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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!

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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.

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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Hi, when you restore the iOS device with iTunes or iCloud backup, it will erase all the existing data on the device. That why when you need to restore files selectively, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. In this case, did you back up your phone before you restore it? If yes, you can try to use Dr.Fone for iOS to scan the backup files and recover files selectively.
La
Did you backup the iphone 4 after you had it restored? Because I had the same thing happen... Restore one phone then backed it up after and things got deleted from my newer phone.
kat
Is it also possible for the notes that appear as "deleted" because they have merged from old devices and current ones if all under the same Icloud account? Or does not all the data "merge" and show up in the backup recovery??
kat
What exactly does it mean when you can see the deleted notes rather than existing on the backup? How do you tell from when that data was even from, because some only show the current date rather than when it was written. Are those deleted notes stored from before the back up even took place?
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Does the itunes still recognize your iTouch? If yes, you can try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to scan the device. If the device cannot be recognized, I am sorry our product won't be able to help.
Alex
I had an old iTouch 4th generation, from all my photos from my last day of school, to my re-unification with my cousin and the pictures from when my guinea pigs were born. In October 2012, my ipod touch failed to start. With no backup and no sync, I thought it was over. Until I found this program. I looked at the comments and it seems it might work. I never tried it. Does it work?
jatinmagu
I have taken few pictures through my new iphone 6 and then have restored my new iphone with the old one iphone 4. After restore i observed that I have lost all the pics which are present on my new iphone. Is their any way to recover those pics.
Sam
Do you get more info from the paid version or is the only difference being able to recover with the paid version? Also how do you read the actual whats app messages it only gives you the option to see that the files are there ?
Keith
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.
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