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How to recover Data from iPhone Internal Memory Card?

Selena Lee

Sep 06, 2023 • Filed to: Data Recovery Solutions • Proven solutions

If you've searched online, you may find lots of data recovery software declaring that they can recover your lost data from various memory cards from mobile phones. Read more carefully, and you'll find that the memory card is always the external memory card, not internal one, especially iPhone internal memory card.

Is it possible to recover data from iPhone internal memory card?

The answer is YES. How? Read on.

Part 1: How to Perform iPhone Memory Data Recovery?

First of all, you need to get a right iPhone memory recovery software. There are not many, but there indeed is the kind of software. If you don't have an option, here is my recommendation: Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS). This software allows you to retrieve iPhone memory data by extracting iTunes backup, as well as directly scan and recover data from iPhone memory cards.

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Part 2: Directly Scan and Recover Data from iPhone Memory

Important: In order to make sure that your lost data can be successfully recovered from iPhone memory, you'd better power off your iPhone and stop using it for anything including receiving calls, messages, etc. Any operation can overwrite your lost data. If you are using iPhone 5 and later version, it will be difficult to recover media content from iPhone directly.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Run Dr.Fone on your computer, choose the ‘Data Recovery’ feature and connect your iPhone. Then you'll get the interface below.

iPhone memory recovery-Connect your iPhone to the computer

Step 2. Scan your iPhone memory

Select the option of ‘Recover Data from iOS device’. Select the file type to scan, then click “Start Scan”, the software will automatically scan your iPhone as follows.

iPhone memory card recovery

Step 3. Preview & recover data from iPhone memory card

The scan will take you a while. You are allowed to preview the found data since the first file is found, and stop the scan when you've already got the lost data you want. Then mark those data and click “Recover to Computer” to save them on your computer.

iPhone memory recovery software

Tips: Data found in each category includes those deleted recently. You can check them by sliding the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.

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Part 3: Scan and Extract iTunes Backup to Recover iPhone Memory Data

Important: If you want to recover iPhone memory data from iTunes backup, you'd better not sync your iPhone with iTunes after you deleted files, or the iTunes backup will be updated and becomes the same as the current data on your iPhone memory. You'll lose the previous data forever.

Step 1. Scan your iTunes backup

Both of the Dr.Fone can let you recover iPhone memory data from iTunes backup. Next, let's check the steps with Dr.Fone.

When launching Dr.Fone, choose the ‘Recover’ feature, switch to “Recover Data from iTunes”, then you'll get the interface below. All iTunes backup files for your iOS devices are found and displayed. Select the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan” to extract the content.

recover data from iPhone memory

Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone memory data

After the scan, you can preview and recover the data you want, just as the last step above. Mark them and click “Recover” to save them all on your computer with one click.

Preview and recover iPhone memory data

In order to prevent important data on your iPhone from losing, it is very important and useful to make an immediate backup. Please remember to make backup regularly.

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Part 4: Extract iCloud Backup to Recover iPhone Memory Data

If you have make a iCloud backup before, you also can recover your iPhone memory data from iCloud backup. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1. Log in your account

Run Dr.Fone and then choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. Then enter your iCloud account.

iPhone memory recovery-Log in your account

Step 2. Download iCloud backup to retrieve iPhone memory data

after you got in, you will see a list of all your iCloud backup files. Choose the one you want, then click “Download” button. Wait until the downloading is complete.

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Step 3. Check data and recover iPhone memory data

When the scan process is complete, check the data you want and click “Recover to Computer” to save them on your computer.

Check data and recover iPhone memory data

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