Preview Photos, Contacts, SMS and More
You are allowed to preview all photos, messages, contacts, notes, call history, etc. to decide which you want to recover.
- Preview all files by category, easy to find target files.
- Selectively recover files after previewing, which saves time and energy.
- Check some or all files in individual category to recover at a time.
- Recover Contacts list as a VCF/Vcard file and easy to update it to Gmail.
- Export and check your lost other files in .txt, .xls, .xml, .jpg etc.
How to Recover iPhone Data on Mac
Below is the detailed steps of how to recover lost data from your iOS devices, including photos, SMS, notes, call history and other files from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on Mac OS X. With wizard-like interface and clear instructions, the recovery is easy for anyone.
Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac provides 2 recovery modes; you can choose either of the options to recover data from iPhone.
- Option 1. Recover Data from iOS Devices
- Option 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup File
Option 1. Directly Recover Data from iOS Devices
This mode allows to directly restore data from iPhone without iTunes backup.
Note: For iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S users, there's no need to enter into DFU mode. Just skip step 2 and click "Start Scan" to the next step.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC & Select a recovery mode
We need first connect iPhone to PC with USB cable, and then launch Tenorsahre iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac. Choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices" from the main interface.
Step 2. Access iPhone DFU mode
DFU mode is a special mode of iOS device, from which we could load data to the program. Here's how:
- Click "Start" to access iPhone DFU mode.
- Keep holding "Home" and "Power" button at the same time for 10 seconds.
- Release "Power" button and keep holding "Home" for 15 seconds.
Step 3. Scan iPhone for lost data
Successfully entered into DFU mode, the software will begin to communicate with your device and prepare for scanning.
As the communication bar reaches 100%, you will get below interface. Click "Start Scan".
Step 4.Preview contacts, SMS, notes, photos, etc.
Now all scanned files are on the program listed by category. You can preview one by one and decide which to recover. To save time, you can just recover those you need.
Step 5. Recover data from iPhone on Mac
Check the files you need and click "Recover". Then specify a path to save the recovered files on Mac. In a few minutes, you can freely view the recovered files on your computer.
Option 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup File on Mac
The other recovery mode of iPhone Data Recovery is "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". If you have backed up or synced iOS devices with iTunes on your PC, there will be an iTunes backup on your computer. However, the backup is a SQLITEDB file that cannot be viewed on PC. Now we'll show you how iPhone Data Recovery recovers iPhone files by extracting iTunes backup.
Step 1. Select recovery mode & Choose iTunes backup
Run iPhone Data Recovery and chose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File". The program detects all backups and shows them on the program main interface. Choose the one you need and click "Start Scan" to precede.
Step 2. Preview deleted or lost iPhone files on Mac
As scanning finishes we are able to preview all backup contents by category. The picture below shows how to preview the scanned photos, you could also preview contacts, text messages and other files.
Step 3.Restore iPhone from iTunes backup on Mac OS X
Choose specific files you need and then retrieve iPhone photos, messages, notes, contacts and more to your Mac.
Another use of Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is to backup all the iPhone contents to Mac before we update iOS or jailbreak. In this way you could still have all your data on PC even if you lose data from iPhone.