These days, the data stored on your iPhone – passwords, account numbers, etc. – may be worth more to thieves than the phone itself. Thankfully, Apple iPhones come with several features that allow users to protect their data and secure their phone from unauthorized use. Losing your data is costly, not only to your sanity but possibly to your wallet. Make sure you protect your data and follow these iPhone data recovery tips.
Protect your data
It’s important that you back up your data often. One never knows when your device could go missing. Thieves that steal smartphones know how to quickly sneak a peek and pinch a device from your pocket or purse quickly. Then, poof! Your iPhone is gone. If you’ve backed it up, you’re in luck. If not, you might lose valuable data.
Touch and Face ID, two-party verification and several privacy management tools help enable users to generate strong passwords, copy of their iPhone data, request a correction or update to their personal data, or temporarily or permanently deactivate their account.
Most importantly, get a schedule to back up your Apple devices regularly. If your data is lost, you can easily download your last back up to your new device and handle business as usual.
How to track Your Missing iPhone
If your device is lost or stolen, you can locate an iPhone by enabling the “Find My iPhone” feature. This allows you to track the location of your iPhone if it is missing or stolen and will make your device emit a sound to help locate it. You can also use the feature to lock the iPhone while you’re looking for it or remotely erase your iPhone data if you think your phone is permanently lost.
iPhone Data Recovery
If you are unable to locate your iPhone, it becomes damaged to the point it can’t repair and have to buy a new phone, can you recover the data from your old phone?
One habit you should get into is securing your data using an online backup. iPhone data recovery isn’t possible when there isn’t any data to restore. Apple offers two means of backing up your iPhone data: iCloud backup and iTunes backup. For those with phones running iOS 9 or above, your data is automatically stored on the iCloud. iCloud makes iPhone data recovery easy, whether you want to set up a new device or restore information to the one you already have. There are also many iPhone data recovery software solutions on the market. Most Apple device repair shops also provide iPhone data recovery services.
If your iPhone is damaged, but the sim card is still intact, you may still be able to recover the data stored on it.
What about iPhone data recovery from a different device? Can you recover back up filed from say, an iPad and then transfer the data to your iPhone? Yes and no. Certain content won’t transfer, such as photos, Messages, and attachments in Messages, Voice Memos, and any apps that aren’t compatible with your iPhone.
Beware of Phishers
iPhone users should also beware of “phishing” and other attempts to get them to provide their personal iPhone data through a fraudulent email or text message. Most companies, Apple included, don’t request personal information from their customers using these means. Users should never provide passwords, verification codes, or any other sensitive account information over email or text messages.
Fix Apple Now offers Apple-certified iPhone data recovery
Fix Apple Now is a family-owned business that’s been repairing iPhones, iPads, MacBook and Apple Watches for over ten years. Our certified Apple techs are trained to perform a variety of Apple device repairs, including iPhone data recovery, logic board repairs, synchronization, LCD repairs, and water damage repairs. If your device is damaged, many times the data is lost. However, a certified Apple technician may be able to recover lost data.
Most repairs and iPhone data recovery are completed in 24 hours or less. You can bring your device into one of our two Florida locations, Hallandale or Weston, or use our nationwide mail-in repair service.