2014/01/19

Retrieve Deleted iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS Photos on Mac

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iPhone Data Recovery for Mac

Suppose when you free up the storage space, you carelessly delete a load of great photos, or after iOS update, you just found your iPhone photos all missing. Don't be panic or feel frustrated so early. Fortunately, you have big chances to recover deleted or lost photos on iPhone. The key is to stop using your iPhone from then on and read through this guide, because your photos are saved on iPhone flash memory instead of disk drive, so the deleted ones won’t be gone forever until the space overwritten. Special iPhone data recovery is able to retrieve the deleted but not overwritten ones from your iPhone.

Here is the solution for you to recover iPhone photos, and we take recovering deleted iPhone photos on Mac as the example to show you how to use iPhone data recovery software.

Guide to Retrieve Deleted/Lost Photos from iPhone on Mac OS


With iOS Data Recovery (Mac), a wonderful iPhone photo/contacts/SMS recovery tool for both Mac (Note: It is also available for Windows users – iPhone data recovery for Windows), you have two methods to perform iPhone photos recovery on Mac. You can either recover deleted iPhone pictures directly from iPhone or extract them from iTunes backup with ease. This software perfectly supports photo recovery from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch. Now let’s learn it step by step.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Directly without Backup


Firstly, you need to download and install the software on your computer. When done, follow the steps in the below.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone with the Mac on which iPhone Data Recovery installed and running.

Step 2: Choose the option “Recover Data from iOS Devices”, indeed it is the default mode when this program is on. Then click “Start” to scan files on iPhone.

Step 3: After a while, the files scanned, you can preview them from this program. At the same time, you can tick your needed ones when previewing.

Step 4: Press “Recover” button to start the iPhone photos recovery. And specify a save path for the recovered pictures on your Mac.

Method 2: Restore Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without iPhone


The other situation you may encounter is that your iPhone is lost or broken and is not available on hand. Now do you still have chance to get the data back? Yes, the precaution is that you have backed up your iPhone. You can extract photos from iTunes backup without iTunes and iPhone.

Step 1: Choose the option “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” and start to scan the flies from iTunes backup.

Step 2: After a while of scanning, you can preview the flies like photos, contacts, text messages and so on ever synced to iTunes.

Step 3: Now it’s the time to press “Recover” button to finish the iPhone photo recovery. No need of iTunes and iPhone, you just need an available backup and this iTunes photos extractor.

Amazing, right?


2014/01/17

How to Extract Contacts from iPhone That Won't Turn on

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Extract Contacts from iPhone 

I have an iPhone 4 that is very much broken. I finally got my computer to recognize it, but it is locked with a passcode. The screen will not come on at all for me to enter the code so I cannot find a way to get the contacts off of it. I'm sure if I replaced the glass/LCD I could get it to work, but I've already bought an iPhone 5 so I really hate to have to do that. Is there any way to get these contacts off of iPhone 4 without entering the passcode from the computer?

How to Extract iPhone Contacts When iPhone is Passcode Locked/Won’t Turn on?


We always lost iPhone contacts or need the contacts from broken iPhone due to various reasons. So how can we successfully get the contacts back or out? Let’s learn the ways in this guide. To be brief, we have 2 methods according to different situations.

Situation 1: Recover Contacts from Broken (but can be recognized by computer as in the above case) iPhone If No Backup


If no backup, you need to extract the contacts directly from iPhone device. As we know, Apple iPhone has no disk drive so we have to extract contacts from the flash memory. It is not a big deal if we choose a professional tool –iPhone data extractor without backup.

With this program, you can recover or extract contacts directly from iPhone without backup. You can get the contacts stored on computer then never worry about its loss. Simple steps are as follows:

Firstly, downloading and running the program. After it, connect your iPhone to the PC. Wait until computer recognizes your iPhone.

Note: Any iPhone data recovery only works when iPhone is recognized by computer if you have no available backup to restore from.

Secondly, let your iPhone (if you hold an iPhone 4/3GS) go into DFU mode so that the program can scan your iPhone files.

Finally, after scan, you can see the entire recoverable files list on the left of this program. Then choose the category of what you want to recover, and click the button of "Recover" to save them on your PC. Both the lost ones and the existing ones can be recovered/extracted. In the final step, you need to specify a location for the extracted contacts or other files.

Situation 2: Extract iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup When iPhone is Lost/ Broken (cannot be recognized by computer)


Other situation is that you lost or broke iPhone and iPhone cannot be connected to computer. Then how can you extract the contacts from the backup without iPhone. It is east as well. In this situation, you need an iTunes data extractor.

It recovers/extracts files directly from iTunes and no need of iTunes. Just iTunes backup is needed. Easier steps than use of iPhone data recovery.

Step 1: Download the iTunes data extractor from official site. You can get the free version for a try at First. Run it and click “Start” to scan.

Step 2: When scan is done, you can get the preview files on the program. Tick you needed ones and press "Recover" button. Then the files on the backup are stored on your computer specified location.

If you want to learn more details on how to recover iPhone contacts, please click here.

2014/01/04

iPhone Home Button is Broken - Top 8 Tips to Fix It

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iPhone Tricks to Fix Home Button

iPhone Tricks: Tell You How to Fix Broken Home Button


Sometimes, you would find that your home button can’t work. Don’t know how to fix it and into panic? Don’t be! Let’s learn some tricks, you can become an experienced iPhone geek from a totally green one. This article tells you general solution when iPhone home button can’t work.

Note: These tricks are summarized for you to help when you are in emergent situation. Any false operation, don’t blame me. Hope this helps.

Trick 1:  Simple Flick Makes Everything Good to Go


When home button stuck into death, you can try to flick your home button slightly. When there is white dirt, flick more times until it turns into normal state if this method works for you.

Trick 2: Software Debugging Method


Firstly, open any app on your iPhone, hold on lock button for seconds till the “Slide to shut down” slider comes.
Secondly, Release the power button but not to slide to turn off your iPhone, hold the home simultaneously till the screen return to “Springboard”.

This has adjusted your home button and you may go without restriction now.

Trick 3: With the Help of Alcohol


What you need in this operation are: Medicinal alcohol, cotton ball, a pair of tweezers.

Step 1: Turn off your iPhone
Step 2: Let iPhone keep a 45-degree angle with ground. Home button down and receiver up.
Step 3: Hold the alcohol cotton ball onto home button with the tweezers. Put forth to let the alcohol bleed out to wet the home button, then wipe back and forth along the edge of the home button.

Trick 4: Connect Your iPhone to External Power Source


Connect your iPhone to a power converter and hold on the home button till the voice interface shows up, then disconnect the power converter.

Trick 5: Upgrade Your iPhone or Restore Firmware


One thing to cause your home button out of work is conflict of home button and other programs on your iPhone. Then, you can try to upgrade or restore firmware to fix this.

Trick 6: Use the Assistive Touch Gesture Function


iOS 5 and the later iOS has the Assistive Touch Gesture Function. All operation like “Exit” “Lock” can be done with Assistive Touch without Home button. If you are not an iOS 5 or later user, you need to update your iPhone firstly. To enable Assistive Touch Functon, go to Settings > General > Auxiliary Function > Assistive Touch > ON.

Trick 7: Tear Down Your iPhone for Self-study


This is not recommended if you are not sure enough you can make your tear-down iPhone into integrated one. Plus, the single tear-down process is complicated, let alone the reinstallation. You can go without hesitation if you are an iPhone master-hand.

Trick 8: Send It to After-sale Store


This is the last recommendation. As long as it is still in warranty period, you can call Apple to plea for the carry-in service.

Extra: Superb Method to Fix iPhone Recovery Mode When Home Button is Broken


There is nothing more disturbing than iPhone stuck into recovery mode when home button is broken, though you can get many methods form the internet to exit iPhone recovery mode. They all depend on Home/Power button and iTunes. Now your home button is broken, so you can only look and sign with these methods.

Now I will introduce you a great gadget to help you enter and exit iPhone recovery mode with one click without home/power button and without iTunes. It is Tenorshare ReiBoot.

Totally free and safe tool, go ahead if needed.