Restore Lost Data from Locked iPhone Before Backup to iTunes/iCloud

Diana Joan

Dec 01, 2015 08:21 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Retrieve photos and contacts from locked iPhone
"Recently, I went to Verizon prior to leaving for Europe to be sure I could operate my phone. When I got there, the phone required me to punch in a 4 digit code. Verizon did not tell me I needed such a code. I tried to guess what the code may be. The phone then locked up on me and says "Iphone is Disabled". I have never backed-up my information on my phone. I have all great photos of my children and my contacts on the phone. I can unlock it, but I will lose everything. Does anybody out there have an answer?"

iPhone get locked

I believe Many iPhone users may have been caught in same issue mentioned above. If you enter the wrong passcode into your iPhone six times in a row, the phone will be locked and a message will say that your iPhone is disabled. When getting stuck in that situation, you can reset the password by restoring your iPhone to factory setting, but all important data on it will be deleted. If you have ever backed up your iPhone, you can restore iPhone locked data from your iTunes or iCloud backup file, even if you forget to make a backup, there is still an application enables you directly restore lost data from passcode locked iPhone.

iOS Data Recovery (Top 5 iPhone Data Recovery for Windows 10) is an omnipotent tool which has the ability to access locked iPhone, just plug in your iPhone into the computer, launch the application, the program will perform a thorough scan of your iPhone to find out all lost data on your iPhone, you can preview them by file category and file type, selectively recover what you actually needed files. The program support various different file types and all iPhone model versions including iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4G/4/3GS, etc.

Here, we take Windows version as an example to restore data from locked iPhone, for Mac users, please download the Mac version iOS Data Recovery for Mac to do the same operation as below:

Step 1: Run the program, connect your iPhone to the computer.

Install and run the program on your computer, then connect your iPhone to the computer through its equipped USB cable. The program will detect your iPhone automatically and shows you the window for "Recover from iOS Device".

Tips: Before run the application, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes. To avoid automatically syncing, don't launch iTunes when running iOS Data Recovery. Here, you are advised to disable the automatically syncing in iTunes beforehand: Launch iTunes > Preference > Device, check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically".

Connect iOS device to computer

If your iPhone is iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, you can switch to the "Advanced Mode" through the button at the lower-right corner. After then follow the instruction in the window to enter device scanning mode: Hold your device, then click the Start button > Hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds > Release the Power button but keep the Home button pressed.

Enter into advanced mode

Step 2. Scan Your iPhone for Lost Data on it.

Tap the "Start Scan" button, the program will start to scan your iPhone to find for deleted or lost data. It will take a few minutes for the scanning process to be completed. During the scanning process, if you find the data you are looking for to recover, you can click the "Pause" button to stop the process.

Scan device for lost data

Step 3. Preview the Scanned Data

When the scanning process is over, a scan result with both lost and existing Data on your iPhone will be displayed in categories. To filter out the deleted data on your iPhone, you can turn on the option "Only display the deleted items". You can preview the found data on its file type by clicking the file type in the left side. You can also search for a specific file by typing a keyword in the search box on the top right of the window.

Preview scan result

Step 4: Recover Data from your iPhone.

When you find the data you need, select them by putting a check mark in front of the box. After that, hit the "Recover" button at the bottom right of the window. And the recovered data will be saved to your computer by default. As for text messages, iMessage, contacts, or notes, when you click Recover, a window will pop-up to ask you to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device". If you want to put these messages back to your iPhone, click "Recover to Device".

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