iPhone Data Recovery is the top-ranking iPhone data recovery tool. It can easily help you recover lost or deleted contacts, photos, messages (iMessages, WhatsApp, SMS), call history, App data (Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, iMovie, Kindle) notes and other files directly from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, extract files from iTunes backup file or from iCloud backup.
The tutorial below tells you how to recover iPhone 4/3GS lost data step by step. If you want recover data from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, go to Part 1.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.
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 existed 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.
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.
Select “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” on the program’s interface. It will automatically find and list all iTunes backup files. Select your iPhone backup files and click "Start Scan" to start iTunes backup extracting.
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.
Switch to "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" from the top menu. When the following interface appeared, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) and click "Sign in" to log in.
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. 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.