Time Machine is a build-in tool on Mac that can help us back up files and then restore files when needed in the future. After upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13, there are lots of confusions about Time Machine backup conversion since file system has been changed from HFS+ to APFS.
One of the most frequently-asked questions is how to recover Time Machine backups from APFS disk. After upgrading to macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra, we'd better avoid change any settings on Time Machine. It should be noted that when we take back up on HFS+ disk, it can automatically be converted to APFS supported format. But if we take back up on an APFS disk, it can't be converted to other formats.
So if we backed up Time Machine on an APFS disk and unfortunately lost these files, it's quite complex to get lost backup files back since they can't be converted to any other format. After losing Time Machine backups from APFS disk, the easiest way is find a reliable APFS data recovery software to get lost files back.
Recover Time Machine backups from APFS disk with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery
iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software that can recover Time Machine backups from APFS disk, recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, recover data from encrypted APFS drive, etc.
Aside from APFS data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from drives of other formats ( exFAT, FAT32, HFS+), recover data from formatted, unmountable, inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, etc. on macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Steps to recover Time Machine backups from APFS disk with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery
Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.
Step 2: Choose the APFS drive at which we have lost Time Machine backups files, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the drive.
Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose files we want, and then click "Recover" to finish Time Machine backups recovery from APFS disk.