Summary: Looking for the way to restore formatted, lost or deleted data from iPhone? You've come to the right place. This article is about to show you 3 effective ways to recover formatted data from iPhone or iPad step by step.
Method 1. How to Recover Formatted Contents from iPhone without Backup
Method 2. How to Retrieve Formatted Files from iPhone via iTunes Backup
Method 3. How to Restore Formatted Data from iPhone with iCloud Backup
Formatting an iDevice, as one of the most effective ways to fix some bugs on iOS device and also speed up iDevice, is to rewrite the default data, fix all the files that the user has modified or added without authorization, making the iPhone return to the default state of the factory. Usually, formatting a device, also called factory reset, is used when there are too many junk files on the phone, serious errors that cannot be restored or the phone gets abnormal, which would wipe out all contents and settings on the phone and rewrite new system information. So before restoring iPhone/iPad to factory settings, please be sure you have backed up your data on iPhone/iPad in case of data lost.
However, if you have not backed up your iPhone data before formatting your iPhone and all iPhone files have been formatted or lost, how do you recover formatted or lost data from iPhone/iPad? Here it is highly recommended a professional data recovery tool - Data Recovery for iOS to help you out.
Can Data Recovery for iOS Restore Formatted Data from iPhone?
Of course, it can. As a professional data recovery tool, this Data Recovery for iOS offers you 3 different modes to recover lost/delete/formatted data from iPhone/iPad/iPod and save them on computer in original formats: "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File".
If you don't have an iCloud or iTunes backup, you can choose the "Recover from iOS Device" mode to recover formatted data from iPhone without backup; And if you have iCloud or iTunes backup files, you can choose the corresponding recovery mode to get back your formatted iOS data. With this program, you can preview all existing and deleted files from your device and select the files you need before restoration. And this program supports to restore almost all kinds of iOS data, including messages and message attachments, photos, videos, audios, contacts, calendars, notes, call history, voicemail, voice memos, WhatsApp attachments, reminders, Safari history, app documents and etc.
Besides, it is fully compatible with almost all iOS devices, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2/1, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic and etc.
Now, please download the free trial of the program in Windows or Mac version on your computer and start to restore your formatted data from iPhone/iPad/iPod with the following user guides.
If you don't have an iTunes backup or iCloud backup, don't worry, you can still recover formatted data directly from iPhone with no backup file. It is quite easy to get back your formatted data from iPhone using this Data Recovery for iOS. And all you need are your iPhone that contains the formatted data, an USB cable and a computer (Windows PC or Mac).
Now, you can start to retrieve formatted data from iPhone with no backup file within 2 steps.
Step 1. Make iPhone detected by the program.
Launch the Data Recovery for iOS program on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. When your device has been detected, please click "Start Scan" button to scan your device for files.
(Note: If you are using iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, please follow the onscreen to download a plug-in and enter the scanning mode.)
Step 2. Select desired data to restore from iPhone directly.
After quick scanning, you will see all the files from your device are listed in categories, including the deleted ones and existing one. Simply select the files you need individually or in bulk and click "Recover" button to save them in original format right away.
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If you have synced your iPhone data to iTunes for backup, you can choose the second mode "Recover from iTunes Backup File" to extract iTunes backup and get back your formatted iPhone data. You don't need to connect your iPhone to computer during the process, but please make sure you are using the computer on which you have synced your iPhone to iTunes.
Now, let's see how to get back formatted data from iPhone with iTunes backup file within 2 steps.
Step 1. Select an iTunes backup to scan.
After launching the iTunes Backup Extractor - Data Recover for iOS program on your computer, please choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Then all iTunes backup files on your computer will be detected and listed on the interface. Please select one iTunes backup you need and click "Start Scan" button.
Step 2. Select wanted data to restore from iTunes backup.
After quick scanning, you might see all the files from your iTunes backup file, including the existing ones and deleted ones. Simply select what you need and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer in original format.
If you have synced your iPhone data to iCloud for backup, i.e. you have iCloud backup files for your iPhone data, you can take full advantage of this Data Recovery for iOS to extract iCloud backup file to get your iPhone formatted data back with ease. You can choose which iCloud backup file to extract and also select which items to restore according to your needs. Also unlike restoring iCloud backup file directly from iPhone, those restored files from iCloud backup will not replace the existing data on your iPhone.
Now, let's see how to recover iPhone formatted data from iCloud backup file with 3 steps.
Step 1. Launch the program on computer.
Please run the iCloud Backup Extractor - Data Recovery for iOS on your computer and choose the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode and sign into your iCloud account with Apple ID.
Note: Please disconnect your iDevice to computer during the progress, or your iCloud backup files might be modified or updated.
Step 2. Select an iCloud backup to download.
After logging into your iCloud account, you might see a list of iCloud backup files in different devices. Please select one iCloud backup that contains the data you need to download it.
Step 3. Select desired data to recover from iCloud
After downloading the iCloud backup, you might preview and select the files you want from different categories. After selection, simply click "Recover" button to restore the selected data from iCloud backup immediately and store them on your computer in original formats. Thus you have had your formatted data back to available formats and manage iPhone data easily.