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iPhone Backup Extractor

Extract, transfer and recover messages, photos, contacts and more. Recover deleted content from iPhone backups and iCloud. Remove lost Screen Time passcodes and more.

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Supports every iOS device

iPhone 15 and 15 Pro. Everything older, including iPad and iPod Touch.

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Supports every iOS & beta

iOS 17 and 16, and every earlier version. We started with iOS 1.

No recovery drama

We were first to support encrypted backups, iCloud & 2FA. Corrupted backups, too!

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Screen Time

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Recover Data

Rescue your favourite memories

Recover lost or deleted iPhone data from your favourite apps, including messages – iMessage, SMS, WhatsApp, etc. – contacts, photos, videos, notes, and more.

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Explore Backups

Always in the last place you look

Preview your data with rich visualisations. Find exactly what you’re looking for and export in PDF, HTML, iCal, VCard or CSV format.

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Manage Devices

Take control of your devices

Remove forgotten Screen Time passcodes, get information on warranty and place of manufacture, backup your device, edit backups, and manage backup passwords.

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Lost or broken your iPhone or iPad? Deleted something important? Failed iOS update? Corrupted backup? iPhone Backup Extractor gives you unrivalled support to access, transfer and recover iOS backup data.

iPhones restore entire backups at a time, overwriting any newer data you have — we let you see what's in your backup and recover files without a full restore.

Governed by the toughest data laws in the world, and recommended by some Apple Geniuses. Trusted around the world. Reincubate is a values-led, British business with royal recognition.

iPhone Backup Extractor runs on your PC or Mac, and supports device access over USB, and reads data from iPhone, Finder and iTunes backups.

What our users say

We’ve won Britain’s highest business honour, the King’s Award for Enterprise, and helped over 10,000,000 users in the last decade.


Miss dlb

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After losing all my data on my iPhone 7, due to an encrypted backup in which I didn't not set an encryption key, I cried for days having lost 25,000 photos, all my contacts, voice memos, notes, etc. I reread the Reincubate article. I had read it the first night, but by this time I became desperate enough to reach out. They were able to work with me to recover the password and I was able to restore my data! I have never been so happy in my entire life. I highly recommend Reincubate! It's been 5 days and I still can't stop smiling.


Ivana St

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Today I thanked God for giving mind to the people who created this program! Thanks to you, I had tears of happiness! All my 33,000 photos have been restored . THANK YOU FROM THE SINCERITY !!! With love from Ukraine!


Regine S.

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I lost 10 years of some incredibly important and emotionally significant info when I changed over from an iPhone 11 to a 13Pro and the app that I had been using all these years suddenly disappeared and was nowhere to be found. Contacting Apple was a TOTAL waste of time as they neither took responsibility nor offered any help. I saw the Reincubate program advertised when trying to find a way to get the data back; got the program and was able to extract a back up from my computer but could not get the files to open in any readable format. Contacted the team at Reincubate with little expectation that anything could be done and man oh man, apparently EVERYTHING could be done! They were so exceedingly nice, cheerful, kind, and patient; always responded so promptly and personably that it honestly kind of blew my mind. Several times ;-) Needless to say, I am thrilled .... and... they are SIMPLY AWESOME.


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  • Recover 4 backup files
  • Extract 4 encrypted backup files (backup password required)
  • Preview all backup files
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Full access to all functionality to manage your data and devices.

  • Recover unlimited backup files
  • Full encrypted backup support (backup password required)
  • Preview all backup files
  • Access iCloud Photo Library
  • Apple Watch data recovery
  • Reset Screen Time passcode
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  • Commercial license
  • Priority expert support
  • Activate on up to 5 computers
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Which apps are supported?

Reincubate iPhone Backup Extractor supports data directly from a number of Apple and third-party apps.

Supported Apple data:

  • Messages (including iMessage, SMS and MMS)
  • Photos & videos
  • Contacts
  • iPhone backups (from Finder, iTunes, or any other backup)
  • iCloud
  • Screen Time passcode / Restrictions PIN
  • Apple Watch data
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • Safari browser history
  • Voicemail
  • Recordings

Supported third-party data:

  • WhatsApp
  • Kik
  • Viber
  • Wechat
  • Tinder
  • Screen Time passcode / Restrictions PIN
  • Apple Watch data
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • Safari browser history
  • Voicemail
  • Recordings

Additional third-party data:

iPhone Backup Extractor also supports a huge number of additional third-party applications via its "App View" and "Expert Mode" functions, recovering data from iOS backups.

Is iPhone Backup Extractor free?

iPhone Backup Extractor is available in both free and paid editions. The free edition lets you recover any file or data from an iPhone or iPad backup, but only four files at a time. You can recover all of your files by going through them four at a time if you need, though.

Does it support Windows or Mac?

iPhone Backup Extractor runs on any modern Mac (macOS 10.11 or newer) and any modern PC (Windows 7 SP1 or newer).

Can you recover data from an iCloud backup?

iCloud backup data retrieval not possible as of May 2020, following Apple’s Q4 2018, Q3 2019 and Q2 2020 changes. There are three alternatives:

  • Our support team can guide you through creating a temporary iTunes backup as a workaround
  • Our support team are able to convert iCloud backups to iTunes on request
  • Using real-time iCloud data, by choosing the account (rather than the backup) from the left-hand navigation in iPhone Backup Extractor

How do I use iPhone Backup Extractor?

Check out the iPhone Backup Extractor product manual for guidance how to get started with the app. This will run you through installation and, if you opt to go for the paid edition, activation of the app.

Once you’ve got the app setup, read our tips for navigating its user-interface and exploring available backups. Note that if your computer doesn’t have any backups stored locally, you may want to plug in an iOS device to start with exploring a connected devices first.

How can I find my iPhone backup files?

Where backups are stored depends on what platform you are using. On macOS, these will be stored under /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup, while on Windows you’ll need to look under \Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

It is also possible to change default folder. Follow our how-to guide on changing your default backup location to learn more.

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