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How to Recover iOS Data on Mac

Contents Part
Mode 1: Recover Data from iOS Devices
Mode 2: Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
Mode 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
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How to Use UltData (iOS Data Recovery for Mac)

TenorshareUltData (iOS Data Recovery for Mac) is an easy, safe and complete data recovery solution for all iOS devices. It is capable of recovering contacts, photos, text messages, notes and more on iPhone, iPad and iPod from device, iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

The program also allows you to recover data from the iOS device that gets stuck at recovery mode, apple logo, boot loop, blank screen, etc. It can make your iOS device exit recovery mode directly and it can repair the operating system of your device without data loss.

So we divided the guide below into 3 parts according to recovery modes:

Mode 1: Recover Data from iOS Devices

"Recover Data from iOS Devices" can directly scan and recover lost data from your device. No backup is needed. So before you choose this mode, make sure your device can be connected with your computer well.

Step 1. Connect iOS Device to Mac

Connect your device to the computer via a USB cable and make sure it is switched on. Run this software and normally, the program will recognize your device.

connect your ios device to mac

Note:
1. If your iOS device gets stuck at recovery mode, please click “Exit Recovery Mode” button to fix it firstly. And then Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery for Mac) will detect your device for data recovery.

click exit recovery mode

2. If your iOS device gets stuck at apple logo,or it performs abnormally such as reboots randomly, app crashes frequently, blank screen, blue screen of death, etc. You can repair the operating system with iCareFone.What’s more, repairing iOS system with iCareFone will not erase data in your device so that you can continue recovering previous lost or deleted files with Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery for Mac).

Step 2. Selectively Scan Your Device

When your device is detected by this software, click "Start Scan" to scan all the files on your device or you can uncheck some options to scan part of the file types in a shorter period of time.

start scanning ios device

Step 3. Preview and Select Lost Files

When the scanning is completed, the unchecked options are invisible. You can see the selected data listed by file type.

The UltData (iOS Data Recovery) software allows you to preview so that you can check only needed ones to recover, instead of recovering them all. After ticking the files you want to recover, click "Recover" and choose a path to save the recovered contacts, messages, notes, photos and more.

Data in Camera Roll, SMS Attachments and Videos can also be listed in time order for preview, which makes it a lot much easier to find the data you want to recover.

preview file types to recover data

Step 4. Save the Recovered Data

Navigate a folder on your computer to save the recovered data. The media files like photos, videos, voice memos will be saved in their original formats. The text content like contacts, notes, messages can be saved in .xls, .txt and .xlm (contacts can be saved in .vcf/vCard as well).

save the recovered data

Mode 2: Recover Data from iTunes Backup File

"Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" enables you to restore iOS data from iTunes backup. Moreover, it is unnecessary to connect your device to your computer. In another word, even though your device was lost, stolen, or severely-damaged, this mode can help you.

Note: Don't sync your device with iTunes as soon as you realize that you've lost data, otherwise, the iTunes backup file of this device will be updated after the sync.

Step 1. Select Recovery Mode

Select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" mode.

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Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup

It will automatically find and list all the backup files of the devices which have been synced with iTunes on this computer. Select your iTunes backup file and click "Start Scan".

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Step 3. Preview and Select Lost Files

It only takes you seconds to get the scanned result. All the data contained in this backup file are displayed and categorized. Select your target file type on the left and target files on the right. Then click "Recover". Before recovery, you are empowered to preview the files in detail to confirm whether they are the ones you need.

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Step 4. Recover and Save Retrieved Data

Select a path to save the recovered data. The media files like photos, videos, voice memos will be saved in their original formats. The text content like contacts, notes, messages can be saved in .xls, .txt and .xlm (contacts can be saved in .vcf/vCard as well).

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Mode 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

If you have backed your device to iCloud, select "Recover from iCloud backup File" mode.

Step 1. Sign into iCloud

When the following interface appeared, enter your iCloud account and password (Apple ID) to log in. If you've logged in to iCloud on your Mac before, you can switch to Software Access which enables you to log in automatically and saves you the process of entering your Apple ID.

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Step 2. Scan iCloud backup

After you log into your iCloud account, the program will list all the devices which have been backed up with this iCloud account. select one and click on "Next".

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Then a window will pop up for you to choose a file type you'd like to preview. Then click "Next" to download. After the download process bar reaches 100%, it will scan the backup file for the lost iPhone data.

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Step 3. Preview and Select Lost Files

After a while, the scanning will complete. Select the files you need to recover and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. Again, text file will be saved in .xls, .txt and .xlm (contacts can be saved as .vcf/vCard as well); media files in their original formats.

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Now, if you delete your iOS data, use Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery for Mac) to get them back instantly.

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