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

iOS iOS 11 logo Compatible

Compatibility: iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 11

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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.

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*Recovery available from an iTunes/iCloud backup file only

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

Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac OS 10.7 to 10.13

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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

For more than 5 years, we’ve been the fastest growing iOS data recovery company.

1 Billion Items Recovered

We have recovered over 1 billion deleted items from iOS devices since we launched our iOS recovery software, so all that experience is at your disposal.


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

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, so try our software to see what data you can find.


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


Do I need to jailbreak my iPhone?

No, you can use Enigma Recovery software safely without jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Find out more here.

Will my iPhone files be damaged?

No, before scanning your device, Enigma Recovery creates a copy of your data which is then used for recovery, keeping your original data safe. Read more here.

Can I install Enigma Recovery software on both Mac and Windows computers?

Yes, Enigma Recovery supports Windows Vista up to 10 (32bit/64bit) & Mac OS X 10.7 & higher. Find out more here.

Can I view my deleted data with the free trial?

With the free trial you will be able to preview a selection of your deleted data. Simply purchase a license to recover, export and restore your deleted data.

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The Team

We’re a dedicated team of friendly IT specialists. We use iPhones just like you and developed Enigma Recovery software because we saw a real need for a product that helps you stay in control of your mobile data.

Lee Parry

Lee Parry

CEO, Game of Thrones

Shaazia Ebrahim

Shaazia Ebrahim

Marketing, Prison Break

Ali Hussain

Ali Hussain

Global CS Manager, Power