The security of his or her data is the main concern of everyone these days. No one would like to compromise his or her precious data and memories at any time, even if their iOS device is damaged. You must have seen many people around you who literally have a panic attack if they lose their iPhone or personal data. This is the reason iCloud was created to let people save their memories in a safe place. Many iPhone users still like to use iTunes to restore their data for a simple reason that it is convenient. However, sometimes you may find the issue of iTunes corrupt backup as your software is not able to restore your data.
If you are facing the same problem, you may like to go insane thinking that you would not be able to recover your data ever. Yet, you do not have to worry as every problem has a solution. This article will train you about fixing the iTunes corrupt backup. However, if these solutions do not work, we are sorry that we cannot help you further.
You might have seen this message titled ‘iTunes Backup was Corrupt or Not Compatible‘ on your screen if you are not able to recover your data from iTunes. However, before you read about the solution, you must know what the problem is. This message on your screen does not explain many things. You might be seeing the message for two probable grounds:
- The backup attempted to be recovered is corrupted
- Your backup was created for a different version of iOS than that you are currently using
You can take up the first solution if you are not strict about recovering your data from iTunes because ultimately your memories matter, not how you recover them. The solutions mentioned here are not sure-shot answers to your problem; you may have to adopt hit- and- trial method to attempt and fix the issue of iTunes corrupt backup.
This easier method is to escape all the ugliness and wastage of time and choose a simple tool known as Dr.Fone – iPhone Data Recovery. This software lets you recover your iPhone data, not considering the compatibility or iOS version of your phone. Wondershare has rolled out this software, the best part of which is its multi-purpose nature. Therefore, you can use it for many purposes other than just recovering your iTunes data.
2.1 Restore your data from the iPhone directly
Phase 1: Download the software titled dr. fone and install it. Join your computer and your iPhone using a USB cable to access the software. Click “Data Recovery” feature.
Phase 2: To the left of the blue panel, there is an icon titled iPhone on the top. Click on this icon and locate ‘Start Scan’ in order to scan the iPhone for your data.
Phase 3: When you see your data listed at one corner of the software, you will be able to see its details on the right side. Now you can enter your desired folders based on the data you wish to restore. Click ‘recover’ to set aside your information.
2.2 Restore your data from the iCloud
In case you have stored your data in the cloud thinking that your data is secure and safe forever, then you may use this method to recover your data. Dr. Fone is a one-stop solution for all your data recovery problems. It implies that you can recover your data with the help of Dr. Fone from iCloud as well.
Phase 1: Download the software titled dr.fone and install it. Link your computer and iPhone using a USB cable to access the program.
Phase 2: Click ‘Recover from iCloud Backup File’ and you will find the third icon titled ‘Cloud’ on the left side of the blue panel. You will be led to your iCloud.
Phase 3: In this step, you need to choose your device from the listed options that are connected to the iCloud: iPad, iPhone, etc. Choose your device from which you want to recover your data. Click ‘download’.
Phase 4: You will be shown the list of data, videos, and pictures that you can recover. Select these data options and recover them.
You can definitely recover your data from the solution mentioned in section 2, but if you are actually worried about the well- being of the iTunes, you can fix it using the following methods:
- It may be a possibility that the iPhone is not connected properly to the laptop or computer, or the USB cable is corrupted.
- You must make sure that you have enough space in your phone or other iOS devices so you can continue restoration without any disturbance. If you are using a windows device, you can make space in its Cup drive.
- You must make sure that iTunes is installed in its latest version on your computer. It can be checked when you go to ‘About’ in Settings and then click ‘Check for Updates’
- You can also try deleting your old backups; it can also help you recover your data.
Phase 1: Click ‘log out’ to sign out of your iTunes software.
Directions for Windows: Click Start and enter ‘appdata’ in search box. Now go to these buttons one by one: roaming, then Apple, then computer, then MobileSync, and then Backup. Now move the folder titled ‘backup’ to the desktop.
Directions for Mac: Go to your Folder Library, then Mobilesync, and then backup. Now move your folder titled ‘backup’ to the desktop.
Phase 2: Access the iTunes
Directions for Windows: Open main menu, click Edit> Preferences
Directions for Mac: Open main menu, click iTunes> Preferences
Phase 3: You need to delete your backup from the device. Open ‘Devices’, then ‘device backups’. Now, select all backups to delete them.
Phase 4: Now move the folders of backups from the desktop and locate them in the folder of iTunes backup.
Phase 5: You can restore your data now and rectify the issue of iTunes corrupt backup.
Different OS store backups in various locations. You can use this list to locate your backup in your operating system:
Mac OS: Open Library, then Applications Support, then MobileSync and at last Backup. You will be able to find your data.
Windows XP: Open Documents, then Settings, then Application Data, then Apple Computer, then MobileSync, and at last Backup. You will be able to find your data.
Windows Vista: Open AppData, then Roaming, then Apple Computer, and at last MobileSyncBackup. You will be able to find your data.
Windows 8: Open AppData, then Roaming, then Apple Computer, then MobileSync, and at last Backup. You will be able to find your data.
Windows 10: Open Users, then User, then AppData, then Roaming, then Apple Computer, then MobileSync, and at last Backup. You will be able to find your data.