How To Restore Photos From iTunes Backup To iPhone 5?


“I have iPhone 5 and iTunes on my windows laptop. Recently i back-uped my iphone and started using my iphone as a new one. But all the photos were in the back-up. So i just want to restore the photos. Since my laptop is windows, i cant get them by iphotos. I was thinking that if i can sync just the photos to my iPhone from by back-up, i can get the photos from iPhone by transferring the files to my laptop.But i couldnt figure out how to sync just the “photos” of the whole back-up.”

Do you have a better idea for restoring only photos from iTunes backup to iPhone 5? If not, keep reading this article and know more about how to restore photos from iTunes backup to iPhone 5.

When update to iOS 8.2, sometimes, you just want to restore partial data from iTunes to your iOS devices but you don’t know how to. Here, I want to say that if you want to restore only photos from iTunes to iPhone 5, iFonebox is a great helper.

What is iFonebox

It is known that iFonebox is a powerful and professional iOS data recovery software, which can not only be used to recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes and more from you iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, but extract data like photos, videos, safari bookmarks and other data from iTunes or iCloud backup. What is more attractive for iFonebox is that it is supportive to transfer the recovered contacts and notes to your iPhone or other iDevices directly.

How to restore only photos from iTunes backup to iPhone 5?

In order to restore only photos from iTunes backup to iPhone 5, firstly you have to use iFonebox to extract and transfer all photos from iTunes to your computer, and then, use iTunes to sync all the transferred photos to your iPhone 5 with iTunes.

Part one: Extract photos from iTunes backup with iFonebox

The first thing you have to do is to download and install iFonebox. Two versions are accessible: Windows version and Mac version. The free trial version is also available.

3 steps to extract photos from iTunes with iFonebox

  • Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup.
  • Scan photos from iTunes backup.
  • Preview and select before transferring. After scanning, you can click on the photo icon and all photos will show there. Click Recover to PC. All photos will be transferred to your computer.


This is the whole process to extract and transfer photos from iTunes backup to PC.

Part two: Sync photos from iTunes to iPhone 5

After the process of extraction, now you can firstly create an empty folder on the computer desk and then, copy all transferred photos to this folder. Next, run iTunes, connect your iPhone 5 to the computer. Choose your device in the iTunes option panel. Then choose Photos and sync photos to your iPhone. You can choose the folder from the local files in your computer.


This is what you need to when you want to restore only photos from iTunes to your iPhone 5 or other iOS devices.

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