How Does iPhone Data Recovery Work

iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery provides 3 ways for you to restore your lost data: scan your iOS devices, recover your iTunes backup data, recovery data from your iCloud backup. You can select any of the three ways to get your previous data back by the following the guide steps below:

Notes: Once you find the data loss, please immediately stop using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Any operation can result in lost data being overwritten by the newly generated data. And don’t sync your device with iTunes or iCloud backup files, otherwise the former complete backup files will become the same data which on your device. It means your previous backup files will be lost, too.


Part 1: Directly scan your iOS devices

Step 1. Launch the program and link your device

Choose the appropriate version for your Mac PC and download it on your PC. And then install it on your PC. Once the program has been installed on your Mac PC, launch it firstly. Then link your iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your PC by its working USB cable. Then wait a while to let the program detect your device. After the program successfully detected your device, then you can select the data types according to your need.

Step 2. Scan lost data on your device

When your selection is done, you can directly click on the “Start” button on the interface to scan your device. If the model on your phone is an old model such as iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, you can select the “Advanced Mode” to scan your device by clicking on the on button at the bottom of the interface. Then you need to start to follow the below guide to scan your device and continue the process.

Note: Ensure your device is firmly connected with your PC during the whole scanning procedure. Otherwise the process will crash and you need to repeat the above steps again.

Step 3. Preview and recover lost files on your iPhone

Once the scan is done, all the files that be found will be listed on the interface by the data types like “Contacts”, “Photos”, “Messages”, “Voicemail” and more. You are allowed to preview all the files individually on the screen. Then you can select the files you want to recover them to your Mac PC and saved them on it by clicking on the “Recovery” button.

Tips: By default, all the files existed on your device will be listed on the desktop. You can click on the “Display deleted data only” button on the top of the interface to only show the recently deleted data.


Part 2: Extract files from iTunes backup and recover it

Step 1. Select and scan your iTunes backup file

After launched the program on your Mac PC, find out the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option on the top of the interface and click on it. Then all your iTunes backup files on your PC will be automatically detected by the program and displayed by a list. Now you can select any one of them that you want to access by clicking on the “Start Scan” button.

Note: If the iTunes backup files are stored in your hard drives or other devices, you can connect the device with your PC and then click on “Select>>” button to import them to your PC and then click on “Start Scan” to scan them.

Step 2. Preview and recover your iTunes backup data

Once the data scanning on your device is done, all the found files will be divided into its subordinate data types and displayed on your PC. Choose the data type you want to restore then you can preview the contained detail files inside it on the program interface. Then you can tick the specific files that you want to recover among them on the screen. Once you finished your selection, you can click on the “Recover” button on the interface to export these files to your Mac PC.


Part 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Log in your iCloud account

Once you enter the program’s primary window, find out the “Recover from iCloud Backup File” option from the menu bar that locates on the top of the program interface and click on it. Then the program will enter the iCloud account login interface to note you to enter your iCloud account. Now you need to log in your iCloud account with your password. Once it down, you will enter your iCloud account and you can download the backup file that you saved in the iCloud.

Note: You don’t need to worry about the safety about you iCloud account when you log in here. And iSkysoft promise won’t record your iCloud account or any other data at any time. You are the only one who can see your account and access your data. iSkysoft always regard your privacy safe as the first priority.

Step 2. Download and pick up your iCloud backup data

After you entered your iCloud account, you can see all your backup files on the interface. Select the one you want to download and extract then find out the “Download” button which is under the “State” column and click on it. Then the program will start to download your backup file for some time which depends on the backup file you saved before.

Once the download is done, you can extract the backup file now to preview the detail files inside. Click on “Scan Downloaded” button to launch this process.

Step 3. Preview and recover data from iCloud backup

When the data scan is finished, you can start to preview all the contents by a list that comes from your downloaded iCloud backup file. Select the specific files you want to recover from all the files that saved in that backup file. After you finished your selection, then click on “Recover” button on the interface to recover these files to your Mac PC and saved them on your Mac PC.


Part 4: Fix Apple iOS system

Step 1. Connect your iOS devices with your Mac PC

Click on “Fix iOS to Normal” button on the top the program interface. Then use a working USB cable to link your device with your Mac PC. Once your device be detected by the program successfully, click on the “Start” button to continue.

Step 2. Download the iOS firmware on your Mac PC

Then the matching firmware will be displayed on the program interface automatically by the program. What you only need to do is download the iOS firmware just by clicking on the “Download” button on the interface.

Step 3. Fix iOS system to normal state

Once the iOS firmware was downloaded successfully, your device iOS operating system will be automatically fixed by the program. Be patient to wait for a while, your iOS system on your device will be successfully repaired by the program.

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