How to Recover iOS Data

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Option 1. Recover Data directly from iOS Devices
Option 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
Option 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
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How to Use UltData (iOS Data Recovery)

Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery) makes it easy to recover contacts, videos, SMS, notes and more from iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can choose to recover from iTunes backup, iCloud backup or directly from your iOS device. Before recovery, you are allowed to preview the photos, messages, notes, etc. and decide which to recover. With this tool, you don't need to worry about losing data from iOS devices after jailbreak, iOS upgrade, factory settings reset, error deletion, etc.

Moreover, the program also adds a new functionality of “Repair Operating System”, enables you recover data from iOSdevice of bad situations such as gets stuck at recovery mode, apples logo, DFU mode, black screen, blue screen of death, etc. More importantly, you should never worry about any data loss.

Option 1. Recover Data directly from iOS Devices

This kind of recovery makes it possible to directly recover iOS data (totally 16 types of files) from iOS device to computer. Consequently you must have your device at hand and connect it to computer when choose this option.

Step 1. Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer

First of all, connect your device to the computer which you downloaded UltData (iOS Data Recovery). Make sure your device is powered on and run UltData (iOS Data Recovery) on your PC. The program will detect your iOS Device if the device is in good operating condition.

connect your ios device to computer

You'll then get a pop-up window asking you to tap "Trust" on your iOS device to trust this computer.

tap trust on your ios device to trust this computer

Sometimes, the program cannot recognize your iOS device when your device performs abnormally or in bad situations.

1. If your iOS device gets stuck at recovery mode, firstly, you should make the device exit recovery mode by clicking “Exit Recovery Mode” button. And then, Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery) will detect your device for data recovery.

click exit recovery mode

2. If your iOS device gets stuck at apple logo, DFU mode, black screen, blue screen of death and so on, you’re highly suggested to download Tenorshare iCareFone to repair the operating system, which will never cause any data loss. And you can continue recovering you deleted or lost data by the program.

Step 2.Selectively ScaniOS device for lost data

When your device is detected by the computer, you can check “Select All” option and click the "Start Scan" button to scan iPhone, iPad or iPod for all the files you want to recover.To save some time, you can also check some options to recover part of the file types.

start scanning ios device

Step 3. Preview and selectively recover data from iOS device

After scanning, the selected file types will show up and the unchecked options will be blocked.

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.

You are also allowed to click on the green button down the right of the program to preview in time order, which makes it a lot easier to find the data.

preview file types to recover data

Print Text Messages, Photos, Contacts, Notes and More from iPhone (Optionally)

You will be able to print text messages, photos, contacts and more from iOS devices. Just make sure your computer is connected to a printer, choose files you want to print and press the "Print" button on right of the top menu, which will bring up 2 options: Print and Preview.

print file types

Preview: Click on Preview to preview before printing. Below is a preview of the picture to be printed.

preview before printing

Print: Click on Print to select printer name and print iPhone and start printing.

start printing

Option 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup File

Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery) software also allows you to restores data from iOS device by extracting iTunes backup. As long as you have backed up or synced your iOS device with iTunes on your computer, you can recover iPhone, iPad or iPod data even when your device is stolen or damaged.

Step 1. Select recovery mode and the iTunes backup file to scan

Launch UltData (iOS Data Recovery) and select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". Then the program will automatically detect all backups on your computer and list them on the program interface. Select the backup file you need and tap "Start Scan".

recover ios data

Import iTunes backup & Restore deleted iTunes backup

Import iTunes backup to extract: If your iTunes backup is not saved in the default path, the program will not automatically list the backup file. However, Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery) allows you to import the iTunes backup file (provided you know where the backup file is saved) and extract data from the backup.

import itunes backup

Restore deleted iTunes backup: If you deleted your iTunes backup and later found important data in that backup, just click on "Go get back deleted iTunes backup". A window will pop up asking you to select a disk and click "Start Scan" to scan. Usually Disk C is your first choice, as iTunes backup file is saved in Disk C by default.

scan for deleted itunes backup

The scanning will take some time. Just wait for a few minutes or so. As soon as the scan finishes, the backup you deleted will appear on the list. Select the backup file you need and click on "Recover". Then this backup file will be on the backup file list for you to extract data from.

restore deleted itunes backup

Step 2. Preview recoverable files

As the scan finishes, you can preview all data found on your device in the scan result. Click the categories on the left side and you can preview details of files in this category (except for audio and video files). Mark what you want.

how to recover data from ios devices

Step 3. Restore Data from iTunes backup

Tap "Recover" after you select files to recover. In a few minutes, you will get your lost data on your computer.

Option 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

If your data can neither be found on your device or iTunes backup, you can check if they are in the iCloud backup. Just choose "Recover from iCloud backup File", and you can preview and recover all data in your iCloud backup.

Step 1. Select recovery mode and log into iCloud

After you run Tenorshare UltData (iOS Data Recovery) on your computer, select "Recover Data from iCloud Backup File" from the top menu. You will then see a window just like the following one. Enter your iCloud account and password to log in. If you've logged in to iCloud on your computer 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, you will be displayed a list of iCloud backups. Select the backup file you need according to the name of the backup, and click "Next" to download the iCloud backup. Then click the "OK" button to scan data within iCloud backup.

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Step 3. Preview and recover files from iCloud backup

In a few minutes, the scanning will complete. Preview and select the photos, messages, notes, etc., and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer with a few clicks.

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As for now you must have a clear idea about how to perform UltData (iOS Data Recovery). Now you must have a clear idea about how to perform UltData (iOS Data Recovery).Just choose one of the options above based on your current situation..

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