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How to Recover Data from iPhone 7 (Plus) Effortlessly

Our device is crammed with various vital data like contacts, call history or messages, photos and more. They're the important assets that cannot slip away from our hands. However, if you find the stuff in your iPhone 7 (Plus) missing and failed to recover them, then you can count on this post for help.

Q: "I made a terrible mistake when I tried to delete junk files in my iPhone 7. I smashed some photos and messages along with other vital files. I tried to recover the files but I didn't succeed. Is there any idea to retrieve the lost stuff selectively from my iPhone 7?"

We use our device everyday – making phone call, sending messages, making notes, web browsing and so much more. As time goes by and more and more data and files are piling up in iPhone 7 (Plus). Some data are essential but other are useless. I am sure you will get mad if your essential data is lost. But the whole thing has become very normal, and you don't have to worry or panic.

iOS Data Recovery is a full-featured data recovery tool built specifically for iOS devices. It's able to fully detect and retrieve all the accessible stuff from iPhone 7 (Plus), including contacts, SMS messages, call logs, notes, photos and all that. It also gives you the opportunity to restore content from iTunes and iCloud backup. Not only does it extract the valuable content from backups but enables you to preview the files and pick the important data you wish to get back.

For the three recovery mode, you can choose the right mode according to how you lost your data. For example, if you lost the data because of mistaken deletion, iOS upgrade or factory restoration, then undelete files straight from iPhone 7 (Plus) is the preferred choice. Supposing the iPhone 7 (Plus) gets damaged, stolen or cannot reboot after dropping to the water that it cannot be detected by the software, then restoring data from iTunes/ iCloud backup is the right way to go as long as you've made a backup prior to the data loss.

Plus, the operation of the program is really simple, you only need to choose the recovery mode, scan files, select files and then recover them. Let's get started with it specifically.

Option 1: Recover Data from iPhone 7 (Plus) Itself

Option 2: Retrieve iPhone 7 (Plus) Data from iTunes Backup

Option 3: Restore Lost Data from iCloud Backup

Option 1: Recover Data from iPhone 7 (Plus) Itself

Step 1: Run the software and connect your smartphone to the computer

After you download iOS Data Recovery and follow the instructions to install it on your computer, then run it. At first glance, you'll notice its self-explaining interface that lets you use it with extreme ease.

Firstly, choose the first mode "Recover from iOS Device" on the left side of the startup interface and attach the iPhone 7 (Plus) to the computer with USB cable. Soon, your device's info will be displayed in the main interface, as the screenshot demonstrated below.

Step 2: Analyze content on iPhone 7 (Plus)

Press Start Scan button to begin scanning the iPhone 7 (Plus). After the analyzing process, all the available files are found and divided into different categories from the left menu.

Step 3: Preview the lost files

From the left menu, you can preview the types of data by clicking on the specific category, such as photos, contacts, messages, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark, whatever.

For instance, if you want to reclaim photos and pictures, once click on the "Camera Roll", "Photo Library" or "Photo Stream" option and you can preview it comprehensively.

To quickly find the deleted data, simply click "Show only Deleted Files" slider on the top of the interface to filter the results.

Step 4: Pick and start recovering iPhone 7 Plus lost files

To regain the lost data and save to the computer, tick either category from the left menu and check the particular items that have been disappeared. Then, hit the Recover button at the bottom-right position of the interface, this should introduce a dialog box which will prompt you to designate a proper folder to save the output files.

Again, press the Recover button and wait without a long time, you can check on your saved folder on computer soon.

Of course, you can move the recovered files back to your iPhone 7 (Plus). iTransfer is a useful for this purpose.

Option 2: Retrieve iPhone 7 (Plus) Data from iTunes Backup

Three clicks to restore your iPhone 7 (Plus) data even when your device is stolen, lost or seriously-damaged. With that being said, please make sure to do regularly backups with iTunes in the computer to save you from rainy days.

Step 1: Select iTunes recovery mode

To extract iPhone 7 (Plus) content from iTunes backup files, just select the second mode "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the main interface and the program will detect backups you've created before in the computer.

Note: If you've synced several different iOS devices with Apple iTunes on this computer, you'll be virtually shown with more than one backups on the list below. If the backup is encrypted, it will load with a LOCK image icon, then you need to input the password to access it.

Step 2: Pick an iPhone 7 (Plus) backup to be scanned

Choose one backup related to iPhone 7 (Plus) where most of the deleted data exist from the list, then press the Start Scan button and the analyzing process will begin - loads all the available data found on local backup on the computer.

Step 3: Preview lost data and restore from iTunes backup

As you can see, the left column of the window are listed the scan results - various data types are in categories. You can click any category to preview the data in detail individually, including contacts, messages, call history, notes, photos, among other things.

Select which file types you want to retrieve by checking the categories. At the same time, scroll down and tick the items for each file type.

Next, press "Recover" button at the lower-right side and choose a path to save the output files in the pop-up.

After that, press "Recover" button again in the pop-up to retrieve the chosen data from iTunes backup to the computer. After recovery, you can open and view the files in detail.

Next, press the Recover button to choose a path to save the output files in the pop-up, then proceed to hit the Recover button. You can then either selectively recover individual files or output all the contents of iPhone 7 (Plus) to the chosen folder.

The lost data will be extracted from iTunes backup and save to local hard drive soon. You can check to see if the retrieved files are in the folder. Done!

Option 3: Restore Lost Data from iCloud Backup

Backing up with iCloud is another preferred way to keep the iPhone 7 (Plus) data safe enough. It all stores in your account so don't ever worry. So get back the lost files from iCloud backup is as easy as possible. It all boils down to doing regular backups. 

Step 1: Log in to iCloud account

On the main interface, choose the mode "Recover from iCloud Backup File" and you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password to log into iCloud account.

Note: It's totally safe to sign in your iCloud account and download the backup file. This iPhone 7 (Plus) data recovery program won't keep any record of your information and data. The downloaded file is only saved on your own computer and you're the only one to access.

Step 2: Select an iCloud backup file to download

After login, you will get some iCloud backups that you've synced with your devices before. Select one backup for your iPhone 7 (Plus) and press the Download button.

At this time, a window pops up and you need to choose the type of files you want to download, which will reduce downloading time, and then click the Next button.

Notes: If you would like to download everything, tick the option "Select All" at the bottom-left corner.

Step 3: Preview and pick data to restore

When the scan stops, all the downloaded files have been well categorized under different section on the left pane of the interface. You can click the specific category to preview the full content, like Contacts, Call History, Messages, Camera Roll, Notes, etc. and selectively recover any item you want from the scan result to your computer. It's can be done in one click.

With the wanted items selected, press the Recover button at the lower-right side and select a path for storing the output files in the pop-up, after it, click the Recover tab again to extract the selected data to the computer.

That's it! The three aforementioned methods can be effectively regain the iPhone 7 (Plus) data and really save you a lot of time and efforts. This might be worthy a try.