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Retrieve Deleted Files from iPod Touch 5th Mac

How do I recover a file from an 5th generation iPod Touch in disk use mode?

My 5th generation iPod Touch got into recovery mode after trying to update to 6.1.3. I don’t want to lose the data in there because I have my work and a lot of important things.

If your iPod encountered an error and you have to restore it. Or if you accidentally deleted files from your iPod Touch 5th generation, or maybe you can’t access your iPod for being stolen or broken. But the files on the device are important and you badly need to get them back.

No matter what data loss circumstances you met with, you should cool down and read this article. You’ll get the full solution to retrieve your deleted files from your iPod Touch 5th generation. And iPod Touch 4, iPhone, iPad data recovery can also be applied in this way.

recover files iPod Touch 5

If you’ve ever synced your iPod touch with iTunes before, iTunes will generate a backup for the data of your device, and update the backup next time when you sync your device again. Therefore, you can get back your data by using iTunes backup. What if you don’t have an iTunes backup? Don’t worry. You can also recover your data directly from your iPod touch.

You need an iPod Touch Data Recovery tool to help you to recover deleted photos, music files from your iPod.

iOS Data Recovery is an effective data recovery software for iPod touch that enables you to directly scan your device and recover files from it, or recover files from iTunes backup with vivid previewing the deleted files (that’s iTunes can’t).

To start with the recovery, you need to download free trial and begin.

How to retrieve deleted files from iPod Touch 5th?

Method 1: Recover Deleted Files from iPod Touch

Step 1. Launch and connect iPod Touch 5 with computer

After downloading the program, double click the archive to install the iPod Touch 5th data recovery (take the Mac version for example) on your computer. From the function modules, select and click on “Data Recovery“.

launch iPod Touch recovery

Then connect your iPod Touch to Mac/PC with by using the USB digital cable. As soon as connecting, your device is detected by the program and show you the file types selection window as the following screen.

connect iPod Touch 5th

Step 2. Scan your iPod Touch 5th generation for lost files

For iPod touch 5, you can directly scan and recover deleted or lost text files: that’s including messages, contacts, notes, call logs, WhatsApp conversation, Calendars, Reminders and Safari bookmarks. As to Camera Roll, message attachments, WhatsApp conversation attachments, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos and Voicemail, you can backup existing ones on your device to a Mac.

Just click the Start button on the window above to scan your iPod Touch 5 to find the deleted data on it.

recover iPod Touch lost data

Step 3. Retrieve deleted files and save to your Mac

After the scanning process, you can preview all the found files in the scan result window. Check the files you want to get back and click Recover button.

To retrieve text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, there will be a window popping up to ask you to choose Recover to Computer or Recover to Device. If you want to restore the deleted files to your iPod Touch, click Recover to Device to get them back.

restore iPod Touch deleted files

Method 2: Recover From iTunes backup for your iPod Touch 5/4

If your iPod Touch is no at hand, in case you have ever synced your iPod Touch with iTunes before data loss, you can choose to recover deleted data from iTunes backup. It allows you to extract contacts, messages, call history, Calendar, notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark, WhatsApp conversions, Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Voice memos and Voicemails.

With this recovery mode, you don’t need to connect your iTouch with Mac. Just run this iPod Touch recovery program as the first step of this guide, click ‘Recover from iTunes Backup Files’ button on the top of the main window, and then you’ll get the iTunes backup files as the window below.

recover from iTunes backup

Choose the backed up file of your iPod Touch 5th generation, click ‘Start Scan’ to begin extracting the content out of it.

When the scan completes, you can preview all the files in detail one after one. Mark those your want to retrieve and click Recover button to save them on your Mac.

restore iPod Touch deleted files

Note: For restoring the recovered contacts, text messages, iMessage or notes back to your iPod Touch, just choose Recover to Device option to get those files to your iPod Touch 5/4 or any other iOS device.

Method 3: Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File

After selecting iCloud recovery mode, the program will ask you to enter your iCloud account and password to login. Don’t worry about your privacy, the program never keeps a record of your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

login iCloud account

Step 2. Choose and Download iCloud Backup File

Your iCloud backup files will be displayed automatically after logging into your iCloud account. Choose the one you want to recover data from and click Download button.

download iCloud backup file

Step 3. Restoring iPod Deleted Files

When the scan completes, you can preview all the files in your iCloud backup file, like messages, contacts, photos, notes, and more. Check and tick the items you want to restore. Then click Recover button to finish the restoring process.

selectively restore data from iCloud backup

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