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How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone

By Louis Habersham, 05/02/2015, updated on 10/08/2019

What high-tech iPhone brings us is not only convenience but sometimes trouble such as to recover deleted files from iPhone. I recently changed from iPhone 6s Plus to iPhone 7 Plus. I deleted my iDevice entirely after a backup in a USB flash disk was made. Unexpectedly, the flash disk was lost, and I had no access to get my data back. Similar situations are so common among iOS users as me. And have you ever been brought to the corner by this problem without no solutions?

My problem was eventually eliminated by a recovery program called iPhone Data Recovery. This application is created to retrieve various files in iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus, and etc. Documents can be restored directly from iPhone, regained from iTunes backup files as well as iCloud backup.

Note: iPhone Recovery offers 3 modes to recover the contacts. They will be further introduced in succession.

Method 1. Restore Contents from iPhone

Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC

In the first place, install and run iPhone Data Recovery. Windows as below is a hint to remind you to link your iPhone to your computer. Complete the process with a USB cable. Then the program will analyze the device.

Connect iPhone to PC

Step 2. Start Scanning Lost Contents

With iDevice successfully connected, click Start Scan to detect and find the deleted files in your iPhone. During this process, keep your iPhone linking to the computer. When this step is done, move on to the next.

Start Scan

Step 3. Get Your Files Back

Deleted files appear after the scanning. You can preview each category with messages, contacts, notes, and so on. Tick contents you want to recover from the list. And click Recover to get them back.

Get Files Back

Note: For old models such as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad Mini, and iPod touch 4 are able to directly regain both text contents and media contents such as camera roll, photo library, photo stream. But as for the new such as 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Mini and so on, only text data such as contacts, messages and etc. can be directly recovered without backups.

Method 2 Retrieve Files via iTunes Backup

Step 1. Detect and Find Documents

Choose mode 2--Recover from iTunes Backup Files. Enable the scan process by tapping the Start Scan button. Patiently wait before the scanned results come out.

Find Documents

Step 2. Select and Recover Data

Scanned results are showed on the interface. You can view the category, backup files and deleted files. If you want to check the detailed information, please choose from the left list. After that, you can selectively choose documents you want and click Recover to accomplish the recovery.

Recover from iTunes

Method 3 Extract Archives from iCloud

Step 1. Sign in to iCloud

Key your Apple ID and the passwords. Click the arrow to enter your account. This process is informational safe without any personal info leaks.

Sign in to iCloud

Step 2. Extract Documents

In this step, download your previously saved backup data from iCloud. Finally select your target contents and recover them. Now files have been back to your iPhone.

Extract Documents

Tips for you:

Always make backup of your files. If iPhone is lost, reset or repaired, you have approach to retrieve your information from iTune and iCloud backup.

Eyes are brightened and interest is caught by this program, right? Press the download icon to attain the software. Your problems will be smoothly solved. We will pretty pleased to receive your comments.