Lost data on your iPhone? Here are there ways help to getting you out.
This guide is suitable for iPhone file recovery type: Photo, Contact, Note, Message, iMessage, Video, WhatsApp etc. if your data lost for one of the reasons below:
- iOS upgrade or degrade
- Accidentally Deleted
- Factory restore
- Water damaged
- iPhone stuck in recovery mode
- Even lost your iPhone
Those methods can be used for all the iPhone models including iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus、iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and more.
Much nonsense said that, let’s go straight to how to recover data from iPhone.
If you have backed up iPhone data on iTunes, follow the steps below. This guide is from Apple official.
Step 1: Download iTunes on Mac or computer and install it. In the next steps, I will take Mac for example, it is pretty much the same for a Windows computer.
Step 2: Open iTunes, connect your device to Mac with a USB cable.
If this is the first time you connect your iPhone to Mac, a message would pop up and asked your password or to trust this computer, just do it.
Step 3: Select your iPhone when it appears in the iTunes.
Step 4: It will show all the backup files, pick the one you need to restore date, click Restore. The restore time is depends on the size of your backup file, usually it just need a few minutes.
-Don’t disconnect your iPhone until the process is finished.
-If the time your data lost after the sync time of backup, then this method won’t work for you.
Luckily, you have made a backup on iCloud before the data lost? Here are the steps to get data back.
Step 1: Enter Setting, tap General and select Restore, erase all of the contents.
Step 2: Restart your iPhone and follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen, then tap Restore from iCloud Backup.
Note: it usually would take some time to restore the backup, so try to connect often to Wi-Fi and power to let the process complete.
If you neither backed up your iPhone data on iTunes nor iCloud, then there is only one way you can choose, that is, recover iPhone data with third-party data recovery software.
With an iPhone data recovery software, you can easily recover data from iPhone directly, and it also support restore data from iTunes and iCloud back, the use method would back much more simply than the methods introduce above.
The secret iPhone data recovery seller won’t tell you
Please note that almost of all the iPhone Data Recovery software claims they can get your data back without backup, actually, if your data have been lost for a long time, it is almost impossible to get them back. But if you forgot to backup and urgent to get data back, why not have a try. The longer, the probability is lower.
The data recovery software also can be used as a backup tool to transfer your iPhone data to computer.