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How to Recover iPhone Data Lost after Restoring to Factory Settings

Need to recover iPhone data after restore!

My iPhone went into recovery mode after an attempt to upgrade to iOS 8. To get it out of recovery mode, I had to restore it to factory settings. However, all the data I have were lost. Is there a way to get my iPhone data back?

General speaking, when you delete data from your iPhone, it isn't gone forever immediately, but only becomes invisible and can be overwritten by any new data. As to restoring iPhone to factory settings, it's a little hard, because the data might have been overwritten during the restoring. It sounds impossible to recover data from iPhone after factory setting restore. Actually, there is still a chance. All you need is an iPhone data recovery tool. Below are the 3 simple ways to recover iPhone data after restore.

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Recover iPhone data lost after factory setting restore!

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* Retrieve data from iOS devices, iCloud backup and iTunes backup (including encrypted one).
* Recover iPhone contacts, messages, notes, call history, photos, video, and so on.
* Compatible with the latest iOS 8 and supports iPhone Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS
* Regain data lost due to deletion, device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade or factory setting restore.

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Part 1: Extract iTunes Backup to Retrieve Previous Data and Lost Data

Follow steps below:

1. Run the program and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File".
2. Choose the backup file from the list displayed by Dr.Fone, and click "Start Scan" to get it extracted.
3. When the scan stops, you can preview and selectively recover any item you want from the scan result to your computer. It's can be done in one click.

Note: In this way, you can not only recover data existing in the iTunes backup, but also recover those deleted data, which can't be restored directly from iTunes to your iPhone.

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Part 2: Download and Scan iCloud to Recover Previous Data

Follow steps below:

1. Run the program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup".
2. Log in your iCloud account. Choose the backup file you want to download and extract it.
3. Check the backup content and tick to recover the item you want to your computer.

Note: It's totally safe to log in your iCloud account and download the backup file. Dr.Fone won't keep any record of your information and data. The downloaded file is only saved on your own computer and you're the only one to access.

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Note: If you use a Mac, use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) and operate the similar steps as above. Also, you can use Wondershare TunesGo to import your photos, video and contacts to your iPhone effortlessly.

Download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS below to have a try for free now.

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What a crock. The website makes it look like it's relatively easy to retrieve the data. Just plug in your phone, and find the data. Wrong. This software essentially does what iTunes already does. Since my phone crashed, I plugged in my phone, and the software doesn't recognize the phone, because it wasn't technically on. Yeah, right. If my OS is working fine, I wouldn't need a recovery program to retrieve the data. So, I had to wipe the phone clean and start again, and THEN try to retrieve the lost data. Again....yeah, right.
You may try with the trial version first to see whether it can find the lost notes. Here's the download link: http://download.wondershare.com/drfone-for-ios_full1283.exe The current version of Dr. Fone for iOS is not capable of recovering lost photos or videos directly from iPhone 6. If you have the iPhone 6 backed up before, you can try to recover from iTunes backup file or recover from iCloud backup file.
Hi. So I have a 2 part question. I was trying to recover notes that disappeared on my iPhone 5. So I went to iTunes to restore from back up. It did and the notes showed up briefly but disappeared again. iCloud notes are the same ones that I see from aol and gmail. But I lost all of my important notes. My other question is (I wasn't thinking ) and restored my new iPhone 6 from that old backup of the iPhone 5. I forgot I had pictures and video I just took with it. Now they are gone. Anyway to restore it?
Hi, you can try the "fix operating system" of Dr.Fone for iOS to get your iPhone out of recovery mode easily.
Hi , My iphone 5 is in recovery mode. Can I get back my photos from this situation. I don't have iTunes and iclouds back up. Please advise me.
Hi, I'm not 100% sure this program can get all of your pictures back, you know, for the data overwritten issue. My suggestion is before you reset your iPhone to factory settings, back it up to iTunes or iCloud. This program will surely get your pictures back from the iTunes or iCloud backup file. If you have reset your iPhone 4 to factory settings, stop using your iPhone right away and try the program to scan for lost pictures. The sooner the better.
if I turn my phone back to factory version can I recover my pictures on iPhone 4
Hi, only iPhone 4 need to be put into DFU mode. If your iPhone is not iPhone 4, don't do that. And there is the button "restart the device" on the program to put your iPhone into normal mode
Hi Selena, I put my iPhone in DFU mode and plugged in to use Dr.Fone but it says your phone is not in normal mode. How can i make it work in DFU mode?
Just download the program and scan your iPhone to see whether there are some data you need to recover or not.