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How to Restore Deleted, Lost Data from iPhone 4, iPhone 4S

2012-08-24 22:34:25 / Posted by Jerry Cook to Apple Devices
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It is frustrating when lost photos, contacts or other personal information data from iPhone 4, iPhone 4S.

Nevertheless, that scenario happens here and there in our daily life. Is there any method can restore iPhone 4 to retrieve wiped photos, contacts, call history, videos as well as SMS? Before answering this question, let's see the most frequently scenarios you lost the precious iPhone 4S data.

iPhone 4, iPhone 4S Data Loss Scenarios

iTunes Data Recovery is the powerful iTunes backup file extracting program. It features very intuitive interface as well as well as powerful functions that can restore iPhone 4 from backup, recover iPhone 4 data within two simple steps, as long as you have ever synced your iPhone 4 with iTunes and have a backup file. With its Mac version -- iTunes Data Recovery for Mac, you can restore iPhone 4 on Mac, as well.

Sometimes, you have no backup file! This is no longer the case. You should find another method to restore iPhone 4. Fortunately, iPhone 4 Data Recovery could be a nice assistant that can restore files from iPhone 4 without backup file.

Part I: How to Restore iPhone 4 Data by Extracting Backup File?

Part II: How to Restore Files from iPhone 4 Directly without Backup?

Part I: How to Restore iPhone 4, iPhone 4S Contacts, Photos, Messages with Backup File?

Step 1: Start the Program to Scan iTunes Backup File

Launch iTunes Data Recovery, you will see the iTunes backup file displayed in the interface instantly. Select the backup file and click "Scan" to start scanning.

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Step 2: Restore iPhone 4 Backup

In the final window, you can see all scanned content including contacts, call history, messages, notes and photos. Preview them by checking the category in the top left window. Let's take restore contacts for example. Check Contacts option and click "Recover". All content will be saved to your computer instantly. And now you managed to restore lost data from iphone 4. You can also use this method to restore deleted photos on iPhone 4 easily.

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Part II: How to Restore iPhone 4 Files without iPhone Backup?

If you don't have iPhone 4 backup file on your computer, you need to turn to another software to restore iPhone 4 photos, contacts, text messages, etc. Firstly, connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 1: Scan Deleted iPhone 4 Files

Click "Start Scan" to scan lost files from iPhone 4. It will take you several seconds to finish scanning.

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Step 2: Select and Restore Deleted iPhone Files

Then all the files on iPhone 4 are shown by category. Select the files you need to restore after previewing. Click "Recover" to start to restore lost files from iPhone 4 and specify a location on your computer to save the restored iPhone files.

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iPhone Data Recovery enables you to restore iPhone 4 from iCloud backup as well. Click here to see how to do it.

How to Restore iPhone 4S to Original Factory Settings

If your iPhone 4/4S display freezing, or doesn't detect by iTunes, or won't turn on, you have to restore iPhone 4 to the original factory settings. But the restore process will delete all data and content, including songs, video, contacts, photos, etc. and it restores all settings to factory condition. Thus, I suggest you make a backup before starting restore operation.

Here is the iPhone 4 restore process:

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