If you have recently lost contacts, images, videos, notes or other items on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, then a reliable recovery tool is important to quickly getting this information back. These devices have become mainstream for managing every aspect of life from taking pictures of important moments to staying connected with coworkers, friends or family.
It only takes a split second to be in the dark or to lose precious moments. When the catastrophe strikes, it is not only frustrating but also devastating without the right tool for recovery.
Dr.Fone is designed to make these unexpected moments a little blip in your day rather than a complete loss.
With Dr.Fone, you can scan an iOS compatible device for lost or deleted information by connecting it to a Mac computer and running the utility. It also provides the ability to use any backup that has been stored in iTunes or iCloud to locate all retrievable data or specific items for a quick restore to your device.
As the top recovery tool for iOS devices, Dr.Fone provides an easy approach to salvaging these items and more:
• Images • Videos • Messages • Notes • Contacts • Call Logs • Application Data
When Dr.Fone is in your arsenal, even the largest loss is a non-critical situation as the utility provides an easy-to-use option for scanning and retrieving data. In three simple steps, everything will be right back in place as if the event never even happened:
1. Scan the Device or Backup File.
2. Choose Items for Recovery.
3. Restore Selections to the Device.
In a small amount of time, your photos, contacts or other items will be right back where they should be without any extensive work or magical acts. Dr.Fone is the ultimate recovery utility for managing iOS devices and for good reason!
Thanks sooo much!
It actually works, don’t know how, but it does. Accidentally restored an incorrect backup to my iPhone when upgrading iOS. Thank god for Dr. Fone, because I was able to recover all my photos that had been deleted by the wrong backup.
– by Erin J.
To begin using Dr.Fone, a few steps must be performed before initiating a scan. The first step is to install the utility on a Mac computer for device connection. With Dr.Fone, the utility actually runs on your Mac and scans any compatible iOS device that is connected to the computer.
When first opening the utility, the following message will appear when no device has been connected:
Please note that the steps for completing recovery are the same for each utility option once scanning has finished.
Capabilities Offered by Dr.Fone
Each option is accessible from the top of the application window by clicking on its name. Dr.Fone provides these four beneficial capabilities:
Recovery from the Physical Device – With Dr.Fone, you can scan the actual device for retrievable data in one easy step. Every retrievable item on a compatible iOS device will appear in the scan results for easy selection and fast restoration.
iTunes Backup Recovery – If iTunes is used to store backups of your phone, iPad, etc., Dr.Fone provides the ability to scan an existing backup for restoring desired information straight to the device. Simply choose a backup file and scan it with the utility. Then select all or individual items to restore to an iPhone or another iOS compatible device.
iCloud Recovery – The utility also provides the option to log into iCloud and use a stored backup for restoration to the device. Just as with an iTunes backup, simply choose the desired file and scan it for recoverable data.
iOS Operating System Repair – Additionally, options are provided for resolving common iOS issues with these devices. Whether the problem is a “White Screen” or the operating system is just not functioning appropriately, Dr.Fone provides the option to repair the iOS on your device.
Additional Features Offered by Dr.Fone
Beside the primary methods of recovery, Dr.Fone also provides several features after the scan to make this experience easy and reliable for any iOS compatible device. Here are a few other features offered by this utility:
Pause the Scan – Since the scan locates every salvageable item on the physical device or within a selected backup, the process does take some time. With Dr.Fone, you are able to pause the scan at any time and return when it is convenient to finish the process.
Stop Scanning – The utility also provides an option for stopping the scan, which will completely end the recovery process. This is beneficial at times when the process must be completely halted for restarting at another time.
Preview Available Items for Selection – Scan results are displayed in an easy-to-use selection window. This makes it simple to preview each located item for recovery and make selections based on your specific needs.
Recover All Data – Dr.Fone provides the option to recover an entire backup or everything found on the device during scanning. It is as simple as clicking on Recovery after the scan has completed.
Choose Specific Recovery items – Additionally, you have the option to check specific categories of located items such as photos or messages to salvage a certain type of data. Dr.Fone also makes it easy to select certain photos or other information for fast retrieval.
How To Complete a Physical Device Recovery Using Dr.Fone
Dr.Fone offers several choices for regaining photos or other important data on an iOS device; however, for this example, we will be showing how to use the utility to complete a restore from the physical device (iPad, iPhone, etc.). When you first connect a device, the following message will appear:
Please note that Dr.Fone should not be run in conjunction with iTunes as this could result in synchronization issues.
Before scanning may be initiated, you will need to perform the following steps:
1. Open the utility and connect the device (if not already done).
2. Click on Trust on the device to verify the application can be trusted.
3. Click on Continue when the iTunes message is provided on your Mac.
Dr.Fone will not be able to initiate the scan and analyze your device until the above steps have been completed. The actual scan might take some time to complete. To begin, click on Start and then wait patiently for the utility to analyze and scan the device.
During scanning, you will be able to see the current progress at the top of the screen and are provided with the option to Pause or Stop the scan.
After scanning, Dr.Fone will automatically select every located item for recovery. This makes it easy to finish the restoration as you can simply click on the Recover option located in the bottom right corner of the screen.
If you do not want to recover every item, options are provided to make individual or group selections as well as for viewing only deleted items. The view may be changed at the top of the screen and you can use the Search feature to locate a particular photo or other item found by the scan.
The panel on the left side of the utility groups found data by category and each category contains a checkbox. By default, everything is selected; however, you are able to check or uncheck any category in this panel to restore items such as photos or messages.
To select single items for recovery, click on a category such as photos in the left panel and then check or uncheck the box for each item you want to retrieve on the right portion of the screen.
Make as many selections as needed for restoration to your iOS device and then click Recover to finish.
If you click on Home, this will result in being returned to the primary utility window where available recovery options are shown and current scan results will be lost. Recovery options offered by Dr.Fone work the same after scanning has been initiated, just as shown in the above example. To complete a recovery to your physical iOS device, just perform the following:
1. Choose Recover from IOS Device.
2. Initiate the Scan (Make Certain the Device is Connected).
3. Select Each Item to Restore.
4. Click Recover to Finish.
Dr.Fone provides an easy solution to your iOS data loss or deletion problems. Just follow the tutorial above to quickly salvage any recoverable information straight from an iOS compatible device. These same steps may be followed after selecting a backup file from iTunes or your iCloud account.