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How to Recover iPhone Data after Restoring to Factory Settings

-- Monday, August 18, 2014
"I once give my iPhone SE for my daughter so as to keep her quiet when I was busy working at home. And she was too young to know what she had done to my iPhone – Factory Setting, which cause my loss of all my iPhone data. What can I do to get all of them back? Thanks in advance." It is familiar. And I’ve heard another case: "My niece played with my iPhone 6 and mistakenly entered the language setting interface and chose Japanese as the language. The most terrible thing happened, I clicked the factory reset button and all my data gone." You may wonder how to recover your iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus data after restoring to factory settings. Undoubtedly, you need a data retrieving tool for your iPhone. The one I want to recommend is iPhone Data Recovery.

iPhone Data Recovery is an excellent data extractor for almost every iOS device. It is high-efficient that with only few steps, you can get all data that you want including contacts, SMS, videos, photos, etc. One more thing you need to know is that the software allows you to restore lost data with 3 methods.
You can download it on your computer first. Both Windows and Mac versions are available.

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The passage will be divided into 3 parts to show you 3 modes on retrieving your iDevice's data after factory resetting.

Part 1: Get Back Lost Data Directly from iOS Device

Step 1 Run iPhone Data Recovery and Connect Device
Already install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer? Launch it and connect the handset to your computer with the help of data cable. And then recover your deleted data by clicking "Start Scan".

Restore iPhone Data Directly

Note: Make sure the USB cable is well connected during the whole process.

Step 2 Preview before Regaining Your iPhone Data
Choose the files you want and preview them one by one. After that, mark them down. Then, click "Recover" to start the process.

Retrieve Data from iPhone

Before long, all your data will be recovered back and save on the corresponding folde.
Note: You are also allowed to choose the second or the third mode mentioned below.

Part 2: Restore Lost Data from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Choose the Correct iTunes Backup File to Scan
So long as you have done iTunes backup before, you can launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and choose the second mode – Recover from iTunes Backup file. If you have backed-up data for more than one device, you can choose the one you want and click "Start Scan".

Recover SMS from iPhone

Step 2 Recover iPhone Lost Data after Previewing Them
It takes you only few seconds to scan your iTunes backup files for lost dat. You are allowed to preview all the data one by one which are listed in the interface according in categories. Choose those you want and click "Recover" to start the recovery.

Recover Data from iTunes

Note: The deleted data is stilled stored in some certain folder on your device and it is possible to retrieve them back with the above methods. Just stop in put any new information so as to prevent the backup file from being overwritten.

Part 3: Regain Missing Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Choose the Third Mode and Sign in iCloud Account
Choose the third mode, "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after launching iPhone Data Recovery. Then, sign in your iCloud account.

Recover Photos from iCloud

Step 2 Choose the iCloud Backup File and Download
See the iCloud backup files listed? Choose the one you want to recover data from and click "Download" to the download the backup file.

Retrieve Pictures from iCloud

Step 3 Have Your iCloud Backup Files Downloaded and Retrieve them
After downloaded your backup file, choose "Scan" and all your data will be scanned and listed out. Preview the listed data one after another to decide which one to recover and which one not.

Restore iCloud Photos

That’s it. The 3 different methods enable you to choose the most convenient way to help themselves recover the lost data according to their issue. Find it useful to recover deleted iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus data? Why not share it on your Facebook or Google+ to help your friends who confronting the same question as you. Also, to form a habit of backing up iPhone data to PC/Mac is also very important.

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Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.