"Here's the thing. My dad tried to sync the iphone with an imac laptop, but somehow for an unknown reason, all the data from the iphone got wiped out. Any suggestions as to what happened, and can we recover the data?"
To recover lost data from iPhone on Mac, you will need a data recovering software for Mac. And of course, there are a lot online. But which one is the best? Here, I recommend Data Recovery for Mac, which I tried, perfect!
Mac Data Recovery is specailly designed for recovering lost photos, video, documents, email and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. Also, iPhone recovery allows you to recover lost photos, videos, SMS, contacts, note, calendar and call history from iTunes backup file.
And below are the main features of Data Recovery Mac
1. Completely recover deleted, formatted and lost data.
2. Recover documents, images, videos, audio, emails, and archives.
3. Recover Mac data from Mac hard drives and most storage devices.
4. Recover photos, videos, SMS, contacts, notes, calendars and call history from your iPhone via iTunes.
5. Preview lets you enjoy data recovery in advance.
Then, how to recover your lost data on Mac? Below, we will show you how to use Data Recovery for Mac for recovering lost data from iPhone
Data Recovery for Mac offers you 5 recovery modes (Lost File Recovery, Raw Recovery, Partition Recovery, iPhone Recovery from iTunes and Resume) to retrieve your lost data from Mac, iPhone and other removable devices quickly, safely and thoroughly, not only document, but also image, video, audio, Email, archive, and more.
Step 1: Download and install Mac Data Recovery
When installing Data Recovery for Mac, you will see the following interface:
Tips: Don't install it on the disk where you lost your data, in case you overwrite it
Step 2: Recover lost data from iPhone
Let's go to the fifth mode: iPhone Recovery from iTunes for recovering lost data from iPhone
After clicking on the "iPhone Recovery from iTunes", you'll get the interface as follow:
The backup files of your iDevice are all found and displayed. Choose the device where you lost your files and continue to scan. If there is more than one backup for the same device, please choose the recent one according to the date.
After the scan, all the contents are found and can be previewed in original quality. Check the file box and click to "Recover" them all.
Note: If you need to recover data from your Windows PC’s hard drive as well as from USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players, and other storage media, you can try Data Recovery.