iOS Data Recovery for Mac

iOS Data Recovery for Mac Tutorial

Accidentally deleted your data? Broken your iPhone or even lost your iOS device? No matter what, iOS Data Recovery for Mac provides you with 3 quick and simple ways to get all data back on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With each way, you can clearly preview all contacts, text messages, photos, and much more before the recovery. You can also selectively recover what you want.

Recover Files from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 6S (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S
iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2
iPod touch 5
Deleted files & Existing files: Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History
Existing files: Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Message Attachments, Voice Memos, WhatsApp Attachments, Voicemail, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS,
iPad 1, iPod touch 4
Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments

Step 1. Run the program and connect your device to t he computer
After downloading iOS Data Recovery for Mac, install and run it on your computer. Then you can connect your device. After that, you can see the window of the program on the right.

connect device to ios data recovery for Mac

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.

ios data recovery advanced mode

Step 2. Begin scanning your device
You can directly click "Start Scan" on the window above to scan your device and find data on it.

scan device to recover lost data

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 and click "Recover". If you're trying to recover text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click "Recover", a pop-up will ask: "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

preview lost data

Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 6S (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4, iPhone 3GS
iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1
iPod touch 5/4
Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments

Step 1. Extract your iTunes backup
After running iOS Data Recovery on your computer, click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top of the main window, and then you'll see the window on the right.

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.

recover iphone from itunes backup

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 necessary.

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 on the "Recover" button to save them on your Mac. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

scan itunes backup

Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 6S (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4, iPhone 3GS
iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1
iPod touch 5/4
Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments

Step 1. Download and scan your iCloud backup
Choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File" on the top of the program's window. Then you'll be asked to log in your Apple ID. The program won't remember anything of your privacy. Just do it and don't worry.

recover iphone from icloud backup

When you log in, you'll see the backup files are displayed as a list. Choose the one you need and click to download it.

download icloud backup to mac for recovery

Step 2. Select files types to download
After step 1, a pop-up will appear, asking you to select file types from the iCloud backup file to download. You just need to check the file types you want to download. By doing this, it will take you less time to download the iCloud backup file.

choose to download icloud backup to mac for recovery

Step 3. Preview and recover the data you want

When the program stops scanning, you can begin previewing the data now. All found data are displayed in categories on the left side of the program. Click the one you want to check, and tick the item you want while previewing. At last, you can save them all on your Mac by clicking on the "Recover" button. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iDevice if you keep your iDevice connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

recover iphone data from iCloud backup on Mac

Repair Operating System

This function enables you to get your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch out of continuously Recovery Mode, make your iOS devices perform normal when it is stuck in Apple logo or when it performs abnormally. And it never causes any data loss issue while repairing the operating system of your iOS devices.

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 Repair Operating System feature
In the main window of iOS Data Recovery for Mac, click the last tap "Repair Operating System". Then connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer with its USB cable. Click Next to continue the process.

Repair operating system on Mac

Step 2. Download and select firmware.
To fix the abnormal operating system, you need to download the firmware for your iOS device first. In this window, browse for the firmware official download URL. Click Next to continue. In the next window, click the "Browse" button to locate the firmware you've downloaded to your computer.

download firemware to fix ios on Mac

Step 3. Fix the abnormal operating system
Click "Start Fix" at the bottom to let the program to get your iOS device out of recovery mode and Apple logo looping, or get your iOS device to work properly. It only takes you a few second for the process to finish. After then, it will tell you that your device is restarting to normal mode.

Fix iOS to Normal on Mac