoration, all the existing data on your iOS devices will be replaced by your selected iCloud backup

Step 1.  Tap “Settings”> “General”> “Reset/Transfer or Reset iPhone” > “Erase All Content and Settings.”


 Step 2. Follow the on-screen instruction to start the set-up process. When getting to the “App & Data” screen, select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.


Step 3. Check your iCloud backups by logging in with your Apple ID. From the list, choose the iCloud backup you want to restore. The time it takes to restore a backup is determined by its size.

To sum up

This article demonstrates how to recover iPhone data with iTunes. We also learned how to recover iPhone data without iTunes backup via MyRecover for iOS. Likewise, you can also seek help from iCloud backups.

Regular backups are the best data loss prevention measure. It's time for you to develop a good habit of making backups via iCloud or iTunes. If you're unwilling to wipe out the current data on your iOS devices, you can restore your iPhone with a full/selective backup made by FoneTool.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.