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Deleted data recovery solutions for iOS devices

Top iPhone Data Recovery brands

If you’ve lost data from your iPhone due to a software update, faulty backup or a manual error you’re probably jumping from page to page through Google Search, looking for the most effective and cost friendly solution. So we’ve decided to save you time and effort! The guide below will simplify the task of finding the right iPhone data recovery software for you! The breakdown below will also help if your device is broken, crashed or has been stolen. Many of the software versions below can recover data from iPhone backups created using iTunes.

Here is a complete overview of the top iPhone Data Recovery brands, helping you recover deleted messages, contacts, notes and more from your iPhone or iPhone backup. The chart below details, the pricing, features and usability of the top iPhone recovery brands. We hope you find it useful!

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Software features Wondershare Dr Fone iPhone backup extractor SmartPhone Recovery PRO EaseUS MobiSaver
Compatibility Up to iOS 9 Up to iOS 9 Up to iOS 9 Up to iOS 9
Data types recovered
  • SMS, iMessages, message attachments
  • Contacts, reminders
  • Notes, calendar items, reminders
  • Voice memos, call logs, FaceTime logs
  • Whatsapp history, safari bookmarks
Only extracted data (not deleted)
  • SMS, WhatsApp history, MMS
  • Contacts, voicemails
  • Notes, calendar items
  • Photos, videos
  • App data, recordings
  • Location data
  • SMS, iMessages, message attachments
  • Contacts
  • Notes, calendar items, reminders
  • Call logs, FaceTime logs
  • Whatsapp history
  • SMS, iMessages, message attachments
  • Contacts
  • Notes, calendar items, reminders
  • Voice memos, call logs, FaceTime logs
  • Whatsapp
  • Bookmarks
Deleted photo recovery Retrieves photos in iOS8 ‘recently deleted’ folder Retrieves photos from iOS backup only Retrieves photos in iOS8 recently deleted folder Retrieves photos in iOS8 recently deleted folder
Ease of use (5-easy) 4 3 5 4
Money back guarantee 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days
Free trial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recovers from
  • iOS devices
  • iTunes backup
  • iCloud backup
  • iTunes backup
  • iCloud backup
  • iOS devices
  • iTunes backup
  • iCloud coming soon
  • iOS devices
  • iTunes backup
  • iCloud backup
From encrypted backups Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export options CSV, HTML and VCF CSV and VCF CSV, XML, XLS & VCF CSV, HTML and VCF
Restore to device No No Yes, with free app No
Other software needed iTunes None iTunes iTunes
Price $69.95 $29.95 $59 $59.95
License types
  • Up to 5 devices (1 PC)
  • Single (1 PC)
  • Single (1 PC)
  • Single (1 PC)
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SmartPhone Recovery PRO and Restore app

By Enigma Recovery, $59.99, FREE app

With SmartPhone Recovery PRO and Restore app you can: recover deleted messages, recover deleted contacts, recover deleted calls and more whilst restoring them straight back to your phone. Once the data has been recovered with the desktop software, complete restoration is then completed with the free Restore app. The software and app combination cleverly enables users to safely recover deleted data from iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch devices and iTunes backup files. Once the software is downloaded and activated, users can either connect their device, or choose to recover data from an iTunes backup file.

Throughout the recovery process the software guarantees 100% no harm to your device or existing iOS data as it mirrors rather that extracts data from your handset.

Dr. Fone for iOS

By Wondershare, $69.95/£46

Dr. Fone for iOS created by Wondershare enables users to recover lost or deleted contacts, recover deleted text messages and more from iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The application also extracts lost contacts, deleted text messages, call history and other items without an iPhone, using your iTunes or iCloud backup file. Similar to the recovery option above Dr Fone for iOS by Wondershare, helps users recover iPhone data after file deletion, when a device is lost or stolen, or if an iOS update has erased data.

After the recovery process your deleted data will be stored to your PC or laptop.

MobiSaver

By EaseUs, $59.95/£39

iPhone data recovery with EaseUS helps you recover deleted data from your iPhone and recover lost data from an iTunes backup file. Once the software boots up, you are given the option whether to recover from iOS device or iTunes backup. If you have an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4, your process will be quite different as you will be prompted to enter into “Advanced Mode” to initiate the recovery.

iPhone Backup Extractor

By Reincubate, $29.95/£20

iPhone Backup Extractor is a program that helps users recover lost SMS messages, calendar events, contacts, photos and more from their iPhone backup file. If you have previously synced your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud, this software will enable you to recover SMS text messages, notes, contacts, calendar events, videos, photos and application files from the backup.

The program is specifically designed for users who have a lost or broken device, or whose data is otherwise inaccessible. Although recovering from a backup is possible with iPhone Backup Extractor, the software is not designed to recover any deleted files.

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