At first glance, editing an iPhone or iPad's backup seems like a strange proposition. But there are actually quite a few very good reasons to do so:
A few software solutions out there offer 'light' backup editing: removing data from backups, for example. iMazing goes way beyond this by supporting adding files, folders and apps to backups. Even if the backup is encrypted, and regardless of the iOS version the backup was made on, iOS 10 to 13 included. So if you're looking to recover Messages or Health data only, or you want to delete corrupted settings from a backup or inject files into an app, iMazing has you covered.
The video bellow allows you to see this feature in action. In this example, an old iOS device's messages are being transfered to an iPhone that already has important data on it:
Note that backup editing is an advanced feature only recommended for experimented users. If you're unsure whether or not you should be editing your backup, then you probably should not be: you can probably achieve what you want in a much simpler way! Have a look at our backup guides to see what you can do before resorting to backup editing.
Download and install iMazing on your Mac or PC computer
To edit a backup:
Your editable backup will appear in the sidebar, and you can now safely edit it using the File System section's tools.
💡Tip: For iTunes archived backups or older, non iMazing 2 backups, you'll have to right click the backup in the sidebar and choose 'Make editable copy' in the contextual menu.