How to Recover Deleted Files from iPhone Under DFU Mode


November 17, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

It’s common for iPhone users to enter DFU mode in order to jailbreak their iPhone. But most of them don’t know DFU mode has another usage. That is used for recovering iPhone files directly from the device.

Recovering from DFU mode is a time-saving way and taking up less storage space of computer disk.

This post will help you know two ways to enter DFU mode and how to recover deleted data from iPhone under DFU mode.

How to Enter DFU Mode

1. Put Your iPhone in DFU Mode with iTunes

You can enter DFU mode with iTunes or via a USB cable. Follow below simple steps to make it.

Power off your iPhone.

Press and hold the Power and Home buttons at the same time.

Release the Power button when the Apple logo appears, while keep holding the Home button.

Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it. Then you will see a recovery mode warning pop-ups from iTunes. Then you can hold the Shift key on the keyboard and select the items, then click Recover to finish the process.

Enter DFU Mode

Also Read: How to Backup iPhone

2. Recover Lost Files on iPhone with FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install the software with above link accordingly on your computer. It will automatically open once it is finished.

Choose iPhone Data Recovery, connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. And follow the on-screen instruction to recover iPhone data step by step.

If you are using iPhone 4 or 3GS, you should enter DFU mode first. After entering DFU mode, the software is able to scan your iPhone and recover the deleted or lost data from your device directly or from an existing backup file.

1) Recover from iOS Device

Choose Recover from iOS Device on the FoneLab interface and click Start Scan.

recover from iphone device with fonelab

The scanning result will be listed in categories, preview contents in detail one by one including photos, messages, message attachments, contacts, notes, videos, etc and check those items that you want to retrieve. Click Recover to save them on the computer.

2) Recover from iTunes Backup File

Select Recover from iTunes Backup File then you will get multiply backup files if you have created. Select one that you think may contain the lost data and click Start Scan.

Choose itunes backup

Preview contents in details. Then check the items that you need and click Recover. The retrieved files will be saved to your computer.

3) Recover from iCloud Backup File

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File in the beginning. You will be asked to login to your iCloud account. All backup files are listed in a table after signing to iCloud. Select one and click on the Start Scan button.

recover from iCloud with fonelab

Preview details of each content and mark those you want to get back. Click Recover in the end.

You can use this method to recover iPhone photos, videos, contacts and more from iCloud backup files.

That’s it, FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can do much more than this. It is a professional iOS data recovery software which can help users recover deleted or lost data from broken iPhone, factory reset, water damaged, or fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

The recoverable data includes messages, photos, videos, contacts, music, reminders, notes, voicemail and more.

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