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How to Recover Data Directly from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Below is the detailed guide of how to recover lost data from your iOS devices directly, including photos, SMS, notes, call history, WhatsApp/Tango messages, App data (WhatsApp, Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, iMovie, Kindle) and other files from iPhone X, 8/8 Plus, 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPod touch. No matter you lost data after iOS updates or jailbreak, the UltData program can scan for lost files and then recover for you. You are allowed to preview files before recovery.

Step 1: Connect iOS Device to Computer

First of all, make sure your iPhone, iPad or iPod is switched on and connect it to your computer with USB cable. Next launch UltData on your computer. The default mode is “Recover from iOS Device”. The program will detect your iOS device automatically if it is connected and trusted.

connect device to computer

Note 1: If your iPhone/iPad/iPod is functioning properly and it is well-connected to computer with USB cable, please unlock it if it has a passcode. Also, please check whether you get a pop-up window asking you to tap "Trust" on your device. Tap Trust option and your iOS device will be detected instantly.

trust

Note 2: If your iOS device is connected but fails to be recognized, follow the pop-up instruction to solve this problem.

get iphone out of recovery mode

Note 3: If your iOS device gets stuck in recovery mode after connecting to computer, you can click “Exit Recovery Mode” button on the interface to fix the stuck issue. Just wait for a couple of seconds, your device will reboot and get detected by UltData.

get iphone out of recovery mode

Note 4: If the iPhone is black/frozen or responseless, please click"Fix iOS to Normal" to repair iOS system firstly before data recovery.

Step 2: Start Scanning iOS Device for Lost Data

When the software detects your device, it will show you the interface as follows. You can tick what you would like to scan and recover, or just simply select all to start a comprehensive and deep scan, then click "Start Scan" to proceed.

start scan

Step 3: Preview Data Before Recovery

Now all scanned files are listed on the program according to category. You can choose "Show All" or "Only display the deleted items" to recover. To save time, you can selectively recover those you need.

preview photos by dates

You can also double click a picture to view it at full size.

preview photos

Print Text Messages, Contacts, Notes and More from iOS Device (Optionally)

You will be able to print text messages, contacts, notes 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.

select files to print
  • Preview: Click on Preview to preview before printing as below.
  • preview before print
  • Print: Select printer name and click Print button to start printing.
  • select printer name

Step 4: Recover Data from iOS Device

Check the files you need and click "Recover". You can either to recover lost files to computer or directly recover them to your device (support contacts, messages, and notes).

recover to device

Output Setting: Before recovery, you can click "Output Setting" icon on the interface and choose a destination folder to save the recovered files and select file formats you want to keep your files.

recover to device
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