How to Use iOS Data Recovery for Mac?
iOS Data Recovery is the most comprehensive iDevcie data recovery program in the market. 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 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE/6plus/6/5s/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.
Note: The program needs some time to recognize your device, thus if you plug your device but the software crashes or "Start scan" Button grays out, simply restart the program.
Device is damaged or not in hands? Want to view your iTunes backup file and selectively recover some important data? "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" allows you to extract and selectively recover data from unreadable iTunes backup file.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connect your device to your Mac and Select "Recover Data from iOS Devices" mode.
After connecting the device with computer, you are allowed to select the data type and click “Start Scan”.
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.
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.
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 iCloud Backup File" mode is perfect for you. Just select it if you have backed up your iOS device with iCloud before.
When the following interface appeared, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) 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, you will see a list of iCloud backups. Choose the one you need and click "Next" to download the backup file for your device. lick "OK" when it completes. Then scanning process starts, and ends after a while.
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 for Mac to recover lost data from iDevice. Really easy, isn't it?