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

  • Over 1 billion items recovered with 94% recovery rate
  • Incremental Backups to help you take control of your data
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What devices is Enigma Recovery compatible with?

How it Works

1. Download & install

Install Enigma Recovery® on your Mac or Windows PC

2. Recover

Recover data from your iOS device or iTunes backups

3. Restore & Export

Restore data back to your iOS device or export to desktop

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.

*Deleted data can be recovered only from iTunes backups. Photos and videos can only be recovered from an iTunes backup.

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:

*Deleted data can be recovered only from iTunes backups. Photos and videos can only be recovered from an iTunes backup.

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:


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What some of our users say

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“The best advice if you are using Enigma Recovery is to do so as quickly as possible after you realise you need to recover your deleted text messages. The longer you leave it the more likely it is you will have written over the required part of the memory”

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“Enigma Recovery and their software was crucial in helping out our police force in some of our recent forensic criminal investigations. We cannot fault their product and support. Would highly recommend”

Detective Sergeant Brian Collins

Why Us

For more than 10 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 download 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 support via email.


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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