Below is the guide on how to recover lost data from iPhone 4/3GS, which include pictures, notes, call history, text messages, WhatsApp/Tango messages, App data (WhatsApp, Instagram, Fliker, Kindle, etc.) and other document files. No matter how you lost them, iOS update, factory restore, accidental deletion, or jailbreak, you can easily get all of them back.
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The tutorial below tells you how to recover iPhone SE/6Plus/6/5s/4/3GS lost data step by step. There are 3 modes to get back deleted files. See as below:
Now! Download and install iPhone Data Recovery.
This recovery mode allows you to scan iPhone directly to get back lost contacts, photos, voice memos, SMS, WhatsApp etc. without iTunes backup file, when you lost data after mistakenly deletion, iPhone crash, iOS upgrade and so on.
Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. Make sure your iPhone is switched on. Run the program. "Recover Data from iOS Device" is the default mode.
A window will pop up for 8 seconds to inform you to tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen. Do as it shows.
When your iPhone is detected by this software, click "Start Scan" button in the following interface.
You will see all the files displayed in categories including the lost ones and existing one (Lost/deleted files are marked in red). Click each category and you will see the detailed files in the preview window. After preview, mark the data you want and click "Recover" to retrieve deleted files.
Check the files you want to print and click on the Print button on the program's interface. And then click Preview to have a preview before printing.
Click Print and select the printer to print your files. Make sure that your printer gets ready for printing.
iPhone Data Recovery helps you recover not only the existing data in the backup, but also those data deleted from your iPhone before you backup your device, as long as they are not overwritten.
It also enables you to find and recover deleted iTunes backup files from your computer, so that you can get back lost data from the found iTunes backup. You can also import backup files to restore data.
Click on the iTunes symbol on the program's interface, and then you have selected "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". It will automatically find and list all iTunes backup files. Select your iPhone backup files and click "Start Scan" to start iTunes backup extracting.
Click on the first link "Import Backup File" on the bottom of the software. A window will pop up to allow you to select the location of the backup file to import to the software. Then you can start to select the backup file to restore data.
Click on the second link "Go get back deleted iTunes backup" on the bottom of the software. A window will pop up, which allows you to select the location of the lost backup files to scan. After scanning, you can select the backup file found to recover to the software.Then you can select this backup to restore data.
After a while, you can see all the data backed up by iTunes are included in categories. Select your target file type, and tick the files under this type. Then click "Recover". Before recovery, you are allowed to preview the files to check if they are indeed your need.
Navigate to a folder on your computer to save the recovered iPhone files. Text file will be saved as .xls, .txt and .xlm (contacts can be saved as .vcf/vCard as well); media files in their original formats.
If you have backed up your iPhone data with iCloud, you can restore iPhone data from iCloud backup as well.
Click on the iCloud symbol to switch to "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" from the top menu. When the following interface appears, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) and click "Sign in" to log in. Alternatively, you can click on "Software Access" to allow this sofware to detect the iCloud account and automatically sign in to iCloud -- you don't need to type the account and password again.
After you log into your iCloud account, the program will list all the backup of devices which have been backed up with iCloud. According to backup name, backup date, backup size and iOS version, select you backup file and click "Next" to download this backup file.
Select the file types you want to restore and click "Next", and then start the downloading. The downloading time varies based on the size of the backup file. Click "OK" when it completes.
Then scanning process starts, and ends after a while. Select the files you need to recover and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. Again, 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.
Only several clicks, all your deleted, lost data will be back as if they were never lost before. Feel free to try iPhone Data Recovery to recover iPhone files whenever you need.