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How do I recover deleted files from iOS 5?

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I need to recover files from iOS 5. How to do it?

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At first, you need to certain whether you have the backup files on iPhone or iTunes.
If the backup files exist,
you let iPhone enter DFU mode and scan the data. Then recover deleted files from iPhone.
Or recover them via iTunes
Click the File menu and select Devices > Restore from Back up.
Actually, if you do not have the backup files, you can still get them back with iPhone data recovery software.

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Do not restore with iTunes again. After that, you may check your iTunes backup first. If there is more than one backup available, you can select a previous backup. If you can find the right backup, you can recover lost data from iPhone backup.

Right click your iPhone in your iTunes' sidebar, then select "Restore Lost Data from iPhone Backup". iTunes should ask you now what backup you want to restore from, just select the latest one (should be preselected) and it should start restoring all you data.

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HI sir,

As far as I know, there are three ways to solve this problem:

  1. If you have backuped your photos before, you can restore the files from the backup on the PC, whether it’s from iCloud or iTunes.
    a. Check iTunes for a recent backup: In iTunes, go to Preferences > Devices. If there is a recent backup listed here for your iPhone, you can reset now and restore from this backup.
    b. Check iCloud for an automatic backup: You may have enabled automatic backups to iCloud. If your data is available at iCloud, you can reset now and restore from here.

  2. If you have uploaded your files to cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox before, you can recover the files from cloud.

  3. If you don't have any backups or methods above cannot help you work it out, you can try some commercial third-party softwares, like iPhone Data Recovery. You can try to use the following tutorial to get your deleted photos back:
    How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

Hope this helps!


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There are 2 ways you can try to recover the deleted files from iOS 5:

  1. If you have used iTunes to backup your iPhone before, you can restore them back by iTunes.

  2. If you do not have any backups, you can try to use some third-party recovery tools, such as Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery, which can directly scan your phone and help get your lost data back. What’s more, no matter you use Windows or Mac, you can download the free trial version and have a try by yourself.

I found a video guide which may help you work it out, you can find it here:

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If you did not back them up before, I think a data recovery tool can be helpful.

Recover Lost Data from iPhone.

You can recover lost text messages, contacts, photos, videos and more media files.

Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone or iTunes.

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