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How to Restore Data from a Locked iPhone 6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS

"I bought an iPhone 5s 2 months ago. Today when I want to turn on the 4S, I found that I've forgotten iPhone password! The iPhone is of no use to me any longer, but I have a very important contact on it. Is there any way around this?"
- Louis

I believe many of you have been caught by this problem. When you forget the password to an old iPhone, what you really need is the data on it. You can reset the password by restoring to factory setting, but all important data on it will be deleted. If you have ever backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can restore the locked data with FoneLab for iOS, a professional iOS data recovery program. In this article we will discuss how to restore the data on a locked iPhone from iTunes backup file.

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FoneLab for iOS

FoneLab for iOS is professional iPhone data restoring software. It allows you to restore your iPhone when it's locked, recover lost/ deleted files on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, restore data from iTunes backup and backup the current files on your iOS devices.

1Restore data from iTunes backup file

First download and install FoneLab for iOS on your computer. For Mac users, please download the Mac version.

After launching the program, all the iTunes backup files will be detected and listed. Select the file of the locked device and click Start Scan button.

Seconds later, all the data, including deleted and existing files, will be scanned out and listed in categories. You can find certain information by clicking relevant file category. For example, click Messages and all the messages will be listed in the middle column. Check each one and the content of the message will be shown on the right.

If you want to restore the whole contents, click Recover directly. If you just need some certain files, uncheck the name of the backup file then check what you need one by one under separate category. At last, click the Recover button to start.

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