iPhone Data Recovery for Mac OS X

Apple's iPhone becomes more popular every year, devices running iOS are considered secure and safe, and are definitely becoming more and more complex. If you ever accidentally deleted or lost valuable data on your iPhone, you know how hard it may be to recover iOS data yourself. Disk Drill takes complexity out of the equation.
iPhone Data Recovery for Mac OS X

iOS Data Recovery with Disk Drill

Disk Drill, iOS data recovery software, supports any device with iOS 5-12 on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  • iOS 5-12
  • Any version of iTunes

How iPhone Recovery Works

Was there an app or system malfunction that led to data loss on your iPhone or iPad? Jailbreak failure or unfinished iOS upgrade? Damaged device? Many reasons may lead to missing data. Disk Drill 3 introduces iPhone data recovery mode that also works for all devices running iOS. Disk Drill can scan your iPhone directly or extract lost data from iOS backups stored in iTunes. Multiple data types can be recovered from your iOS devices. Read on to find more on how to recover deleted iPhone data.

Now it's time to get Disk Drill 3 on your Mac, connect your iOS device, locate it in Disk Drill, click "Recover" and wait for the scanning to complete. You can scan any of the iTunes backups stored on your Mac as well, you can extract a ton of valuable data from your past backups. iCloud backups recovery is also coming soon.
  • 1
    Connect your iPhone to your Mac
    Make sure Disk Drill is running. Find your iOS device in Disk Drill. Click "Recover".
  • 2
    Scan your iPhone for lost data
    Let Disk Drill scan your iPhone or iPad for recoverable data. It usually takes a few minutes.
  • 3
    Recover what was found
    Review deleted and existing contacts, calls, photos and more. Select the ones for recovery.

Your iOS Device Is Supported

Disk Drill recovers data from any iOS device with iOS 5-12 on board. This covers all new iPhones, iPads and iPods. Classic iPods that don't run on iOS are scanned as regular USB-connected drives and produce slightly differently structured results.
  • iPhone 4/4s/5/5s
  • iPhone 6/6+
  • iPhone 6s/6s+
  • iPhone 7/7+
  • iPod Touch
  • iPad/iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad PRO

The Magic behind iPhone Recovery

Data recovery from iOS devices is generally more complicated than a regular Mac file recovery process. When Disk Drill scans your iOS device for lost data directly, it creates an invisible iTunes backup file that has all the device's databases in it. Then Disk Drill runs its own iOS data recovery tools to rebuild your iOS files and data structures to list with everything recoverable.
The same iOS data recovery process takes place when an existing iTunes backup is analyzed by Disk Drill.

Types of Recovered Data

Disk Drill 3 will help you recover various file and data types from your iPhone, iPad or iPod. iOS data recovery is mostly related to these ones.
  • Camera Roll Photos (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF)
  • Videos
    (MP4, MOV)
  • Contacts (VCF)
  • Calendar (ICS)
  • VoiceMemo Recordings (M4A, MP3, AAC)
  • Text notes (HTML)
  • Notes with attachments (EML)
  • Bookmarks (HTML)
  • Chats, texts from Messages (CSV)
  • Call history (CSV)

When is iOS data recovery useful?

Your data can be lost any time. There are plenty of possible situations that would lead to that. Generally, Disk Drill's iOS data recovery may be useful in these cases.
    • Failed iOS update
    • Unfinished jailbreaking
    • Water damage
    • Locked device
    • Infinite reboot
    • Damaged screen

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on by Disk Drill Team

Follow these steps to recover deleted files from an iPhone:

  1. Download and install Disk Drill.
  2. Connect the iPhone to your computer and launch the app.
  3. Select the iPhone from the list of disks.
  4. Click Recover to scan for deleted files.
  5. Preview the files that can be recovered and make your selections.
  6. Click Recover again to restore the files.

Yes, you can by following this procedure:

  1. Download, install and launch Disk Drill for macOS.
  2. Connect the iPhone X to your computer.
  3. Choose the iPhone’s storage from the disk list.
  4. Click Recover to start scanning your iPhone X for deleted photos.
  5. Select the photos to be restored from the Preview list.
  6. Click the Recover button to restore the lost photos.

You can use the Recently deleted files feature of your iOS device to attempt to recover deleted data. Another option is to restore from a backup. You can easily set up an iOS device to backup to iCloud automatically to protect all of your valuable data. In the event of data loss, the iCloud backup can quickly restore your files.

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  • Lee Griggs
    Lee Griggs
    In two steps I had a list of the deleted files on my main Mac drive and this included quite a few from earlier deletions. I was surprised and pleasantly amazed. The average and skilled Mac user will find the program a great addition to their Mac.
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