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How to Restore iPhone 3GS Contacts, Photos, Text Messages

2014-03-15 11:32:41 / Updated by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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In this article, we'll dwell on how to restore iPhone 3GS under different circumstances. Go to part I or part II according to your own situation.

I. How to Restore iPhone 3GS Photos, contacts, Contacts, SMS etc from iTunes Backup Files when iPhone 3GS is Lost

In order to keep our files safe, we'd often backup iPhone 3GS with iTunes so that we can restore iPhone 3GS from backup in case something ever happens to our iPhone 3GS. When iPhone 3GS is not missing or inaccessible, we can restore the backup files to another device through iTunes easily, but what if the worst-case scenario happens to you, like your iPhone 3GS is lost or stolen?

Don't panic, it's not impossible to restore iPhone 3GS files from the backup file generated by iTunes without iPhone 3GS present, not impossible to do an iPhone 3GS restore with iTunes data recovery. iTunes data recovery is a powerful tool that can extract files from the iTunes backup and transfer them to your PC, thus you'd be able to restore iPhone 3GS contacts, sms, photos, etc to a new device. Here's a simple tutorial on how to restore iPhone 3GS from backup generated by iTunes:

Download iTunes Data Recovery Software:

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Step 1: Download iTunes data recovery free and launch it on your computer, make sure your iTunes backup files are on the same computer where the newly downloaded program runs, then, they will be displayed as a list, choose one and click "Start Scan".

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Step 2: After Scanning, all the files contained in the backup will be sorted by category, choose your target category, and then preview lost iPhone 3GS files before you restore, to restore iPhone 3GS by checking the files you want to recover.

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Step 3: Perform iPhone 3GS recovery by clicking "Recover", choose a path on your computer to save recovered iPhone 3GS files.

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So, it's very easy to restore iPhone 3GS from iTunes backup when your device is missing with this software, what if we don't have an iTunes backup available, is it possible to recover iPhone 3GS data? Let's go find out in part II.

II. How to Restore Text Messages, Contacts, Photos Directly from iPhone 3GS without Backup File?

It's a good idea we can restore iPhone 3GS SMS, photos, contacts, etc from iPhone 3GS backup, but the thing is, what if we have no backup, how can we restore iPhone 3GS files without backup? Under such circumstance, iPhone 3GS Data Recovery may come in handy. iPhone data recovery is a third-party tool that allows you to restore files on your iPhone 3GS to your PC without backup, thus making the inaccessible iPhone 3GS photos, contacts and files available, with which you can restore to a new or another device. Its restore ability is as powerful as iTunes, it's able to: restore iPhone 3GS photos, restore iPhone 3GS contacts, restore iphone 3GS SMS, etc.

Here's a guide on how to restore iPhone 3GS files:

Download iPhone Data Recovery Software:

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Step 1: Download iPhone 3GS data recovery free and launch it. And then connect your iPhone 3GS to the computer, and select "Recover Data from iOS Device".

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Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to scan files on iPhone 3GS.

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Step 3: After scanning, preview them before restore. As you can see all the files are displayed by category, thus making it easier to select. After selecting files you want to restore, click "Recover" to kick off iPhone 3GS restore process, and choose a path on your PC to save the files

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iPhone Data Recovery enables you to restore iPhone 3GS from iCloud backup as well. Click here to see how to do it.

After learning how to restore iPhone 3GS files, you will never worry about data loss any more.

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