How to Recover Data after Factory Reset

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“My iPhone was not responding after I updated a few applications. It was then I decided to reset the device to bring it back to working condition. However, after factory resetting the device, I lost the entire data. Can anybody help me get back my data?”

Such scenarios are quite common. Luckily, we have the perfect solution that will assist in retrieving the data.


It is essential to remember the fact that factory resetting the device will wipe away all the data from your iPhone. Therefore, it is preferable to use iTunes/iCloud backup while restoring your iPhone to its previous state.

1 Restore iPhone from an iCloud Backup

We will be portraying the measures necessary to restore the iPhone back to its working condition using iCloud backup, which is simple and a promising activity. However, to proceed it is important that one have a viable iCloud backup.

Step 1: After powering on the device, you will see the welcoming screen. Slide your finger on “Slide to set up” reading.

Step 2: Choose your preferred language.

Choose your preferred language

Step 3: Select your region or country.

Step 4: Make sure that you are on Wi-Fi network. Connect the device to the network by entering the details. Do not use cellular data, as you will only be able to download a few files from the backup.

Make sure that you are on Wi-Fi network

Step 5: In the next screen, choose whether you would like the “Location Services” activated or deactivated. The option is “On” by default.

Step 6: In the next screen, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” and enter your iCloud login credentials.

enter your iCloud login credentials

Step 7: Agree “Terms and Conditions.” You have to agree to the terms once again in the next screen.

agree to the terms

Step 8: You will notice the available backup files on the next screen. Pick the recent backup file from which you are restoring the device.

Pick the recent backup file

Step 9: Wait until the restoration process completes. Your device is back to functionality, and you can work again up from where you left off. That is, from the last backup that you created.

2 Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup

Step 1: Join the iPhone to the computer where you have the iTunes backup files.

Step 2: Start iTunes. Allow the program to review for new updates, and if there are any, upgrade to the latest version.

Step 3: Navigate to “Devices” under the “File” category. Choose “Restore from Backup”.

Step 4: Look at the available backup files along with the size and date of creation. Choose the recent file.

Step 5: Click “Restore” and wait until the process completes. iPhone restarts and synchronizes with the computer. Do not disconnect the iPhone until the sync is complete.

Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup

3 Recover Lost Data after Factory Reset Restore

Apart from iCloud and iTunes backup file, you can also use third-party retrieval software programs such as iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac. The specially designed utility tool for iDevices helps in retrieving data from your device, iTunes backups and iCloud backups without causing any data loss to your present content and settings on iPhone. The main features of the program are:

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iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

  • Gives the change to recover lost data that you may have lost due to; iOS upgrade, jailbreak issues, virus attacks, deletion, factory reset, broken device, password-forgot device and also due to system crash.
  • It has four ways in which you can use to retrieve data namely; Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup.
  • It is a comprehensive tool that retrieves over 22 file types like Videos, Photos, Contacts, WhatsApp Messages, Safari Bookmarks, Kik Messages, Voice Memos, Notes and others.
  • It supports different iPhone generations, iPads and iPods.
  • It can extract backup from iTunes and iCloud to your computer.

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Recover Data after a Factory Reset via iTunes/iCloud Backup

Step 1: Select recovery method and data to recover

Launch the iMyfone D-Back software. Choose recover from iTunes” or “Recover from iCloud Backup” If the data you want is in the backup file.

choose recovery option

Then select the type of file you want to recover .

select the type of file

Step 2: Scan for lost data

Click on “Scan” and the results of the lost text files will be displayed. Preview and select the data that you wish to save. Remember, for iCloud option, you will have to log in to your cloud account and download the backup file.

Scan for lost data

Next, you will have to scan download.

Step 3: Recover and save data

once you select the data that you wish to save, hit on “Recover” a new dialogue box will open asking for you to select a folder from your computer to save your data.

 Recover and save data

After selecting the location, the recovery begins automatically and the data will be saved into your computer.

Now download the trial version of iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac to scan your data to know if it can still find your covered data.

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