You may have read reports claiming that Samsung is taking over in the smart phone wars, but according to a new report, the iPhone 5 is still the most popular smart phone. Based on vast amount of iPhone 5 users, no wonder that online community is flooded with the questions like "how to recover lost iPhone 5 files". Losing data from your iPhone 5 can happen for lots of reasons, including inadvertently delete, reset to factory settings, or failure to upgrade or jailbreak.
Here we list several methods on how to recover data from iPhone 5 on Mac. So, no matter for what reason you lost your data, you can find the corresponding solution here.
Top 3 Ways to Recover iPhone 5 Data on Mac OS X (Yosemite Included)?
Way 1: Restore iPhone 5 Data from Backup with iTunes on Mac
Each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, the data on the iPhone are automatically backed up on your Mac. If you lost iPhone files, you can restore iPhone 5 data from backup with iTunes.
It is a relatively simple task.
Can't preview files before iPhone 5 data recovery.
You have to restore all the files at a time, instead of some of them. In another word, you can't selectively recover data on your iPhone 5.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone 5 to the Mac with which you normally sync.
Step 2: iTunes will automatically launch. Click the "File" menu and select "Devices" > "Restore from Back up".
Way 2: Recover Files from iPhone 5 with Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac
Now that iTunes limits us a lot when you restore iPhone data, why not turn to third-party software? Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is a reliable, easy and safe program that enables you to recover deleted, lost, wiped file from iPhone 5 and previous iPhone models on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
Recover 12 types of file: contacts, text messages, photos, notes, and more.
It complements all functions that iTunes can't do, including preview and selective recovery.
It provides 2 recovery modes: retrieve lost files from iTunes backup and without iTunes backup.
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To get started, download it right now. Windows users should choose the Windows version instead.