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How to Recover Deleted or Lost Data from iPhone iPad iPod

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Feb.16th, 2016

Summary: Want to recover missing contacts, messages, photos, music or videos etc data on your iPhone? Here we’ll teach you 3 effective soulations to retrieve lost data on iPhone 7/6s/6/5s,directly;selectively and restore lost data from iCloud backups, iTunes backups with ease. Follow and find a best way to recover lost iPhone data with easy steps.

Have you ever gone through a data lost experience like this?Delete text messages by tapping the quit button accidentally,lost contacts after iOS 10 update,lost photos after factory setting restore?I’m no wonder that you must wanna get back lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod due to various of data loss under unexpected situations.

Files Disappeared and Missing from iPhone?

Don't worry,the iOS Data Recovery - iPhone/iPad/iPod Data Recovery enables you recover all deleted data from iPhone, iPad and iPod in three recovery modes,it can help you recover all contents from ios devices,not matter data lost or deleted.Not only supports recover media files: photos, videos, muisc, WhatsApp photos and other App photos & videos,but also recover other text files: SMS, iMessages, contacts, notes, call history, voice mail, Voice Memos, Voice Memos, Whatsapp messages, iBooks reading, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, Kik chat history, Viber messages, Line messages, Wechat chat history and other App messages, etc.

If you lost your important personal files from iPhone/iPad/iPod, what can you do? The iOS Data Recovery software can help you fix these annoying issue,and enable you recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod in iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7,no matter data lost due to iOS upgrade, jailbreak or resetting iPhone to factory setting.To retrieve iPhone lost content for you,it additional provides other two modes to recover lost data on iPhone/iPad/iPod ,”recover data from iTunes backup files and “recover data from iCloud backup files”.

Download the iOS Data Recovery and learn to use it with the help of tutorials.

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To recover lost data from iPhone, iPad and iPod, there are three different modes: "Recover from iOS Devices directly", "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" and "Recover from iCloud Backup Files".

Supported iOS Devices:
iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4;iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro/Pro 2, iPad Mini 4, the new iPad, iPad 4/3/2/1, iPod touch 5/4,etc.


Three Solutions to Get Disappeared and Missing Data Back from iOS Devices:


    Solution 1: How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad iPod Directly

    Solution 2: How to Restore iPhone iPad iPod Data by Extracting iTunes Backup

    Solution 3: How to Retrieve Lost iPhone iPad iPod Data by Extracting iCloud Backup


Solution 1: How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad iPod Directly

Step 1.Connect Your iPhone Device to Computer
First of all,you need to connect your Apple device to your PC and run the iOS Data Recovery after download this program.Interface as follow occurs.Click “Recover from iOS Device" to make your iDevice enter the right recovery mode.Then click "Start Scan" to begin scanning and analyzing your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

connect iPhone iPad iPod to computer

I.For iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S Plus/6S/6 plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S,iPhone SE users, and iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2 and iPad Air users,after connecting your ios devices to computer, just click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone, then you’ll see this scanning window and select the type of data you want to recover.

Select The Type of Data you Want to Retrieve

select the data your want to recover

II. For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4 users, before scanning your device for lost data, you need to enter “DFU Mode” to scan your device, please follow the steps below to get into DFU mode.

Enter DFU mode to scan your iOS device

1) Hold your device and press “Start” button.
2) Pressing “Power” and “Home” buttons for 10 seconds at the same time.
3) After 10 seconds, release “Power” button, but keep holding “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you’re told that you’ve entered the scanning mode, release the “Home” button, and the program starts to scan your iPhone as follows:

recover lost data from iPhone

Step 2.Start to Scanning Your iDevice for Lost Data
In this step,the iPhone/iPad/iPod Data Recovery begin scanning your devcies and finding all missing data,please keep connecting your iPhone with the program during the scanning process.If you see the file you want during this scanning process,you can click "pause" button and go to next recovery steps.

scan and recover deleted photos from iPhone

Step 3.Preview and Selectively Recover Files from iPhone/iPad/iPad Directly
Once the scan is finish, all the recoverable data including lost and existing part will be listed in the left sidebar of window as below.Now you can choose files you wanna preview,such as “text messages”, “contacts”, "photos", "videos" and more.

Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone

When you select files to preview after complete the scanning procedure,to recover lost or deleted contacts from iPhone,you can click "Contacts" to preview all found contacts data before recovery,and then click "Recover" to restore contacts to computer.

recover deleted contacts from iPhone

Tips:The contacts information including job title, email, phone and name stored in contact will be listed and it will be recover and saved in computer as VCF/CSV/HTML formats,when those lost contacts retrieved,you can restore them to your iPhone again.

Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

After the scan, you can see all lost data will be listed in clear, organized categories. If you want to get missing SMS,iMessages back,please click "Messages" to preview the detailed information,including content, phone numbers and sending date of deleted iPhone messages,select the messages you want to get back and click "Recover" button to save them on your compute in in CSV/XML/HTML with one click.

recover iPhone text messages

Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

After finishing the scan, you will be able to see the all missing files list in the program.If you want to recover deleted photos from iPhone devices directly,please click "Photos" item to view them one by one before recovery,you can decide to recover all missing pictures at one,please select "All Photos" you want and the click on the "Recover" button to retrieve your photos,including iPhone camera photos, photos library, live photos, iPhone wallpaper and App images(like WhatsApp photos, Line pictures, Kik images,etc).To recover your iPhone photos back,we recommend that you should retrieve and save the missing photos on a computer at first,and then restore those recovered photos to your iOS devices.

recover iPhone photos

Notes: As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click "Recover" button, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".
restore lost data back to iPhone iPad

Tips: When the scan finishes,all lost data can be found and displayed in categories for you, like text messages, iMessages, message attachments, phone numbers, call history, camera roll, photo stream, pictures library, notes, calendar, reminders, voice memos, safari bookmark, WhatsApp messages and other App data.

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Solution 2: How to Restore iPhone iPad iPod Data by Extracting iTunes Backup

Tips:If you have synced your iPhone/iPad/iPod with iTunes before,the iTunes program will make your iOS data backup automatically,and all backed up contents saved on computer as specific file format ".itl",to extract previous backed up contacts, SMS, photos, notes and other contents from iTunes library,you must to use third-party iTunes Data Recovery.

If your iPhone was lost, damaged/water damaged, stolen, broken,but you haven't make your iPhone backed up before.Don't worry,you can recover lost/stolen iPhone data from iTunes backup,please keep reading the below tutorial.

Step 1.Choose iTunes Recovery Mode
Launch iOS Data Recovery application and click "Recover from iTunes backup files" enter the recover mode.

recover iPhone data from iTunes backup files

Step 2.Scan Data from iTunes Backup File
Choose the iTunes backup files that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan". It will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file. Please be patient.

recover iPhone photos from iTunes backup files

Step 3.Preview and Restore Previous Data from iTunes Library
After the scanning,the window as bellow occurs.Choose the files as you like and click "Recover".Then you can get your files back on computer right off.

restore lost iPhone contacts from iTunes

Recover iPhone Photos from iTunes backup

After the scan, if you want to recover lost iPhone photos from iTunes backup files,you can check and preview details of your iPhone photos by click "Photos" item, then click "Recover" button to extract and save it on your computer.

recover iPhone photos from iTunes

Now,free download the iOS Data Recovery to recover all lost data from iTunes backup files easily.

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Base knowledge: Where do iTunes Backup Files Reside?

In the itunes folder, there are three main folders:
Album Artwork Folder: A folder for storing information such as albums
iTunes Media folder: Music, the folder where the app is stored
Previous iTunes Libraries folder: previous itunes library data, if you replace the low version of itunes, pay attention to the inside itunes database file (format: .itl) remove the date, put itunes folder

App, music: (as long as the song is m4a format, whether it is not your account to buy, after synchronization will be here back up), download books and podcasts and other backup information in iTunes Media this folder automatically added to the iTunes file Folder: the songs directly copied to this folder, itunes can automatically import, without the need to operate in itunes

in Windows/XP or Mac OS X your iPhone files are backed up at the following location:

XP system: C: \ Documents and Settings \ user name \ Application Data \ Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup
WIN 7 system: C: \ Users \ username \ AppData \ Roaming \ Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup
Mac system: Library / Application Support / MobileSync \ Backup


Solution 3: How to Retrieve Lost iPhone iPad iPod Data by Extracting iCloud Backup

Step 1.Run the program and sign your iCloud account
Run the iOS Data Recovery program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode.Then, you can see the window below,saying "Sign In iCloud" in the middle.Now you should sign in your iCloud account.

recover lost iPhone data from iCloud

Step 2.Download iCloud Backup Files
When you log in, you'll see the backup files are displayed as a list.Download previously saved backup files from iCloud.

restore iPhone deleted data from iCloud

Step 3.Select the Type of Files you Want to Recover from iCloud
And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Scan" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

select and recover iPhone data from iCloud

Step 3.Preview and Recover Lost iPhone Data from iCloud Files
After download data from iCloud backup files,just select and click the content you need to recover.Lastly, click "Recover" to finish the recovery.

download and restore data from iCloud

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iOS Data Recovery for Mac and iOS Data Recoery,both provides you with 3 quick and simple ways to get lost data back on iPhone/iPad/iPod.You can recover lost data from iOS devices directly or retrieve precious data from iTunes backup files besides iCloud backup files.This user-friendly program allows you to preview lost data before recovery and selectively recover what you want efficiently.

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