Data Recovery for iPhone lets you access items that you may have accidentally deleted or those that were lost from your device after a jailbreak. Once you've completed a scan, you can view the recovered files to find the ones you're looking for, and then you can save them straight to your computer.
Intuitive interface: This program features a clean interface with tabs across the top of the main viewing window to facilitate navigation. Clicking these tabs lets you move from one type of recovered file to another, so you can quickly find the types of files you're looking for. You can also select a file from the middle interface column and see a preview of it on the far right in some cases.
Scanning and loading speeds: Scans took between five and ten minutes during testing. We also encountered issues with the loading of the different types of file previews, and some never showed up at all.
Trial limitations: The trial version of this app only allows you to scan and view previews of recovered files. To save any of the files, you'll have to upgrade to the full version for $69.95. This is pretty standard for programs of this type, but the trial for this app doesn't even let you preview all of the recovered files, so you may not even know if the files you are looking for are there before you have to make a purchase.
Data Recovery for iPhone is a convenient program to use because of its sleek interface and intuitive controls. It does recover an impressive number of files, although it's sometimes hard to see what exactly they are. But the free trial gives you a decent chance to try the program out before you decide if it's a program worth purchasing.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Data Recovery for iPhone for Mac 3.9.5.
Data Recovery for iPhone is an easy-to-use and powerful application, which helps to recover data lost or deleted from your iOS device like iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It can recover up to 12 file types from your device directly or iTunes backup files in a few seconds. In wrong cases, such as jailbreak, iOS software update, deleting information from your iPhone by mistake etc., your data is gone. Fortunately, Data Recovery for iPhone enables you to restore the information without any issues. Deleted files are stored in device's database until they are overwritten with new content. Directly recover deleted files like text messages without backup from your iOS device.
Automatically load available iTunes backup files and allow you to select which one you'd like to scan. Effectively retrieve lost data due to jailbreak, device damage, restoring to factory settings. Supported file types: SMS, contacts, photos, videos, notes, call history, reminders, social media and more. Supported devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad 1/2, the new iPad, iPad 4 and iPod touch 4. Differing from the data have been backed up, the deleted files are marked as yellow. Check "Only display deleted files" to view lost data without backup. Offer a convenient means of previewing your lost files before you decide to recover it. Allow you to pick and choose which specific files you'd like to recover.
What's new in this version:
- 1. Allow to preview contacts, messages, notes in hexadecimal;
- 2. Support recovering Vimeo videos, WhatsApp messages etc.;
- 3. New UI.