software to export data from iphone

I have never owned an iphone, but what software (ideally free) can be used to take a replica copy of all data currently on the phone and save it locally to a PC, i.e. synched emails, contacts, SMS, photos, videos etc.
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Vaseem MohammedCommented:
iTunes
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jerseysamCommented:
sync to iTunes and can also do a backup. Then you could copy this backup file off so that you have an iTunes backup and the actual backup file copied to another location for security.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751
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pma111Author Commented:
Can you read the actual emails in itunes, i.e. for any synched mail can this be read offline using itunes?
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Vaseem MohammedCommented:
No, data backed up with iTunes can't be accessed, you can restore iphone with that backup.
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pma111Author Commented:
is there any additional 3rd party tool that can analyse data from a sync/backup taken by itunes?
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
You can sync your e-mails with Outlook.
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pma111Author Commented:
What I was asking was - if I connect the iPhone to the PC - sync it with iTunes - disconnect the iphone with the PC - open itunes, will I be able to see all emails that were on the phone (synched to the phone from an exchange server)
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:
NO.
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jerseysamCommented:
No you will not. Remember that iphone will only really show a copy of mails.

ie. if you are using Hotmail or gmail then your mails will still be the same as on phone if you log in online. Likewise with exchange / activesync
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pma111Author Commented:
Is there anyway to download a copy of all mail on an iphone to a local machine?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
normally, you should be able to see all email on a local machine by logging on to your email account over the internet...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is there anyway to download a copy of all mail on an iphone to a local machine?

As has been said already, no. It is actually the other way around. The iPhone gets a copy of what is on the server. That is where your mail is, or else on your hard drive (computer) if you use POP3 email as I do.
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akahanCommented:
iTunes will create a backup (to iCloud and/or to your desktop) of much of the contents of the iPhone.  The backup includes Camera Roll (Photo & Video), Photo Library, Photo Stream, SMS (text) Messages, iMessages, Contacts, Notes, Call History, WhatsApp History, Reminders, Voicemail, Voice Memo, Safari Bookmarks, Calendars, App Videos, App Photos, App Documents, and more.  BUT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE EMAILS.

You can then use software like Wondershare Dr. Phone to recover (that is, read or play back on the desktop) the contents of the backup made by iTunes.  But, since emails aren't backed up by iTunes in the first place, you can't access emails this way.
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serialbandCommented:
iPhones only views/loads a tiny segment of your email anyways.  It doesn't load your entire mail.  It's a good thing, otherwise a 16GB iphone would be completely inadequate for some of my users.
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