Part I. I have iPhone backup files: How to recover iPhone 4S/4 from backup
Data lost happens when your iPhone 4S/4 is damaged, broken, stolen, upgraded from old iOS…If you backed up your iPhone 4S, you can easily restore iPhone 4S from iTunes backup. But restoring iPhone from backup will restore the files in the backup altogether, thus you will lose your current data on your iPhone.
Nevermind, a third-party iPhone 4S backup extractor software fix this, now you are allowed to preview deleted files, and select which to be recovered. See how it works.
Step 1. Download and install iTunes Data Recovery (for both Mac and Windows users).
Step 2. Then load iPhone 4S backup files, if the program doesn’t load them automatically, you can find iPhone 4S backup files from following directories:
For Windows XP and below:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
For Windows Vista and above:
For Mac OS:
Step 3. Preview lost iPhone 4S files inlcuding contacts, photos, call history, SMS, camera roll, etc.
Step 4. Select which files you want to recover and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Part II. I didn’t backup my iPhone: How to recover iPhone 4S/4 without backup?
You may be told that it’s impossible to recovery any lost data if you didn’t bakcup your iPhone. Definitely wrong! With iPhone 4S Data Recovery, you can recover deleted files from iPhone 4S/4 devices without backup!
Step 1. Select a Mode: Recover Data from iOS Device. If you are using iPhone 4, enter your iPhone to DFU mode first.
Step 2. Scan your iPhone 4S/4, and preview deleted or lost files.
Step 3. Select which files you want to recover and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Now you are able to recover deleted files including Call History, Contacts, Photos, SMS attachments, Notes and more from iPhone 4S/4. Still have questions? Please leave a comment!