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How to Use PhoneRescue for iOS

Welcome to PhoneRescue Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to retrieve lost data back from iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), iTunes, AnyTrans and iCloud backup and even fix your iOS to normal, remove Lock Screen passcode and recover Screen Time passcode. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please feel free to contact our Support Team, and you will be guaranteed with 7/24 customer support.

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Recover from Backup

Recover from Backup mode can detect all iTunes backups and AnyTrans backups on computer and help you retrieve lost data back from backups. Please check the file types that this recovery mode supports to retrieve below. Then, please refer to the detailed guide to make good use of PhoneRescue.

Supported File Types

Personal Data Contacts, Call History, Messages, Message Attachment, Voicemail, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Note Attachment, Safari History, Safari Bookmark
Media Data Photos, Photo Videos, Thumbnails, Voice Memo
App Data App Documents, App Photos, App Audios, App Videos, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Attachment, Line, Line Attachment, Kik, Kik Attachment

Step 1: Preparations.

Do as following:
  • Launch PhoneRescue on your computer
  • Connect iOS device to computer with the USB cable (Optionally)
  • Click Data Recovery – Recover from Backup option

Recover from Backup mode can recover iTunes & AnyTrans backup even without connecting iOS device to computer. But if you want to recover data back to device directly, please connect your device. By default, PhoneRescue will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don't connect your iOS device or your iOS device isn't recognized, you will see "Please connect your iOS device" interface.

Please Connect Device

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface will display.

Check Device Connection

If PhoneRescue fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 2: Analysis.

Do as following:
  • Choose a backup
  • Wait for the scanning process
  • Preview the scanned data

After clicking  button, PhoneRescue will detect all backups on computer and display them in the window. If iTunes backup is corrupted, the exclamation symbol will show in front of the backup. You can choose the one you need based on the date it was created.

Scan or Compare Data

If you click "Only Scan Backup" button, PhoneRescue will scan and display all data in the backup. However, if you click "Compare" button, PhoneRescue will compare data located in the backup with data in your device. And then it will only display data that don't exist in your device.

Scan or Compare Data

To scan all categories, please check Select All option. If you only want to recover some categories, please uncheck Select All option and then choose the data based on your needs. It will take a few minutes to scan all data from the iTunes backup file. Please keep patient.

Scan or Compare Data

1. Currently, PhoneRescue can only compare your Personal Data (Contacts, Call History, Messages, Message Attachment, Voicemail, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Note Attachment, Safari History and Safari Bookmark).

2. If you don't connect your device to computer, "Compare" function will be disabled.

3. If your iTunes backup is encrypted, please input your encryption password to allow PhoneRescue to scan your data.

Once the scanning process is complete, you can view the scanning result in PhoneRescue. To filter out the existed data, you can choose the option "Only list deleted" instead of "List all items". And you can search data by typing key words in search box on the upper middle of the window.

Preview the Result

Step 3: Recovery.

Do as following:
  • Select the data you need
  • Click button to recover data to computer
  • Or click button to recover data to device

If you find the data you need, please put the check mark in front of the box to select them. Then, please click the Recover button at the right bottom of the window. After clicking button (Recover to Computer), your recovered data will be saved on your computer automatically. But for personal data (like contacts, messages, notes, etc.), you can choose button or button (Recover to Device) as you need.

Recover to Device or Computer

Please turn off Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and keep device connected when recovering data to device.

When the recovery process completes, you will see the Complete page. You can click "Click here" to check the location of the exported files. To go back to previous page, please click button. If you want to go back to homepage, please click button.

Recovery Process Completes

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