How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone

Accidentally deleted your important data from your iPhone? If you want to recover your iPhone data, just keep reading this article. We provide you 3 simple ways to recover iPhone data: directly scan iPhone to recover the data and recover lost data from iTunes/iCloud backup.

As we all know, iTunes can automatically backup your iPhone data, but iTunes store the data in unreadable files and you can’t check them directly. Don’t worry, iPhone Data Recovery program can solve this problem, which enable you to find the backup file and preview the contacts, SMS, photos, videos, calendar, notes and call history in details. It can also be used for iCloud backup.

Now, download the right version for your computer below to have a try.

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Part 1: How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to computer

After downloading and installing iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, launch it.

I. For iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S users

There is only a "Start Scan" button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone, then you'll see this scanning window.

II. For iPhone 4/3GS users

After connecting your iPhone to the computer, you can choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan. Then please get into the device's scanning mode before scanning. Now, do as the following instructions:
  • 1. Hold your device and click the "Start" button.
  • 2. Pressing the "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • 3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 15 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:

Step 2. Preview and select the recover data

After the scan, all your data in your iPhone are found and listed in organized categories, such as photos, contacts, messages, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can preview full contents of all of them one by one.

recover iPhone photos

If you want to restore all of them, please mark them all and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer in one click. You can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing "Recover" button.

Note: Data found here includes lost data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted data, just refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items. Choose the data you want and click "Recover" button to save them.

Recover deleted photos on iPhone

You can click "Photos" category on the left in scan result, select the photo you want to restore, click recover button to save them to computer.

In addition to using software, if your iPhone run iOS 8/9, you also can check iPhone trash, maybe you can find it, the deleted pictures can be stored in the trash 30 days.

Pick up your iPhone, click "Photos" app > "Albums" menu > "Recently Deleted". You will see all deleted photos, find the one you want to recover and open it, click "Recover" button to get it back, it will be restored to the original album.

Recover deleted text messages on iPhone

You can click "Messages" category on the left in scan result, select the messages you want to recover, click recover button to save them to computer or let the software transfer them back to iPhone.

If you only want to find one important messages, you also can use Spotlight Search, maybe you can find it. You just need to enter some keywords contained within the deleted messages on Spotlight page, click it when the cached messages show in the search results, you have a short time to see it because it will clear itself relatively quickly.

Recover deleted contacts from iPhone

You can click "Contact" on the left side of the software, choose the deleted contacts and click recover button to save them to computer or transfer them back to iPhone.

If you remember a few number of the deleted contact, you can also use message app, maybe it can find it. Pick up your iPhone, click "messages" > "New message", in the "To" field type, enter the name of the contact or some numbers contained within the deleted contact, maybe the contact will pop up.

Part 2: How to Recover Lost iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose the iTunes backup to scan

After launching the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File", you will see the backup files displayed on your computer. Select the backup file records you wanted and click "Start Scan" to extract the content from your iPhone backup file.

extract iTunes backup

Note: Please don't connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes during the progress, or your iTunes backup will be updated and your previous data will be overwritten.

Step 2. Preview and perform iPhone data recovery

When the scan over, you will find all the backup file are listed and displayed in categories. Before the recovery, you allow to preview them one  by one. Then choose the data you want to recover and save them on your computer.

recover iphone photos

Part 3: Recover Lost iPhone Data By Extracting iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode and login iCloud

Run the program, choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" mode, you will see a windows requiring you to login iCloud account, just enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

login iCloud

Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup

Then you'll see the software showing all iCloud backup files in your account in a list, choose the one you want to extract and click "Download" button. You will see a pop-up, select the types of files to get it down to your computer. Then click "Scan" button to extract the backup.

Step 3. Preview and recover data for your iPhone

When the scan is complete, you can select the category on the left and preview the related content of the backup file in detail, mark the data you want to recover and click "Recover" button to save them to computer or let the program transfer them back to iPhone.

Now, download this program to recover your iPhone data.

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