The Best 5 iPhone Data Recovery Software You Need to Know

Accidents happen every day. Your iPhone might get infected by virus, fall down and break, or you delete some important data by mistake. When such accidents happen, there is a chance that you may lose precious iPhone data documents, pictures, videos and contacts. Since you can’t stop accidents from happening, the only option available to you is to backup your sensitive data so that it can be recovered in case of an emergency. But most people don’t backup their data regularly and hence when these accidents do occur, they need a data recovery tool to help. This article provides you with the top 5 data recovery tools in the market.

Before we begin, let’s look at the elements that make a good data recovery tool. This will help you make the right choice when choosing a program. These elements include:

  • A good data recovery tool will be easy to use, with simple user interfaces.
  • It will give users the ability to recover a lot of different file types.
  • It must have a good and functional preview feature for selective data recovery and make sure you are recovering the right data.
  • The data analysis and scanning time should also be quick to ensure that you don’t spend too much time scanning the iPhone.

With the above criterion, you can easily choose a suitable data recovery tool from the ones listed below.

Top 5 iPhone Data Recovery Softwares You Need to Know

1 iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 10.3 & iPhone 7 Supported)

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac is one of the top-quality data recovery softwares for iPhone which can recover various data no matter how you lost them. You can recover files through 4 data recovery modes (Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup, Recover from iCloud Bacup and Smart Recovery) with ease. There is also a preview function available which allows you to check the data that you want to recover.

 smart recovery


  • More than 22 file types can be recovered such as text messages, photos, contacts, history on WhatsApp/WeChat/Skype/Kik, notes, voice memos,etc.
  • 4 data recovery modes are available: Smart recovery, recovery from iTunes & iCloud backup or without backup file.
  • Allows users to preview the recoverable data before recovery.
  • Supports to fix iOS system issues covering iPhone black screen of death, white screen of death, iPhone stuck in recovery mode and other problems.
  • Supports the new iOS 10.3 and various iOS devices such as iPhone 7/6s Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4 and more.


  • Supports 22+ file types, even some relatively non-mainstream apps, such as Voice Memos and Kik messages.
  • Smart Recovery mode is perfect for beginners who don’t know how to start recovery.
  • Intuitive user interface.


  • Trail version of this software has limited functions.


  • Personal License for Win: $49.95
  • Personal License for Mac: $49.95

How to Use iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery provides you 4 modes to get back your lost or deleted data on iPhone or iPad. If you haven't made any backup before deletion, choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode to recover lost data directly from device without backup. If you have a relevant iTunes or iCloud backup file, which may contain the missing data, then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" or "Recover from iCloud backup" to extract the missing data from backup file without restoring the iPhone. Or you can simply choose "Smart Recovery", this program will smartly scan your iOS device, iTunes backup or iCloud backup according to your selection about how you lost the data.

Windows version Mac version

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Download iMyFone D-Back onto your computer. Then launch the software and choose a suitable recovery mode on the left panel.

Choose Recovery Mode

Step 2: Select the Lost File Type

After that click on “Start” and check the file types you want to retrieve. You may need to connect your iPhone to computer , if you choose recovery directly from iOS device mode.

Select the lost file type

Step 3. Preview and Recover Lost Data

When the scanning is complete, the files that were restored will then be displayed on the program window. Click on the file tab and see what has been restored. After that you can mark on each data you want to save on your computer and click on “Recover” button.

Preview and recover lost data


The software is very simple and supports nearly all the iOS devices (compatible with iOS 10.3). And both Mac and Windows versions are available. The tool is tested and found no problems during the recovering process.

Windows version Mac version

2 Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS

This tool is one of the best in the market. It can recover all of your precious data from iTunes backup, iCloud backup and also from iOS devices. It supports all the new and old iOS devices so no matter which iOS device you are using, just connect your iPhone with your computer and start retrieving your data.

wondershare drfone data recovery software iphone


  • Supports nearly all iOS devices.
  • Recovers your messages, contacts, videos, images, call logs and apps’ data.
  • Easy–to-use interface.


  • Simple to use.
  • Compatible with all iOS devices.


  • You cannot preview all of your files before recovering them back and the cost of the program is a little expensive.


  • Personal License for Win: $69.95
  • Personal License for Mac: $79.95


In our test, the program worked normally and successfully and recovered all the lost and deleted data. The data recovery software for iPhone is very easy to use, just select your preferred data recovery mode and start recovering your data.

3 iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac

This iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is a high-grade data recovery tool and it is hard to beat its features. It provides in-depth scanning to help you in finding your different deleted files which you want to recover.

iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac


  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to recover iPhone files from iTunes and iCloud backup.


  • Simple user interface.
  • Variety of file types can be recovered.


  • Takes time to scan devices.


  • Personal License for Win: $69.95
  • Personal License for Mac: $79.95


In our tests, we found this software completely eligible to recover all data files from different devices. You are only a single click away to recover your data through different data recovering modes.

4 iMobie PhoneRescue

This PhoneRescue is another best iPhone data recovery software through which you can recover your lost videos, photos, messages, call logs and much more. The software supports both Mac and Windows computers.

phonerescue data recovery software for iphone


  • Supports more than 20 file types.
  • 3 data recovery modes are available.


  • User-friendly interface.


  • If your lost data is overwritten then you cannot recover it back.


  • Personal License for Win: $49.99
  • Personal License for Mac: $49.99


Data recovering has become very easy through this PhoneRescue tool. Step-by step guide to recover data is something special.

5 WinAVI iPhone Data Recovery

This iPhone data recovery tool only allows its users to recover photos and contacts.

WinAVI data recovery software iphone


  • Supports all Windows OS.
  • Simple and user-friendly interface.


  • Fast and secure data recovery.


  • Only supports old iPhone versions.


  • Personal License for Win: $59.95
  • Personal License for Mac: $59.95


It can recover up all your iPhone contacts and photos, no matter how you lost them. Best data recovery software for iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and other old iPhone versions.

6 To make it clearer, here is a Comparison Table of all the 5 tools:


Supported File Type


Recovery Modes

iMyFone D-Back (compatible with iOS 10.3)

Up to 22 file types including text messages, photos, contacts, messages on WhatsApp/WeChat/Skype/Kik, notes, voice memos, etc.


4 different Recovery Modes

Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOs

Up to 19 different file types including messages, contacts, videos, images, call logs and apps’ data


3 different Recovery Modes

iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery

Up to 19 different file types


3 Recovery Modes

iMobie PhoneRescue

Up to 20 different file types


3 Recovery Modes

WinAVI iPhone Data Recovery

Only photos and contacts


1 Recovery Mode

  • Amanda S

    I switched from iPhone to Android not so long ago and deleted some photos on iPhone to clean iPhone storage. Now i want to recover and transfer them to my android smartphone. Is there a way to recover my photos?

    • Hello Amanda, it will be difficult for you to recover photos from iCloud using iMyfone D-Back, since you have deleted many photos on iCloud. But you can still try to recover the photos directly from device (you may need to connect iPhone with computer) or from iTunes backup (if you have made some iTunes backup before). iMyfone D-Back will recover the photos to your computer and you can easily transfer them to your android smartphone.