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iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.70.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.55.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.52.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.30.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.27.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.29.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.23.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.9.18.0 released

3 features 1 fixes

The latest version of iPhone Backup Extractor has shipped with improvements, new features and bug fixes. Our engineers have been working hard on this release. The new iPhone Backup Extractor is faster, smoother and offers a excellent undeletion experience. What's new?

iPhone Backup Extractor works with all iOS iTunes backups, and it's available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Whether you have deleted texts messages you haven't backed up yet, or you want to recover SMS from a backup you previously created, iPhone Backup Extractor comes in handy and helps you easily recover all your deleted messages.

Do you want to recover deleted texts or notes? Check out our guide on how to use iPhone Backup Extractor to get your deleted SMS back.

iPhone Backup Extractor now recovers and reassembles fragments of deleted messages and can merge them with existing data from your backup. You can read more about the techniques involved in our deep-dive on the subject.

  • Feature Holy cow! Support for recovery of deleted SMS and iMessage.
  • Feature Users can now archive, view, access, copy or export all deleted Notes and SMS messages, in gorgeous HTML or CSV reports.
  • Feature Beautiful view of SMS attachments together with the SMS in an HTML format.
  • Fix Speed improvements for extracting large iTunes backup files.

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.17.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.12.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.6.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.3.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.1.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.8.0.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.7.4.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.7.3.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.7.0.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.7.2.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.6.9.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.6.6.0 released

1 improvements

Apple fans who are familiar with our software may be delighted to read iPhone Backup Extractor is now easier to run and manage than ever. The iPhone Backup Extractor installer for Mac is now a .dmg that can be opened with a simple double-click.

Many of our Mac OS X users have asked us for a .dmg installer of the iPhone Backup Extractor, and we've now delivered on this. You can easily install the software on your Mac and get quick access to all the contacts, SMS messages, photos, videos and other data in your iTunes backup.

To get iPhone Backup Extractor running on your Mac OS X, all you need to do is:

  • Download the Mac version of iPhone Backup Extractor
  • Double-click on the downloaded .dmg file
  • Drag the iPhone Backup Extractor icon to your Applications folder

  • Improvement iPhone Backup Extractor for macOS is now distributed as a DMG.

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.6.5.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.6.4.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.5.8.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.5.6.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.5.2.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.5.1.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.5.0.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.1.4.0 released

3 features 1 improvements 1 fixes

This release is a big one: we've got new features to convert WhatApp messages, edit Plists and reset restriction passcodes.

It's now possible to extract your WhatsApp chats and reset restrictions passcode on unencrypted backups from all versions of iOS. If that's not enough you can also edit and save Plist files in your iTunes backup with our built-in .plist editor.

iPhone Backup Extractor can now extract WhatsApp messages from your iTunes backups

  • Use the quick links for automatic extraction from the main window
  • Use the "Extract" menu to extract your WhatsApp messages as CSV
  • If there are no WhatsApp messages saved, the message will be "None" and the menu will be greyed out
  • You can still extract the entire WhatApp database in "Expert mode" for later restoration to your phone

Forgotten your parental controls PIN? Reset the restrictions passcode with one click

If you forget your Restrictions PIN and don't know how to get it back, don't despair! iPhone Backup Extractor will detect if the parental controls code is enabled for the backup and give you the option to reset it to 1234.

Prior to this, a manual process was needed on the com.apple.springboard.plist file.

Here's how to do it the easy way:

  • Download and open iPhone Backup Extractor
  • Open your iTunes backup by selecting it from the drop-down menu
  • Click the "Extract" menu and select "Restrictions PIN"
  • Reset the PIN code to 1234 and then restore your backup

Restored support for iOS 2 and iOS 3 backups

We have restored support for iOS 2.0 and iOS 3.0 backups, which means you can access data from your old firmware devices. If you have older backups of your iOS devices, you can now open them and access data with iPhone Backup Extractor once more. Users trying to open iOS 2.0 and iOS 3.0 backups were served with the error message: System.NullReferenceException and this has now been fixed.

iPhone Backup Extractor has also been updated to handle corrupt, encrypted iTunes backups more elegantly for our users. It now notifies about any encryption issues within the backup, and will extract available data where possible.

Previously, users trying to open corrupt encrypted backups may have received one of the following errors:

  • Error in opening file AddressBook.sqlitedb -- either the file is encrypted or corrupt
  • An error has occurred within the iPhone Backup Extractor, likely because of a backup format inconsistency
  • Generic errors containing mentioning System.Security.CryptographyException

These errors were caused by the iTunes backup process failing to work correctly, leading to an incomplete backup. In these instances, iTunes would have only been partially through encrypting the device backup before it was interrupted. In some cases, this may lead to a backup state where some files are encrypted and others aren't.

Our application will now extract unencrypted data from the backup automatically, and will prompt the user to contact our support for more help. Our support team will be able to diagnose any specific iTunes backup and advise on whether more data can be extracted.

  • Feature WhatsApp support.
  • Feature Plist editor added. Wahoo!
  • Feature Restrictions passcode & parental controls reset.
  • Improvement Corrupted encrypted backup handling made more effective.
  • Fix iOS 2 and iOS 3 support restored.

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.1.3.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.1.2.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.1.0.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.15.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.14.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.11.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.10.0 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.9 released

1 improvements 1 fixes

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.9 has been released. The new update brings improved support for encrypted backups and enhancements that make working with CSV files easier, after recovering data from iTunes backups.

The latest version of the iPhone Backup Extractor includes enhanced support for encrypted backups: now you can use the application to extract all your information, including SMS, contacts, notes, photos, videos, app data and many more! Here are some of the improvements we made. We've tested fully with iTunes 11.0.1 and iOS 6.0.2.

  • Improvement Working with CSV files extracted is now easier, and the data recovered this way can be imported into contacts managers such as Gmail or Outlook in just a few easy steps.
  • Fix Encrypted iTunes backups opened with the previous version of the iPhone Backup Extractor would have no SMS available, due to an Apple update in the backups format – now our latest 4.0.9 version of the software can extract all data found in the backups.

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.2 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.7 released

2 fixes

Version 4.0.7 of iPhone Backup Extractor has been released on the 6th of November and brings important bug fixes, new device testing and various improvements. This version will help users that have Windows XP or that might not update their OS that often.

This release brings a fix to a problem found on some Windows XP PCs, where users had issues running the app where certain Windows XP updates were not installed. The Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, by comparison, have updates in question installed by default. We've fully tested this build with Windows 8, the iPad Mini, and iOS 6.0.1.

  • Fix Bug fix for Windows XP machines not fully updated
  • Fix Resolved Windows XP users receiving messages like ComException, FileNotFound or ManagementException

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.6 released

iPhone Backup Extractor 4.0.1 released

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