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How to Use iPhone Data Recovery

FoneLab provides you three recovery modes for you to retrieve lost or deleted files on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. Here we introduced these three ways separately. Please download and install Aiseesoft FoneLab on your computer at first.

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Mode 1. Recover from iOS device directly

Step 1. Launch the program and connect your iOS device with computer via USB cable. For iOS 11 or above, you need to unlock your iPhone first, then tap "Trust" on your iPhone. If you are using iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, you need to download a plug-in and enter the scanning mode following steps on the interface.

Trust This Computer

Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device, and click Start Scan button to start scanning deleted data.

Start Scan

After scanning, all the files in your device will be listed in categories. Please note that if you have many files in your iPhone, the scanning process may take longer. Please wait patiently.

Screen

Step 3. You can find the target file in its own category and preview it. For example, if you want to make sure the photo is just what you want, double click it and you can preview it.

Preview Photo

Step 4. Choose what you need and click the "Recover" button. The checked files will be exported and saved in your computer.

Note:
1. If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes encryption before, you will be required to enter and validate iTunes backup password in the pop-up window, so that you can continue to scan your device.

Enter iTunes Backup Password

2. If your device is running iOS 13 or above, and has no encrypted backup in iTunes, you will see this pop-up window. If you want to scan out Call History, FaceTime and Safari History data, you can click Encrypted Scan to move on. But if you don’t, just click Cancel and the program will skip scanning these three types of data.

Encrypted Scan

Mode 2. Recover from iTunes backup file

Step 1. After launching the program, choose the second mode Recover from iTunes Backup File. All the backup files in your computer will be detected and listed. Scan the one you need.

Recover from iTunes

Step 2. If you have encrypted iTunes backup, you need to enter the backup password first to continue to scan from iTunes backup file.

iTunes Backup Password

Step 3. After scanning, the scan results will be listed. Check what you need and click Recover.

Recover From iTunes Photos

Mode 3. Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Run this software and select Recover from iCloud Backup File. Sign into your iCloud account.

Recover From iTunes Photos

Note: If you have enabled two-factor authentication, you should tap Trust button on iPhone, and then Apple will send you the verification code to your iPhone. Enter the received verification code in this software.

Fonelab Enter Verification Code

Step 2. Here are 2 ways of scanning and recovering deleted data from iCloud.

1. Select the data type you want to recover from iCloud like Contacts, Notes, Reminders, Photos, etc. After that, click Start button to scan iCloud data.

Fonelab Select Data Type from iCloud for Scanning

It will take some time to complete the scan process. When the scan is done, just click the data type from the left sidebar and the details will show on the right.

Select the data you want to recover and click Recover button to save the deleted files on computer.

Fonelab Recover Lost data from iCloud Backup

2. Another option left to you is to scan from iCloud Backup.

Fonelab Scan iCloud Backup

Step 1. Click it and all the backup files associated with the iCloud account will display. You can pick up one of them according to the device name and backup date. Click Download to continue.

Fonelab Download iCloud Backup File

Step 2. In the pop-up window, all the data types of iCloud backup will appear. Select the checkbox of the items and click Next. Then this software will scan iCloud backup file immediately.

Fonelab Choose Item from iCloud Backup File

Step 3. When the scanning process is done. Click the data type from the left pane and view them in details on the right. Select the deleted files that you want to restore and click Recover button to export the deleted data from iCloud backup to your computer.

Fonelab Recover Deleted Files from iCloud Backup File