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dr.fone - Recover (iOS): How To

How To Recover Data from iPhone/iPad Directly?

Step 1. Launch dr.fone and connect your iPhone/iPad

Install and launch dr.fone on your computer. Select Recover from all the modules.

drfone recover screen

Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to the computer using a lightening cable. If the iOS device requires you to trust the computer, tap on Trust on your iOS device.

Tips: To make sure your iOS device can be connected successfully, you need to have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. But don't launch iTunes when you use dr.fone, in case that iTunes might sync your iPhone automatically. To stop auto-synchronization, launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2. Select the file types

Once your device is recognized, you will be able to select the file types you need to scan and recover.

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Step 3. Scan Your Device for Lost Data on It

After you select the file types, click Start Scan to let dr.fone to scan the data on your iOS device. This process will take a few minutes, so wait patiently. During the scanning process, please keep your iOS device connected and don't open any other iOS management tools on your computer.

scan data on ios device

Step 3. Preview and recover the data you need

After the scan completes, you can preview the files one by one and then choose the one(s) you need to recover. You can click the Print icon to print the data and use the search box to search the data you need more quickly.

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You can check the files you need and click Recover to Computer to save them on your computer. For data like text messages, iMessage, contacts, and notes, there is another option: Restore to Device. If you want to put these messages back to your iOS device, click "Recover to Device".