“My iPhone running iOS 11 stopped responding after updating a few apps. To get it to work again, I decided to factory reset the device. Consequently, I lost all the data on the device. Can anyone help me get my data back?”
A factory reset can be a good way to fix an unresponsive device but as you’ve found out, it leads to data loss and unfortunately, it is hard to recover the data if you didn’t have a backup. Nonetheless, this article will show you a few ways to get your data back.
1. It's Worth a Try to Recover Data after a Factory Reset without Backup (iOS 13/12/11 Supported)
It is very difficult to recover lost data after a factory reset even using a data recovery tool but if the data you have lost is very important to you and wasn’t included in the backup, it may be worth a try. Follow these simple steps to try and recover the lost data directly from the iPhone using iMyFone D-Back.
- Recover lost iPhone data without backup or from iTunes/iCloud backups.
- Support 22+ types of data from iOS device. You can recover deleted photos from iPhone, retrieve deleted messages on iPhone and so on.
- Support recovery for almost all iOS devices, including recovering data from iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Four modes that can be used as per user's proficiency - Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup. Recover from iCloud Backup.
- iMyFone D-Back is fully compatible with the latest iPhone models and iOS version including iOS 12/13.
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Step 1: Run iMyFone on your computer and then select “Recover from iOS device.” Click “Start” to begin.
Step 2: In the next window, select the type of file we wish to recover.
Step 3: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and click “Scan” as soon as the program detects the device.
Step 4: Once the scan is complete. Preview the data and see if you can find any of the lost data. If you are lucky enough, select the missing data and then click “Recover” to save the data to your computer.
2. Selectively Recover Lost Data from 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.
Then select the type of file you want to recover.
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. 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.
After selecting the location, the recovery begins automatically and the data will be saved into your computer.
3. Restore iPhone from an iCloud Backup
The following is a simple way to restore data to your iPhone from an iCloud backup.
Step 1: Once you turn on the device, you will see the Setup screen. Select “Slide to Setup”.
Step 2: Choose your preferred language.
Step 3: Select your region or country.
Step 4: Connect to a Wi-Fi network. Don’t use a cellular network, it may fail to download all your files.
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.
Step 7: Agree “Terms and Conditions.” You have to agree to the terms once again in the next screen.
Step 8: Choose the latest backup from the list of backup files available.
Step 9: Wait for the restore process to complete and your data will be back on the device.
4. Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup
If you have an iTunes backup instead, follow these simple steps to restore the device.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2: Launch iTunes and navigate to “Devices” under the “File” menu. Choose “Restore from Backup”.
Step 3: Choose the most recent backup and click “Restore”. Keep the device connected until the process is complete.
Now download the trial version of iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery to scan the data on your device (including the device running iOS 13/12/11) to know if it can still find your covered data.