Dr.Fone User Guide

Wondershare Dr.Fone is the world’s 1st software that can recover data directly from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including contacts, SMS, camera roll, call history, notes, reminders, voice memos, etc., as well as recover data from iTunes backup.

Below are the detailed steps of how to recover data for your iPhone 5/4s/4, iPad and iPod touch.


Part 1: Recover Lost Data Directly from iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

In this mode, you can directly scan your iPhone 4S/5 to retrieve data lost because of accidental deletion.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 4S/5 with your computer

Connect your iPhone 4S/5 with your computer with data cable, and then launch Wondershare Dr.Fone (iPhone 4S/5). You’ll see an interface as below.

Main Interface

Step 2. Select “Recover from iOS Device” mode

Here your device name will be displayed. Click “Start” and then Dr.Fone will analyze your iPhone 4S/5.

The analyzing time depends on the data amount inside your device. You just need to wait for the end of device analysis.

Main Interface

Step 3. Scanning data of your iPhone 4S/5

When the analysis completes, Dr.Fone will automatically scan your iPhone 4S/5.

Main Interface

Step 4. Preview found data and recover files selectively

After the scan, all found contents in your iPhone 4S/5 will be listed in categories, including “Contacts”, “Messages”, “Notes”, “Call History”, “Safari Bookmarks”, “Reminders”, etc.

You can preview all of them one by one so as to check whether they are what you want to retrieve or not.

Then you just need to select files you need and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Main Interface

Note: Wondershare Dr.Fone (iPhone 4S/5) currently does not support directly recovery of “Camera Roll”, “Photo Stream”, “Photo Library”, “Message Attachments” and “Voice Memos”. Plus, all existed files will be detected and displayed. You can click “Only display the deleted items” to hide the existed data.

Part 2: Retrieve Lost Data Directly from iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4G

This recovery mode allows you to scan your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4G directly to find data deleted recently, or data from your inaccessible device.

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to the computer

Connect your device to the computer with a digital cable and run the program, then you’ll get the interface below.

Main Interface

Step 2. Enter DFU mode to scan your device

Follow the steps below to get into DFU mode before scanning your device for lost data.

  1. Hold your device and click “Start” button in the interface of Dr.Fone.
  2. Hold “Power” and “Home” buttons on your device at the same time for exact 10 seconds. The Software will count time for you. Just hold the two buttons immediately after step 1.
  3. When 10 seconds passed, release the “Power” button right away, but keep holding the “Home” button. After another 10 seconds, you’ll be informed that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode and you can release the “Home” button now.
  4. Then the software begins scanning your device automatically for lost data, and you’ll get the interface as follow.
  5. Main Interface

    Step 3. Preview and selectively recover data

    When the scan finishes, all found data are displayed in categories, like camera roll, photo stream, photo library, contacts, messages, message attachments, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can preview full contents of all of them one by one.

    Main Interface

    If you want to recover all of them, mark them all and click “Recover” to save them on your computer with one click.

    If you only want to recover deleted data, you can refine the scan result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface above, only displaying the deleted items. Mark them and press “Recover” button to get them back.

    Note: How exit DFU mode after getting back your lost data?

Part 3: Recover Previous Data from iTunes Backup

This recovery mode allows you to recover your previous data by extracting iTunes backup. You can use this recover mode to find your previous data that you failed to directly recover from your device, or you lost your device.

Step 1. Select iTunes backup file to scan

When launching the program, you’ll be lead to the “Recover from iOS Device” mode (the default mode). Switch to “Recover from iTunes Backup File”.

Main Interface

Here, all your iTunes backup files of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch which has ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed. Select the one of yours and click “Start Scan” to begin iTunes backup extracting.

Step 2. Preview and recover previous data

After the scan, all your data backed up by iTunes can be found and displayed in categories. You can preview them one by one before recovery.

Main Interface

    Then you can selectively mark and recover those you want by pressing “Recover” button at the bottom.

    Note: Don’t sync your device with iTunes when you realize that you’ve lost data, or the iTunes backup file will be updated after the sync, if you want to recover them through this recovery mode.

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