iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system was launched on Sept. 19, 2012 and got updated to iOS 6.1 on Jan. 28, 2013. iOS 6 is available for all the supported devices, including iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3 and iPad 2. Upgrading to iOS 6/iOS 6.1 brings many cool new features for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users such as Apple’s Maps, Siri update to support more languages, integrated Facebook, shared photo streams, Passbook.
Upgrading to iOS 6 also brings lost data issue in several different situations. Some people may only have photos lost, some unlucky users lost all there data such as the pictures, photos, contacts, movies, videos, music, apps, ringtones, documents, SMS messages,calendar, notes, call history, etc.
- Situation 1:
When trying to upgrade iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini iPod touch 4 to iOS 6, your device goes to Recovery mode and was unable to boot up/restart after finishing downloading and installing of iOS 6. If this issue cannot be solved in a right way, it will cause data loss of your device. If you have not backup of your data to iCloud, the data files will not be able to recovery unless by the help of a third party software.
- Situation 2:
Mistakenly delete data photos, video, contacts, SMS, etc from iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod touch 4 which runs iOS 6 by pressing the “Delete All”? or you just can’t find some precious photos on your iPhone 5? iPhone 5 is formatted but you find some precious photos are lost?
- Situation 3:
After jail-breaking installing iOS 6, important data are lost including.
The headache data lost issues can be restored easily by the help of Photo Recovery software for iOS 6. This article guides you step-by-step to recover pictures, photos, contacts, movies, videos, music, apps, ringtones, documents, SMS messages,calendar, notes, call history from iOS 6 iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 4, iTunes 11 backup on Mac (Mountain Lion supported) or on Windows (Windows 8 supported).
Step-by-step Guide: Recover data (photos, videos, music, contacts) from iOS 6 iPhone 5/iPad 3/iPad 2/iPad 4/iPad mini/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPod touch 5/iPod touch 4
Download photo iOS 6 data recovery software for Mac or for Windows
If you use a Mac, download iOS 6 data recovery software from the link below to recover data from iTunes backup:
If you use a Mac, download iOS 6 data recovery software from the link below to recover data directly from Apple devices or from iTunes backup:
If you use a Windows PC, download iOS 6 data recovery software for Windows from the links below:
Method 1: Recover and restore data directly from devices iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPad 2/iPad 3/iPod touch 5/iPod touch 4 with iOS 6
Step 1: Connect device to iOS 6 data recovery software
Connect your Apple device to the computer, then you’ll get the interface below.
Note: This photo recovery requires iTunes to install. However, Do Not start iTunes and sync files when running the program to avoid data overwriting.
Step 2: Enter the DFU mode and scan your device
Follow the steps below to enter the DFU mode of your device before performing recovery:
1. Hold your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and click “Start”.
2. Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start&” and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3. After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data as follow.
Step 3: Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos
After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted pictures, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Method 2: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover data photos, music, videos, etc from iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad mini/iPad 4/iPod touch 5/iPod touch 4 with iOS 6
Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup
Launch data recovery software for iOS 6, move to “Recover from iTunes Backup File” and you’ll get the interface as follow. All your iTunes backup files have been found and displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan”.
Step 2: Preview and recover pictures, photos, contacts, movies
When the scan finishes, all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories as Photos & Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History and Notes. You can preview the detailed content of any of them before you perform the SMS recovery for iPhone.
Take recover lost contacts for example, you only need to check the “Contacts” option and hit the “Recover” to save all the photos on your computer.
Step 3: Do backup well
To avoid losing your important SMS messages, immediate backup is very important and useful. Do remember to backup them on your computer well.