iPod Data Recovery Guide

Contents Part
1. Recover Data from iPod
2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup File
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How to Use iPod Data Recovery

Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery enables you easily recover lost or deleted data directly from iPod Touch (including iPod touch 5G and iPod touch 4G), iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod classic by a few clicks. Besides, it also allows you to extract iPod photos, SMS, contacts, etc. from iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

Apart from recovering so many kinds of data, the program also allows you fixing various stuck issues like stuck at recovery mode, apple logo, boot loop, blank screen, blue screen of death, etc. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about any data loss. And Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery allows you continuing recovering whatever you like.

iPod Data Recovery provides you with 3 recovery modes:

Mode 1. Directly Recover Data from iPod

By choosing this mode, we can get lost data after jailbreak or iOS updates (including iOS 6). No iPod backup is needed. You just need to ensure your iPod is at hand.

Step 1.Connect iPod to computer

Power on iPod and connect it to computer before launching Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery. Normally, the program will detect your iPod.

connect your ipod 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 ipod to trust this computer

Nevertheless, in some cases such as your iPod gets stuck at recovery mode, you should click “Exit Recovery Mode” button to exit recovery mode. The program will make your device become normal for data recovery.

click exit recovery mode

In other cases, your iPod gets stuck at apple logo, boot loop, DFU mode, blank screen, blue screen of death and so on, you should click “Download” button to download Tenorshare iCareFone to repair the device without data loss. After the repair being completed successfully, you can continue retrieving important data by the program.

Step 2.Selectively Scan iPod for lost data

When iPod is well connected, you will get the interface like below. Check “Select All” and Click "Start Scan" directly or you can check some file types you want to recover to start scanning.

start scanning ipod

Step 3. Preview lost iPod files

After scanning, except the unchecked file types, all iPod files you selected before scanning will be listed by category. It's time to recover messages, contacts, photos, notes, etc. from iPod.

You can also preview all the iPod contents in time order, which makes it a lot more easier to find the data you want to recover.

preview file types to recover data

Print Text Messages, Photos, Contacts, Notes and More from iPod (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

Step 4. Recover deleted or lost data from iPod

Select the files you want to recover and click "Recover". Then all selected data will be rescovered and saved to your computer.

Mode 2. Recover iPod Data from iTunes backup

If your iPod is lost, stolen or damaged and you have backup your iPod data with iTunes before, you can choose this mode, which allows you to extract data from iTunes backup files and restore all lost or deleted files.

Step 1.Select iPod backup

iPod Data Recovery will automatically find all iTunes backup for you as long as you've backed up or synched iPod with iTunes before. Select your iPod backup and tap "Stat Scan".

ipod recovery software

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 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 lost iPod files

Now we are able to preview files which are listed according to category. These files include SMS, photos, notes, voice memos and so on.

how to recover ipod data

Step 3. Recover iPod data from backup

Click "Recover" button to get back lost or deleted iPod files to your computer.

recover ipod data

Mode 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

If you have backed up your iPod data with iCloud, you can restore iPod data from iCloud backup as well.

Step 1. Select recovery mode and log into iCloud

After you run this software, 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 and click "Sign in" 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.

To use Software Access you have to make sure you've login to iCloud with iCloud for Windows, not iCloud from your web browser. Download iCloud for Windows at

recover ipod data from icloud

Step 2. Scan iCloud backup

Then a list of iCloud backups will display in the primary interface. Select the backup file you need (based on backup name, date, size and iOS version) and click "Next" to confirm your selection.

recover ipod data from icloud

After that, a window would pop up as the picture below. Then just tick those file types you want to recover and click "Next" to download them from the iCloud backup.

select ipod data from icloud

Step 3. Preview and recover files from iCloud backup

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

preview ipod data from icloud

With this guide, you can recover data from iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G, iPod nano and more. Just try for yourself!

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