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Recover iPhone Data on a Yosemite Computer

How to Recover iPhone Data on a Yosemite Computer

Accidentally remove precious photos from iPhone? Lost important contacts, text messages, voice mails or other data after updating to iOS 8, restoring to factory settings, jailbreak, system corruption or due to other reasons you don't know? Since your iPhone doesn't get a Trash bin to retrieve lost data, you may have to resort to other methods to get back lost iPhone data. If you've got a Mac, no matter MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air or Mac Pro, here are two effective solutions for you to recover iPhone data on a Yosemite computer or other older Mac OS X.

First of all, you need to download a professional data recovery tool, like iPhone Data Recovery, which enables you to restore different kinds of files, including pictures, music, text messages, contacts, notes, videos, call history, voice mails and more on all Mac OS X, including to latest OS X 10.10.

Download the free trial version of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac and have a try.

Method 1: Recover iPhone data from iTunes backup

Step 1. Select iTunes backup and scan

Open the iPhone Data Recovery you just installed on your Yosemite Computer, select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. The window then will show you all found iTunes backup files. Please select the desired one and click "Start Scan" to scan for lost iPhone data.

iPhone Data Recovery on Yosemite Computer

Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone data

The scanning will cost you a while. When it is done, you can see all found data displayed in categories on the window as below. Please select the file type to preview them for detailed information to make sure which one to restore. Check those you want and click "Recover" to restore them on your Yosemite Mac.

Recover iPhone Data on Yosemite

Method 2: Recover iPhone data from iCloud backup

Step 1: Sign in your iCloud account

Please select the mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup File" and sign in your iCloud account.

Recover Lost Data on Yosemite Computer

Step 2: Download and scan iCloud backup file

In your iCloud account, you can find all your iCloud backup files shown on the window. Choose the one you want and download it on your Yosemite computer. Then you can click "Scan" to scan iCloud backup files. It could be a while. Please wait patiently.

Restore Deleted Data on Yosemite

Step 3: Recover data from iCloud

The scan result will be displayed as the window below. It allows you to preview all found data in the selected backup file. Please choose the items you want to get back and click "Recover" to recover iPhone data to your Mac first.

iPhone Data Recovery on OS X 10.10 Computer

Method 3: Restore lost data directly from your iPhone

iPhone Data Recovery can also recover deleted data not in the backup. That's why we say that iPhone Data Recovery is powerful and professional. With this software, you can directly scan your iPhone and recover the lost data on your Yosemite computer.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Yosemite Mac

Firstly, please connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable. When you get the window below, please click "Start" to get the scanning started.

Recover Deleted Data from iTunes

Note: If your device is an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS instead of an iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, you need to follow the steps it shows to enter scanning mode.

1. Pick up your iPhone and click "Restart" button.

2. Press the Home and the Power buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.

3. 10 seconds later, please release the Power button but still hold the Home button until it confirms that you've successfully entered the scanning mode.

Restore iPhone Data from iTunes on Yosemite

After that, the recovery software will start to scan your device.

Step 2. Preview and restore lost iPhone data

After scanning, the window will display all the files it can find on your iPhone, including the lost data and the existing data. You can preview them in detail by selecting the file categories. Check the items you are going to recover to your Mac and click "Recover" to restore them on your Yosemite Mac effortlessly.

Retrieve iPhone Data on Yosemite

Note: When some important data is deleted by you, you'd better not continue operating your iPhone again, since the new data will overwrite the data you have already lost.

Not only can iPhone Data Recovery help to recover iPhone data on Yosemite computer, it also perfectly supports iPad and iPod touch data recovery on Mac OS. Now there is a free trial version of iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to help you recover iPhone data on Yosemite Computer. Have a try!

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Bunyan Lisa
Managing Editor
Posted - 6 Jul, 2014
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