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How to Use Leawo iOS Data Recovery?

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a comprehensive data recovery tool for all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. With it, you can easily recover 12 types of lost data from iTunes backup, like photos, videos, contacts, messages, voice memos, notes, etc. If you have no iTunes backup, you can also retrieve 7 kinds of deleted files directly from your iOS device, including contacts, messages (MMS, SMS, iMessages), call history, calendar, notes, reminders and Safari bookmarks.

Try the magic iPod/iPad/iPhone data recovery software by following the user guide below right now:

Firstly, you should connect your iOS device to the computer and then launch Leawo iOS Data Recovery. When your device is detected by the program, you'll see a start interface as below.

Start interface

By clicking "Start" button, the program will automatically enter the default mode - Recover from iOS device.

Recovery Mode 1: Recover from iPhone, iPad & iPod touch directly

Step 1. Scan your device

The default recovery mode of Leawo iOS Data Recovery is recovery from iOS device, so after you click "Start" button, the program will start to analyze and scan your device automatically. It will take some time, so please wait patiently.


Step 2. Preview found data and select files to recover

After scanning, all the data in your device (including the deleted data) will be listed on the left sidebar categorized by 12 file types: Camera Roll (photos & videos), Photo Stream, Photo Library, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments (photos, videos, voice memos, contacts), Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks.


You can preview the data one by one and check the items you want to recover, or tick the bottom-left corner checkbox "Only display the deleted items" to only recover the deleted data from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Step 3. Choose saving location

After selecting files, click "Recover" button on the bottom-right corner of the interface to start data recovery from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You can tick the checkbox to "Automatically open the output folder after finishing recovery".


Recovery mode 2: Recover from iTunes Backup Files

If you have lost or broken your device or merely want to recover iTunes backup data, then you can choose the second recovery mode: Recover from iTunes Backup.

Step 1. Enter "Recover from iTunes Backup"

If your device has not been connected, you'll lead to the following interface after launching the software. Simply choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup" option to enter the mode.

If your device is being connected, you can directly click the "Home" button on the bottom-left corner on any interface to return to the home interface and then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup".

Choose Recovery Mode

Step 2. Select an iTunes backup to scan

After quick scanning, all the iTunes backup files of your iPhone, iPod and iPad on the computer will be shown. Select one iTunes backup to retrieve data files from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Select an iTunes backup to scan

Step 3. Choose previous files to preview and recover

After choosing an iTunes backup, the software will start to scan the files in the backup. When the scan finishes, you can preview all the items listed on the left sidebar and then click "Recover" to achieve iOS data recovery from iTunes backup.

Preview and recover

Note: If you want to recover them by this recovery mode, remember not to sync your device with iTunes once the data on your computer have been lost, or the new iTunes backup may cover the previous iTunes backup after the sync, and you may not find back the previous data.

Recovery mode 3: Recover from iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 under DFU mode

Leawo iPhone 4 Data Recovery and Leawo iPod touch 4 Data Recovery are respectively designed for the specific iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4 devices. With them, you can retrieve deleted iPhone 4/iPod touch 4 data directly from the devices or find back the lost data files by extracting previous iTunes backups that you have made.

When you have connected your device with the computer, the program will automatically examine your device and select "Recover from iOS device" mode in the first place.

Note: To let the program recognize your iOS device, you should keep your device on.

Step 1. Activate DFU mode

In this data recovery mode, the program will ask you to do as the three steps below in limited time to activate the DFU mode of iOS device:

1. Hold your device and click "Start" button in the data recovery program.

Steps to activate DFU mode

2. Hold "Power" and "Home" buttons of your device at the same time for exact 10 seconds. You'd better watch the countdown seconds on the software interface while operating the steps.

3. When the 10 seconds passed, release the "Power" button at once, but keep holding the "Home" button for another 10 seconds until you see the tip that you've successfully entered the DFU mode, and then you can release the "Home" button now.

Communicating with device

Step 2. Scan your device for lost data

When you have successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically communicate with your device and then scan the device for all the lost data. The scanning time duration depends on the quantities of files in your device.

Scanning lost data

Step 3. Preview found data and choose for recovery

After a few minutes, you'll see all the found data files in the left sidebar including some of the files that have been deleted by you and some files you won't see directly in your device. Choose one or several categories to preview and then tick the files that you want to recover from your device.

Preview and select files

Step 4. Select saving location and recover

After choosing the files you want to retrieve from the device, click "Recover", then you will see a pop-up window to choose a saving place for the output files, and tick the option "Automatically open the folder after finishing recovery" and then you'll soon achieve the data recovery on the computer.


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