How to Recover Data After Factory Reset iPhone? Solved in 3 Ways


"I reset my iPhone and lost everything; how can I recover all my data?"

- Excerpted from Apple Discussion

Performing a factory reset on your iPhone can be a drastic but sometimes necessary step to resolve persistent issues or prepare the device for resale. However, the downside is that it erases all data and settings, leaving you at risk of losing important files, photos, contacts, and more. Then, can iPhone data be recovered after erase? Fortunately, there are methods and tools available to help you recover data after factory reset iPhone.

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Part 1. Can Data Be Recovered After a Factory Reset iPhone?

Factory reset is the last way to repair the system glitches and erase your privacy. By factory resetting your iPhone, you will completely lose all iPhone content and settings. If you have regularly backed up your iPhone to iCloud, iTunes, or otherwhere before data loss, you can recover factory reset iPhone from previous backup files.

However, if you don't back up your iPhone beforehand, there is a slim chance for you to recover data from a wiped iPhone. Nearly no iPhone data recovery app can guarantee that it will recover iPhone data after factory reset without backup. Therefore, you can easily see the importance of backing up your iPhone. And I highly suggest you back up your iPhone to the computer.

Part 2. How to Recover Data After Factory Reset iPhone

We will introduce three ways to recover data after factory reset iPhone in this part. Let's learn them one by one.

Method 1. How to Recover iPhone Data After Factory Reset via Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery

Suppose that you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes. In that case, you can recover the lost data from iTunes backup files via Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery. Compared with restoring backups with iTunes, Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery allows you to preview specific items and selectively recover the data you like.

Also, you don't need to connect your iPhone to the computer. Instead, it will automatically detect the iTunes backup file and finish the iPhone data recovery without data loss. It's indeed an incredibly amazing tool.

Key Features:

  • Efficiently retrieve lost or deleted files from your iOS device, iTunes, and iCloud backup.
  • Recover the deleted and existing contacts, messages, message attachments, notes, notes attachments, camera roll, photos, call history, calendars, Safari history, etc., from iTunes backup file to the computer.
  • Recover the deleted and existing messages and contacts from your iPhone to a computer directly and back up the existing music, books, calendars, notes, reminders, photos, videos, Safari, voice memos, and Safari history from your iPhone to the computer.
  • Preview all the data and select the wanted files to recover or back up.
  • No data damage and file format changes happen during the recovery process.
  • Support almost all generations of iPhone (iOS 17 included).

Follow the steps below to use Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery to recover data after factory reset iPhone:

01Install and open the program on your computer, then click "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

02The program will automatically scan the default iTunes backup location. When the backup records appear on the interface, choose the most relevant one and hit the "Start Scan" button below. If you cannot find the desired file, please tap the "Select" button to pick up the iTunes backup file from other customized folders.

scan itunes backup file

03Tick off the file types you wish to restore on the interface and click the "Start Scan" button again to continue.

scan the data type you want to recover

04After scanning, you can check one data type, like from the left panel. Then, preview the content and pick the desired items to recover. Finally, tap the "Recover to Computer" button to start restoring them to your computer.

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Video Tutorial:

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Method 2. How to Get Everything Back After Factory Reset with iCloud Backup

If you have enabled automatic backup to iCloud on your iPhone before the factory reset, you can restore iPhone data after factory reset from the iCloud backup. However, the iCloud backup file may not include the following: files already stored in the cloud, Touch ID settings, your Gmail and Outlook Exchange mail information, iCloud Music Library and App Store data, Apple Pay information & settings, etc. Here is how to recover iPhone data after factory reset from iCloud backup:

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Contents and Settings". After that, follow the on-screen prompts to reset your iPhone.

erase your iphone

Step 2. After erasing, your device will restart, and you'll see the "Hello" screen. Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen.

Step 3. Choose "Restore from iCloud Backup". Sign in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

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Step 4. Select the backup that you want to restore from. The backups are listed by date, so choose the most relevant one.

Step 5. Keep your device connected to Wi-Fi and a power source while the restoration process takes place. Once the restore is complete, your device will restart. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Method 3. How to Restore iPhone Data After Factory Reset with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes previously, you can also restore data after factory reset using iTunes. However, you cannot preview or select the specific files. What's more, the iTunes backup files will not include data like content from iTunes and App Store, Touch ID settings, Apply Pay information, etc. Here is how to get everything back after factory reset from iTunes backup:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes if it doesn't pop up.

Step 2. Once your iPhone is connected, it should appear on iTunes. Click on the device icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes window.

Step 3. In the "Summary" tab, you'll see the "Restore Backup" option. Click on it.

Step 4. You'll see a list of available backups along with their dates. Choose the most relevant backup to restore your iPhone to its previous state.

Step 5. Click the "Restore" button. iTunes will prompt you to confirm that you want to restore your iPhone from the selected backup.

recover data after factory reset iphone from itunes backup

Further Reading:

Ultimate Guide: How to Recover Data from iPhone Without Backup

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Notes on iPhone? [Effectively]

Part 3. How to Avoid Data Loss in the Future

Although you can recover data after factory reset iPhone with the above methods, we always recommend avoiding data loss in the future. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Regularly back up your iPhone data before factory reset or iOS update. You can back it up with iCloud, iTunes, or other iPhone backup software.
  • Keep updating the backup file to ensure that you always have the latest iPhone backup.
  • The resetting will update your device to the latest iOS version. If you don't need it, you can downgrade the iOS version.
  • Some glitches can be fixed without factory resetting your iPhone. Click here to learn how to fix the Touch ID not working issue.

In a Nutshell

After learning how to recover data after factory reset iPhone from the above methods, you can easily find out that only Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery is the best option. First, it allows you to preview and selectively restore the desired files. Second, it is much easier and more user-friendly than any other solution. Everyone can operate it without the technical knowledge required.

If you have any queries in the process of recovery, please let us know in the comments.

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