Billing itself as “the most comprehensive data recovery solution on the market,” Wondershare’s Dr. Fone for iOS can recover data in one of three ways. The first and most common method is to connect the device by USB to a computer, at which point you can export any recoverable files. If you use this method, you can salvage files including contacts, reminders, WhatsApp history, messages, call history, Safari bookmarks, notes and calendars.
If direct export from your device is not possible, Dr. Fone can utilize backup files embedded in an iTunes backup, whether on a computer or an external hard drive. The iPhone recovery software can also obtain backup files from iCloud. Both of these backup methods can recover all the file types that are recoverable from a direct scan, in addition to iMovie, iPhoto, Camera Roll, photo stream, Kindle, Keynote, voice memos and voicemail files. Recovery via these methods is contingent upon the device having previously been synced to either before data loss occurred.
Dr. Fone also features a preview function, allowing you to peruse the deleted files before recovering them so that you know exactly what you’re recovering. This cuts down on unnecessary storage and allows you to verify each item to ensure its value. This feature is particularly useful if you want to recover iPhone photos lost due to accidental deletion.
Wondershare’s website is full of hints and tips to walk you through the iOS data recovery process. For example, if you are backing up from iTunes and the backup files are encrypted, your Apple ID passcode will be necessary. Wondershare’s website includes directions for how to change your Apple ID passcode, in the event that you have forgotten the existing one.
The company offers a fully functional free trial of this iPhone recovery tool, which ensures that customers are confident in their selection of Dr. Fone before investing in a copy for themselves. In addition to the free trial, the manufacturer also offers a 30-day money back guarantee (with some restrictions) to all who purchase the software. Once you purchase the software, Wondershare offers live-chat technical support, available 24 hours a day. This is important in the event you run into any usability issues while performing data recovery on your iOS device.
Wondershare’s website takes great pains to assure you that your privacy is thoroughly protected, through both data encryption and advanced fraud protection. Such claims may well be the distinguishing factor that sets Dr. Fone apart from its competitors.