Below is the detailed guide of how to recover lost data from your iPhone, including photos, SMS, notes, call history, WhatsApp/ Tango messages, App data (WhatsApp, Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, iMovie, Kindle) and other files from iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. No matter you lost data after iOS update, factory restore, accidental deletion, or jailbreak, the program could scan lost files and then recover for you. You are allowed to preview files before recovery.
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The tutorial below tells you how to recover iPhone 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 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.
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 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.
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.