iOS Data Recovery

iOS Data Recovery Tutorial

iOS Data Recovery is a simple and easy-to-use tool. Its 3 main features are: Recover data from iOS Devices directly, Recover Data from iTunes Backup Files, Recover Data from iCloud Backup Files. Besides, it's able to repair iOS operating system issues: iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode, stuck on Apple logo, and iOS devices perform abnormally.

iOS Data Recovery at A Glance

To use the iOS Data Recovery to recover files, like photos, text messages, contacts, and more, you should follow the 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Choose recovery mode.
Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File, or Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Choose Recovery Mode

Step 2: Start to Transfer Data from One Phone to Another
If you have selected "Recover from iOS Device", you should connect your iOS device with your computer and scan for the lost or deleted data.
When selected "Recover from iTunes Backup File", you'll be given the option to download the iTunes backup file from your computer and extract it for your important data.
If selected "Recover from iCloud Backup File", you'll need to sign in with your iCloud account to download iCloud backup file.

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Step 3: All data will be sorted into categories and displayed in the result window.
You can click the file type in the left sidebar to preview the data. After then, check the wanted ones and click "Recover" recover the data either to your iOS device or computer.

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For more details for each recovery mode, please check:

Recover Data from iOS Device

Step 1: Connect iOS Device with Computer
Launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer. Use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. By default, iOS Data Recovery wil detect your iOS device automatically and shows you the window for "Recover from iOS Device".

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If your iOS device is iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, you can switch to the "Advanced Mode" through the button at the lower-right corner. After then follow the instruction in the window to enter device scanning mode: Hold your device, then click the Start button > Hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds > Release the Power button but keep the Home button pressed.

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Step 2: Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It
Simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for deleted or lost data. The scanning g process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you see that the data you're looking for is there, then you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

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Step 3: Preview the Scanned Data
The scan will take you some time. Once it's completed, you can see a scan result generated by the program. Data both lost and existing on your device are displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, you can swipe the option "Only display the deleted items" to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. And you can see there is a search box on the top right of the window. You can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box.

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Step 4: Recover Data from Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, 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".

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Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode
Launch iOS Data Recovery and click "Recover from iTunes Backup File". After then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on this computer and display them in the window. You can confirm which one is the one you need according to the date it has been created.

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Step2: Scan Data from iTunes Backup File
Choose the iTunes backup file 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. Be patient.

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Step3: Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup
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 the "Recover" button at the bottom. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iOS device connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: you can see there is a search box in the result window. From there, you can type in the name of a file to search for it.

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Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode
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. iOS Data Recovery takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

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Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File
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.

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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.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
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.

Now contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer with a USB cable during the recovery process.

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Fix iOS to Normal

iOS Data Recovery newly rolls out the feature " Fix iOS to Normal", making it easy for users to get iPhone, iPad and iPod touch of white screen, Recovery Mode, Apple logo, black screen, and fix the issues when your iOS device perform abnormally. It can't cause any data loss while repairing the operating system of your iOS device.

Note: after using this function, your iOS device will be updated to the latest iOS version. And if your iOS device is a jailbroken one, then it will be updated to non-jailbroken. If you have unlocked your iOS device before, then it will be re-locked again.

Step 1. Choose the Fix iOS to Normal feature.
Click the last tap "Fix iOS to Normal" in the main window of iOS Data Recovery. Then connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer with its USB cable. When iOS Data Recovery detects your iOS device, click Start to continue the process.

Fix iOS to Normal

Step 2. Download and select firmware.
To fix the abnormal operating system, you need to download the firmware for your iOS device first. iOS Data Recovery will recognize your iOS device, offering the latest iOS version for you to download. You just need to click “Download” and wait. The software will finish it for you automatically.

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Step 3. Fix your iOS to return it to normal
When the download is complete, the program will continuously start repairing your iOS, to get your iOS device out of recovery mode and Apple logo looping, or get your iOS device to work properly. In a few minutes, it will tell you that your device is restarting to normal mode. The whole process of repairing your iOS device operating system takes you less than 10 minutes.

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