Feb 062013
 

Easy Guide to Recover Lost Contacts, SMS, Phontos, Music, Video, Ringtoness after iOS 6.1 update for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4

Overview

Recently, a number of iOS device users are suffering iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPod touch 5 or iPod touch 4 stucking in recovery mode while updating to the newly released iOS 6.1. Trying even every method suggested, cheers the device successfully got out of recovery mode but another tough issue just appeared: Updating to iOS 6.1 bings lost of all the contacts, text messages, photos, ringtones, note, SMS, videos, music, video and other precious data.

Even though you backup just before upgrading and restore the backup back successfully, it turned out the photos, text messages, contacts, notes, etc were all lost. You may suspect that iOS 6.1 deleted all your contacts, nots, text messages, music, video, photos, ringtones. Actually your data are not lost, they are just in your device and are stored in the folder of “other data”. The iOS data recovery software in this article can help you easily get back your precious data.

If you did not restore your device successfully from backup, you may lost all your precious data. To retrieve the lost data, follow the following guide will help you recover all your lost data.

This guide solves: recover lost contacts, Camera Roll, Photos, Text Messages, call history, Calendar, Nots, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmark during the update of iOS 6.1 for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4 from iTunes backup or directly from iOS 6.1 devices.

Step-by-step Guide: Restore Contacts, Text Messages, Nots, Photos, Videos, Music to iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4 Updating to iOS 6.1

Free download iOS 6.1 File Recovery software

For Mac OS X users: (restore data from iTunes backup)

For Mac OS X users: (restore data directly from Apple devices and from iTunes backup)

For Windows PC users

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone 5 version

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone 4S version

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone 4 version

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPhone 3GS version

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPad 3/iPad 4/iPad mini/iPad 2 version

Free download Wondershare Dr.Fone iPod touch 4G/5G version

Method 1: Recover lost contacts, SMS, notes, photos, music, videos, etc from iTunes backup iOS 6.1

Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup

Launch iOS 6.1 file recovery software. 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 device and click “Start Scan”.

Recover lost data iOS 6.1 from iTunes Backup

Step 2: Preview and recover contacts, notes, pictures, music, movies, SMS, Apps, etc

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.

Recover contacts iOS 6.1 from iTunes Backup

Step 3: Do backup well

To avoid losing your important data, immediate backup is very important and useful. Do remember to backup them on your computer well.

Method 2: Recover and restore iOS 6.1 lost data directly from devices iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPad 4/iPad 3/iPad 2/iPad mini/iPod touch 5/iPod touch 4

Step 1: Connect device to iOS 6.1 data recovery software

Connect your Apple device to the computer, then you’ll get the interface below.

Note: This data recovery software requires iTunes to install. However, Do Not start iTunes and sync files when running the program to avoid data overwriting.

iOS 6.1 data recovery

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.

Enter DPF Mode of your device

Step 3: Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos

After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your contacts, you can choose Contacts. Contacts found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted contacts, 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.

Recover contacts from iOS 6.1

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