According to one of Murphy’s laws, if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. This theory also works with most electronic devices, which we can’t live without.
For example: the smartphone that we use daily and bring it with us everywhere. Have you ever run into the awkwardness when you are right about to texting out a sweet message to your lover, all in a flash, your iPhone just crashes, reason being unknown; or while you are talking to a friend about something important, your iPhone suddenly power off. The scenarios can be many types, and we aren’t going to name them one by one here.
Usually, what come after these incidents is that, when the owner finally get their iPhone rebooted, recharged, or even fixed; they find they are suffering another big problem: data loss.
The data loss problem may vary, in many kinds. It can be losing contact, messages, items from the Notes, family photos or Reminders. When any of these happens, the phone owner can feel desperate, because they generally don’t know what happens, and are powerless to get the missing data back.
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Actually, many of the above problems can be fixed by the owner himself or herself, and all he or she needs is a piece of iPhone data recovery software, which can be easily found on the Internet. You can simply type the keyword, “iPhone data recovery”, and then you will find tens, if not hundreds, of matches showing up.
The next thing you have to do is to filter the information, and find the one that suits your circumstance best. Here, by taking the DVDFab iFoneRestore, the one we are currently living with as an example, we would like to guide you on how to pick out the best one and what factors to consider before picking up your trump.
Make Sure Your iPhone Model Is Supported
So far, Apple has rolled out many generations of iPhone models. If all the variants are counted in, there are probably more than ten models out there. But the iPhone data recovery software begins to emerge long after the first appearance of iPhone. That means if you are still using a very old model of the iPhone, you have to double check whether or not that model is supported by the software.
Typically, all models should be covered, but things are not always like what we are expecting to be, just to make sure. At this point, DVDFab iFoneRestore supports all the iPhone models, from the very old iPhone 3GS, to the so-called budget iPhone 5C, all the way down to the latest iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus.
It also will be timely updated to support the upcoming iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, and the recently much rumored iPhone 5se, iPhone 6c, iPhone 7c, or whatever Apple might name it. Besides, this software also supports all the iPod touch and iPad models.
The iOS Version Your iPhone Is Running On
Similar to the iPhone model, you also have to see if the candidate you are about to choose supports the iOS version your iPhone is currently running on. Not all the iPhone data recovery softwares can recovery data from all the iOS versions, especially the very outdated version.
Sometimes, you also need to pay attention to this point, especially when your phone is carrying the latest iOS version, because the software might not be updated fast enough to keep pace with the iOS update. If it does not, you will have to wait for an update from the software vendor, or you can also simply find another one which has already supported the latest iOS iteration.
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At this point, DVDFab iFoneRestore allows users to recover the missing data from iOS devices running iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 and iOS 9, including all the minor updates like iOS 9.2, and according to my very own experience, the software vendor always timely update the software shortly after a new version of iOS is made to the public. So, if you are worrying about the iOS10 support, you can set your mind at rest now.
The Operating System Environment The Candidate Requires
This factor totally depends on the software publishers you choose. Because instead of running on your iPhone, the iPhone data recovery software will actually be installed on your PC. So, the candidate must be capable of running on your operating system platform.
Usually, if a software product supports both Windows and Mac OS X, it means that it has two separate versions for two operating systems, which are sold separately. As the purchaser, it’s your responsibility to choose the correct version. As to DVDFab iFoneRestore, the Windows edition runs smoothly on the operating system starting from Windows XP, 32-bit or 64-bit, and its Mac counterpart runs perfectly on Mac OS X starting from 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Whether Or Not It Can Recover Your Missing Data
Although, I didn’t put this in the first place, it’s surely the most vital point of someone who is looking for an iPhone data recovery software. It’s important to know the fact that not all the data can be recovered via a third party software solution, and what’s equally important to keep in mind is that the features and functionalities may be slightly different depending on the various software vendors.
That being said, most of iPhone data recovery software work based on the same algorithms, and they recover the missing data via three different ways, which include, directly scanning the iOS devices, retrieving from a previous iTunes backup file, and recovering from a previous iCloud backup file. Both the latter two methods require that the user actually sync their problematic iPhones to iTunes or iCloud before the time point when the missing data gets lost, otherwise, they can only use the direct scanning way, which compared to the latter two, supports to recover just a few types of data.
Taking the DVDFab iFoneRestore as the example, by directly scanning the iPhone, it can recover Contacts, Messages, Call History, Notes, Calendar Items, Reminders, WhatsApp and Safari Bookmarks. Among those data, users can recover the Contacts, Messages and Notes directly back onto iPhones. But, if a previous iTunes or iCloud backup file is available, then they can get up to 12 types of data back, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Call History, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, WhatsApp and Safari Bookmarks.
Pricing, Ease Of Use And Customer Service
With most of iPhone users, we personally don’t think price matters too much. Anyway, the average price of an iPhone data recovery software is around $60 for a lifetime license, and usually, the Mac version, if it has one, shall be a little bit more expensive than the Windows version.
At this point, the Mac version of DVDFab iFoneRestore sells at $50 for a lifetime license, which is only $4 higher than its Windows sibling. When speaking of the ease of use and customer service, this recovery software does excellent jobs. The software is pretty light, the interface design is crystal clear without any sign of clumsy, and it is very friendly to senior users as well.
Apart from this, what draw people most I think is that the software vendor publishes a lot of online tips, guides and video tutorials on their website and its official YouTube channel. If someone runs into a problem using the software, he/she can go to their Forum and Facebook to seek professional helps from other experienced users, as well as the specialists from inside the company, he/she can also email the customer service team for help, in which case, a feedback can be expected within 12 hours.