Is it possible to recover lost data from iPhone memory?
If you've searched online, you may find lots of data recovery software declaring that they can recover your lost data from various memory cards from mobile phones. Read more carefully, and you'll find that the memory card is always the external memory card, not internal one, especially iPhone internal memory card. Is it possible to recover data from iPhone internal memory card? The answer is YES. How? Read on.
How to perform iPhone memory data recovery
First of all, you need to get a right iPhone memory recovery software. There are not many, but there indeed is the kind of software. If you don't have an option, here is my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (iPhone Data Recovery) (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (Windows). Both of the software allow you to retrieve iPhone memory data by extracting iTunes backup as well as directly scan and recover data from iPhone memory cards.
You can get the free trial version to have a try. Do get the right one for your own iOS devices if you want to directly scan and recover data from iPhone (iOS 9 supported) memory.
Next, let's try Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Windows) and check how to recover iPhone internal memory card data in steps. If you are a Mac user, please download the Mac version of Wondershare dr.fone for ios (available for iOS 9) to recover data in similar steps.
Important: In order to make sure that your lost data can be successfully recovered from iPhone memory, you'd better power off your iPhone and stop using it for anything including receiving calls, messages, etc. Any operation can overwrite your lost data.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer
Run Dr. fone on your computer, and connect your iPhone. Then you'll get the interface below.
For using iPhone 6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5C/5S/5/4S:
For using iPhone 4/3GS: You need to download a plug-in here.
Step 2. Scan your iPhone memory
For iPhone 6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5C/5S/5/4S users, you can directly click Start Scan to begin scanning your iPhone. If you are an iPhone 4/3GS user, follow the steps below to get into the scanning mode to scan your iPhone memory for lost data:
- Hold your iPhone and click the Start button.
- Press Power and Home buttons on your dead iPhone at the same time for exactly 10 seconds. The Software will count time for you.
- When 10 seconds passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
After you entered the system, the software will automatically scan your iPhone as follows.
Step 3. Preview & recover data from iphone memory card
The scan will take you a while. You are allowed to preview the found data since the first file is found, and stop the scan when you've already got the lost data you want. Then mark those data and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
Note: Data found in each category includes those deleted recently. You can check them by sliding the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.
You can also watch the video tutorial below.
Important: If you want to recover iPhone memory data from iTunes backup, you'd better not sync your iPhone with iTunes after you deleted files, or the iTunes backup will be updated and becomes the same as the current data on your iPhone memory. You'll lost the previous data forever.
Step 1. Scan your iTunes backup
Both of the Wondershare Dr. fone and Wondershare Data Recovery for iTunes can let you recover iPhone memory data from iTunes backup. Next, let's check the steps with Dr. fone.
When launching Dr. fone, switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File", then you'll get the interface below. All iTunes backup files for your iOS devices are found and displayed. Choos the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to extract the content.
Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone memory data
After the scan, you can preview and recover the data you want just as the last step above. Mark them and click "Recover" to save them all on your computer with one click.
In order to prevent important data on your iPhone from losing, it is very important and useful to make an immediate backup. Please remember to make backup regularly.
Watch the video tutorial below