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3 Ways to Undelete Files on iPhone

"I deleted something important files from my iPhone 5S, and it's quite urgent for tomorrow's meeting! What should I do? Help!"

It is not an uncommon phenomenon that you lose some valuable files on iPhone due to various kinds of reasons like accidental deletion, failing iOS update, jailbreak, device crash etc. Beyond dispute, data loss on iPhone can drive you crazy if you have no ideas on how to retrieve them. While now you won't worry any long after referring to this article on tips for recovering deleted/lost files from iPhone.

What You Need:

  • Your iPhone and its digital cable;
  • A computer;
  • iRefone for Mac

iRefone for Mac(or iRefone for Windows) is developed to help users recover multiple types of iOS data and files on iPhone, iPad and iPod. Except guaranteeing you with the safety of your files and the usability of the program, iRefone for Mac also has some incomparable advantages as below:

  • Supports recovering as many as 18 types of iOS files, including messages and attachments, notes, contacts, photos, call history, reminders, calendars, Safari bookmarks, Whatsapp history, etc.
  • Supports recovering deleted files and data from iPhone, iTunes backup, and iCloud backup. Whether you have made backup or not before deleting the files, you have chance to get what you have lost with iRefone for Mac.
  • Allows users to preview deleted files before recovering. You can selectively recover what you need instead of whole restoring.
  • Supports All the Modes of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including the newest iPhone 6s (Plus).

Solution 1: Undelete files directly on iPhone

Solution 2: Undelete files from iTunes backup

Solution 3: Undelete files from iCloud backup

Solution 1: Undelete files directly on iPhone

Step 1. Run the program and connect your device to your Mac

Install and run iRefone for Mac on Mac, connect the device you want to recover with Mac via USB cable. Then you will see the interface as follows, click "Start" to access the files in device.


Tips: If you use an iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod Touch 4, you can also start the scanning of your device by clicking on the "Advanced Mode" button.

Step 2. Choose and Scan the files to be recovered

All the files categories in the device are displayed in the interface. Just click on the icon of the data you want to recover and the software will automatically start to analyze and scan it.


Step 3. Preview and Recover data to Mac

When the scanning is finished, you could preview all contents of the selected files, including these deleted one. (Contacts, Messages, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminders and Safari Bookmark) You can tick any items you want and store them on your computer by clicking on the "Recover to Mac" button. If you want to preview other files, just click the "Close" button to exist the current preview interface and click other icon view other files.


Tips: iRefone for Mac supports to transfer recovered Notes, Contacts directly back to device. After scanning these two items, pick out these notes or contacts you need and click "Recover to Device" button on the interface to transfer these recovered Notes and Contacts directly back to your device. You can also edit notes and contacts and save the modified data.

Solution 2: Undelete files from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup file and scan it

Run iRefone for Mac on Mac, Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" on the main interface. All the iTunes backup files of your iOS Device which has ever synced with iTunes on this Mac will be automatically found and listed here. You can choose the one you want and click "Select" to access the files interface.


Tips: If your iOS device backup is not displayed here, it's probably because your iOS device has not synced with iTunes on this Mac or you save the backup in other location. You can click "Select more" button to choose the backup by yourself.

Step 2. Preview the data in iTunes Backup

Then you will enter into the interface to show you all the files categories in your backup. Select the data you want to preview. The scanning time depends on the database in your iTunes Backup. You can preview them one by one before recovery.


Step 3. Recover iTunes Backup files

When the scanning is finished, you can selectively mark and recover those you want by click the "Recover to Mac" button on the bottom-right to save them on your computer.

Solution 3: Undelete files from iCloud backup

Step 1. Log in your iCloud account

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" from the top menu on the program's primary window. Then you'll see the window as follows. You need to enter your iCloud account and the password to log in, so that you can download the backup file.

Note: It's totally safe here to log in your account. We won't take any record of your account or the file content at any time. You're always the only person who can see the account and acess the file. We take your privacy seriously.


Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.


And then in the pop-up window, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.


Step 3. Preview and Recover files from iCloud Backup

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can click the icon of the data you need in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover to Mac" to save them on your computer with one click.

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