It is not true that there is no way to recover iPhone data without iTunes backup. Through the special technology that use iOS devices, it is very difficult to recover data directly from the iPhone, but it’s not impossible. iPhone data recovery is a program that you can recover data from iPhone without iTunes backup file.

Step 1: Connect

Connect your iPhone after installing and running the program with a digital cable to the computer.


Step 2: Run & Find

After scanning, the program will show you the scan results as follows. There you can see all recoverable data one after the other. Then select the items you want and click on “Restore” to save them all on your computer.

If you are using an iPhone 7/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4G, click directly on “Start Scan” to search for deleted data on it. If you are using an iPhone 4/3GS, you must perform the following steps to put the device in the scan mode and scan it for lost data.


Step 3: Preview & Recover

When the scan is finished, all the data you can recover from your iPhone, appears in the following categories. You can check all of them that you want to restore, before restoring. Select it and click below on the “Restore” button to save them all in your computer.

Note: The files found here include those which are still on your iPhone. If you want to retrieve only the deleted data from your iPhone, move the button below the red zone. Then select it and tailor it again.


iMyfone D-Back is an efficient iPhone data recovery software that allows you to recover files deleted by mistake from iPhone, iPad, or iPod. If you have any problems and lose or damage the content of your iphone, you can use this app to try to recover these data. It works in a simple way and you can choose exactly the item types you want back.

It is able to recover photos, videos, text messages, notes, bookmarks, calendar appointments, contacts and call history, and Whatsapp. According to the developers, the future versions also will support memos, voice messages and Facebook chat. iMyfone D-Back search in the internal memory of the device, iTunes, and iCloud.

Main Features:

  1. Restore iPhone Data No Matter How You Lost Them;
  2. Supports 22+ Different File Formats for Recovery on All iOS Devices;
  3. Four Recovery Modes to Find Your iPhone Data Quickly;
  4. Preview Function to Recover Data Selectively;
  5. Totally Repair Your iOS System at Home without Data Loss.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or later)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or above (Mac OS X 10.11 Capitan)

In our test, iMyFone D-Back offers fast and reliable recovery options for iOS devices with only several mouse clicks. It is a light and quite a useful app to have. Once launch this software, you would see a well-designed and easy-to-navigate interface. His recovery characteristics are listed on the left, and the icons are easy to understand. As soon as you install the app you will be prompted to download the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed. If you have bought and posted this software, you will be prompted to connect your iOS device using a USB cable. Here we tested the full version of iMyFone D-Back:

I deleted multiple contacts, messages, pictures and call history from our iPhone, and directly connected it to the computer. The software starts to scan the iPhone and minutes later, the scan is done, this app allows me to recover all lost media files, messages and Contacts, call history, and even help me find out some data I deleted long time ago. With checkbox, I can easily select which types of files we need to recover.

To conclude, iMyFone D-Back proves to be a light, fast, and easy to use solution if you need to recover deleted files and data from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, as well as its iCloud and iTunes backups.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS are capable of recovering data lost on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the capability of retrieving data directly from iPhone and other iOS devices, iTunes backup as well as iCloud backup, which mean that you can get your precious data back even you lost or damaged your iPhone. It fully works with all iOS from old to the latest iOS 9. With this program you can easily recover your phonebook contacts, SMS and MMS messages, call history, camera roll, videos, music library, voice memos, calendar, notes, reminders and even Safari bookmarks.

Once you connect the device to the computer, the data recovery tool would automatically scan for all types of lost files for recovery. Besides, the ability to preview all lost data from iPhone, iTunes/iCloud backup before you recover them is also an advantage, after all, gives more security for you before the final data recovery. But it needs to be mentioned that the free version only shows you all the recoverable files and lists, but does not empower you to retrieve anything.

Main Features:

  1. Recover data from iOS devices/iCloud backup/iTunes backup;
  2. Available to recover iphone imessages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, call history, calendars,voicemail ,voice memos, reminders, bookmarks, etc;
  3. Recover App data like WhatsApp, Instagram, Flickr, iPhoto, iMovie, Kindle, etc;
  4. Compatible with the latest iOS 10;
  5. Supports iPhone 7/6/6S/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch;
  6. Retrieve lost data due to deletion, device crashed or broken, device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade,factory reset.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Window 10,8.1,8,7,Vista,XP (32-bit & 64-bit)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

In our tests, the program could recover files successfully. The whole process was simple and quick, which allows any user to be able to rescue your files without having to understand complex systems. All you need to do is scan the device and wait, since the program does everything automatically.

The program has a very easy to use interface. You can choose the recovery mode that fits your need, since the application provides a short explanation of each mode. Besides, this iPhone data recovery is extremely fast. As he reads, already displays all documents that may be recovered. In addition, the program is well organized, because can it automatically categorize your files, besides, the preview and retrieval system also facilitate the work for users. To conclude, the program is really efficient and a great ally for those who lost their files.

If you shudder to think what would happen if you lost your iPhone files, this application might help: it promises to recover everything that was deleted by mistake. There are 19 types of documents that can be recovered, among them photos, contacts, iTunes songs, text messages, calendar history, browser favorites, and many more.

With this program installed, all you have to do is plug an iPhone, iPad, or iPod and run recovery. It shows all the items that can be saved again to avoid complete loss; after that, you choose exactly what you wish to recover, since it offers a preview of images and data.

Main Features:

  1. Recover iOS data from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4S, iPad 4/3/2/Air, iPad mini/mini 2 and iPod touch 5;
  2. Recover lost data from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4;
  3. Retrieve and extract iTunes backup files in formats you can open;
  4. Preview the iOS file before recovering.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or later)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or above (Mac OS X 10.11 Capitan)

Tipard iOS Data Recovery is an interesting application to recover iPhone, iPad, and iPod files. It brings the possibility of choosing only certain types of files to recover, being a very simple alternative. If you have ever used one of these programs on pc, for instance, you will not have any difficulty doing the same to find the items on iPhone.

All you have to do is plug in the phone and begin! There is no advanced configuration and it does all the process automatically, without your needing to have any great knowledge on the subject. The only thing that is important to stress is that this type of tool works best if you do not take long: as soon as you realize the mistake and want to run recovery, install the application and do a sweep.

This scan can take a while, but it won’t slow down the pc nor make it impossible to use it. Thus, you can keep using it normally while the application finds the files on your iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud.

iMobie PhoneRescue is a program you can use to recover lost or deleted files on your iOS devices. Here we list some main features of PhoneRescue.

It is capable of running on Macs as well as PCs, also recovering files on iTunes, in addition to the iOS devices. In total, there are 22 different file types from different applications that PhoneRescue can recover, such as Contacts, Call log, SMS, Notes, Reminders, Safari history, Photos, Music, Video, Playlists, and many others.

If you’re afraid of losing files from your iPhone or iPad, PhoneRescue is a program developed for you. With this service, you can recover several data from your Apple devices and transport them to a computer.

Main Features:

  1. Focuses on analyzing and recovering the most important 22 types of iOS content;
  2. Retrieves all your valued information via 3 safe and reliable ways;
  3. Extracts photos and voicemails from iTunes backup, even it’s an encrypted one;
  4. Saves messages and call history to HTML format or simply copies them to the clipboard;
  5. Exports music, movies, Skype chat history and books to the computer even when you cannot access your iPhone;
  6. Fully support recovering data from iPhone 7 (Plus) and the latest iOS 10.

System Requirements:

Windows OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, both 32bit and 64bit

Mac OS: Mac OS 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8

PhoneRescue is an interesting application to recover files on iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It allows you to choose only certain file types you want back, which it is a simple alternative. If you have ever used a program like these on computer, for example, you will have no difficulty to do the same to find the items on your iPhone.

Just plug the phone and start! There are no advanced settings and it runs the whole process automatically, so you do not need a deep knowledge about the subject. It is important to highlight just one point: this kind of tool works best if you do not take long, in other words, as soon as you notice an error and want to recover, install the application and scan.

This scan may take long. Despite this, it does not slow down your computer or make it impossible to use. This way, you can continue using it normally while the application try to find the files on your iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud.

iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for mac is an all-inclusive application for recovering data from your iPhone in case of system failures, whether by new updates or security attacks, as well as by physical damage on the phone.

With iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for mac, your data is protected forever. If you accidentally erase your information, or your phone is blocked and gives you no access, the program will do its job. With this application you will be able to recover a great variety of data such as your contacts, the Whatsapp conversation history, pictures, videos, text messages, call history, Safari bookmarks, voice messages, notes, calendars and voice memos.

Main Features:

  1. Recover 12 File Types;
  2. Recover Files By Direct Scanning;
  3. Restore Data From iTunes Backup Files;
  4. Preview Files Before Recovery;
  5. Fast & easy Recovery System.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Window 10,8.1,8,7,Vista,XP

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 (32-bit & 64-bit)

As a professional data recovery tool, iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for mac can scan your card in-depth and find as many files as possible for you. You can see a preview of all the files found in the start window before recovery. The tool can recover up to 12 kinds of file: Pictures, Call History, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and more.

It doesn’t matter if you are an expert or first-time user. Only just one click you can fulfill this task with the help of this tool. You can easily recover files such as photos, email, videos, files and more from your memory card. The tool is compatible with all sorts of devices, memory cards, such as CF cards, SD cards (miniSD, microSD) and more.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a program ( available for both Windows and Mac) that allows you recover 12 different types of lost files: Photos; Videos; Contacts; Messages (SMS, MMS, iMessage); Attachments to Messages; Voice Memos; Call History; Notes; Calendars; Reminders; Safari Bookmarks.

If you are a friend who loves life of simplicity and fast pace, the friendly and easy-to-use program interface won’t let you down likewise. The diversified software also allows file search, filter and preview to help you achieve more accurate iPhone/iPad/iPod data recovery quickly.

Main Features:

  1. Recover data from iOS Devices directly and iTunes Backup;
  2. Retrieve 12 data types from iPhone, iPad & iPod touch;
  3. Restore diversified file formats from iPhone, iPad & iPod touch;
  4. Get back lost data caused by various reasons;
  5. Versatile file preview, file search and file filter options;
  6. User-friendly interface, simple operations & fast data recovery.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows10

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

With Leawo iOS Data Recovery, all types of filesexcluding Photos and Videos, can be recovered directly from the device under its normal use. To recover Photos and Video, the device needs to be in DFU mode, which the application tutorial easily explains how to do.

But that isn’t all. The application allows recovery of all of those files directly from backup iTunes filesdirectly from your PC.

Leawo iOS Data Recovery works with all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod. It isn’t necessary to have the latest iOS version in these. And something that I liked a lot was that it seemed to be designed “for people” and not “for engineers”. The look and feel, the functioning, the instructions and everything are clear and concise, without buttons of options, and very focused on what the product offers.

Imagine the following scenario: you own an iPhone and performed the periodic backup of your device with iTunes. Some unexpected cases happen to your iPhone and it was unusable. There is a backup file you created before, but you have no way to access the information that exists in it with ease. How to read your messages, access your old contacts and pictures? Here, you can do all this with EaseUS MobiSaver.

The application works as follows: it reads the backup file created by iTunes on your iPhone. That done, you can choose any type of information you want to take back: photos, songs, contacts, messages, reminders and notes, and so on. After selecting the contents, you can simply save them to your computer hard drive. In addition to searching for the information stored in the backup file, you can also use the Free EaseUS MobiSaver to retrieve specific data directly from your iPhone.

Above we gave a complete description about the EaseUS MobiSaver and their main features we know. EaseUS MobiSaver is a good application if data loss issues happened with your iPhone, enabling you to retrieve information only from your backup file. It might not be perfect as various problems you might encounter along the way.

During our tests, the free app had no problem in finding the backup file. After finishing the full scan, it took a few minutes to extract all scanned data without any error. Once you get to take something from the backup file, there is a big battle waiting for you to do against the iPhone started. After you launched your EaseUS MobiSaver, you must unplug the device and plug it right again. The problem is that even the computer OS recognizes the gadget, the free program refused to see it. The problem persisted for several minutes, without performing any setting changes, the free iPhone data recovery software accepted the iPhone and managed to verify your information. In a word, the MobiSaver EaseUS is a program full of good intentions, simple to use, but it demands great patience from the user, as sometimes it is slow to react.

Main Features:

  1. Recover all common data including Contact, SMS, Call log, Note, photos, video, MMS, Calendar for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch;
  2. Support most lost data accident like device damage, loss, locked, jailbreak, iOS upgrade;
  3. Compatible with the newest iPhone 7 and iOS 10;
  4. Recover iPhone,iPad,iPod Touch Data under Various Tough Circumstances;
  5. Preview Lost Files before iPhone Recovery.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Window 10,8.1,8,7,Vista,XP ((32-bit & 64-bit)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery, as the name implies, is a program especially tailored for all iPhone users to recover lost and deleted data, no matter what the cause is: accidental deletion, restore factory settings, rooting or any other problem. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful and simple tool at the same time that runs full scan on your iPhone to search for all lost items. You can either recover lost data from iPhone, iTunes backup or iCloud backup. It supports data recovery of up to 15 different file types on iPhone include call history, SMS, contacts, notes, photos, videos, app data, songs, voice memos, reminders, attachments, etc.


Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery divides all your recovered files into different categories. That way, you can view the retrieved contents separately by audios, videos, text file, images, and more. Furthermore, you can preview the lost files before you copy them to your device again.


Totally free for a limited time: The full version of Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is being offered for free by the company developer for a limited time. To get it, just download the program directly to your Windows or Mac computer and take a shot.


Main Features:

  1. Recover data directly from iPhone without backup files;
  2. Recover iPhone data from iTunes/iCloud backup;
  3. Extract, restore, backup data from iTunes backup files to computer;
  4. Retrieve Up to 16 type files from iPhone;
  5. Save lost data from damaged, crashed, broken or smashed iOS devices;
  6. Retrieve data lost after jailbreak, iOS upgrade, factory setting restore;
  7. Support the newest iPhone 7 and iOS 10.


System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/Windows XP (32-bit/64-bit)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7, 10.6 and below

At first glance, this program seemed to be pretty smart in recovering lost data from iPhone. Then I deleted several contacts, text messages, songs, videos and bookmarks, as well as the whole call history from my iPhone, finally, I found that Tenorshare was able to get back all of the deleted files except for the text messages. Then I checked all the recorded files and found some of them were not intact: as for the lost contacts, it retrieved contact names and numbers, but the photos associated with them are still missing. Anyway, for people who lost files and try to retrieve it with Tenorshare, they have a big chance to get them back.

Pros & Cons:


  • Neat and intuitive interface;
  • Fast data scan and recovery speed;
  • Retrieves almost any file from damaged, crashed, broken or smashed iPhone;
  • Totally free trial for a limited time.


Found files are not sorted in “Folder”. You can only view them in “File Type”.

Aiseesoft FoneLab is full-featured iPhone data recovery program designed for retrieving files that have been lost or inadvertently deleted in iPhone, as well as other iOS devices like iPod touch and iPad. This desktop data retriever can run both on Windows and Mac OS, to recover files from iCloud, iTunes, in addition to iOS devices.

In total, there are 19 different types of files can be recovered by FoneLab, such as contacts, call history, SMS messages, reminders, history of Safari, notes, photo album, music, videos, playlists and many other file types even deleted long time ago. If you lost your files due to iOS update, jail-breaking, improper deletion or any other cases, Aiseesoft FoneLab is a good choice to retrieve accidentally deleted or lost data for you.

Main Features:

  1. Retrieve and backup 19 types of data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch;
  2. Recover and export 8 types of data from other iOS devices;
  3. Get back data from iTunes backup;
  4. Restore data from iCloud backup to local disc quickly New;
  5. Highly support iOS 10 and the latest iPhone 7;
  6. Fast, simple, powerful, fashionable and easy to use.

System Requirements:

Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2 or later)

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or above (Mac OS X 10.11 Capitan)

With Aiseesoft Fonelab, you can recover a wide range of different files, which is definitely the main characteristic of Fonelab. Be it photos, text messages, Safari history, or call logs, among many other types of data, you can find them easily here (even if they have been deleted for quite a while).

The easy interface also helps the whole process, especially for explaining well which are the functions and making clear all the existing possibilities for data recovery, be it on iOS devices or iTunes. Despite being completely in Englisg, it is not difficult to use Fonelab thanks to the icon organization. Another positive factor is that it is 100% compatible with Windows or Mac (something very useful to those who only have the iPhone as an Apple product). If you’re willing to spend the value of the program, it promises to be highly rewarding.