How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone 3GS?

Lost data on iPhone 3GS without backup?

Sometimes, things go wrong beyond your expectation. A bunch of photos from your Camera Roll on iPhone 3GS may disappear of a sudden due to accidental deletion. The notes, reminders or calendar you just make for next week on your iPhone 3GS may be erased by mistake. The contacts on your iPhone 3GS may be lost after updating the iOS. Have you ever lost important files from your iPhone 3GS before making a backup with iTunes?

Don't want to overwrite current iPhone 3GS data?

If you had backed up your iPhone 3GS before the data was gone, it is lucky to restore the lost data from iTunes backup file. However, in this occasion, all the current data on your iPhone 3GS will be erased. Is there any way to restore the deleted data from iPhone 3GS backup file without losing its current content?

Dr.Fone for iOS brings back your digital life!

Dr.Fone for iOS provides tow recovery modes. You can restore the lost files you want from iTunes backup file without connecting iPhone 3GS or opening iTunes. So you do not need to worry about overwriting. Moreover, it enables you to recover the deleted data from your iPhone 3GS directly even there is no backup. All the contacts, messages, photos, notes, bookmarks and more can be restored in seconds!

For Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8

For Windows XP/Vista/7/8


Part one, How to recover lost data from iPhone 3GS without backup?

  • Run the program and connect your iPhone 3GS to computer.
  • Click the "Start" button, then hold "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time. After 10 seconds, release "Power" button. Keep holding "Home" button until the program reminders you that you have successfully entered DFU mode.
  • After scanning, preview and check the items you want. Hit on "Recover" to get them back.
    Recover lost data from iPhone 3GS

Note: If you cannot find the lost files, try to scan your iPhone 3GS a few more times.

Part two, How to recover iPhone 3GS data from iTunes backup without deleting anything?

  • Run the program and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option.
  • Choose the backup file of your iPhone 3GS and click "Start Scan" button.
  • From the scanning result, you can preview and check the items you want to recover. Hit on "Recover" to restore them.
    Recover iPhone 3GS data from iTunes backup

Note: You'd better not sync iPhone 3GS with iTunes until the lost data is recovered. Or the previous backup file will be overwritten.

Video Tutorial : How to recover lost contacts, SMS, etc. directly from iPhone 3GS without backup?