Part 1. A glance at the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

#1. The devices supported by the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

As a professional iOS data recovery tool for all Apple devices, the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is compatible with almost iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, including, to be exact, the iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, all the iPads, iPod Touch 5 and 4. And it will also keep up with the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4 and iPad Air 3.

#2. The files supported by the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can help you recover a lot of data files on your Apple devices, including the deleted text messages, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, Safari bookmarks. Besides, you can use it to get your media files back, such as the audio files, videos, photos and apps.
Here below is a table with detailed and classified information for your reference.

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#3. The recovery modes of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

It gives you three choices of recovery. You can use it to recover data files from your Apple devices directly, or you can also get back your data files from the iCloud and iTunes, as long as there are any backups of the data files you want.

#4. The features of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Once you use this application, you will never want to leave it, because it is so easy to use. All you need to do is to click some times on the primary window, and then this application will help you finish the rest task. And the interface of it is quite understandable, so it is easy for both the novices and the experienced users.
Besides recovery, this tool also can help the users repair their operation system if there is any problem with it. The main problems this application can solve including crash on the devices, crash on Recovery Mode and so on.

#5. The basic tutorial on how to use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Step 1. Download this application on your computer, and then install it according to the installation wizard.

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Step 2. Run it on, and connect your Apple device to your computer with this application.
Step 3. Select a mode of recovery. There are three different modes for recovery, namely Recovery from Apple Device, Recovery from iTunes Backups, and Recovery from iCloud Backups.

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Step 4. After selecting the recover mode, you need to scan for the deleted data files on your device or choose the right backup from the iTunes or iCloud.
Step 5. Then, you will see the data files you need listed on the screen, and then, you can just check the boxes before the items you want to recover.

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Step 6. After you have chosen all the data files you want to recover, you can click on the button “Recover” to get the data files back.

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Note: In the next a few passages, I will tell you how to perform the three different modes in detail.

Part 2. Things about downloading, installation, upgrade, and uninstallation

#1. Downloading

There are two different versions for the Windows and Mac. So you need to pay attention to it when you are selecting the right version for your computer. And if you download now, it will give you a 15-day free trial, so that you can have a try on it first before you actually pay for it. And this application is safe without virus. Just feel free to download it!

#2. Installation

It is easy to install this application on your computer. After downloading it, find the folder containing its installation package and double click it to open it. And then, you can follow the wizard to install it. When it finishes, you can see the button of “Start Now” and please click on it. You can do it!

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#3. Register

When your first time using Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, you can enjoy the 15-day free trial. In this time, you need to register with the licensed email and the code it gives you. If you want the full version, you can click on “Buy now” and pay it as required. After payment, you need to register too. Anyway, it is easy and simple.

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Note: only after you register the application, can you recover the deleted data files. Or you can only scan for the deleted data files but you cannot get them back.

#4. Update

Method 1. After you run this application, you will see a message box asking you whether you want to upgrade to the latest version or not. Of the answer is “YES”, you will upgrade right after that. But if you want to do it afterwards, you can choose “NO”.

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Method 2. Run this application and find the icon of three stripes. Click on it and you will get a drop-down menu, from which you can see the option of “Check for Updates”. Tap on it and you will see the button of “Update Now” if there is any new version.

#5. Uninstallation

If you really want to unload this application from your computer, you can go to the “Control Panel” from the “Start” menu. Then you choose the option of “Program” and find this application to uninstall it via the right-click menu.

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Part 3. A detailed tutorial helps you recover the data from your Apple devices

From your device, you can recover the data files as follows:

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4 Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments
iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPod touch 5, iPod Touch 6, iPad with Retina display, iPad min, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro Deleted files & Existing files: Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History
Existing files: Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Message Attachments, Voice Memos, WhatsApp Attachments, Voicemail, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents,

Step 1. Make a connection between your Apple device and computer

In the first place, you need to download this application on your computer. You can choose the version for Windows, if you own a Windows computer. Or there is also a version for Mac for the Mac users. Then, use a USB cable to connect your Apple device to the computer. In this time, as we have just talked, the Apple device can be an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch. After you plug in your device, the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will automatically detect it. And you can see the screenshot of your device on the primary window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS.

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Note:
1. It is advisable not to run the iTunes together with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, or they may sync with each other. To turn off this function, you can go to Preferences > Devices on your iTunes, and choose the option of “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.
2. For the devices including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4, you need to find the button of “Advanced Mode” at the lower right of the primary. Then, you can see the instruction on screen which will tell you how to start scanning. Or you can just see it here: First, click on the “Start” button on your device. Second, simultaneously press on the “Power” and “Home” buttons for about 10 seconds.

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Step 2. Start scanning the deleted data files on your device

After step 1, you can now simply tap on the button of “Start Scan” on the screen. And then, you need to wait for a while. The waiting time depends on how many data files you have chosen for scanning. But it won't take you too long. During this process, you can make a pause by tapping on the “Pause” button.

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Step 3. Have a preview on the scan results

After the scan process, there are a list of deleted data files on the primary window. You may find the colors are different of some data files. In fact, the scan process can help you find out all the data files on your device, both the deleted and the preexisting ones. To see the deleted ones only, you can turn to the button “Only display the deleted items” and the upper left.

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Step 4. Choose the data files for recovery

As all the data files listed are available, you can choose any of them for recovery. It will be much easier to select the type of the files on the left, instead of looking at them one by one. Also, you can search for the very file using some keywords in the search bar at the upper right.

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Step 5. Start to recover data files

After checking all the data files desired, you can tap on the “Recover” button to start the recovery. If you don't make any settings about the location of recovered data files, the Dr.Fone will help you save them on your computer. Or you can choose from “Recover to Device” and “Recover to Computer”.

Part 4. A detailed tutorial helps you recover the data from iTunes Backups

If you create some backups on your iTunes, you can get the data files back more easily by just restoration. In this way, you can recover your data files like contacts, text messages, photos, notes and calendar without hassle.
More details are listed in the table as follows:

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPod touch 5, iPod Touch 6, iPad with Retina display, iPad min, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments

Step 1. Select the recovery mode

Of course, you need to have this application on your computer first. Pay attention when you download the application, because the versions for Windows and the Mac are kind of different. So please remember to equip your computer with the correct version.
After installation, launch Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and tap on “Recover from iTunes Backup File” on the primary window.
Then wait for it detecting all the iTunes backups on your computer and showing them on the primary window.

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Step 2. Start scanning the deleted data files from iTunes backups

The iTunes backups have different names, so it is convenient for you to recognize which backup file is needed. Just choose one that you want to restore on your device and tap on “Start Scan”. In this way, the Dr.Fone will help you extract all the data files from the iTunes backup you chose. Please wait until it finishes scanning.

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Step 3. Have a preview on the scan results

After the scanning process, you can preview all the data files contained on the iTunes backup you chose. You can select and check the items desired. The search bar at the upper right will help you find data files more quickly.

Step 4. Start to recover data files

Click on the “Recover” button at lower right if you have to check all the data files you want. Provided that you have connected your device to your computer, all the contacts, text messages and notes will come to your device directly. As for the other data files, if you don't make any settings before recovery, they will be saved on your computer.

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Part 5. A detailed tutorial helps you recover the data from iCloud backups

On the iCloud, you back up some data files of your Apple device including

Device Model Supported File Types
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPod touch 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad min, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 6 Camera Roll, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Calls History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, Voicemail, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp History, App Photos, App Videos, App Documents, WhatsApp Attachments

Step 1. Select the recovery mode

Choose a right version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for your computer from the version for Windows and the version for Mac. After downloading and installing this application on your computer, you can feel free to launch it. Tap on “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the primary window. Then, you need to log in your iCloud account with the right account and password. It is OK to do this because the Dr.Fone is safe and reliable.

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Step 2. Download iCloud backup file on the Internet

After you log in your iCloud, find the iCloud backup file you need. And then click on “Download”. Now, you can see a window popping up, which asks you to choose the files desired. You can download all the data files too. But if you just want to recover a part of data files, you can do this to save your time. After that, tap on the “Scan” button to start scanning with the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS.

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Step 3. Have a preview on the scan results

After a few minutes, you can start to preview the data files on the iCloud backup. Choose the one you want and tap on “Recover” to get them on your computer. But you can still get the contacts, messages and notes on your device directly if it is connected to your computer.

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Part 6. How to fix iOS to normal

Recently, the Wondershare have added a new feature to the Dr.Fone for iOS, which is the “Fix iOS to Normal” function. It enables you to fix the problems like white screen and black screen with ease. Since this application is professional for iOS, it won't cause any problem when fixing.
Note: When using this function, you need to update your iOS to the latest version. And it will update your device to the non-jailbroken state, if you have jailbroken your device.

Step 1. Get ready to fix

Launch this application on your computer and connect your device to it. After your device is detected, click on “Start” on the primary window.

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Step 2. Choose and download the firmware

If the problem is the iOS is running out of order, you need to install the firmware over again. The Dr.Fone will automatically check the latest version for you, so all you need to do is to choose “Download” and wait for it finishes.

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Step 3. Fix the problem

When it finishes downloading, the Dr.Fone will go on to fix the iOS and stop the recovery mode. After a few minutes, your device will restart to normal mode and the problem is solved.

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Part 7. Backup and restore iOS device data to/from computer

Now, you can use the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to back up the data on your iOS device and restore the backup files directly on your computer, which make is easier for you to manage your data. And by doing this, you can not only back up the data on your computer, but also transfer the data to your computer and store them for a long time. The iOS devices supported include the iPhone, iPad and iPod running with almost all the iOS versions. Besides, you can restore the data wanted to your iOS device, instead of restoring them all. Here is a brief tutorial for your reference.

Step 1. Download, install and launch

Simply double-clicking on the start icon of the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer to launch it after downloading and installing it. And soon, you can see the user-friendly interface of it.

Step 2. Connect your iOS device to your computer

On the primary window of the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, find and click on the “More Tools” button on left functional zone. From the drop-down menu, choose the “Device Data Backup & Export” option. Then using a suitable USB cable, connect your iOS device to your computer. And the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will detect your device immediately.

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Step 3. A selective step for some iOS devices

If your iOS device is the iPad 1, iPod touch 4, iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS, you need to do some extra steps. You need to press on both the Power and the Home buttons at the same time for a few minutes, until it enters into the scanning mode.

Note: If you have used the backup function of the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS before, you can simply click on the “To view the previous backup file” option, and then select the “to view the previous backup file list”, which will make it easier to get the backup file you created before.

Step 4. Choose the file types that you want to back up

Now that your iOS device is successfully detected by the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, you can start to choose the file types wanted. There are more than ten kinds of files supported, like the Photos, Videos, Messages, Call Logs, Contacts and Memos. And you can also choose all the types by checking the “Select all” option. And then tap on the “Backup” button. Then the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will start to back up the files that you choose, and the whole process will finish in a few minutes, depending on the scale of the data you chose.

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Step 5. Export or print the backup files

If you click on the “Export to PC” button after choosing the files wanted, the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will help you to export them to your computer. And there are two options: first, you can only export the file type that you choose, or you can export all the file types. Then on the popping up window, you can choose the location on your computer for the backup file. And then click on the “Recover” button to back up the files.

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Step 6. Restore the backup files to your iOS device

If you have unluckily lost some important files on your iOS device, you can now restore them from the backup file you created. Simply choose the suitable backup file and then click on the “Recover to Device” button to fulfill your goal with ease.

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Part 8. Backup & restore WhatsApp data between iOS device and computer

The WhatsApp allows its users to send messages freely to their contacts. And the users can also send some attachments like the photos and voice. Now you can use the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to back up the data of WhatsApp on your iOS device to your computer, as well as restore the backup file on your iOS device. Here is a brief tutorial for your reference.

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your computer

Download and then install the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer. Connect your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable after launching the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer. And then wait for this tool to detect your iOS device.

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Step 2. A selective step for some iOS devices

For the users of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4, you need to at the same time, press on both the Power button and Home button on your iOS device, and then make sure to loose them when you see the confirmation message of entering scanning mode of your device.
Note: If you have used the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for backing up the WhatsApp data, then you can click on “View preivous backup files” to see all the backup files created before. And then you can choose one wanted to view.

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Step 3. Preview the WhatsApp data

Then the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS will display all the data of WhatsApp, including the messages and the attachments. Every of them is allowed to be previewed. You can simply click on one to view it before you decide to back it up. And if you want to back up some files, you can check on the little boxes before them.

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Step 4. Back up the files selected

After choosing the files, you can now click on the “Export to PC” button to start the backup process. If you choose this option, you have two choices: export only the file types you chose, or export all the file types available. Then a window will pop up asking you which path you want to store the backup file on your computer. After that, tap on “Recover” to successfully create the backup file.

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