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How to Recover Deleted Data from iPhone Quickly and Safely

All the important data vanished from your iPhone? In the following article, we offer you three methods to get your data back from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

Q 1: "Had perform a jailbreak on my iPhone and all my data was erased. I just need to get back my contacts and messages, any methods? Getting from iPhone would be the best."

Q 2: "My iPhone got stolen when I hang outside. I want to recover some important data from iTunes backup. But I found that the files stored in iTunes are unreadable thus I cannot view them directly. For another, only a limited data will be recovered with iTunes. Any way for this issue?"

In addition to the iPhone jailbreaking failure and being stolen, there are also some inevitable incidents that can cause data loss to smart iPhone, like physical failure (damage caused by water, being crushed or any other physical damage to the iPhone), accidentally wiped the stuff, factory reset with no backups of course, etc. No matter how the data being lost, it would certainly be a distressing for losing all those valuable information on an iPhone, for the files stored in an iPhone are of great importance, like the precious contacts you've been hoarding for years and refuse to pare down, the impressive photos taken for catching the spontaneous and wonderful moments and the notes we put down in our device for work issues.

Obviously, everyone don't want all these precious data disappeared from iPhone forever, if it do, fortunately, iOS Data Recovery makes this less of an issue and iPhone data (contacts, messages, call logs, photos, calendar, notes, reminder, app video & audio, safari history & bookmark, etc.) can be retrieved back.

The apps provides users with three modes, Directly Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data, Recover from iTunes Backup, Recover from iCloud Backup. All these modes are recoverable within three steps, connect, preview and recover. More than that, it gives the flexibility to access the content you might want to get back—you can preview and selectively recover the data from iPhone without any hassle, even the iTunes and iCloud synced files.

Option 1: Recover Lost Data Directly from iPhone

Option 2: Retrieve Lost iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Option 3: Recover Deleted iPhone Stuff from iCloud Backup

Option 1: Recover Lost Data Directly from iPhone

Step 1: Plug iPhone into computer

Simply run the program on your computer and plug your iPhone into the computer with USB cable. On the window, choose the first mode Recover from iOS Device. The program will recognize your device and displays it on the pane.

Step 2: Scan data in iPhone

Press the Start Scan button and the program will begin locating the files on iPhone, after a while, you'll see the files overview on the interface sorted by specific category.

Step 3: Preview available data

Then, you can find the target file in its own category on the left pane of the window and preview full contents of all of them one by one: Camera roll, Photo stream, App videos, etc. under Media section, and others under Message & Contacts or Memos & Others section.

Note: Data found here includes lost data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted data, just refine the scan result by using the slide button to "Only display deleted item(s)" on the top. Besides, if the list is lengthy, you can search by name to find whatever you need in the "Search" field.

Step 4: Recover data from iPhone

Once choosing what data on iPhone you need and press the Recover button at the bottom-right corner of the window above. A dialog box appears and it makes sense for the program to designate a folder to store the restored files.

After that, press the Recover button again to recover the data and save to the computer with appropriate file formats.

Tip: Some of the recovered stuff can only be saved and view on the computer, for example, calendar, note or call history exported as an HTML file can't really transfer back to an iPhone. Of course, the contacts, photo stream, app video & audio and more media files can eventually make it back to an iPhone after keeping sync with the computer using iTunes available alternatives - iTransfer.

Option 2: Retrieve Lost iPhone Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Detect iTunes backup in the computer

From the three modes offered by the program, select the 2nd mode Recover from iTunes Backup File. The software will detect the iTunes backup files synced before with the computer, displaying in a list according to the backup date.

Step 2: Scan data from iTunes backup

Choose one from the iTunes backup list and press the Start Scan button. After the scan, the software will give you an overview of the iPhone stuff and let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click any data type from the to view your recovered items.

Step 3: Preview and extract lost iPhone data from iTunes

From the left menu, the iPhone data is well-organized so you can locate each content quickly. Click any data type to view the specific items and tick the ones you want to get back. For example, click on "Camera Roll" option and select the photos y

Next hit the Recover button at the lower-right corner of the window. The checked files will be exported and saved in your computer. Prior to this, it's a good idea to browse to a folder where you would like to store the extracted files in the pop-up window.

Option 3: Recover Deleted iPhone Stuff from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Log into iCloud Account

Choose the third mode Recover from iCloud Backup File and it'll promote you to print Apple ID and password in the box to be signed into iCloud account.

Step 2: Download iCloud backup files

After successful login, the program will find all the iCloud backup files you made before on the computer. The backup files are classified by the backup date from which choose one keeping the data you want to restore and click on the Download button.

In the pop-up window, select the data type you are looking for (or Select all at the bottom left corner). Then press the Next icon.

Step 3: Preview and recover data from iCloud backup

After the download process, you can see all the iPhone data the software found on your iPhone listed on the left menu. You can find the stuff you need easily like photo history, contacts, message, call history, safari history, etc and once click any of them to be previewed specifically.

Simply check the items you want and the checkbox marked green will be exported on the computer once hit the Recover button at the lower-right corner. Be sure to specify a local folder for saving the restored data in the pop-up dialog box.

That's it! Now you can view the files in the computer or sync with iPhone.