Q: "I found some of my important photos and contacts lost when I tried to upgrade my system. What's worse, I didn't turn on my iCloud trigger. How do I recover data from iPhone without iCloud? Please help me!" - Wallace from Apple Discussion

Losing iPhone data is a very common phenomenon in our daily life. Many behaviors may cause data loss such as one wrong tap, system crash, device stuck on Apple logo, virus attack, or system upgrade failure as Wallace encountered, etc. The worse thing is that you even haven't backed up your data. For keeping your important iPhone data, I suggest you to back up your iPhone regularly, so you will get more chances to restore it when it's accidentally missing. If not, you're no worried, either. In this article, we'll show you how to recover iPhone data without iCloud backup efficiently.

Part 1. How to Recover iPhone Data by Restoring iTunes Backup

This solution is adopted when you have ever synced your iPhone data to iTunes and it just contains the lost files you want. Moreover, by using this method, it will replace the existing data on your device, which means your current data will be lost if you didn't backed them up before overwriting. If you have backed up the existing data, you can follow the simple steps below to retrieve lost iPhone data:
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Step 1: Connect your device to the PC or Mac with a USB cable. Open iTunes on the desktop and it will start detecting your iPhone;

Step 2: Once iTunes successfully recognized your device, you can go to "File" > "Devices" > "Restore from Backup..."; or directly press on the iPhone icon and navigate to the "Summary" > "Backups" > "Restore Backup...";

Step 3: Next choose the most relevant iTunes backup file and then click the "Restore" button to start restoring lost data from iTunes backup. When the progress bar comes to the end, you'll find the lost data come back to your iPhone again. If not, you can restore another iTunes backup that may possess the missing data with the same steps above.

Part 2. How to Retrieve iPhone Data from iTunes Backup Selectively

As you can see, the first method may help your restore your lost data, but it is not 100% working. You need to take several attempts and it may take you a lot of time. What if you can preview before recovery and select what files you want to restore? That's a good idea. Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery can help you realize that purpose easily.

With the support of real-time preview function, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery can enable users to find the lost files in a few clicks only. After that, you can simply choose the files you want and then restore them to your computer with a very high successful recovery rate.

Besides, this powerful iOS recovery utility can restore lost iPhone contacts, call history, photos, videos, text messages, Kik messages, WhatsApp, Viber data, and many other missing files. However you lost them, Joyoshare can salvage them with 3 smart recovery modes.

Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Recover more than 20+ types of lost iPhone data

Provide preview function and selective recovery

Save your data from all possible data loss scenarios

Support almost all iOS devices and versions (iOS 12 included)

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