Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) is the world's 1st software for Mac personal users to recover data directly from iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, as well as recover data from iTunes backup of all Apple devices, including iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch 5, etc.
Below is the detailed guide of how to Recover iPhone Data from iTunes Backup on Mac, including contacts, messages, notes, call logs, photos, videos, reminders, voice memos, and more.
This recovery mode allows you to recover previous data by extracting iTunes backup files. That's to say, you need to have synced your device with iTunes before you lost data. Another important thing is that don't sync your device with iTunes after you lost your data, for iTunes will automatically update the backup file every time you sync with it. You'll lose your previous data forever if the backup file is updated.
This recovery mode is available for all Apple devices as long as you have iTunes backup on your Mac. Choose the one for yours in the primary window and you'll get the window below (here let's take iPhone 4 for an example).
Step 2. Select a Recovery mode and begin to extract iTunes backup
Select the recovery mode of "Recover from iTunes backup" and you'll get a window as follow.
Here the iTunes backup for your device will be automatically found and displayed. Choose it or the latest one if there are more than one and click "Start Scan" to extract it.
Note: If you're connecting another Apple device, excluding iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, there will be only one option for you: Recover from iTunes backup.
When the scan completes, you can preview all the contents in detail by clicking the categories one after one. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your Mac.
Note: Most of the text contents can be saved as HTML files on your Mac for great reading. As to contacts, you can save them as VCF or CSV formats, which can be used to import into your Mac Addressbook and you can import it back to your device through iTunes.