How to Recover Deleted Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod

How many times did you bite your nail after deleting important files from your iOS device? Or how many times you wish you could save your files after a format of your iPhone or iPad? If the answer is “several times already”, this article is for you. Here, you can teach you to retrieve the deleted files from your iPhone X/8/7/6/5s/4, iPad, iPod easily.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Data using iCloud without Restoring iPhone
Part 2: Selectively Recover Data from iPhone
– 2.1 Recover Deleted Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Directly
– 2.2 Recover Deleted Data from iTunes Backup

Part 1: Recover Deleted Data using iCloud without Restoring iPhone

Sometimes you might deliberately or accidentally delete data from your iPhone or iPad, but you need the file now. You might think that this is impossible to get the file in this condition. But the fact is, you can restore your deleted data from iCloud gives you the opportunity to restore that deleted data from the iCloud data in between 30 days of deletion. From this service, you can retrieve all of your files including photos, videos, contacts, calendars and reminders etc. In this part, we’ll discuss, how you can retrieve data using

1.1 Restore deleted files from iCloud

Firstly, we’ll talk about recovering files. Follow the step by step instructions below to get back your files.

Step 1: Firstly, launch any web browser, go to website. And you’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID and password for the authentication.

Step 2: Now click on “Settings” on the main window.

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Step 3: You can find “Advanced” tab at the bottom left corner. Here, tap on “Restore Files”.

Step 4: Here, select the files you want to restore by unchecking the rest files you don’t require. Alternatively, tap “Select All” if you want to restore all the file types.

Step 5: Now click on “Restore” and the restoring process will be started.

Be patient while the process completes and at the end of the process, you can get back all the files of last 30 days.

1.2 Restore deleted contacts from iCloud

Restoring your contacts from iCloud is easy, however, you can’t restore a single contact from here. You have to restore all the contacts which iCloud took as a periodic backup earlier. This will overwrite your current database. So, any contact you added recently after the iCloud backup will be deleted automatically and will be replaced by the last backup file.


Let’s have a look you can restore contacts from iCloud recent backup.

Step 1: Go to website and log in. Click on “Settings > Advanced”.

Step 2: Here, tap on “Restore Contacts”.

Step 3: You can see the archive files for iCloud backups. Select a backup you need to restore (Generally the latest one) and tap the “Restore” option.

iCloud Advanced Restore Contacts

If you have lots of contacts, it will take a long time to restore all the contacts. After completion, you can see all your previous contacts is restored on your iOS device.

1.3 Restore photos and videos from iCloud

If you want to recover your deleted photos and videos, your iOS device is already an option “Deleted Album” to restore those media files. However, if your iPhone was broken or stolen, you can also retrieve your deleted photos and videos from this iCloud website. For doing so, you need to follow the below guide step by step.

Step 1: Go to iCloud and click on “Photos” on the main window.

Step 2: Now click on “Album” option, here you can find “Recently Deleted” album option.iCloud Recently Deleted

Step 3: You can see all the deleted photos from last 30 days here. Click the photos which you want to recover and Click on “Recover” to get back the photos and videos from an iCloud server.


But how to recover missing data which have been deleted more than 30 days, below we will show you another way with a recovery tool.

Part 2: Selectively Recover Data from iPhone

Restoring from the iCloud website is great and can be done anytime. But you can always use the “iPhone Data Recovery” tool for a much easier and hassle free way. This toolkit is very helpful and can restore data selectively as well. “iPhone data recovery” is the one stop solution for all your backup and restoration problems. Also, this tool supported latest iOS 11.
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Let’s have a look how we can use this tool to retrieve files for iOS devices, and we suggest you that stop to use your phone or turn the phone to airplane mode to prevent data overwritten by the new data.

2.1 Recover Deleted Data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Directly

iPhone data recovery tool can restore your data from your iOS device directly with or without any backup of your files. For this, follow the steps below. Make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer.


Step 1: Download and install the “iPhone data recovery” tool and run this program on your computer. Click on “Recover” from the interface.

Next connect your iPhone or iPad to computer using data cable

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Step 2:  After the software detect your device, you will see a window containing various file types that can be restored from the tool. Uncheck the files you don’t need to restore.

iOS Select Files

Step 3: Now, click on “Start Scan” option to start analyzing the files. It’s a lengthy process depending on the files you have. If you can see your desired file, you can tap on “pause” anytime.

iOS Recover Device Photos

Step 4: Upon completion of the scan, you can see all your lost and existing data. Select the files you want to restore either on your computer or your device and click on “Restore” at the below.

2.2 Recover Deleted Data from iTunes Backup

You can also take backup selectively with your iTunes backup easily with help of this toolkit.
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Step 1: Run the software and select the “Recover” feature. Next click on “Recover iOS Data”.

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Step 2: Now, select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option from the left side panel and you can see your iTunes backup files here.

iOS Choose iTunes Backup

Step 3: Select the backup file you want to restore. Now you can see the files available inside the backup just by clicking “Start scan” option. This needs a while to complete.


Step 4: Now, you can preview your files here. Select the file types from the left side window to see only that file type. Click on the file you want to restore and tap on the “Restore to computer” or “Restore to Device”. Select the option as per your desired and your file will be restored.

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By following the above two processes, you can easily restore or retrieve various files from your iOS device after the deletion. For an experience the hassle free transfer and retrieval, you should try the “iOS data recovery” tool once to see the difference.

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