How to Restore AT&T iPhone Contacts, Notes, Photos

Guys help me! I want to know how to restore my AT&T iPhone 5. Because I don't get any guarantee if I jailbreak. I don't want to lose data on my iPhone, because all the contacts, notes, messages, etc. mean a lot to me. - Krishna

We may need to restore AT&T iPhone from time to time for various reasons including:

  • * Data on AT&T iPhone disappear after repairing iPhone
  • * iPhone was stolen, need to restore contacts, photos, messages from the stolen iPhone to the newly-bought AT&T iPhone
  • * AT&T iPhone feel to the swimming pool or toilet and got water-damaged, there is no way to get back all your personal information
  • * After iOS upgrade or iPhone jailbreak, you can't find some data on your AT&T iPhone.
  • * iPhone files are deleted by accidently or on purpose

The list is endless. Whatever the reason is, we all need to figure a way out to restore AT&T iPhone. I've done some searching job with my colleagues and we conclude two easy ways to do AT&T iPhone restore.

Restore AT&T iPhone from iTunes BackupRestore AT&T iPhone without Backup

Restore AT&T iPhone from iCloud Backup

I. Restore AT&T iPhone from iTunes Backup

This method focuses on how to restore AT&T iPhone from iTunes backup using iTunes Data Recovery, a tool that extracts iTunes backup files for iPhone, iPad and iPod. It could quickly and accurately restore AT&T iPhone from backup and make it possible for us to view iTunes backup files which are original SQLITEDB files that cannot be read on our computer. In order to use this tool to restore AT&T iPhone from iTunes backup we need nothing but iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Select iTunes Backup File of your AT&T iPhone

After download and install iTunes Data Recovery on your computer, launch it. The tool will then find iTunes backup file automatically once you backed up or synched your AT&T iPhone with iTunes on your computer. Choose your AT&T iPhone backup and press "Start Scanning".

Step 2. Preview and Select Contacts, Photos, Voice Memos and More

After scanning, you will find all backup files listed according to their categories. You need to preview the exact ones and then check them.

Step 3. Restore AT&T iPhone Contacts, Camera Rolls, Notes, Messages

Finally press "Recover" and then select a path to save restored data. With these steps, we could restore AT&T iPhone SMS, safari, reminder, etc. as well. And you could use these restored files to restore AT&T iPhone backup to Verizon iPhone. For Mac users it is also the same steps if you want to restore AT&T iPhone to Mac. However the iTunes backup files should be in the Mac PC or you will have to transfer the backup file to your Macbook.

II. Restore AT&T iPhone without Backup - AT&T Photos/Files Recovery

Some people just do not have the habit to back up iPhone, and consequently they have no iTunes backup files in their computer. In this case the first won't work. Good news is that if they still have their iPhone with them, they could directly restore AT&T iPhone photos, contacts, messages and other personal information without backup by using an iOS data recovery tool called iPhone Data Recovery.

After download and install iPhone Data Recovery, connect your AT&T iPhone to computer through USB cable.

Step 1. Connect and Scan

Connect your iPhone with your computer, and you will see the interface changed to one with "Start Scan" on the bottom. Click this button to perform scanning.

Step 2. Sacn and Preview Files to Restore

After scanning you could view contacts, SMS, voice memo, call history, calendar and so forth.

Step 3. Restore AT&T iPhone 5, 4S, 4 and More

At last click "Recover" to restore AT&T iPhone 5, 4S, 4 and more when you lost data from iPhone.

III. Restore AT&T iPhone from iCloud Backup

If you have ever backed up your iPhone with iCloud before, fortunately you can use this software to restore data on iPhone from iCloud backup. Here's how.

  • 1. Login in iCloud Account.
  • 2. Select and download iCloud backup.
  • 3. Preview and recover deleted files on iPhone.
In addition iPhone Data Recovery could also help to restore AT&T iPad mini, iPad with Retina display and the new iPad, just like the way it helps you restore AT&T iPhone 5.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook