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iTunes backups are prone to errors. Unfortunately, you don’t know that until it’s too late and you get an error message like “iTunes could not restore the iPhone because the backup was corrupt or not compatible” or “because some files could not be restored from the backup”. iphone restore error because the backup was corrupt

Here’s how to validate iPhone backups so that when the time comes to restore, you are confident that iPhone content is not locked up in a damaged backup file.

Watch our YouTube tutorial:

Or read the article below on how to validate iPhone backups:

Unlike iTunes, CopyTrans Shelbee helps you verify the integrity of each iPhone backup you make. This way, you fix potential problems right at source and avoid errors during restore. Here’s how it works:

  1. Get CopyTrans Shelbee for free: Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Run the program and plug in your iPhone. From the main program window, select “Backup”. Choose backup from the main menu

  3. Choose “Full backup”. choose full backup option

  4. Click on “Options” and check the box next to “Validate backup”. Finally click “Start” to go ahead with the backup. Click options and check validate backup box

  5. All your iPhone settings, apps, documents, messages, contacts and calendar events are backed up. The backup files’ integrity is checked at the end. Learn more. Backup validation is included in the backup process

  6. Backup is complete. Backup of iphone was successful

The next time you restore iPhone, you can remain confident that your content is safe. Choose restore option from the main menu

This is how to prevent iPhone restore errors by validating the backup files in advance.

YouTube tutorial: how to back up and restore iPhone without iTunes?

This video shows how to make a full-featured iPhone backup and restore on PC without iTunes:

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