How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone with/without Backup

Want to recover deleted files from iPhone? In this iMobie guide, we will introduce you two simple methods to recover deleted files from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Nov. 09, 2018, Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2018

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It is not an uncommon phenomenon that you lose some valuable files on iPhone due to various kinds of reasons like accidental deletion, new iOS update, jailbreak, device crash, etc. Data loss on iPhone can drive you crazy if you have no ideas on how to retrieve them.

In this guide, we will offer you 2 workarounds to recover deleted files from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4 effortlessly, no matter you have created backups or not.

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Have a try on the free trial of PhoneRescue for iOS to recover deleted files from iPhone in minutes, no matter you have created backup or not.

The Best Tool to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone

To safely recover the deleted files from iPhone, you need to take the aid of best iPhone data recovery tool, which can not only help you retrieve lost iPhone data from iTunes or iCloud backup without replacing current data, but also makes it possible for you to directly recover them from your iPhone even without any backup. And PhoneRescue for iOS is just the exact tool. 

PhoneRescue for iOS is developed to help iPhone iPad iPod users recover multiple types of iOS data and files on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Except guaranteeing you with the safety of your files and the usability of the program, PhoneRescue for iOS also has some incomparable advantages:

Part 1. Recover Deleted Files on iPhone without Backup

If you have no backup available, you may need PhoneRescue to directly recover your deleted files. And to recover files, firstly you should download PhoneRescue free trial to your Windows or Mac computer, and then follow the steps below to recover your files.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone and choose Recover from iPhone directly.

Connect your device to the computer via USB cable, choose Recover from iOS Device mode, and Click Right Arrow to continue the file recovering process.

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 1

Step 3. Choose file type and start scan your deleted files .

Just select the category that you would like to recover, and click OK. After, PhoneRescue will scan your device to find them. (Notice that if you have chosen “Recover from iCloud Backup”, you should login your Apple account and download iCloud backup to computer first.)

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 2. Preview deleted files and recover them to your iPhone.

You can preview those files that you deleted, and choose any of them to have a recover. There are two recovery options, you can directly recover you the files like contacts, messages and notes back to your iPhone, and you can also save your deleted media files like photos to your computer.

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup – Step 3

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Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup

Since the traditional iTunes backup recovery way requires users to erase all existing data before restoring, lots of iPhone users are prefer to use PhoneRescue for iOS to recover deleted files from iTunes backup, as it keeps all data safe on device. Now, let’s check how to recover deleted files from iTunes backup without any data loss.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and connect your iPhone.

Firstly download PhoneRescue and install it on your computer. And then connect your device to computer. PhoneRescue will get it, and you will be able to choose the mode – Recover from iTunes Backup. Just select it and continue the recovering.

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How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone with/without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup, and select file type.

You can select iTunes backup based on device name and backup time/size. And then this app will require you to choose the categories to start the analyze. Just select and then click Okay to find your deleted iPhone files.

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Preview deleted files and recover them from iTunes.

Similar to the Part 1, you can preview files before recovering. After that, you can recover your selected items to your iPhone or your computer.

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Files on iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 3

If you have made an iCloud backup before deleting files, just refer to the guide below to selectively recover deleted files from iPhone with iCloud backup: How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone with iCloud >

The Bottom Line

This tutorial also applies to recovering deleted files on any iPad or iPod touch in iOS 12/11/10/9/8. If you meet any problem when recovering with PhoneRescue for iOS, be free to contact us by sending an Email, we will reply to you as soon as possible! Download the free trial of PhoneRescue for iOS to have a try >

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.