How to Use iOS Data Recovery

iOS Data Recovery is the top-tier data recovery software for users to recover deleted or lost photos, contacts, SMS text messages, videos, notes, call history, etc. directly from all iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4/3gs, iPod touch 4/5, and all iPad models, or via iTunes and iCloud backup files. Tutorial below tells you how to use iOS Data Recovery to recover iOS data step by step.

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

iOS Data Recovery offers 3 Recovery modes:

Mode 1. Recover Data from iPhone , iPad & iPod touch without Backup

With iOS Data Recovery, you can recover lost photos, contacts, WhatsApp, voice memos, SMS, etc. directly from your device. No backup file needed.

Step 1. Connect iDevice to Computer

Run iOS Data Recovery on your computer and connect you device to this computer via a USB cable.

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Step 2. Start to Scan Devcie for the Lost Data

Simply click on the "Start Scan" button to start your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan immediately.

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Tip: During scanning, you are allowed to suspend scanning by clicking "Pause", or end scanning by clicking "Stop".

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Step 3. Preview and Selectively Recover Lost Files

Once the scanning completes, all the files on your devcie are listed by category, like contacts, photos, call history, SMS and so on. Choose the category on the left side to preview the content one by one and tick any item you want to recover by clicking on the "Recover" button.

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Step 4. Save Lost Data

Choose a destination folder to save the recovered files on your computer. The media files will be saved as original formats. Other files will be saved as .xls, .txt and .xlm. Moreover, besides .xls, .txt, .xlm, contacts can be saved as .vcf/vCard as well.

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Mode 2. Recover iOS Data by Extracting iTunes Backup File

iOS Data Recovery allows you to extract and selectively recover data from unreadable iTunes backup file. Thus you can easily view your iTunes backup file and selectively recover some important data even your devcie is not in hands.

Note: Don't sync your 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. All the iTunes backup files of the devices which have ever synced with iTunes on this PC 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 PC 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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Part 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup

If you don't have an iTunes backup file, or 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 menu. When the following interface appeared, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) and click "Sign in" to log in.

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Step 2. Scan iCloud backup.

After you log into your iCloud account, you will see a list of iCloud backups. According to backup name, backup date, backup size and iOS version, select you 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.

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Step 3. Preview and recover files from iCloud backup.

Then the software will start to scan all data on your device. After the scanning completes, 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.

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That’s all for how to use iOS Data Recovery to recover lost iOS data. If you have any lost data want to recover, just get iOS Data Recovery immediately.

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