I know there are still many iPhone users who don’t use iTunes. But I do suggest you to sync your iTunes to iPhone in case someday you need to recover the data from the backups due to the iPhone lost:
“I know the usual way to check the last backup by going into settings but I’ve lost my iphone so can’t do that. I want to know if there is another way using itunes to check when the last time my iphone was backup up to iTunes on Mac.”
You should be aware that iTunes backups on Windows and Mac are unreadable. That’s why we can’t check the latest iPhone data directly backups on Mac. When we need to recover data from iTunes backups, we need the help of iPhone Data Recovery tool instead of restoring the data selectively from iTunes backups directly.
Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for Mac is a good Mac iPhone Data Recovery that can help you make the iTunes backup readable without needing iPhone with you on Mac so that you can check your last backups on Mac. This makes you recover iPhone data, including contacts, message, call history, etc selectively from iTunes backup instead of restoring your iPhone by older iTunes backups. It supports the newest iTunes 12.2.1 version. (review)
How to check iTunes backups on Mac?
Step 1: Run the iPhone Data Recovery tool on Mac and choose “Recover from iTunes Backups”. If you need to check your iCloud backups on Mac, you can choose recover from iCloud backups mode.
Step 2: Click “Start Scan” to scan your iTunes backups on Mac. And later, your data on your Mac will be displayed according to the data categories.
Step 3: Simply press on “Recover” to store the iTunes backup to Mac. If you just need to check certain data on Mac, you can preview the data and choose the file type to recover.
This way is also suitable for iPhone data recover. That means that if you lost your contacts, message, notes on your iPhone, you can recover them from iTunes without needing to connect your iPhone to Mac.
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