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For Smartphones & Computers

Lost Important Data?

Be it for work or personal use, smartphones and computers are now everyday essentials for creating, storing and viewing all sorts of data. And as our use of these devices has increased, so too have the risks of unexpected deletion or data loss. This can happen in numerous ways:

  • Faulty back-ups
  • Failed transfers
  • Corrupt data
  • Viruses
  • Accidentally or manually deleting

So when confronted with such a scenario, is it possible to recover that data? If so, which data recovery software can help ensure you’re fully prepared across all devices (iPhones, Android phones, computers, USBs, SD cards and hard-drives)?

Well, to save you the time and effort we’ve searched the web far and wide to assemble four of the most popular data recovery brands. And to determine which is the best, we’ve analysed each in terms of cost, ease-of-use, convenience and ability to do the job.

Recommended
Wondershare EaseUS iMobie Enigma Digital
Devices Compatible for recovery
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
  • Android Devices
  • SD Cards
  • External hard-drives (including USB & portable)
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
  • Android Devices
  • SD Cards
  • External hard-drives (including USB & portable)
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
  • Android Devices
  • SD Cards
  • External hard-drives (including USB & portable)
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
  • Android Devices
  • SD Cards
  • Internal hard-drives
  • External hard-drives (including USB & portable)
Data / files recovered

Phone:

  • SMS, iMessages, Whatsapp history
  • Photos, videos
  • Contacts, reminders, call history
  • Notes, calendar items
  • Internet bookmarks / history

Computer:

  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Audio
  • Zip
  • Documents – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Phone:

  • SMS, iMessages, Whatsapp history
  • Photos, videos
  • Contacts, reminders, call history
  • Notes, calendar items
  • Internet bookmarks / history

Computer:

  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Audio
  • Zip
  • Documents – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Phone:

  • SMS, iMessages, Whatsapp history
  • Photos, videos
  • Contacts, reminders, call history
  • Notes, calendar items
  • Internet bookmarks / history

Computer:

  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Audio
  • Zip
  • Documents – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Phone:

  • SMS, iMessages, Whatsapp history
  • Photos, videos
  • Contacts, reminders, call history
  • Notes, calendar items
  • Internet bookmarks / history

Computer:

  • Videos
  • Photos
  • Audio
  • Zip
  • Documents – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Packages Required
(One-year Activation)
  • Dr Fone – iPhone

  • Windows: $139.95
  • Mac: $159.95
  • Dr Fone – Android

  • Windows: $119.95
  • Mac: – $59.95
  • Data Recovery

  • Windows: $29.95
  • Mac: $79.95
  • MobiSaver – iPhone

  • Windows: $59.95
  • Mac: $79.95
  • MobiSaver – Android

  • Windows: $39.95
  • Mac: – $39.95
  • Data Recovery Wizard Pro

  • Windows: $69.95
  • Mac: $89.95
  • iMobie – iPhone

  • Mac: $49.99
  • iMobie – Any Trans

  • Mac: $39.99
  • iMobie – PhotoTrans

  • Mac: $29.99
  • Enigma Recovery

  • Windows & Mac: $59.99
Total cost
  • $289.85

  • (Windows)
  • $299.85

  • (Mac)
  • $169.85

  • (Windows)
  • $209.85

  • (Mac)
  • $119.97

  • (Mac only)
  • $59.99

  • (Windows & Mac cross-platform)
Our Rating

Wondershare

Wondershare’s solution for complete data recovery is spread out over three packages. The separate smartphone programmes (‘Dr Fone for iOS’ and ‘Dr Fone for Android’) are able to recover the most commonly sought-after data – text messages, WhatsApp history, videos, photos and contacts. It can also retrieve calendar entries, contacts and internet history. And their third package, Data Recovery, is specifically designed to recover files from your computer, SD cards, USB sticks and external hard-drives.

Total Price: $289.85 (Windows) or $299.85

Despite offering the full array of data recovery, it does require a hefty investment and a commitment to three packages to ensure you’re able to recover lost files across any device.

EaseUS

Just like Wondershare, EaseUS spreads out its solutions over three separate packages. ‘MobiSaver for iOS’ and ‘MobiSaver for Android’ both, respectively, recover text messages, WhatsApp history, videos, photos, contacts, calendar entries, notes and internet history. And its Data Recovery Wizard Pro also aims to retrieve data from computer devices such as hard-disks, hard-drives, SD cards and USB sticks.

Total Price: $169.85 (Windows) or $209.85 (Mac)

EaseUS aims to recover your data across all digital devices – smartphones and computers – but again, it can only offer this over three packages which must be purchased separately.

iMobile

iMobie tailors its offerings to iOS and Mac users only. The iPhone recovery software will recover your messages, photos, videos, contacts, etc. for your iPhone device. But it can only do so if you’re working from a Mac computer (sorry Windows users!). And although it can transfer files between your Apple devices, it doesn’t seem to offer any solutions to recover lost data on a Mac computer.

PRICE: $119.97 (Mac only)

It’s cheaper than both Wondershare and EaseUS, and that’s due to it being Apple and iPhone specific. It also focuses only on iPhone data recovery, as opposed to Mac or other computer devices.

Enigma Digital

Enigma Digital’s ‘Enigma Recovery’ distinguishes itself from the other solutions by not only merging iOS, Android and computer data recovery into one software, but it’s also available cross-platform (over Windows and Mac). This simplifies the overall data rescuing process – be it text messages, iMessages, Whatsapp history and contacts for your smartphone, or word documents, PDFs and ZIP files for your Mac or Windows PC. And in addition to scanning and finding your lost data, it offers a free Restore app that will restore the data back to your iPhone or Android device. This unique function is currently not offered by any other data recovery software on the market.

Price: $59.99 (Windows and Mac)

Reasonably priced and eliminating the burden of buying and installing different programs, Enigma Recovery is an all-in-one solution for rescuing lost data. The single software is compatible with iPhones, Android phones, Windows computers, Mac computers, SD cards, cameras, USBs and external hard-drives. And it can recover almost any data type:

iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • SMS
  • iMessages
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Calendars
  • Calls
  • WhatsApp history
  • Internet history

Android

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • SMS
  • Contacts
  • Notes
  • Calendars
  • Calls
  • WhatsApp history
  • Internet history

SD Cards / Computers / Hard-drives

  • Images
  • Audio
  • Music
  • ZIP files
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator