What does it do?

This application converts the iPhone / iPod Touch backups that are created by iTunes into readily usable Mac OS X files. It is designed to run on Mac OS X 10.5 upwards.

The current version works with iOS 6 or lower and requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.5 or higher.

What's it used for?

How do I get it?

Click on the image above, or just click here to download this application.


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I've kept this tool updated since the very first iPhone. If it has helped you, please make a donation towards future development and maintenance.


You can e-mail me at the address below. If you have supported this project by donating, you may expect technical support.

The backup encryption option must be off (and must have been off when the backups were made). I have no plans to support encrypted backups.

About The Author

I am a Cocoa developer named Pádraig. I also built Castro, Tokens, Buscouver, Mountee and Picturescue. Drop me a line via or you can follow me on Twitter.