iTunes is a good helper for iOS device user, it not only provides media download and management, but also allow user back up their device data to computer.
Backup in iTunes will be very useful when you lost data from iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can easily restore lost iPhone, iPad, iPod data from iTunes on computer. However, if we want to check the specific data in backup file, it is impossible, because iTunes backup file is a Sqlitedb file that can be read as usual.
Because of the privacy protection, Apple doesn’t allow user to preview backup files. User only can decide to restore device data based on time and device’s name. It is impossible to recover a single contacts, photos, sms to your iOS devices.
We need to use special tool to read iTunes backup files.
How to view iTunes backup file on Mac OS
Firstly, you need to know where your iTunes backup files are. In Mac OS, you can go to your ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ to file get your iTunes backup files.
And then you need to use tool to extract iTunes backup files on Mac.
Tenorshare iTunes Backup Recovery for Mac allows you to easily extract iPhone backup and recover contacts, photos, notes, SMS and even WhatsApp, Viber and Tango messages to Mac computer.
This program can be used as an iTunes backup files viewer on Mac.
Tutorial about how to view iTunes backup files on Mac OS
What first to do is install iTune Data Recovery for Mac to your Mac computer. After installing and launching, the program will scan out your iTunes backup files in your computer automatically.
After listing iTunes backup file in the table, you can choose one of them to scan, and if you can’t see the backup files in the table, you can import by yourself. Click “Scan” button, the program will allow your preview specific data in iTunes backup files.
Here, you just choose what you want to save to extract to Mac computer. Just click “Recover”, follow the guides to save extracted files to Mac.