Extract deleted data from an iTunes Backup File

Use Enigma Recovery™ software to extract deleted SMS Text Messages, iMessages, Calls and export them to your computer

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Compatible with Windows and Mac computers

Compatibility: iPhone 7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 10

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How it Works

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1. Download & install

Install Enigma Recovery™ on your Mac or Windows PC

2. Recover

Recover data from your iOS device or iTunes/iCloud backups

3. Restore & Export

Restore data back to your iOS device or export to desktop

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Extract & backup

Extract deleted data from an iTunes Backup File

If you have deleted or lost your data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, it’s going to be ok, especially if you have been creating regular backups through iTunes. With Enigma Recovery software, you can extract deleted data from an iTunes backup file, even if you have deleted it from your iOS device since your last backup. Once you have recovered your data, you can export it in various formats to view on your Windows or Mac computer or restore it back to your iOS device.

Backup your iOS device files without iTunes

Whilst iTunes can be a great tool for backing up data from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, there are some restrictions to using it as your only backup option. If you need to view, manage or print specific files from an iTunes backup file, then a data retrieval and management tool like Enigma Recovery is ideal for you. With this software, you can backup and manage the following file types:

Install Enigma Recovery on Windows & Mac computers

Min. requirements: Windows XP + Latest iTunes | Mac OS X 10.7 + latest iTunes

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Compatible with Windows and Mac computers


Restore & export

Once you’ve extracted and viewed the data from your iTunes backup file, why stop there? With Enigma Recovery software, you can then select specific files to restore back to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using our Restore app, which is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store.

Additionally, you can also choose to export your extracted data recovered by using the software to your Mac or Windows computer in a range of formats, including:

  • XML
  • CSV
  • XLS
  • PDF

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Why Us

1 Billion items

We have recovered over 1 billion deleted items from iOS devices since we launched our iOS recovery software.


Our website is securely SSL encrypted and our software never shares your confidential data with anyone (including us).

Try Before You Buy

We offer a free trial of our desktop recovery software for you to try with your iOS device or backup file.


We offer 24-hour support Monday to Friday, including live chat, support tickets and telephone calls if needed.


Does your software work with encrypted iTunes backups?

Yes, when our software detects an encrypted iTunes backup has been selected for scan, it will prompt you to enter the password to the file and then proceed with the recovery process. Find out more here.

Is your software safe to use?

Yes, when we extract data from an iTunes backup file, we use a copy of the file, so there is no risk to your data or your iTunes backup file. Find out more about how your data is kept safe here.

Do I need to install Enigma Recovery on my computer?

Yes, our software has been developed to work with Windows or Mac OSX computers. You can find out more about our system requirements here.

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The Team

Lee Parry

Lee Parry

CEO, Game of Thrones

Shaazia Ebrahim

Shaazia Ebrahim

Marketing, Prison Break

Miguel Marshall

Miguel Marshall

HOM, The Big Bang Theory

Sarah McGregor

Sarah McGregor