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How to recover data from iOS 8.3 on Mac Free and professionally

A friend mailed to me to ask for help, the maid said”hey, bro! Help me, I just upgrade my iPhone to iOS 8.3.1, but I don’t know why some of my contacts numbers lost from my phone. Indeed, I just want to recover contacts from my phone on my iMac, but not all data. Do you know any ways can help me? LOL!”

Friendship-help my friend to find single data recovery ways from iOS 8.3 on Mac

Well, indeed, free iOS 8.3 data recovery on Mac is easy, but if we want to restore signle or specific data, we have to make some efforts. iTunes just will restore whole system data for devices.

Although, single data recovery for iOS is relatively trouble, we still need to know what ways can help use get back lost data from iOS 8.3. Here are some FREE ways I found for my friend

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1.Recover data from iCloud

Except for iTunes, Apple provides another cloud service for user to manage their devices’s data. iCloud can be used as cloud drive service. As long as you enble this feature in your device, you can restore data from iCloud which will back up your phone data automatically.

2.Restore from SIM care-for contacts and text messages

This way may be most effective for single contacts and messages recovery for iOS devices. SIM card also have data storage feature,we sometime will copy contacts and messages from phone to SIM card. So, you can see duplication in contacts app of iOS. Even if we wipe the device, it doesn’t matter to SIM care. Finally, it is a good way to restore single or more contacts and messages from SIM Card for iOS 8.3

More professional ways to recover single data from iOS 8.3 on Mac

Certainly, there is no free lunch in the world. Sometime those free ways may be very trouble and not so effective. In this case, we have to find other more professional ways which may cost us some.

For Example, I found two tools can recover single data from iOS 8.3 on Mac OS.

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is a professional iPhone Data Recovery program. It can help user to restore data from different iPhones in different iOS. Especially, with this program, you can restore single file from your iPhone. For iTunes backup, it also can extract iTunes backup file to allow you to view and restore specific data.

There is free trial version of this program. Next, you can follow the 1-2-3 simple steps below:

Launch Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.Remember to connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer so as to recover lost contacts to your iOS 8.3 device.

Choose recovery mode and start scaning data.

Preview and select the lost contacts before recovery. After scanning, you can have a view at those contacts and then, choose the lost ones to recover. Click Recover to Device or Recover to PC and the whole process of iOS 8.3 single data recovery on Mac is finished.

Top 3 Ways to Recover Lost Contacts, Messages, Photos on iPhone 5

“My iPhone 5 was recently lost and it contained over 1000 my favorite photos. I never really had an urge to download them to my computer. Is there a way to recover my iPhone 5 on iTunes or anywhere on my computer? I synced the iPhone many times with this iTunes.”
“My iPhone 5s was stolen, so much important data on it! I usually sync iPhone with iTunes and I know there is a data backup on my computer, but how to recover my iPhone data?”
“Today I’m very unlucky to drop my iPhone 5 into water, and tried drying it out and everything, but it won’t work at all, so I probably have to get a new one. The problem is I lost all of my contacts and don’t know how to recover my iPhone 5 pictures, files ,contacts, notes, notes and SMS?”
Don’t worry ! iPhone 5 Data Recovery can easily save you out . It provides you with 3 different modes: Recover Data from iPhone without Backup, recover iPhone Data by extracting iTunes backup File and restore iPhone data from iCloud backup. The following specific to everyone explain the three methods.

Method 1. Recover Data from iPhone 5 without Backup

When you lost data after mistakenly deletion, iPhone crash, iOS upgrade and so on.
Step 1: Connect iPhone5 to Computer. Download an iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and connect iPhone to this computer via a USB cable.
iphone data recoveryStep 2. Start to Scan iPhone 5 for the Lost Data. It won’t take too long time.
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Step 3. Preview and select lost files. After scanning, all the files on your iPhone 5 are listed, like contacts, photos, call history, SMS and so on including deleted (in red) and existed ones. Select the files you need to recover and click “Recover”.preview and select lost files

Step 4. Recover iPhone 5 Data. Finally go to the last step. Congratulations! All you lost will come back quickly.recover iPhone 5 data

Method 2. Recover iPhone 5 Data by Extracting iTunes Backup File

Those data deleted from your iPhone 5 before you backup your device, as long as they are not overwritten.
Step 1: Select iTunes Backup File to Scan. Click on the iTunes symbol on the program’s interface. Select your iPhone 5 backup files and click “Start Scan” to start iTunes backup extracting. select iTunes backupfile to scan

Step 2: Preview and Recover Lost Data. After a while, you can see all the data backed up .Select your target file type, and tick the files under this type. Then click “Recover”. preview and recover lost data
Step 3: Save Recovered Files.recover iPhone5 data

Method 3. Restore iPhone 5 Data from iCloud Backup

If your iPhone5 lost and you have backed up your iPhone data with iCloud, you can restore iPhone data from iCloud backup as well.

Step 1. Select iCoud recovery mode and log into iCloud. Click on the iCloud symbol to switch to “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” the top iCoud recover mode

Step 2. Scan iCloud backup. Select you backup file and click “Next” to download this backup file. scan iCloud backup
Step 3. Preview and recover files from iCloud backup. Then scanning process starts, and ends after a while. Select the files you need to recover and click “Recover” to save them on your computer. preview and recover files



Refer to the article :
1.    How to Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages including iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S
2.    How to Recover Deleted, Lost Photos from iPhone

How to Recover Data from a Water Damaged iPhone

Water damaged iPhone 5S! How to get data from it?
I dropped my iPhone 5S into water. I left it for two days to dry out but it still couldn’t turn on. I have over 500 photos on it, though I have backed up my photos with iTunes, I can’t restore data back to my iPhone. I am wonder if there is a way to recover photos from water damaged iPhone?

Maybe you would be flustered when you are in such trouble. Please calm down and learn these three things firstly:

  • Don’t build on Apple Store. Apple Store probably won’t offer you any help with it.
  • Don’t believe it if someone tell you there’s no way to retrieve your data from water damaged iPhone.
  • Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes even the water damaged iPhone can turn on. Remember it!

I can assure you iPhone data still can be retrieved after water damaged! Then how to do it? I don’t recommend recovering data with the solutions provided by Apple. Firstly, if your iPhone won’t turn on, it is impossible to restore data back to iPhone. Secondly, the restore data will cover all the current files on iPhone. Moreover, Apple doesn’t offer any way to recover iPhone data without backup. Therefore, it is highly recommend using Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery program to retrieve data from water damaged iPhone.
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Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is a perfect tool that it allows you to recover data with three ways, and it supports up to 16 types of file recovery including photos, contacts, text messages, notes, bookmarks, WhatsApp messages, calendar and more. Such powerful tool actually is very easy to handle for its simple UI and few operations.

Three Ways to recover data from water damaged iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 with iPhone data recovery software

1.    Extract data from water damaged iPhone via iTunes backup file
Select the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” for iTunes data recovery, the scan and recovery are both very fast.

2.    Restore data from water damaged iPhone via iCloud backup file
Choose the recovery of “Recover Data from iCloud Backup File” to restore iPhone data from iCloud selectively. The recovered data will be saved on computer.

3.    Retrieve data from water damage iPhone without backup
If you haven’t backed up data and luckily the iPhone can be turn on and connected with computer, then the recovery mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” is great for you.

For the detailed steps of iPhone data recovery water damage, please check out this tutorial: Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

iPhone 5C Data Recovery-Retrieve Contacts, Photos, SMS, Notes and More on iPhone 5C

If you are iPhone 5C users, you should know how to recover data on iPhone 5C so that you do not have to worry at all you will unexpected delete or lose iPhone 5C contacts, photos, text messages, notes, WhatsApp messages, bookmarks and other files.

Generally, there are two ways for iPhone 5C data recovery:
1.    Restore iPhone data from iTunes or iCloud backup.
I believe most of who have backed up his iPhone files on iTunes or iCloud should know how to restore files from backup, yet the important point is you must make sure you have backed up the lost data in your last backup file. The detailed steps of restoring files from iTunes/iCloud can be found from Apple official site, and what I will introduce in this article is another way to extract iTunes backup file.

2.    Recover data without any backup.
It is too late to make a backup file, or you never backed up your iPhone? Relax! There still have chance to get your data back, and please note that you should stop writing any data into your iPhone until the lost data be retrieved.

So, is there a way both recover iPhone data from iTunes backup and perform iPhone 5C file recovery without backup? Yes, that’s Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. It is excellent software that helps to easily recover all the iPhone data on Windows/Mac for iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S/5/4S/4/3GS, and no technical knowledge is needed. Let’s check how to use it right now!

iPhone 5c data recovery

iPhone 5c data recovery

Solution 1: How to Retrieve Deleted Data iPhone 5C from iTunes Backup File

As long as you have synced your iPhone 5C with iTunes before lost files, even without iPhone, iPhone data recovery also can help you extract files from iTunes. Moreover, the recovered files will be saved on your computer.

Get back iPhone 5C data from backup in few simple steps:
Step 1: Download program on your computer and install it. Launch program and stay on the recovery mode “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”, then you can find that all the backup files on your computer will be displayed on the program interface after. Select the one for your iPhone 5C and click “Start Scan” button.
Step 2: All the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories as Call history, Contacts, Photos, Notes, and Text Messages when the scanning is over. Preview the lost files by clicking the category.
Step 3: To recover lost files on iPhone, what you need is mark those files you need and click “Recover” button.

Solution 2: How to recover data on iPhone 5C no backup with iPhone Data Recovery Software

First step: Connect your iPhone with computer and select “Recover Data from iOS Device” as recovery mode. After the program has distinguished your iPhone, click “Start Scan”.
Second step: After the scanning, all data will be found and displayed in clear categories. You can preview the detailed content before recovery.
Third step: Select the files need to get back one by one or simply select “All” and recover them on your computer with clicking “Recover” button.

iPhone 4S Photo Recovery-Two Solutions Help to Recover Photos from iPhone 4S with Ease

Is it possible to get my iPhone photos back?
My wife deleted pictures off my iPhone 4S last night. I found out after I checked my phone this morning once it had a full charge. Is it possible to recover photos from iPhone 4S?

There are still more situations of this kind making you suffer from the photo loss. If you ever found yourself in that annoying situation, do not feel hopeless, I can assure you that it is not the end of the world. When the photo is transferred from somewhere else, you can get it again. But if the photo comes from the camera roll on your iPhone and there is no backup, you have to recover it with a third-party tool.

iPhone Data Recovery is a good program to solve iPhone photo recovery issues. It helps you easily recover lost or deleted photos & videos, contacts, SMS, call logs, memos and calendars, even Safari bookmarks from iPhone 4S. With the help of it, you can easily recover photos from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS or iTunes backup.

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Part 1. Directly Perform iPhone Photos Recovery.

Step 1. Download the iPhone data recovery software from, install and run it. And then connect your iPhone with your computer. Click “Start Scan” to find your lost data.
iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S needn’t to enter DFU mode, if you are not iPhone 5 or iPhone 4 users, follow the steps here before scan:
1. Hold your iPhone and click “Start”.
2. Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start”, and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3. After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data.
Step 2. After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted pictures, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Part 2. How to Recover Photos from iPhone Backup

First Step. Choose the iPhone backup to scan
Install and run the iPhone Data Recovery program on your PC. Don’t connect and sync your iPhone with iTunes when you recover data from your iPhone. You’ll have to choose your device type to scan first.
After checking your device type and selecting “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” mode, all iDevice backups will be showed here. You only need to choose the backup of your iPhone, and proceed to “Start Scan”.
Second Step. Recover iPhone 4S Photos
After finish scanning, all contents in iTunes backup file have been displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. Check those you want back and hit to “Recover” and select a path to save them.

Friendly Remind: Before the beginning, don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes after you find the data loss on your iPhone. Because iTunes only updates the backup file every time you sync with it, not to build a new backup file. So if you have synced your iPhone again, the backup file will be overwritten by the content on your iPhone, and the lost data will go forever.

To learn how to recover deleted photos from iPhone more clearly, check out recover deleted pictures from iPhone to visit Youtube  tutorial.

iPhone Photo Recovery-Suggestions on How to Recover Photos from iPhone

Lost some important photos from iPhone
I recently deleted some photos that mean a lot to me in my iPhone 5. I want them back badly, what should I do? Do anyone have any idea how to detect/recover deleted photos from iPhone 5?

“How to recover photos from iPhone” is an experience that not rare to iPhone users. Unfortunately, iPhone doesn’t have a trash bin in which your deleted photos can be stored. Is it impossible to get back lost photos from iPhone? Well, it is not the end of the world if you ever find yourself in a hopeless situation. Generally speaking, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, the earlier data on your iPhone are routinely backed up by iTunes (as a sqlite db file) and this special backup file gets continuously updated along with iTunes synchronization. You can’t take out or view the backup files. With iPhone data recovery software, you can take your files out of the .sqlitedb backup files.

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is professional program that can help you extract iPhone file and get all of photos back if you deleted your precious photos by accidently. And it works well with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS.

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Here are two ways for you recover iPhone photos, one is recover pictures from iPhone directly, and the other is recover data from iTunes backup.

Solution 1. How to Recover Pictures from iPhone Directly

3 Simple steps to tell you how to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup.

STEP-1 Download iPhone Photo Recovery and install it on your computer. Launch this software and connect your iPhone with computer.
SETP-2 Follow 3 steps to enter iPhone into DFU mode and scan for the deleted Photos (Ignore this step on iPhone 5,4S photo recovery)
1) Hold your iPhone and click “Start“.
2) Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start”, and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3) After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data.
STEP-3 After the scan, you can preview all found photos in categories. Preview the photos and mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your PC.

Solution 2. How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone with iTunes Backup

If you haven’t backup photos with iTunes or your iPhone was stolen, or dropped into water etc. please adopt solution 2 to retrieve deleted photos from iPhone 5
When launching the program on your computer, choose “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” option on the top. Choose the iTunes backup of your iPhone and click “Start Scan” to scan lost photos. The remaining steps please refer the third step in way one.

Remember: Stop using your iPhone once you find your photo loss, and do not sync your iPhone with iTunes immediately, or the photos will lose forever.

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