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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.

You can also check out the articles below according to the file type you need to recover:


Recover iPhone data lost after factory setting restore!

iphone photo recovery after restore

* 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.

recover iphone data after restoring to factory settings

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.

restore iphone data after factory setting restore

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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Hey Selena I did what you told me too I downloaded dr fone and back up but still my photos are not on there maybe because they were never saved on iTunes or I cloud so what should I do know
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Hi Ruby, as to iPhone5s, currently our product can only recover the photos from iTunes or iCloud backups. May I know how did you back up your phone? Can Dr.Fone for iOS detect your backups?
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Hello ... I seriously need help to recover data from iPhone 5s I restored my phone and saved all the data on computer but I can't find it on computer anymore and I tried to back up my apps and contents are good but my photos are not showing
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Hi Nandita, currently our product does not support to recover media files from iPhone 4S or newer generations yet. Did you ever back up the files to itunes or icloud? If yes, you can try the two methods in the article above.
Nandita
My iPhone 4S had no storage space, and while I was trying to free space, it switched off, and hasn’t started up except to show either the apple logo or the iPhone recovery mode sign. I have a lot of media and data that is not backed up yet. Will I be able to recover these?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
For iPhone 5S, our product can only support to recover photos and videos from itunes or icloud backup files, not from the device itself. If you have not backed the device before, I am sorry our product will not be able to help in this case.
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I was forced to do a complete system restore while updating my iphone5S, to OS 8. is there any software that will actually retrieve my deleted videos and photos? We are heartbroken to have lost the videos. I was planning on downloading Flickr to upload and save them, but it needed the new OS, so while updating the OS everything froze, went to the black screen with the red itunes logo and I had to hold the home button while plugging it in to even get the factory reset to go on. Please advise!
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Hi Nandita, currently our product does not support to recover media files from iPhone 4S or newer generations yet. Did you ever back up the files to itunes or icloud? If yes, you can try the two methods in the article above.
Nandita
My iPhone 4S had no storage space, and while I was trying to free space, it switched off, and hasn’t started up except to show either the apple logo or the iPhone recovery mode sign. I have a lot of media and data that is not backed up yet. Will I be able to recover these?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
For iPhone 5S, our product can only support to recover photos and videos from itunes or icloud backup files, not from the device itself. If you have not backed the device before, I am sorry our product will not be able to help in this case.
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