Part I. What Cause iPhone 5 Data Loss?
1. Lost iPhone 5 sata after jailbreak
“When I try to jailbreak my iphone 5 with the latest version of redsn0w, I get this message: ‘missing keys.plist data for this build’. I have iOS 6 installed on my phone.” After iPhone Jailbreak failed, you may probably force to restore your iPhone to factory settings, which means, you are losing all your iPhone 5 data.
2. iOS upgrade caused iPhone 5 content lost
“After updating to iOS 6.0, I lost all of my contacts, text messages and imessages. Is there any way to get them back?!” You have realized that your iPhone data would be deleted automatically when iOS update. So the best way of iPhone 5 data recovery is data backup.
3. Deleted iPhone 5 data mistakenly
“I deleted my iPhone 5 Contacts by mistake, is there any way I can recover it? It turns out my iPhone had been backing up to iCloud at the same time so it was already deleted there. Please help!” Things will be easier if you have your iPhone 5 backed up, if not, just keep reading.
Part II. How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone 5
1. Recover iPhone 5 from iTunes Backup on Windows and Mac
If you have created a backup file in iTunes before data loss, which will help you to recover your data in any data loss situation. Here is how.
a. Connect your iPhone 5 to the Windows PC or Mac.
b. Open iTunes.
c. Right-click on the iPhone that’s connected and click ‘Restore from Backup’.
d. This will effectively remove all old information on your iPhone and get the backup data on your iPhone. If you had backed up contacts too in your previous iTunes backup, those will be restored to the iPhone and you should mostly recover that deleted contact now.
2.How to Recover Deleted iPhone 5 Contents from iCloud
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. The service allows users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices. So if you have iPhone 5 backups on iCloud, just follow there steps to recover them.
a. Login to https://icloud.com with your Apple ID and password.
b. Select a file type (Contacts, for example), and search an contact to check if the deleted/lost file (from your iPhone) is still visible here.
c. If it is, go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone
d. Turn off Contact (if it’s not turned off yet)
e. When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
f. Now, turn ON the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while
g. Step 5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contact back on your iPhone
h. In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password
i. Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all contacts to your iPhone and the deleted one should be back!
3.How to Recover iPhone 5 Data with a iPhone 5 Data Recovery for Windows and Mac
If you neither backed up iPhone 5 via iCloud, nor no iTunes backup files in hand, then try a third-party data recovery software. Afer testing, this prgrogram works well for both Windows and Mac OS (2 version provided).
1. Download the reliable iPhone Data Recovery software.
2. Follow the instructions on its interface.
3. Very soon, you will retrieve all iPhone 5 deleted data.