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Top 4 Ways to Recover Deleted Music from iPhone on Mac

Nov. 04, 2013 09:35 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery Tips
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Music can be wiped from an iPhone through a factory data reset, sync with a different iTunes music library or by changing iCloud sync settings and storage. Need to recove iPhone music? Look no further. It's possible to recover any music no longe accessible on an iPhone.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Songs from iPhone on Mac after Using iPhone as a Disk

When iPhone is used as a storage device, it is easy to use third party software - Photo Recovery for Mac to recover deleted, lost songs from iPhone. It supports all iPhone models including iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, and etc. It works with Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, and etc.

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Step 1. Enable Disk Use on iPhone without iTunes

You need enable disk and then iPhone can used as a storage. So you can recover all your music files after enable disk on iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 ,iPhone 3GS and other iOS devices.

Tips: Remember that you will have iPhone jailbreaken before you enable disk use on iPhone. Click to check the detailed steps on how to jailbreak iPhone (including iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4).

recover lost contacts from iphone on mac1. Click "Cydia" on iPhone Springboard and select "Manage". Then click on "Sources" and select "Edit," then "Add." Type into the popup field that appears and click the "Add Source" button. When Cydia finished updating sources, press "Return to Cydia", then click "Done."

2. Highlight the "" source in sources list and choose "USB Drive" from the list of packages. Now click "Install" and press "Confirm". When the installation finishes, click "Return to Cydia" then press the "Home" to go back to iPhone Springboard.

3. Press the "USB Drive" button in iPhone Springboard and select "Create Disk" from the screen that appears. Use the keypad to give your virtual disk a name and move the slider to select its size. Now format the disk by clicking on the "Create" button.

4. Specify a USB mode. Your three choices are "Drive + iTunes", "Default" and "Drive Only". Finally click the "Reboot" to reboot iPhone and your virtual disk will be ready to use when iPhone restarts.

Step 2. Recover iPhone Songs on Mac

As iPhone is made a storage device now, iPhone data recovery can be done within 3 steps. We'll explain how to recover songs from iPhone on Mac after jailbreak in the following paragraphs.

1.Choose the Device from which You Need to Recover Songs from iPhone on Mac

Choose the volume (the one represent your iPhone) from which you want to recover music, after you launch Photo Recovery for Mac and connect disk-like iPhone to Mac. Then specify the file type your need to recover on the right of the interface. Since we need to recover music from iPhone on Mac, select "Music" and click "Scan" to scan for lost songs.

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2.Preview Songs on iPhone You need

After scanning all files will be listed by category, which could be previewed to make sure you select the right one before you retrieve iPhone music on Mac.

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3. Recover iPhone Music on Mac after Jailbreak

Finally we select the music we need and tap "Recover". In a minute or so we could successfully restore music from iPhone on Mac.

Enable disk use on iPhone brings so much convenience; we could even transfer music freely to iPhone now. It is exactly a free iPhone music transfer! More importantly, if disk use is enabled on iPhone, recovering iPhone music will be easier than ever with the tool Photo Recovery for Mac.

Method 2. Recover iPhone Music Through iTunes Sync

Songs that have been deleted from your device but still appear in your computer's iTunes application can be recovered by syncing your iPhone with your PC. To do this, plug the iPhone into the PC on which your music is stored and allow it to synchronize. Select the tab on the left side of the iTunes program on your PC that shows your iPhone's device name to open an iPhone menu which will allow for a customized synchronization of specific songs, artists, playlists and more.

Method 3. Recover iPhone Music by Redownloading Purchases in iTunes

Music purchased through iTunes can always be recovered through Apple's cloud-based purchase storage. To recover lost music previously purchased, access the iTunes app on your iPhone. Ensure you are logged in with your unique Apple ID and then press the "More" option in the bottom right side. Select the "Purchased" tab and then select "Music." A list of all songs purchased with that Apple ID will appear. To re-download any song, click the download button next to the song -- it appears as a cloud with a down arrow inside of it.

Method 4. Recover iPhone Music from iCloud or iTunes Backup

In the event that music lost or deleted was previously on your iPhone during a recent iTunes or iCloud backup, restoring the phone to that previous backup will renew the lost media. Plug the phone into the computer, open iTunes, select the "Restore from Backup" option in the iPhone menu and choose the appropriate restore date to recover your music via PC backup. To restore a backup from iCloud, access the iPhone settings app and select "General." At the bottom of the "General" page, select "Reset." Choose the second option to "Erase All Content and Settings." When the phone restarts, select the "Restore from iCloud" option and restore to the appropriate backup. In both cases, any information that had been saved to your iPhone after your last iTunes or iCloud backup will be lost.

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