The iOS Data Recovery software system by Leawo can extract multiple types of lost data from various types of Apple devices, no matter how that data was lost. It is compatible with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as iOS 8, iTunes 11 and Win8. It also works with older models of the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch. The program itself is offered in both Mac and PC versions.

iPhone data recovery with this program is pretty straightforward. You simply connect the device to your home computer via USB in order to commence a direct scan. When booting up into regular or Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode, the program scans the device and recovers six kinds of data: contacts, messages, call history, calendars, notes and reminders.

Perhaps your data was lost because the device on which it was stored was stolen or you misplaced it. In the fortuitous event that your home computer contains your device’s most recent iTunes sync, this software can extract the embedded data files and export them in a batch to your computer’s hard drive. From there you can then select which files you would like to recover. This method can recover up to 12 types of data, including music and photo files, videos, and Safari bookmarks.

It should be noted that, while many iPhone data recovery tools include iCloud access as a backup method, Leawo iOS Data Recovery does not.

One lesson that you invariably learn during the panic of data loss is the importance of backing up vital information. You can use the Leawo iOS Data Recovery software for routine backups as well, using the same scanning and exporting technology. Exported batches simply act as backup for the next time. The software exports recovered files in their native formats, with no data loss. The preview function allows you to pick and choose which files to recover, in case there are some you do not need.

This iPhone recovery software is moderately priced, for being one of the more versatile data recovery systems on the market. Its inclusion of the latest generation of iPhone and newest iOS ensures that it can recover data lost in either an upgrade to, or a downgrade from, iOS 8. The clean, easy-to-read interface will calm even the most technologically intimidated user, which is important to note during what is most definitely a stressful time.