We keep some of our most important files on our iPhones, from family photos to business contacts, so data loss can be extremely upsetting. But don’t worry because, as long as you have your device or a backup, iPhone data recovery is possible.
If you still have your iPhone, there are three ways to restore lost or deleted files:
By restoring an iPhone backup, you are able to recover all the content and settings from the time the backup was taken. See our instructions for:
This is the best iPhone data recovery method if you have purchased a new device after yours was broken, lost or stolen.
However, if you are trying to restore lost or accidentally deleted files to the same iPhone, it’s important to note that a full device restore will overwrite all existing device data. So, you might be better off extracting files from your backup or recovering files from your iPhone’s database, instead.
You can recover text messages, photos, contacts and more from an iPhone backup — without conducting a full iPhone restore — by using Enigma Recovery. This is useful if you want to avoid overwriting existing device data, or you no longer have access to your iPhone. You can then save the recovered files to your computer or restore them to your device.
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Photos and videos can only be recovered from an iTunes backup.
Our iPhone data recovery software is able to extract certain types of lost or deleted files from your device’s database, meaning that it is possible to recover iPhone data without a backup. You can then save the recovered files to your computer or restore them to your iPhone.
Once you have recovered files from your iPhone or backup using Enigma Recovery, you can export them to a destination of your choice using the ‘Export & Restore’ menu. This makes it easy to back up, transfer and print your data.
The possible file formats depend on the data type:
After recovering iPhone data with Enigma Recovery, either from the device or a backup, there are four main ways to restore it to your iPhone:
Whether you lost data due to a failed iOS update, water damage, accidental deletion, or any other reason, you should have been able to successfully recover your iPhone data using one of the methods above. If not, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly support team.
To reduce the risk of data loss in the future, we’d recommend reviewing your iPhone backup settings. If you downloaded the full version of Enigma Recovery, don’t forget that you can continue using all of the software features to manage your iOS data.