You will never realize how important your iPhone is until you lose it or it gets stolen. But in most cases we end up feeling sorry for the lost data instead of the device itself. The smart thing to do in order to avoid such thing is to make sure that your data is safely stored on some device, other than your iPhone. Since we’ve passed the era of manually saving every picture or video on floppy disks or CDs, it’s time we pay more attention to the safety of our data and the available means of storage.
Apple was the first company that offered their clients the possibility to back up their data, by using iTunes. If you have an iPhone, then you already know that you can back up your device by syncing it on iTunes. Every time you do so, a mirrored version of your iPhone’s data is saved on your computer, in a specific location. In time you may end up having hundreds of backup files, but the point is that you’ll be able to access all of these files and restore them on your device.
iCloud was later released with the same purpose of backing up their users’ data. Only that it works differently: the backup will be stored on the Apple servers instead of your computer. The good news is that you can use any of these methods to keep your files safe, although we recommend you to use them both at the same time. Better safe than sorry, right?
Backing up is pretty easy but the tricky part is recovering these files. The only disadvantage worth mentioning is the fact that you won’t be able to extract individual files from iTunes or iCloud backup files. You can only restore them to your device, meaning that everything that’s on your phone will be overwritten by what’s stored in the backup. If you have a new iPhone, then go ahead and use your latest backup.
But there is some good news for those who wish to recover photos, videos, text messages, WhatsApp history, internet history, contacts or calendar entries from a backup file, without having to wipe everything clean and restore. You can do it with the help of a third-party software that will not only recover all of your deleted and existing data, but it will also exclude any chance of damage. Not to mention that these tools can even be used on broken iPhones or devices that have been dropped in water.
There are a lot of such tools available online, Enigma seems to have a good functioning all rounder. The tool works the same for Windows and Mac, and it can be used to recover data from iPhones, iPods Touch and iPads. By using advanced algorithms, it can access backups from version 9.2 to 11.1.2. about it from their official web-site.