iOS Data Recovery

How to Use

iOS Data Recovery allows you to recover data by three ways: Recover from iOS devices and recover from iTunes and iCloud backup. No matter which way you choose, the first step is to download and install the software on your computer. Then follow the way below to get back your data.

Part 1: Directly recover from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2 & iPod touch 5

iOS Data Recovery allows you to recover deleted contacts, messages, call history, notes, Calendars, reminders and Safari bookmarks from iPhone 5/4S, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2/1, and iPod touch 5. Meanwhile, you can use it to scan camera roll, photo stream, photo library, message attachments and voice memos that exist on your device.

Note: Don’t use your device after you lost data from it. Any operation on your device can generate new data, which can overwrite your lost data and make it unrecoverable.

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer

Run the software on your computer, and connect your device (eg. iPhone 5). Then you’ll see the window below.

Step 2. Start to scan your device for deleted data on it

If your device is organized by the software, click "Start Scan" to begin scanning it.

Step 3. Preview and recover your data selectively

After the scan, you can preview all data found on your device in the scan result. Click the categories on the left side of the window like camera roll, contacts, messages, etc. You can preview all the details of them (except for videos). Mark what you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click.

Note: The data displayed in the scan result contains deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their own color. If you want to separate them, you can use the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.


Part 2: Recover Data Directly from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 & iPod touch 4

iOS Data Recovery allows you to recover deleted contacts, messages, call history, notes, Calendars, reminders, camera roll, photo stream, photo library, message attachments and voice memos from your iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4.

Note: Don’t use your device after you lost data from it. Any operation on your device can generate new data, which can overwrite your lost data and make it unrecoverable.

Step 1. Connect your device to the computer

Run the software on your computer, and connect your device (eg. iPhone 4). Then you'll see the window below. By default, it guides you to scan it in the same way as scanning iPhone 5S and other iPhones. Actually, you can use the advanced recovery mode for iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4. Just click on the "Advanced Mode" at the lower-right corner.

Step 2. Enter the device’s scanning mode and scan it

After downloading the plug-in, you can enter the device’s scanning mode now. Follow the steps below.

  1. 1. Hold your device and click "Start" on the window of the software.
  2. 2. Hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons on your device at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
  3. 3. When 10 seconds have passed, release the "Power" button right away, but keep holding the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.

When you’re informed that you’ve successfully entered the device’s scanning mode, iOS Data Recovery will automatically begin scanning your device for data on it as follows.

Step 4. Preview and recover your data selectively

After the scan, you can preview all data found on your device in the scan result. Click the categories on the left side of the window like camera roll, contacts, messages, etc. You can preview all the details of them (except for videos). Mark what you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click.

Note: The data displayed in the scan result contains deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their own color. If you want to separate them, you can use the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.


Part 3: Extract iTunes Backup to Recover Previous Data for All iOS Devices

This data recovery mode lets you recover not only existing data in the backup, but also those data deleted from your device before you made the backup, as long as they were not overwritten.

Note: Don't sync your device with iTunes when you realize that you've lost data, or the iTunes backup file will be updated after the sync, if you want to recover them through this recovery mode.

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and scan to extract it

When launching the program, you’ll be lead to the "Recover from iOS Device" mode (the default mode). Switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the primary window, and you’ll see the window below.

Here, all your iTunes backup files of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which has ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed. Select the one you want and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

Step 2. Preview and recover previous data

After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery.

    Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing "Recover" button at the bottom.

    Note: The data displayed in the scan result contains deleted and existing items on your device. Both of them have their own color. If you want to separate them, you can use the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.


Part 4: Recover Data from iCloud Backup for Any iOS Device

Haven't found the data from your iOS device and the iTunes backup file? There is the third way: Recover from your iCloud backup. It enables you to preview and recover all data in your iCloud backup. Therefore, don't backup your device with iCloud immediately when you find data loss.

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode and Sign in your iCloud

After running iOS Data Recovery, choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" on the top. Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login.

Note: We takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button to get it downloaded.

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.

Step 3. Preview and recover whatever you want from the iCloud backup

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover" button to save them on your computer with one click.

Note: Before you exit the program, you can back to the home screen to delete the downloaded iCloud backup from your computer, so that there is no way for others to access it on the computer. Then logout your iCloud account..