Being able to recover data isn’t something which is offered by iTunes and unfortunately, this can result in iOS users losing data which they had mistakenly deleted or lost data due to an iOS error. Some of the reasons for losing data or losing access to the data on your device are:
- Human error, the most common of the reasons.
- Forgetting your lock screen passcode which in turn results in having to factory restore your device.
- Issues caused by updating your iOS.
- When the battery of an iOS device is removed then the device automatically triggers a factory reset.
- Issues caused by jailbreaking your iOS device.
No matter what the reason for suffering from data loss, one thing’s for sure. You want to get the data back on your device as soon as possible. Unfortunately, iTunes does not offer any features which allow you to do this. Fortunately, you can use Dr.Fone to do just that.
Both of the methods that we’re going to focus in on today use the program Dr.Fone, a program which is full of useful features. With this first method, we are going to discuss how you can use Dr.Fone Toolkit – iOS Data Recovery to recover data from your device with Dr.Fone itself.
Step #1 – First, download and install the Dr.Fone program and once you have it installed, launch it.
Step #2 – Once the program has loaded, connect your iPhone 7 plus to your computer using a USB lightning cable and allow a few moments for Dr.Fone to detect your device.
Step #3 – Click on “Recover“, Then choose “Recover iOS Data“. and select “Recover from iOS Device” option.
Step #4 – You will then be shown all of the types of data available which Dr.Fone can recover from your device. Either selectively select the types of data that you’d like to have recovered or click on the “Select all” option under them.
Step #5 – Once you’ve selected the data types that you’d like to recover, click on the “Start Scan” button and a scan will begin.
Step #6 – The scan should only take a few minutes although it depends on how much data you have stored on your device. Once it has been completed, you will be able to browse all of the data which has been detected using the panel on the left.
Step #7 – Take a few moments to browse through all of the detected data and select what you want to have recovered. After selecting the data that you’d like to have recovered, click on either the “Restore to Device” option or the “Recover to Computer” option.
If you have filled your device to capacity, then there is a small chance that the data which you lost may be overwritten. Although don’t worry! With this next method, there is still a chance of you getting your hands on that data once again.
If the last method didn’t work out for you or it isn’t something that you’re interested in checking out, then this method may just do the trick. With it, you are able to recover the data that you lost the use of your iTunes backups.
Step #1 – Start off by downloading and installing the Dr.Fone program. Once it’s installed and you’re ready to go, launch the program. Click “Recover“. Then choose “Recover iOS Data“.
Step #2 – On the left panel of the program, click on the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option.
Step #3 – You will then be shown all of the iTunes backups which have been detected by Dr.Fone and some of the information about each backup.
Step #4 – Select the backup which you’d like to recover data from and click on the “Start Scan” button at the bottom right of the program.
Step #5 – How long the scan takes is completely dependent on how big the backup is, so be patient.
Step #6 – Once the scan is complete, all of the data which has been detected from the backup will be shown and you will be able to browse it freely.
Step #7 – Take a few moments to select the data from the backup which you’d like to have recovered and once you have done so, click on either the “Recover to Device” option or the “Recover to Computer” option.
That is how you successfully recover data from iPhone 7 Plus with the use of your iTunes backups. While iTunes is the most common method of backing up data for iOS devices, let’s not forget the iCloud service which just as many people use.
If neither of the above methods is in your interests, then that is completely fine as a third option is available. Similar to the previous method we discussed, this method will be recovering data from the backups that you have taken although in this case, it will be taken from your iCloud backups.
Step #1 – If you haven’t already done so then go ahead and download and install the Dr.Fone program. Once it’s installed, launch it.
Step #2 – After the program has loaded up, connect your device using a USB cable and allow a few moments for Dr.Fone to detect the connection.
Step #3 – On the left panel, select the “Recover from iCloud Backup File” and you will be prompted with an iCloud sign in page.
Note: the information which you enter in this page goes directly to the iCloud service and is not stored by Dr.Fone.
Step #4 – After entering your iCloud details and logging in, you will be able to view all of the downloads which are currently stored on your iCloud account along with some basic details about each backup.
Step #5 – Select the backup which you’d like to have scanned and click on the “Start Scan” button.
Step #6 – This method may take slightly longer as the backup has to be downloaded from your iCloud storage. How long it takes depends on both your internet speeds along with
the size of the backup itself.
Note: to prevent having to download the entire iCloud backup, select a specific type of data that you are looking to be recovered!
Step #7 – Once the scan is complete, you will be able to take a look at all of the data which has been recovered from the iCloud backup.
Step #8 – Take a few moments to select the data that you’d like to have recovered from the iCloud backup and click on either the “Recover to Device” button or the “Recover to Computer” button located at the bottom of the display.
Each of these methods works just as effectively as each other when you are looking to recover data from iPhone 7 Plus, it is completely up to you which method you use and which you prefer.
Dr.Fone Toolkit for iPhone 7 Plus
Even though in this article we focused in on how you are able to recover data from iPhone 7 Plus, Dr.Fone has so much more to offer including:
- Instead of recovering a whole backup, Dr.Fone allows you to selectively recover the data that you want to.
- Compatibility is not an issue as Dr.Fone is updated regularly to support all of the most recent mobile platform updates as well as all of the most recent devices.
- If you don’t feel as though Dr.Fone has done its job or you are unhappy with the results that are shown, a 30-day money back guarantee is in place.
- A free trial is available to those who are unsure about purchasing Dr.Fone.
Dr.Fone Toolkit – iOS Data Recovery goes far beyond being able to just recover data on your iPhone 7 Plus and is the central location for all of your mobile device data management needs.