How to Recover Deleted Data from iPhone 7

Accidental data deletion on your iPhone is one of the most tragic occurrences in the modern world. You are probably here because you know what it is like to lose the content of your iPhone. You get that sinking feeling in your stomach and relentless in searching for ways to recover some, if not all, of the content on your iPhone.

There are many reasons behind accidental data loss making the data on your iPhone unusable or inaccessible. Whatever the reason, knowing ways on how you can restore deleted data will be a great knowledge to add---especially now that the iPhone 7 is launching soon!

Part 1: Most situations for people losing data on iPhone 7

There are so many reasons that could cause you to lose your iPhone data. Here is our list of the most common situations people encounter that would cause data loss.

  1. The most common cause in this list is human error. It happens more often than you would think---accidental data deletion during a deleting spree, accidental restoration of the wrong backup file or accidentally downloaded a malicious virus.
  2. If for some reason you forgot your lockscreen passcode, it is important to remember that the content of your iPhone will be deleted completely after 10 attempts. Try keying in a code that you will remember or keep a written version safe some place else.
  3. iOS upgrade failure is also another common cause behind lost iPhone data. This may be caused by loss of connection between your iPhone and computer or power loss.
  4. If you are planning to get the battery of your iPhone changed, take note that it will trigger your iPhone to go into Factory Reset mode and therefore will wipe your iPhone out.
  5. Before jailbreaking or updating your the iOS on your iPhone, remember to back it up first. A failed jailbreak or iOS update will cause data loss on your iPhone.

Part 2: Common ways to recover deleted data from iPhone 7

2.1 Recover deleted photos from iPhone 7

If you have been diligently saving your photos on iCloud, you will have a better time restoring deleted data back into your iPhone. Here is how you can do so:

  • Open the Photos app and open the Albums vies.
  • Open the Recently Deleted folder.
  • Tap the Select link and select the photos you wish to recover.
  • Tap the Recover at the bottom-right of the screen.

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2.2 Recover deleted notes from iPhone 7

If you accidently deleted your notes from your iPhone 7, do not beat yourself up. It happens all the time. Do not stress because it is still recoverable within 30 days!

  • In your Notes app, open the Recently Deleted folder.
  • Click the Edit button located in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Choose the note(s) that you wish to recover. Click the Move To... button located in the lower-left corner.
  • Select the folder you wish to move the note(s) to.

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Part 3: How to recover deleted files on iPhone 7

It is all fine and dandy if your files are still in the "Recently Deleted" folder, but what if they are not there? Make iPhone data retrieval less stressful with the help of dr.fone - iOS Backup, a data recovery tool that helps you not only recover data from an iOS device but also from supported Android devices. It is one of the best data recovery solutions, boasting one of the highest iPhone data recovery rates in the market. Restore deleted data such as photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs, and more directly from your device, an iTunes backup file or an iCloud backup file. You can use either Windows or Mac computer to help you navigate through the process.

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After downloading and installing the software on your computer, launch the software and Connect your iPhone 7 to your Windows or Mac computer with the USB cable that comes with the iPhone. Follow the instructions below to recover iPhone data:

3.1 Recover deleted files by scanning iPhone 7

  1. Open the Recover from iOS Device tab---the software should be able to automatically detect the device and appear on the software's interface.

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    Note: Before launching the software, download the latest version of iTunes. However, do not run both software concurrently. It is best that you disable iTunes' automatic suyncing (iTunes > Preferences > Devices and check the Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically box.
  2. Click the Start Scan button to start scanning your iPhone 7 for deleted or lost data---this may take a while, depending on the size of data that is available on your device. You can always click on the Pause button to stop the process when you already see the file(s) that you want.

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  3. Once the scan is complete, you will be able to see a list of recoverable items---both existing and lost data from your iPhone 7. You can filter out files that have been deleted,  turn on the Open display the deleted items window. You can sort recoverable data according to file type on the left column. You can also search for a specific file if you remember the name of the file in the search box at the upper-right corner of the window.

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  4. Check the box beside the file name of the file that you want to recover. Click the  Recover button and this will start the recovery process. By default, it will save recoverable data on your computer. You can opt to Recover to Computer or Recover to Device.

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3.2 Recover deleted files on iPhone 7 by extracting iTunes backup

  1. Click the Recover from iTunes Backup File button---this will prompt the software to to find all of the available iTunes backup files on your computer and display them in the window. You will be able determine which one to use by the date they were created.
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  3. Select the iTunes backup file that has the content that you want and click the Start Scan button---the software will need a few minutes to extract the content in the file.
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  5. You will be able to see the content of the backup file once the software finished scanning. You will be able to see what is actually inside each file by highlighting them. You will also be able to selectively select the content that you want. Start the recovery process by clicking the Recovery button (refer the last step in 3.1).
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3.3 Recover deleted files on iPhone 7 by downloading iCloud backup

  1. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup Files on the left panel. Log into your iCloud account by keying in your ID and password to have access to your account.
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  3. Once inside, the software will scan all available iCloud backup file in your account. Select the one you want to recover on your iPhone 7 and click the Download button.

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    Select the type of files you want to download---selectively choosing the files you want to recover will reduce the downloading time of the iCloud backup file. Click the Next button.
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  5. You will be able to preview the files that has been downloaded from your iCloud backup file. Check the boxes that correspond with the file that you want to recover. Click the Recover to Computer or Recover to Device button.
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iPhone data retrieval is really easy but don't take the safety of your content for granted. It is best that you keep the content of your iPhone 7 safe and backed up periodically to ensure that you can always restore deleted data.

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