Best Data Recovery iOS Apps for your iPhone

iPhones are made to be secure, right? At least, Apple claims it to be.

And it is indeed quite right. With an iCloud backup plan, you are free to forget worrying about losing out your essential data, photos and videos, pages, numbers or keynote documents, or just any other file. Everything you are backing up with iCloud should stay safe and secured.

To check whether you have an iCloud active plan, you can go to your Settings > Your Name > iCloud. There you can see your iCloud storage plan, along with a list of apps that are using them. You are free to include or exclude as many apps from that list. Anything above 5GB will need you to purchase a paid storage plan.

But even then, we often come across situations when Data Recovery is essential. The most common scenario is accidental deletions, which in turn, deletes it from iCloud too.

If that’s the case, then you are in the right place.

In the earlier posts, we discussed Data Recovery Apps and Softwares for Android, Windows Data Recovery, and Macbook Data Recovery. This is the last part of our Data Recovery series. In today’s post, we will take a look at the best data recovery apps for Apple iPhones. Note that these apps will need your phone to be connected with your PC to perform correctly. So, make sure you have your computer handy.

Here’s an overview:

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Have you deleted your data? What to do?

Chances are there that you came by this page ‘after’ committing the religious crime of deleting your files already! If that’s the case, then before you proceed, take a look at these important points to improve your chances of recovering your lost data.

  • Stop using Files App: Okay, the first thing you should take care of is leaving out the Files app. Don’t browse anything using the Files app. Don’t create new files or folders or edit existing ones. Refrain yourself from cut, copy, or paste actions. This is because your phone logs every new action you take, so your aim should be keeping your phone as close to the original.
  • Don’t overwrite any files on the target location: The target location that you are trying to recover may be a folder on your iPhone or an external drive. The thumb rule is not to add or remove any files from that target location. Else it will be overwritten by the new files, and the recovery process will be difficult.
  • Download and Install Data Recovery Softwares: First, make sure your computer is working fine. Then you should download these apps and Softwares listed below on your computer and proceed to the data recovery process following the instructions.
  • Not all Apps work for Everyone: This goes beyond saying: Every app works differently. So, don’t expect success with the first app you try. It might not happen. Proceed to the next one. Keep trying.

That’s all you should keep in mind. The main objective is to keep your system unaltered. I hope you got my point. Now let’s proceed to the list of software.

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EaseUS MobiSaver

EaseUS MobiSaver

EaseUS MobiSaver is a powerful application to recover data from your iPhone or other iOS devices. With this, you can recover contacts, photos, messages, call history, notes, reminders, calendar entries, videos, voice memos, Safari bookmarks, WhatsApp messages, and more. The software even scans your iTunes and iCloud for data in addition to the primary storage of your iOS device. It can even recover encoded backups from iTunes. You need to connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac. The free version just recovers a single photo and 5 contacts but can scan everything and let you know if your data is recoverable or not before you buy the full version.

EaseUS MobiSaver

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Dr. Fone for iOS

Dr. Fone for iOS

Dr. Fone is one of the most efficient recovery software for mobile devices. And that’s true even for iPhones. Just connect your iOS device with your Mac or your PC, fire up the software and start scanning for deleted files. It might take some time to scan your iPhone for data. The software can not only be used to just recover old data but can also be used in situations like water damage, jailbreaking, iOS system crash, backup, unable to synchronize backup and more.

Dr. Fone for iOS

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Stellar Data Recovery for iOS

Stellar Data Recovery for iOS

Stellar Data Recovery is another option for you if you want to recover data from your iOS device, whether it be your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The app functions similarly to the above two – you need to connect your device with your PC / Mac. Then, fire up the software and start scanning for your lost files. You can easily recover photos, videos, contacts, call history, messages, voice memos and bookmarks from your iOS devices. The free version lets you scan your entire device and tells you whether or not it can recover your data, so you know if it’s worth it.

Stellar Data Recovery for iOS

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iMobie PhoneRescue

iMobie PhoneRescue

PhoneRescue by iMobie has an intuitive UI, straightforward workflow and a very simple step-by-step wizard which ensures that all of your data gets rescued without any technical complications. The software can recover more than 31 types of essential files from your iOS device and the company claims that it’s the only software that can do that. It can recover your photos, messages, WhatsApp, video, Safari bookmarks, notes, playlists and more. Text messages and call history can be recovered in HTML format.

iMobie PhoneRescue

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Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery

Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery

Gihosoft’s iPhone Data Recovery can retrieve 12+ types of files, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp, Viber, notes, etc. It can help you retrieve files from your iCloud and iTunes as well. The software works even if your data is lost due to accidental deletion, iOS upgrade or jailbreak failure, factory reset, system crash, virus attack, etc. Just like other applications on this list, Gihosoft lets you preview your files and tell you which ones are recoverable or not. All you have to do is to connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC, run the software and perform the scan. After that, you can choose to pay for the software and fully recover all your lost data.

Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery

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Tenorshare UltData

Tenorshare UltData

Tenorshare UltData has the ability to scan and recover files even from the encrypted iTunes backup files. It supports the recovery of more than 35 file types including Messages & Message Attachments, Contacts, Photos, Videos, Safari History, Kik & Kik Attachments, Viber Data, Wechat Data, Reminders, WhatsApp Attachments and more. The software supports all iPhones starting from the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 all the way up to the latest iPhone 11. iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. You can preview your files before recovering them and the application also supports selective recovery.

Tenorshare UltData

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MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS

MiniTool’s mobile recovery for iOS is an easy to use recovery software for your iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. It can recover lost contacts, messages, photos, notes, videos, etc from your iOS device easily. It is helpful if your data is lost because of a system crash, virus intrusion, factory reset, upgrading problems, jailbreak failure, etc. It supports all of the recent iPhones and other iOS devices, as well as multiple iOS versions. You can recover either from the device itself or iCloud or iTunes backup. It also gets updates whenever a new iOS version comes out, so you’re future-proof as well.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery

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Disk Drill 3

Disk Drill 3 for iOS

Disk Drill is one of the best recovery applications and works flawlessly for iOS devices as well. All you have to do is download Disk Drill on your Mac, connect your iOS device, locate it in Disk Drill, click “Recover” and wait for the scanning to complete. Once the scanning gets completed, it creates an invisible iTunes backup file that has all the device’s databases in it. Then the application runs its own iOS data recovery tools to rebuild your iOS files and data structures to list with everything recoverable.

Disk Drill 3

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FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

FoneLab Data Recovery recovers more than 20 types of files from your iOS device. If you have lost data, using iCloud or iTunes may result in the memory getting overwritten. FoneLab ensures that you recover your data without replacing existing data with ease. The application lets you preview data before recovering so you can have an understanding of whether or not you can get back your data. It can also perform backups for your device so that you can easily get your files back if you lose your data again.

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

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iMyFone D-Back

iMyFone D-Back

iMyFone D-Back can recover your files from different types of scenarios such as accidental deletion, factory reset, iOS upgrade, bricked iPhone, virus attack, lost iPhone. It can view, extract, and selectively recover data from your iTunes backup without restoring. The ‘Smart Recovery’ feature on this application uses a combination of local recovery, iTunes, and iCloud to recover files and speed up the recovery process efficiently. The software even fixes iOS issues, if they exist, and supports recovery of encrypted iTunes backup as well. It lets you preview all your files before actual recovery, and you can select which files to keep as well.

iMyFone D-Back

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Last Words:

So this ends our four-part Data Recovery series. My aim with this series was only to list a few handy Data Recovery Softwares and tools for different operating systems in one place so that they are easily accessible for those who need it.
If you missed my earlier posts, check them out below:

Thanks for reading. If you have any further queries, feel free to drop a comment below. I will be happy to help. If you have any other software that enabled you to recover your accidentally deleted files, let me know that too. I will add it after a thorough inspection.

That’s all or now. I will be back soon with another exciting update. Keep reading HiTricks.

Karthik is a BCA student who loves to write about science and technology. He also loves reading encyclopaedia when he's not writing.

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