Our smartphones have become almost indispensable. We use them to keep track of our health, talk with friends, make and exchange photos, shop, and browse the internet. Almost anything a computer can do, a smartphone can now do as well.
Still, no matter how much faith we put into technology, there comes a time when we discover it is not infallible. iPhones are known to be more secure and run better than most Android phones, but they are not free of issues.
When your iPhone starts behaving poorly, the best thing you can do is reset it to factory settings. But what happens with your data if you do this? As you can probably tell, a factory reset wipes all data from your iPhone. This means all your apps, photos, messages, and contacts will be deleted.
Whether you accidentally wiped your phone or you were forced to do so because some features stopped working properly, you probably don’t want to lose all your files.
This leads us to one big question: can data from a wiped iPhone be recovered?
Well, the short answer is yes, but only under the right conditions. If you want to be entirely sure all your data is safe, the best thing to do is regularly backup your phone. iPhone users can easily backup their data by storing it in iCloud.
If you did not back up your phone, there are still ways to recover some of your data using professional tools, but it’s always better to prevent rather than cure.
Here is what can be done to recover data from a wiped iPhone, with or without backup.
How to recover data from a wiped iPhone with backup
If you have been doing your backups regularly, then you have nothing to be afraid of. You can use iTunes or iCloud to get your photos, messages, and files back quickly.
In the Settings menu of your device, go to Apps & Data, then you should find the Restore from iCloud Backup option. You will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID, then choose the latest backup from the list you will see. Now all of your backed up files should be restored on your phone.
How to recover data from a wiped iPhone without backup
If you did not back up your data before completely wiping your iPhone, you can’t use the traditional methods listed above to recover it. Still, not all hope is lost, as there are some professional tools, you can use to get some of your files back even if you did not use iTunes or iCloud for backup.
One such tool is Enigma Recovery, an intuitive and easy to use software that helps you restore files such as photos, contacts, and messages from iPhone, iPads, and even iPod Touch. You simply connect your device with the computer, unlock the screen, and let this tool do its part. You can also backup your files with Enigma Recovery, ensuring you never have to worry about losing your data again.
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