How to Use iOS Data Recovery for Mac?

iOS Data Recovery is a professional iDevice data recovery program. It can easily help you recover lost or deleted contacts, photos, messages (iMessages, WhatsApp, SMS), call history, notes, App data (Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, iMovie, Kindle) and other files directly from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4/3gs, iPod touch 4/5, and all iPad models, from iTunes backup file or from iCloud backup.

To get started, free download and install iOS Data Recovery on your Mac.

Contents Parts:

Mode 1: Recover Data from iTunes Backup File

iOS Data Recovery powerfully enable you to extract and selectively recover data from unreadable iTunes backup file even your device is not in hands.

Note: Don't sync your iOS device with iTunes as soon as you realize that you've lost data, otherwise, the iTunes backup file of this device will be updated after the sync.

Step 1: Select iTunes Backup File to Scan

Select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" after running iOS Data Recovery for Mac. All the iTunes backup files of the devices which have ever synced with iTunes on this Mac will be automatically listed. Select your wanted backup file and click "Start Scan" to start iTunes backup extracting.

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Step 2: Preview and Selectively Recover Lost Data

After the scanning process, you can preview all your data backed up by iTunes in categories. Check those you want and click on the "Recover" button to restore your wanted data.

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Step 3: Save Lost Files

Choose a folder on your Mac to save the recovered files. For text file, in .txt, .xls, .xml, etc. and contacts can be recovered as vCard/VCF files, while for media files, they are saved in their original formats.

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Mode 2: Recover Data Directly from iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

iOS Data Recovery allows you to directly scan your device to retrieve your lost iOS data. Choose "Recover Data from iOS Device" if you lost iOS files but have no backup file.

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Step 1: Connect your device to Mac and Start to Scan

Connect your device to your Mac and Select "Recover Data from iOS Devices" mode. Directly click "Start Scan" on the main interface to scan your device and find data on it.

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Step 2: Preview and Restore Lost iOS Data

After scanning, all the files are displayed by category, such as contacts, photos, text messages, call history, and etc. Click one category, and you can preview all the files under this category.  Select what you want back and click "Recover" to restore them.

Note: The App photos on Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, etc. are categorized in "Photos".

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Step 3: Save Recovered Data.

Specify a location on your Mac to save the recovered data when a window pops up. For text file, in .txt, .xls, .xml, etc. and contacts can be recovered as vCard/VCF files as well, while for media files, they are saved in their original formats.

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Mode 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup

If you don't have an iTunes backup file, or just want to get an access to your iCloud backup content, then "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" of iOS Data Recovery is perfect for you.

Step 1: Select recovery mode and log into iCloud

Run iOS Data Recovery and select "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" from the top menu. When the following interface appeared, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) to log in.

Step 2. Scan iCloud backup.

After you log into your iCloud account, you will see a list of iCloud backups. Choose the one you need and click download to download the backup file for your device. And then select the backup file and click "Next" to download this backup file. The downloading time varies based on the size of the backup file. Click "OK" when it completes

Step 3. Preview and recover files from iCloud backup.

The software will start to scan all data on your device. When the scanning complete, Preview your data under different categories and select the files you need to recover. Then click "Recover" to save them on your computer. Your text file will be saved in .xls, .txt and .xlm (contacts can be saved as .vcf/vCard as well); media files in their original formats.

That’s all for how to use iOS Data Recovery to recover lost data from iDevice. Really easy, isn’t it?

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