How to Recover Music from iPhone

Music is the rhythm of life. A playlist is often a commuting iPhone user’s best friend and a reflection of his personality. A 16 GB iPhone can hold up to about 2000 songs, and those with expanded storage do much better.

However, songs (just like other data formats) are susceptible to accidental deletions and virus corruptions. When a playlist is rendered inaccessible because of device trauma or processor overheating (amongst other causes), a tool like Dr. Fone from Wondershare proves invaluable.

This recovery tool can save you the headache on how to recover music from iPhones because it does retrieval in three comprehensive modes covering the device itself and the iTunes and iCloud backup files.

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Things to Remember


1. An iPhone should be scanned for data retrieval almost as soon as loss is detected. If this is not the case, other applications may overwrite existing information in the deeper caches of the device memory.


2. A scan is possible only in the Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode. To reach this state:

  • The Power button has to be pressed for 3 seconds.
  • The Home and Power buttons have to be pressed together for 10 seconds.
  • The Power button is to be released but the Home button should be pressed for 15 more seconds.



An iPhone in DFU mode is characterized by a blank screen. Dr. Fone also provides a helpful animation that guides users through the process with automated timers.


3. Last but not the least, an iPhone syncs with an iTunes account as soon as a physical connection is established between the two. Thus, if Dr. Fone happens to share a PC or laptop with an iTunes account, users are requested to visit the iTunes dashboard, select Preferences, scroll down to Devices and tick ‘Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically’ to prevent data synchronization which compromises the probability of scan success.


Simple Steps How to Recover Music from iPhones


Mode 1: Recover from iOS Device


Recovery from an iOS device like an iPhone is generally classified as tricky. This is because an Apple product has seamless integration between the hardware and the software making probing difficult.

Not with Dr. Fone from Wondershare. The process has just 5 simple steps.


1. Connect the iPhone to Dr. Fone installed on a PC/laptop through its USB cable. Launch the application and from the welcome screen select the first option – Recover from iOS Device.


2. Allow Dr. Fone to analyze the connected iPhone for a model match with its database. Once the system is clear on its ability to scan the device, the ‘Start Scan’ button becomes available. Click it.



3. The scan will start immediately if the iPhone is already in DFU mode. Otherwise, the animated guide screen will come on for your convenience.


4. A scan that is underway has two distinctive elements. A completion bar to note the time to scan completion, and the buttons ‘Pause’ and ‘Stop’ to the right of the bar. Both these buttons come in handy when a scan has to be halted or terminated before it has run its course. When the scan commences, Dr. Fone starts populating the directory to the left with files it can retrieve.



Each node stands for a particular data type and the number next to it represents the files available for recovery. If you know the net number of songs in the iPhone device, you can end the scan as soon as the value next to the node ‘Audio’ matches it. You do not need to wait out the entire process (which includes the scan of redundant items like videos). This flexibility is a major time saver!


5. Once the scan is finished, the display screen is presented to users. Here you can search for items by name or keyword with the help of the search bar. And you can also choose individual files or multiple items in bulk by ticking the appropriate checkboxes. With the needed data selected, click the ‘Recover’ button to complete the scan and save the files to either the connected iPhone or the hard disk of the PC/ laptop supporting the Dr. Fone system.





Mode 2: Recover from iTunes Backup File

iTunes is the legacy backup option Apple offers its users. The platform requires establishing a physical connection between an iPhone and the iTunes account for the backup to go through.


1. Start Dr. Fone and select the second option ‘Recover from iTunes Backup File’ from the welcome screen.


2. As soon as you take this action, the list of backup containers within the iTunes account will be displayed. You need to choose the file that has the highest possibility of containing the songs that you wish to recover. Use the file name, file size and date of creation as qualifying factors. With the right item ticked, click ‘Start Scan’ to initiate the process.



3. The scan completes with the display screen from which the needed audio files can be selected and reinstated back to the connected iPhone.




Mode 3: Recover from iCloud Backup File


iCloud is the future of backups with Apple. It allows users to regularly back up their data to the Apple servers without needing a physical connection between the device and the account.


1. Launch Dr. Fone from Wondershare and choose the third option ‘Recover from iCloud Backup File’.


2. Input the iCloud login credentials into the form to gain access to your iCloud account. For this recovery mode to function, an Internet connection is required.



3. From the account, peruse the backup files available and select one that has all the songs you need to reinstate. Use the filter option (file name, size, date of creation) to zero-in on the right choice. Hit ‘Download’ after selection.



4. The pop-up allows you to restrict the download of items to certain data types. For this tutorial, tick ‘Audio’ and then hit ‘Next’.



5. Recover the audio items required and save them to a convenient location. This completes the scan.




No other software in the market can boast such comprehensive ability how to recover music from iPhones. To recap:

  • Connect the iPhone to Dr. Fone through a USB cord.
  • Select the appropriate recovery mode.
  • Choose the backup file from iTunes or iCloud (if needed).
  • Allow the scan to run its course.
  • Retrieve the songs.





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