iOS Data Recovery (Mac)

How to Use

Below is the detailed guide of how to recover lost data from your iOS devices, including contacts, messages, notes, call logs, photos, videos, Reminders, Voice memos, Voicemail, and more. The operation will be a little different based on different iOS devices. Do choose the one for your device and follow it to recover your lost data.

First things first: You'd better set your device into the flight mode once you realized that you've mistakenly deleted or lost important data, and don't use your device for anything like syncing with iTunes, because any operation on your device like sending/receiving messages, making/answering calls, etc. can overwrite your lost data and make it unrecoverable.

Part 1: Directly recover data from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 & iPod touch 4

iOS Data Recovery for Mac allows you to directly scan your device to find data, like contacts, messages, call history, Calendar, notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark, WhatsApp conversions, Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos and voicemails, recently deleted from your iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4.

Step 1. Run the program and connect your device to the computer

After downloading iOS Data Recovery for Mac, install and run it on your computer. Then you can connect your device and the window of the program will show as follows.

Note: If you use iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, you can choose "Advanced Mode" to get a deeper scan.

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

To scan your device for data on it, you need to access the device’s scanning mode first. You can follow the way below to do it:

  1. Hold the device in your hand and click the "Start" button on the program’s window.
  2. Press the "Power" button and the "Home"  button on your device at the same time and immediately after you start.
  3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power"  button but keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.
  4. When you’re reminded that you’ve entered the scanning mode successfully, you can release the "Home" button now, and the program will continue scanning your device automatically.

Step 3. Preview and recover data from your device to a computer

After the scan, all recoverable data on your device will be found and displayed in the scan result in clear categories like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Contacts, Messages, and more. You can preview all of them and tick off those you want to save them on your Mac by clicking "Recover".

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

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The New iPad, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5 users, iOS Data Recovery for Mac lets you directly scan the device and recover lost messages, contacts, notes, call logs, WhatsApp conversation, Calendars, Reminders and Safari bookmarks. As to Camera Roll, message attachments, WhatsApp conversation attachments, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos and Voicemail, you can backup existing ones on your device to a Mac.

Step 1. Connect your device to the Mac

After launching the program, connect your device to the Mac. When the program detects your device, you’ll see the window below.

Step 2. Begin scanning your device

Unlike iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, you can directly click "Start Scan" on the window above to scan your device and find data on it.

Step 3. Preview and retrieve lost data to your Mac

When the scan is finished, you can check all found data in the scan result generated by the program, such as photos, contacts, messages, notes, call log, whatsApp conversations, and more. Select what you want back and click "Recover" to save them to your Mac with one click.

Part 3: Recover data from iTunes Backup for all iOS devices

When your device is not at hand, or you just only want to access your iTunes backup and get some data selectively, you can choose this recovery mode. It allows you to extract contacts, messages, call history, Calendar, notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark, WhatsApp conversions, Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Voice memos and Voicemails.

Step 1. Extract your iTunes backup

After running iOS Data Recovery for Mac on your computer, click Recover from iTunes Backup Files on the top of the main window, and then you’ll see the window below.

Here, all iTunes backup files on your computer will be immediately found and displayed on the window. Choose the one for your device and click Start Scan to extract the content out of it.

Note: If there are more than one iTunes backup files for your device, choose the one with the latest date. You can also extract all the iTunes backup files one by one when you have a need.

Step 2. Preview and save data from iTunes backup to your Mac

When the scan is completed, you can preview all the contents in detail by clicking the categories one after one. Mark those you want and click the "Recover" button to save them on your Mac.

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, Download and scan your iCloud backup

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. 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.

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