Q: Hello, I'm wondering how to recover data from my iPhone after factory reset. I restored it to factory settings for some reasons, and consequently some important text messages, photos, WhatsApp messages, etc. were gone. How can I recover them? Any good suggestions are welcomed. Many thanks! - Jack Black from iFixit
As we know, when we restore the iPhone to factory settings, the data on your phone will be overwritten during the restoring, which means that you'll lost all your iPhone data. So I suppose you must have made some backups via iTunes or iCloud before you decided to do the factory reset. It may be impossible to realize iPhone data recovery after factory reset without backup. Next we will tell you how to recover data from iPhone after restoring it to factory settings step by step.
Part 1. How to Recover Data from iPhone after Factory Reset via iTunes Backups
Step 1 Connect iPhone to computer and open iTunes
Step 2 Navigate to Backup Files
Step 3 Restore iTunes Backup
Part 2. How to Recover iPhone Data after Factory Reset from iCloud Backups
Step 1Follow the Setup guide
Step 2 Restore iCloud backup
Part 3. How to Restore iPhone Data after Factory Reset with Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery
The aforementioned two methods can restore your lost data from iPhone after restoring it to factory setting; however, there are also some limitations when using the solutions above.
1. They just recover all the backup files to your iPhone, and you're not allowed to preview and select some really necessary ones. You need to spend time deleting those files you don't want.
2. The restored backup files may overwrite the existing data on your iPhone after factory reset.
3. They only restore the backup files to the device, and not allow restoring to your computer.
If you don't mind, just go ahead. Otherwise, you can use a professional third-party iOS data recovery tool to recover your iPhone data in category after factory reset, and here I highly recommend you to use Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:
Recover 20+ types of lost data including contacts, text messages, voice mail, call history, photos and videos, WhatsApp messages, Safari Bookmarks, etc.
Recover data from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup
Scan the file in category, preview and select important files to recover
Allow you to extract iTunes and iCloud backups to your computer
Option 1: How to Recover Data after Factory Reset iPhone iTunes Backup with Joyoshare
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare and choose a recovery mode
Step 2 Scan iTunes backup file for lost data
Step 3 Recover iPhone data after a factory reset from iTunes backup
Option 2: How to Extract iCloud Backup to Restore Data after Factory Reset with Joyoshare
Step 1 Launch Joyoshare and sign in iCloud
Step 2 Select iCloud backup file to download
Step 3 Restore missing iPhone data via iCloud backup
After the scanning comes to an end, you can see all the recoverable files in category. You can choose to recover them all or select some important ones to restore. You're also allowed to preview the files before tick them. Then hit the "Recover" button to export and save the restored data in the local folder of your computer.