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How to Recover Data from iPhone after Factory Reset?

recover data from iPhone after factory reset

Factory reset your iPhone or iPad for some reason like fixing disabled device? Sometime the factory reset is our only option to get our device back normal. We’re fine with wiping and resetting our iPhone/iPad without passcode. What makes us regret is the lost data, like our important photos, videos, note and more. Then today in this tutorial, we’ll go over how to recover data from iPhone after factory reset.

Can data be recovered after a factory reset iPhone?


iPhone data recovery after factory reset without backup?
I changed the passcode on my iPhone 8 Plus a couple of days ago. Right after that frantically tried many times in disbelief that I had entered the wrong passcode. I attempted several more version of what I thought I changed to and ended up iPhone disabled waring. And now at the point, I have to do a factory reset in order to remove the passcode. I’m fine with wiping the phone, I just want to be able to retrieve my photos and videos.

You might have the same problem as the above user, having to perform a factory reset without any other choice. Calm down! You still have the chance to retrieve your lost data after factory reset. Let’s figure out the way.

How to Recover Data from iPhone After Factory Reset?


If you backed up your iPhone before the factory reset, the work will be fairly easy. You can restore iPhone/iPad after factory settings, by using the Apple route. All you need to do is restore your device from iCloud or iTunes backup. Here is how.

Restore iPhone/iPad from iCloud

  1. Turn on your iPhone, here you will have a Hellow screen.
  2. From the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud.
  3. Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
  4. restore from iCloud backup

Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup

If you have backup archive that’s made in iTunes on local computer, you can use it to retrieve photos after iPhone has been restored to factory.

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Connect the iPhone to computer, and open iTunes.
  3. When the device icon appears in the iTunes window, click it.
  4. Select Restore Backup… under Summary section.
  5. restore iPhone from iTunes backup

  6. See the date and size of each backup file and pick up the most relevant.
  7. choose the backup file

  8. Click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.

The two above resolve methods provided by Apple could restore the whole data and settings at the point you made the backup. You can not extract and select just the photos, messages, notes, or other files from the backup and get them back. To make things more controllable, you can continue with the next solution.

Selectively Restore iPhone from Backup


First, get a iPhone data recovery software

dr.fone – Recover is the highest rate recovery software I recommend you. The designer – Wondershare software has been focused on mobile data solutions for over 10 years. Although some users do not prefer the third-party software, dr.fone is whatever you should have a try. It’s safe and won’t change anything on your phone. And the trial version supports free scan your iPhone/iPod/iPod touch. So it safe, and won’t charge you any money before you decide recovery.

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iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover photos, video, contacts, messages, notes, and more from factory reset iPhone.
  • Extract, preview, and selectively restore content in iCloud/iTunes backup files.
  • No matter what problem with your device, like stolen, water damaged, screen broken, forgotten password, system crash, etc.
  • Fully supports the new iOS version and the latest iCloud backup.

Extract Content from iTunes Backup, Preview, Select, and Recover After Factory Reset

  1. Launch dr.fone iPhone data recovery on your computer, then select Recover from dr.fone tools.
  2. iOS data recovery

  3. Connct your iPhone and then choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” from the left column.
  4. Choose the backup file from the list displayed by dr.fone, and click “Start Scan” to get it extracted.
  5. extract content from iTunes backup

  6. When the scan stops, you can preview and selectively recover any item you want from the scan result to your computer. It’s can be done in one click.
  7. recover contacts from iTunes backup

Note: In this way, you can not only recover data existing in the iTunes backup, but also recover those deleted data, which can’t be restored directly from iTunes to your iPhone.

Selectively Recover Photos, Messages, Contacts from iCloud Backup

  1. Swith to “Recover from iCloud Backup” mode once you opened dr.fone – Recover.
  2. Here you need to sign in your iCloud account. You don’t need to worry about any leaking of your privacy information as dr.fone never keep a record of your Apple account info or content during your sessions.
  3. login iCloud account

  4. After login, see the date and size of the backup file, choose the most relevant one, and click “Download”.
  5. download iCloud backup files

  6. Then, choose the type of files you would like to download and click Next button to proceed.
  7. iCloud backup content

  8. When the scan process completed, preview all files in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, videos and more. Check the items you want to restore and click “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to device” button to save them on your computer or iOS device.
  9. restore imessages from iCloud backup

Recover Files After Factory Reset iPhone without Backup


Another situation could be more painful: You might don’t have any backups, or have a long period of time haven’t synced your device with iTunes or iCloud.

As we know, Data Recover software can only recover deleted or lost files which have not been overwritten. As to iPhone factory resetting, the data has been overwritten during the restoring. Frankly speaking, it is impossible to recover data directly from a factory reset iPhone. If you have never synced your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes, unfortunately, you will lose the data on your iPhone or iPad device. So, you know why it is so important to do a regular backup of your iPhone or iPad device.