- Situation 1:
When trying to upgrade iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod touch, iPod touch 4 to iOS 6, your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad goes to Recovery mode and was unable to boot up/restart after finishing downloading and installing of iOS 6. If this issue cannot be solved in a right way, it will cause data loss of your devices. If you have not backup of your data to iCloud, the data files (photos, music, videos) will not be able to recovery unless by the help of a third party software.
- Situation 2:
Mistakenly delete photos from iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4 which runs iOS 6 by pressing the “Delete All”? or you just can’t find some precious photos on your iPhone 5? iPhone 5 is formatted but you find some precious photos are lost?
The headache data lost issue can be restored easily by the help of Photo Recovery software for iOS 6. This article guides you step-by-step to recover photo, video, music from iOS 6 iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4.
Step-by-step Guide: Recover data (photos, videos, movies, music) from iOS 6 iPhone 5/iPad mini/iPad 4/iPad 3/iPad 2/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPod touch 5
Step 1: Download photo iOS 6 data recovery software
For Mac OS X users: (restore data from iTunes backup)
For Mac OS X users: (restore data directly from Apple devices and from iTunes backup)
If you use a Windows PC, download iOS 6 data recovery software for Windows from the links below:
Step 2: Connect device to iOS 6 photo recovery software
Connect your Apple device to the computer, then you’ll get the interface below.
Note: This photo recovery requires iTunes to install. However, Do Not start iTunes and sync files when running the program to avoid data overwriting. The software can recover deleted data directly from iOS device, or recover lost data from iTunes backup file.
Step 3: Enter the DFU mode and scan your device
Follow the steps below to enter the DFU mode of your device before performing recovery:
1. Hold your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and click “Start”.
2. Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start”,and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3. After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data as follow.
Step 4: Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos
After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted pictures, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.