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How to Recover Lost File on iPhone 7/7 Plus

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Summary:Contacts, messages, notes, photos, videos,etc data disappeared from iPhone 7?Disappearing contacts on your iPhone 7 after iOS 10.2 update? Deleted an important message on iPhone by careless?photos missing from iPhone after jailbreaking?Don’t worry,we’ll teach you 3 effective ways to recover iPhone 7 lost data:recover data devices directly;restore lost iPhone data from iTunes backup and retrieve lost iPhone data by extracting iCloud backup.Please keey reading and choose the best way you like and get your iPhone 7 missing data back now.

    Part 1: Top Common Causes of iPhone 7 Data Loss

    Part 2: 3 Ways to Recover Lost Data on iPhone 7

    Method 1. Recover Deleted Data from iPhone 7 without Backup

    Method 2. Retrieve Lost Data on iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup

    Method 3. Restore Lost Data on iPhone 7 from iCloud Backup


Part 1: Top Common Causes of iPhone 7 Data Loss and Recovery Way

The most common situation that causes data disappear:

Delete or lost data by accident - This is the most common situation, perhaps you accidently deleted important messages, contacts or pictures on iPhone,or someone else maliciously deleted your file,this is what you don’t want to happen.

Restore to Factory Settings - That’s why the Apple company suggests us make iPhone backup before factory rest devices,because everying system factory resetting,it will erase all data and settings.

Tip: Remember to backup your iPhone data before you restore factory settings,you can backup iPhone contents to iTunes, iCloud or computer. If you forget to backup, refer to recover lost data after facotry reset the iPhone.

Jailbreak Failure - If you haven’t make your iPhone backup before Jailbreaking,it will erase your iPhone data, especially the failed one would cause data loss of your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Besides, If you failed jailbreak your iPhone devices,your iPhone often stuck in DFU mode, recovery mode, Apple Log, black screen of death. Thus, the phone works abnormal,and you can’t access to your data anymore.

Tip: Before you decide to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod, make sure your have backed up all data stored on that device.

iOS Upgrade or Downgrade - If you failed update iOS versions,your iPhone will stuck in recovery mode, connect to iTunes screen, Apple logo screen or black screen,etc. Many users may have encountered the data loss after upgrading or downgrade the iPhone, iPad, iPod.

Tip: Remember to back up your iPhone data to iTunes, iCloud or computer every time before you try to upgrade your iPhone.

iPhone Locked by a Forgotten Passcode - If you have set a password on iPhone to protect your personal information but unfortunately forgot the password, you may get stuck in the locked screen and have no access to your data.

Tip: Write down the password and keep it in a safe place to avoid forgetting the password.

Other situation Causes Data Lost - Hardware or System Malfunctions; physical damage of the iPhone device, such as dropping iPhone into water, falling onto ground, spilling coffee, etc; iOS System Crash,such as stuck at Apple logo, recovery mode loops, black screen, red connect to iTunes screen...iPhone device is lost/stolen/damaged; battery of your iPhone changed; iOS Virus Attack and Malware,etc.

Part 2: 3 Ways to Recover Lost Data on iPhone 7

When you have got a new iPhone 7,to avoiding data loss or deleted in your new iPhone 7/7 plus by accidentally, we highly recommend you should make your iPhone 7 backup with iTunes or iCloud regularly. If data loss due to the common situation above.Don’t worry,we’ll offer you 3 easy ways to recover lost or deleted data on iPhone 7,all you need is a iPhone 7 Data Recovery.

iPhone 7 Data Recovery provides users three recovery modes:recover data from devices directly; restore lost data from iTunes backup and iCloud backup respectively.I you haven’t create backups of your iPhone 7 with iTunes/iCloud before data lossing,you still have chance to scan and recover lost data on iPhone 7/7 Plus directly,including media files and texts files,like contacts, messages, call history, calendar, notes, WhatsApp conversation, reminders, safari bookmark, App documents, camera roll, photo library, photo stream, message attachments, voice memos, voicemail, WhatsApp attachments, App photos, App videos and more.

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Tips: The iOS Data Recovery not only supports retireve deleted files on iPhone 7,but also allows other users recover lost data from iPhone 6s/6s plus, iPhone 6/6 plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4 with iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8 other previous versions.Let’s learn how it works in three iPhone 7 recovery modes.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Data from iPhone 7 without Backup

Step 1.Connect iPhone 7 to Computer
Run the iPhone 7 Data Recovery on your computer and connect your iPhone 7 with it,then click the “Recover from iOS Device” tab,at this time the software should be able to automatically detect the iPhone 7 devices and appear on the software's interface.

scan iPhone 7 for lost data

Note: Before launching the software, download the latest version of iTunes. However, do not run both software concurrently. It is best that you disable iTunes' automatic suyncing (iTunes > Preferences > Devices and check the Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically box.

Step 2.Start Scanning Your iPhone 7 For All Lost Data
In this step,please click the “Start Scan” button to start scanning your iPhone 7 for deleted or lost data,please keep connecting your iPhone 7 with the program and take a cup of coffee untile you found the deleted/lost data you want.

Preview the lost iPhone 7 data and recover

Tips:When you already see the file(s) that you want,you can click “Pause” button to stop the process and go to next steps.

Step 3.Preview and Recover Lost Files from iPhone 7
Once the scan is complete,you will be able to see all the recoverable files---both existing and missing data from your iPhone 7,including photos, videos, contacts, text messages,etc. Now,plelase select the ones you want and preview before to recover.For example recover iPhone 7 deleted pictures,just select “Photos” or “App photos”,then click the “Recover” button begin to restore your iPhone 7 photos.

recover iPhone 7 lost photos

Tips:By default, it will save recoverable data on your computer. You can choose to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device".

recover data to iPhone 7 or computer

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Method 2. Retrieve Lost Data on iPhone 7 from iTunes Backup

When you have synced your iPhone 7 with iTunes before, you can recover your data from iTunes backups easily too,even your phone was lost/stolen/damaged. Let us see how to recover lost data on iPhone 7 by extracting iTunes backup.

Step 1. Choose iTunes Recovery Mode
The iPhone 7 data recovery not only can help you recover deleted files on devices directly,but also allows you get lost data from iTunes backup files.After running the program and click the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” button,in this recovery mode,you don’t need to connect your devices,the program will find all of the available iTunes backup files on your computer and display them in the window,please click “Start Scan” button begin scanning all backed up contents from iTunes.

recover iPhone 7 data from iTunes backup files

Step 2.Preview and Restore Lost iPhone 7 Data from iTunes Backup
Once the software finished scanning,you can see all the backup contents in the list,please select the iTunes backup file that you want and click the “Recover to Device” or “Recover to Computer”button,the software will restore your iPhone backed up contents from iTunes the content in the file in a few minutes.

preview iPhone 7 lost data in itunes backup

Tips:If you want to recover backed up contents to your iPhone, iPad or iPod,in this step,please connect your devices with it and click “Recover to Device” button.

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Method 3. Restore Lost Data on iPhone 7 from iCloud Backup

When you have an iCloud backup before,once your iPhone is lost or stolen,you can recover the lost iPhone data from iCloud back easily.

Step 1.Choose iCloud Recovery Mode

When run the iOS Data Recovery on your compuer,then choose “Recover from iCloud Backup Files”,which is the third recovery mode in the program. Log into your iCloud account with your ID and password to have access to your account.

Restore Lost Data on iPhone 7 from iCloud Backup

Step 2.Select One Backup History and Download Them
In this step,the program will scan all available iCloud backup file in your account and display for you,then select one of backed up history you want to and click the “Download” button begin downloading your iPhone 7 backed files with iCloud.

restore iPhone deleted data from iCloud

Step 3.Choose the Type of Files Want to Recover
The software will pop up a new windows for you select the type of files you want to get back,please selectively choosing the files you want to recover of the iCloud backup file,and then click the “Next” button.

choose the file types

Step 4.Preview and Restore Found iPhone 7 Data from iCloud Backup
Now, preview the lost data and select the file(s) that you want to recover,such as contacts, photos, SMS or other previous data you have synced with iPhone 7 and iCloud before,then click the “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device” button start to get missing data back from your iCloud account.

access your iCloud account and recover lost data in icloud backup

Now download the trail version of iPhone 7 data recovery or iPhone 7 data recovery for Mac and recover your iPhone lost data in three recovery modes.

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