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How to solve the problem of iOS device lost data

How to solve the problem of iOS device lost data

Summary: iOS users often lose data: contacts, photos, messages, video, music, and so on. These data are closely related to our daily life. If we lose some important data, what effective and safe methods can be recovered, even if the data is not backed up? This article will not introduce you to a method that can still be restored perfectly without a backup of the data.      


The loss of data seems to have become a problem we have to face in our life. Why do you say that? Have you ever tried to delete some of the data that you think is not important, and then suddenly want to find back, but found that it had been deleted by yourself.           

Marie is a project manager. She often talks with many customers, sometimes she thinks that some unimportant contacts are deleted, but later it is discovered that it is an important customer.           

Boris is a photographer who often uses his iPhone X to take different photos, so the memory of his mobile phone is almost all photos. However, when he was taking a meaningful photo, he found that the cell phone was full. He had to release some memory for this photo. So he hastily deleted some pictures which were not satisfactory. Then it was found that he accidentally deleted some precious pictures.           

How to restore the data lost or deleted by iOS           

Obviously, mobile phones are becoming more and more important to our lives, and the data of the mobile phone are becoming more and more important to us. For some important data, we must make a backup for the first time. So, can no backup data be recovered? How to effectively restore the data that has not been backed up? Here we introduce a third party software ----iOS data recovery tools. with high recovery rate and high security. Even if your data is not backed up, iOS data recovery tools can be easily solved for you. It can restore the data including: Contacts, Messages, Call, history, Notes, Photos, Video, Calendar, Reminder, WhatsApp, messages, Messenger, Voice, memos, Voicemail, Safari's bookmark, App's photos, App's video, App's documents and so on, and it is suitable for all iOS devices.           

iOS Data Recovery Tools in addition to recover lost data, it also has many practical functions such as: iOS System Recovery, iOS Data Backup & Restore, iOS Kik Backup & Restore, iOS Viber Backup & Restore, iOS LINE Backup & Restore, iOS Full Data Eraser iOS Private, Data Eraser, iOS Screen Recorder.           

With so many functions, iOS Data Recovery Tools can easily solve all kinds of problems encountered by iOS devices.           

The following is the iOS data recovery tools recovery guide, you can refer to, if necessary, you can download and try:


There are 3 Ways to Recover iPhone X/8/7/6S Datas on Mac&Windows,you can not only "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File",but also "Recover lost Data from iPhone X/8/7/6S directly".

Method 1. Free restore lost data in iPhone from iCloud backup

If you have created iCloud backups for you new iPhone data, you may simply restore or extract the iCloud backups to iPhone 7 with ease:

Turn on your iOS device.

In the Setup Assistant, proceed to "Set up your device", tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to iCloud.

Proceed to "Choose backup", then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.

Method 2. Free restore lost iPhone data from iTunes backup

If you have used iTunes to backup your iPhone data, you may also follow below steps to free restore lost iPhone data from iTunes backup:

1. Open iTunes on PC or Mac that you used to backup iPhone data;

2. Connect iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Follow the onscreen steps to enter iPhone pass-code or to trust This Computer.

3. Select iPhone when it appears in iTunes.

4. Choose Restore Backup in iTunes and look at the date and size of each backup and select the most relevant.

5. Click Restore and wait for the restore to be finished.

Method 3. Using the iPhone data recovery program


How to Recover Lost Data from Locked iPhone X/8/7/6/6S:

Part 1. Recover Data from iOS Device Directly

Step 1. Connect iOS Device with Computer

Use the USB cable that comes with your iOS device to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, to your computer. Then launch dr.fone on your computer and choose "Recover".

Once the program detects your device, it will show you the window as follows.

Tips: Before running dr.fone, you're supposed to download the latest version of iTunes. To avoid the automatically sync, don't launch iTunes when running dr.fone. I suggest you to disable the automatical syncing in iTunes beforehand: launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

Simply click the "Start Scan" button to let this program scan your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to scan for deleted or lost data. The scanning g process may last a few minutes, depending on the amount of data on your device. During the scanning process, if you see that the data you're looking for is there, then you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

Step 3. Preview and Recover the Scanned Data

The scan will take you some time. Once it's completed, you can see a scan result generated by the program. Data both lost and existing on your device are displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted data on your iOS device, you can swipe the option "Only display the deleted items" to ON. By clicking the file type in the left side, you can preview the found data. And you can see there is a search box on the top right of the window. You can search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box. Then save the data to your computer or your device by clicking the recovery button.

Tips: About recovering data

When you find the data you need, just put the check mark in front of the box to select them. After then, click the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. By default, the recovered data will be saved to your computer. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a pop-up will ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".

Part 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Launch dr.fone and click "Recover".

Then choose "Recover iOS Data".

You can see three options on the side here. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". After then, the iTunes backup recovery tool will detect all iTunes backup files on this computer and display them in the window. You can confirm which one is the one you need according to the date it has been created.

Step 2. Scan Data from iTunes Backup File

Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan". It will take a few minutes to extract all data from the iTunes backup file. Be patient.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

After a few seconds, all data in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery. Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing the "Recover" button at the bottom. Now contacts, notes and messages can be directly recovered to your iOS device if you keep your iOS device connected with your computer via a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: you can see there is a search box in the result window. From there, you can type in the name of a file to search for it.

Tips: What if your iTunes backup file is located somewhere else?

When your iTunes backup file comes from somewhere, such as moved from another computer with a USB drive, how can you preview and get the content from it? There is a way. When you are at the first step, click "Select" under the list of iTunes backup files, and you can flexibly choose the iTunes backup file no matter where you place it.

Then in the pop-up window, preview and target your iTunes backup file. Then click "Start Scan" and you can move on with the step 2 above. It's pretty useful feature.

Part 3. Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After running dr.fone, choose "Recover" and click on it.

Then choose "Recover iOS Data".

After that, you can see there options for you to do data recovery. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files". Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login. dr.fone takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.

And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to start downloading. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click.

Now contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer with a USB cable during the recovery process.

Tips: Directly preview and recover data from downloaded iCloud backup files

If you have downloaded iCloud backup files previously, you don't need to sign in and get off the iCloud backup file again. Click "To preview and scan previously downloaded iCloud backup file" under the account sign-in entrance.

Then you can see all downloaded iCloud backup files displayed in a list. You can choose any of them to extract the content. All these downloaded backup files are located on your own computer. If you don't need them any more, you can click on the trash icon beside the scan button to delete them completely.


In life, accidents happen at any moment, so we have to store our important data on the computer periodically in order to avoid losing data.


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