What is iPhone Factory Reset?
As we know, if iPhone is locked with unknown or forgotten passcode, the great free way to unlock it is to reset iPhone to factory settings. Then your iPhone is like a brand new one, all your personal data and settings saves on your iPhone are erased by this operation. When it comes to bypassing password, it is great! But it is not the truth when the erased data are important for you.
This is also ideal if you plan on selling an iPhone or are going to transfer ownership of the device to another individual, and it can also be a very helpful troubleshooting technique for some persistent iOS based software problems.
However, when your iPhone data is erased mistakenly by factory setting, don’t be panic! You can recover the erased data. Always, it is recommended to backup data before factory settings with iTunes, iCloud, 3-rd party software. Learn how to backup iPhone data before factory reset.
How to Recover iPhone Data Erased by Accidental Factory Reset?
If you don’t want to factory reset your iPhone or don’t know that factory reset will erase all data, but still do the stupid thing. Then what you care about is how I can restore data erased in iPhone factory settings. And in general, you didn’t make a backup in this case. Don’t worry anyway. iPhone data recovery can retrieve data without iPhone backup. Of course, you can restore from backup if you have an iTunes backup made before.
Part 1: Restore Erased Data after iPhone Factory Reset from Backup
This iPhone data recovery software provides two recovery modes – If you have iTunes backup, you can choose the “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” mode; If you don’t have iTunes backup, choose “Recover Data from iOS Devices”.
Since iPhone data recovery is not an application run on iPhone, so you need to download and install this iPhone data recovery software on your computer firstly. For Mac and windows users, there are different versions.
Now let’s go to the operating steps:
The first step: Scan your iTunes backup file. When launch the program, you will see a list of iOS devices ever backed up with this iTunes. Highlight your device according to the name you specify it. Then “Start Scan”.
The second step: Preview your iPhone data in the preview pane in the right side of the preview interface. All the recoverable files are listed in categories in the left side. Click a specific item to preview the detailed information.
The third step: Recover your iPhone files with one click. After the preview, when you confirmed and marked the files you want to restore, press “Recover” button.
The last step: Specify a location for the recovered files to complete the restoration.
Part 2: Recover Erased Data from iPhone without Backup after Factory Settings
The first step: Connect your iPhone to PC with a digital cable.
The second step: Start to scan your contents ever stored on your iPhone.
The third step: Preview contents on your iPhone in the preview pane.
The fourth step: Recover your iPhone files optionally.
The last step: Specify a specific location for the recovered iPhone data.
So if you or your friends reset iPhone to factory settings by mistake, don’t worry anymore. The data won’t be gone forever.