Recover Deleted Files from iPhone without Backup (iOS 17 Supported)

Deleting files from iPhone mistakenly might be the frequently-asked questions online. People tend to delete some unnecessary data and the important iPhone files may get deleted accidentally, too. It will be worse if there are no latest backup files with deleted iOS data covered. But sometimes, using iTunes backup or iCloud backup to recover deleted files from iPhone is not the smart idea, because you will have to suffer previous data erased by the restored data recovery on your iPhone. So is there the perfect solution to recover deleted files from iPhone without data loss? Well, the answer is yes, through this article, you are able to learn three methods to recover deleted data from iPhone safely.

Recover Deleted Files from iPhone

Part 1. Recover Deleted Files from iPhone Directly (without Backup)

FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover lost data selectively from any iOS devices.
  • Recover lost/deleted data from iOS devices directly, like deleted text messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes and etc.
  • Retrieve lost, broken, crashed and wiped iPhone with iTunes backup files safely.
  • Undelete iOS files via iCloud backup file up to 19 kinds of deleted data.
  • Preview lost iOS data before recovery.
  • Save recovered data into customize formats.
  • Supported OS: Fully supports iOS 17, iOS 16 and is compatible with the latest iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X/8, iPad Pro, iPad Air/mini and iPod Touch.
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Step 1. Scan your iPhone

Download the free version of FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery on Windows or Mac computer, and then you can upgrade it if you are satisfied. Launch it and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode by default, and then hit "Start Scan" to detect your iPhone of existing data and deleted files thoroughly.

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Step 2. Recover deleted files from iPhone without backup

Choose the category you wanna recover on the left pane. You can access all data existing or lost from the iPhone under the list. Turn on "Only display the deleted item (s)" button to see deleted files of the file type only. Preview each item on the right pane in detail. Tick all deleted iOS files and tap "Recover" button. Set the output folder. Now you can recover deleted files from iPhone directly.

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Note: For iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch 4 and iPad 1 users, there are 10 each of text contents and media contents you can recover. However, other iOS users including iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7, etc. and others are able to recover part of file types, especially for media contents including Camera Roll, Photo Library, Voice memos and Photo Stream.

As you can see from above, this powerful iOS data recovery highly supports any popular iOS data type. Besides recovering lost data, it also enables you to backup iPhone contacts, call logs, videos, songs, messages, pictures and more to your computer.

Part 2. Recover Deleted Files on iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Select and scan an iTunes backup

Launch iPhone Data Recovery and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. Make sure your computer has synced iTunes files to your iPhone before, or you may fail to get deleted files back through iTunes. Select the latest iTunes backup file, and then hit "Start Scan" button to choose which items your deleted files belong.

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Step 2. Recover deleted iPhone files from iTunes

Choose the certain file type of "Media", "Messages & Contacts" and "Memos & Others" menus to preview. Turn on "Only display the deleted item (s)" to see deleted iPhone files in red if necessary. Choose deleted files to recover by hitting "Recover" option in the corner. Set the destination to save deleted photos and other files on computer.

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Note: You may notice that the lightning USB cable or iPhone is not needed during iPhone data recovery via iTunes backup files. Therefore, you can still recover deleted files from broken iPhone with black screen, water damage, factory reset restore, password forgotten, or iPhone fails to respond, if you have iTunes backup. As you can see from above, it enables you to recover call history, messages, contacts, video, music and more with ease.

Part 3. Recover Deleted Files on iPhone from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Download one iCloud backup

Click "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode in the iPhone Data Recovery. Sign in with your Apple ID and password. All your iCloud backup files will display according to the iCloud account and Latest Backup Date. Choose "Download" button besides, and then selects the iCloud backup you wanna recover. Hit "Next" button to move on iOS data recovery process.

download icloud backup

Step 2. Recover deleted files from iPhone with iCloud

Select the file type that you want to recover, later, all scanned iOS data will appear in the main interface, including deleted iPhone files. If you feel hard to find remove files, turn on "Only display the deleted item (s)" button to get deleted files from iCloud backups.

recover deleted files from icloud

Note: Please do not plug your iPhone to computer during iPhone deleted files recovery from downloaded iCloud backup. Or it will interrupt and upgrade iCloud backup automatically.


From the above description of recovering deleted files from iPhone device, it is obvious that you can get three different methods to recover iPhone data without data loss. It is true that iTunes can help you undelete iOS data, but your previous files will be erased unavoidably. And the only thing you can do is to recover all iTunes or iCloud backup files. Sometimes you just need to recover a file or several items, while there is no other choice but to recover all deleted files from iPhone at a time.

Through FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery software, you are able to recover iPhone delete files without backup files, and it supports to preview and select items to recover. In another word, using iPhone Data Recovery is your best way to recover deleted data from iPhone.

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