Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery Mac- User Guide




Here are detailed steps of to recover lost data from your iOS devices, including notes, call history, SMS, photos and other files from iPhone 5 (including iPhone5S, 5C, 5), iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 GS on the Mac OS.
Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac provides 2 way recovery modes among which you can choose either the options of data recovery from iPhone.

Part 1. Recover Data Directly from the iOS Device


In this mode you are allowed to restore data from the iPhone itself without the help of iTunes backup.

Note:For iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users, there is no need to enter into the DFU mode. You just have to skip step 2 and click on “Start Scan” to continue with the next step.

Step 1. Connect the iPhone to the PC and Select the recovery mode


Firstly you need to connect the iPhone to the PC via USB cable and then launch the Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac System. Then choose the “Recover Data from the iOS Devices” from the main interface.


Step 2. iPhone Access to DFU mode


This DFU Mode is the special mode of the iOS device, though which you can load data to the program.

  • Click on the “Start” button to access iPhone DFU Mode.
  • Then hold the “Home” button and “Power” button together at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • Then release the “Power” button and keep holding “Home” button for 15 seconds.

Step 3. Then scan the iPhone for lost data-

After entering into the DFU mode the software will begin to communicate with the device automatically with the device and prepare for scanning process.



When the communication bar will reach 100% you will get the following interface. Here click on the “Start Scan”.



Step 4: Contacts, Notes, SMS, photos etc Preview.

All the scanned files will be listed by category. You can see the preview one by one and see what you want to recover.


Step 5: Data Recovery from iPhone on Mac.

Firstly Check the files you need to recover and then click on the “Recover” button. Then specify the path to save the recovered files on Mac. In few seconds you can see the recovered files on your computer.





Part 2. Recover data from the iTunes backup files on the Mac.

In this recovery mode the iPhone data Recovery is “Recover Data from the iTunes Backup File”. If you have backed up synchronized your iOS device with the computer with iTunes on your PC then there will be an iTunes backup on your computer. However the backup is a SQLITEDB file that cannot be viewed on the PC. Now here is the picture that shows you how to recover iPhone Data by extracting the iTunes backup files.

Step 1. Select the recovery mode and choose iTunes backup.


For this you have to run the iPhone Data Recovery and have to choose the “Recover data from the iTunes Backup File”. This program will detect the backups and shows them on the main interface of the program. Then choose the one you need and click on “Start Scan” to precede.




Step 2. Preview the deleted or lost iPhone files on Mac


After finishing the scanning process it will allow you to preview all the backup contents in form of category. The picture shows how to preview the scanned photos, contacts, text messages and other files.




Step 3. Restore iPhone from the iTunes backup on Mac OS.


Choose the file you need then retrieve iPhone messages, photos, notes, contacts and more on your Mac.





The use of tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac is have backup of all contents to Mac that are stored in iPhone before you update iOS or jailbreak. Through this way you can have your data on the PC even if you lose the data from your iPhone.