How to Recover Data from iPhone
Contents Part
Getting Started
UltData Overview
Supported Files Types
Multiple Recovery Options Supported
Recover from iOS Device
When to Select Recover Data from iOS Device
How to Recover Data from iOS Device
Recover from iTunes Backup
When to Select Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
What Files Does iTunes Backup
How to Find iTunes Backup Files on Computer
How to Retrieve Data from iTunes Backup
Recover from iCloud Backup
When to Select Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
How to Back Up your iPhone Using iCloud
How to Restore Data from iCloud Backup
Repair iPhone Operating System
How to Recover iPhone Operating System
Recover iPhone Messages
How to Recover iPhone Messages
Recover iPhone Contacts
How to Recover iPhone Contacts
Recover iPhone Photos
How to Recover iPhone Photos
Recover iPhone Notes
How to Recover iPhone Notes
Recover iPhone Other Files
How to Recover iPhone Other Files
Technical Support & FAQ
Technical Support & FAQ

How to Recover Data Directly from iPhone

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

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer & select recovery mode

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

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  • If your iPhone 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 iPhone. Tap Trust option and your iPhone will be detected instantly.
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  • If your iPhone 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 a couple of seconds, your iPhone will reboot and get detected by UltData. Whereas, if the stuck issue still cannot be successfully fixed, please download Tenorshare iCareFone to repair the operating system.
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    how to exit recovery mode
  • If the iPhone screen is black or frozen and won’t turn on. Please click “Fix iOS to normal” to repair iOS system firstly before data recovery.

Step 2: Start scanning iPhone for lost data

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

how to start scan
start scan

Step 3: Preview contacts, SMS, notes, photos, etc.

Now all scanned files are on the program listed according to category. You can choose to "Check all" or "Only display the deleted items" and then decide which to recover. To save time, you can just selectively recover those you need.

For App photos, select "Photos" and you can find them displayed in time order, which makes it much easier for you to find your desired photos. And so do data in Camera Roll, SMS Attachments and Videos.
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preview iphone data on mac

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

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preview photos

Print text messages, contacts, notes and more from iPhone (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.

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Preview: Click on Preview to preview before printing as below.

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preview before print

Print: Select printer name and click Print button to start printing

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preview settings

Step 4: Recover data from iPhone

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

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recovery options

Output Setting

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

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output settings