Top 10 Best iPhone Data Recovery Software

Updated on October 13th, 2021

Rohit Arora

Summary: Choosing the best iPhone data recovery software from the plethora of tools available can be an arduous task. We tested the performance and reviewed the top 10 iPhone Data Recovery software in 2021 that claims to recover lost data. After a successful evaluation of each of the software, we listed them ranking from 1 through 10 making this task easy for you. This list is reviewed last week and the list is refreshed on weekly basis on the basis of software performance.

Data loss from iPhone can occur in various scenarios like iOS upgrade, water damage, iPhone stuck in recovery mode/Apple logo, stolen/lost iPhone, Jailbreak, black screen of death, Factory reset, etc.

Scroll through each to know which one meets best for your needs.

#1. Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone

Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone is a complete iPhone data recovery software with a highly intuitive interface. You don’t need to be a techie to use it. The tree view of the recovered data gives liberty to selectively preview and save recovered iPhone data. Its ability to recover even the attachments of the chat messages including that of Tango, Viber, WhatsApp is not found in many of its counterparts. Offered by the trusted developer, the tool is very safe to download and assures the recovery of photos, videos, Safari bookmarks, messages, documents, messages, contacts, notes, calendar information, photos, etc., from iPhone, iPad, iTunes, and iCloud.

It maintains the top slot 2021 owing to its great features and relatively higher iOS data recovery rate than other available in the market. Not only data recovery solutions, but there is also an upgrade to this software that is Stellar Toolkit for iPhone. It provides the advanced function of data erasure along with data recovery that enables you to delete data permanently from iPhone, iPad, iCloud, and iTunes. Thus, this toolkit works as an iOS Erasure Tool along with data recovery.

  • Device Support: iPhone 12, 11 Pro, 11, XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and iPad.
  • iOS support up to latest 14.0 followed legacy
  • iOS Support: 14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Latest OS Support: Windows 10 & macOS Big Sur 11

  • Incredibly powerful. Easy-to-use.
  • Supports all the latest iPhone and iPad.
  • Highly user-friendly interface.
  • Advanced scanning and quick recovery.
  • Recovery from multiple devices makes it cost-effective from a single software.
  • Supports data recovery from encrypted iTunes backup files.
  • Allows selective recovery from iTunes & iCloud Backup.
  • Deep scan to perform a comprehensive scan of the selected device.
  • Directly save the recovered data either to the computer or iPhone.
  • An additional feature to import data from PC to iPhone.
  • Works with all kinds of data loss situations like broken iPhone, water damaged, broken screen, formatted, jailbreak, accidentally deleted data etc.


  • The trial version does not allow to save the recovered files.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Mac Data Recovery Software 2021

#2. Dr.fone iPhone Data Recovery

Developed by Wondershare, dr.fone for iOS is another good tool for iPhone recovery. It easily recovers iPhone data from iTunes and iCloud backup. The software also supports android mobile data recovery. It works efficiently to restore your lost or accidentally deleted data due to any reason. Owing to its simple interface and compatibility with iOS latest versions it is one of the preferred choices.

  • Device support: iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X/11, android phones.
  • iOS support: iOS 14, iOS 11, iOS 10.3, iOS 10, iOS 9 and former.
  • Available for both Windows and Mac (OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6).

Wondershare Dr Fone for iOS Screenshot


  • Selective Recovery
  • Preview option available before saving the files.
  • Retrieves contacts, messages, call history, photos, WhatsApp messages, Safari bookmarks, videos, notes, etc.
  • Recovers from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup files.
  • Export data to Computer


  • Expensive.
  • Does not recover Snapchat messages.
  • The free version does not allow to save any data.

#3. Primo iPhone Data Recovery

Another tool that has made entry to the 2021 iPhone Data recovery software list is the Primo iPhone Data Recovery.

It has an intuitive interface that is easy to navigate. It supports the recovery of media files, personal data and app data including iMessages, notes, contacts, call history, photos, videos, Line, WhatsApp, Safari history, etc.

Apart from recovery, the software has an additional feature to fix certain iOS issues such as upgrade error, iDevice stuck on the black screen, white screen and Apple logo or even a looped recovery mode.

  • Device Support: iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4S and 4, iPad mini and iPad Air.
  • iOS Support: iOS 12.x,  11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows and Mac.

Screenshot of Primo iPhone Data Recovery


  • User-friendly interface.
  • Recovers 25 types of iOS content from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Retrieves from iDevice, iTunes backup, and iCloud.
  • Provision of selective recovery.


  • Does not support SnapChat, Viber, or WeChat recovery.
  • The trial version does not allow to save the recovered files.

#4. iSkySoft iPhone Data Recovery

Like other iPhone data recovery tools, iSkySoft iPhone Data Recovery also enables data recovery from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud.

It can retrieve photos, app messages, iMessages, contacts, call log, voicemail, WhatsApp messages, Notes, Calendar, Reminder, Safari bookmarks, voice memo etc. The software has a Preview option and the recovered data is displayed with their names and file structures.

In addition to recovery, the tool also repairs certain errors in iOS devices.

  • Device support: iPhone X, XS, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S.
  • iOS Support: iOS x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows & Mac (macOS Sierra and El Capitan compatible).

iSkySoft iPhone Data Recovery interface


  • Easy to use.
  • Can recover up to 9 types of data from your iOS device.
  • Retrieves 20+ types of data from iTunes backup and iCloud.
  • Compatible with latest iOS 12.


  • Longer scanning time.
  • Does not recover complete iPhone data.

#5. iMobie PhoneRescue

PhoneRescue by iMobie has a simple user interface that helps to recover 31 types of data including messages, photos, music, video, playlists, notes, contacts, Safari bookmarks, music, WhatsApp, and Line messages.

Offers iOS repair feature too for iPhone stuck on white Apple logo, iOS update failure, black screen, and Recovery Mode Loop.

  • Device Support: iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4S and 4.
  • iOS Support: iOS 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows and Mac.

iMobie PhoneRescue iPhone data recovery software


  • Easy to use.
  • Supports data recovery from encrypted iTunes backup files.
  • Messages and call history are saved in HTML format.


  • Very long scanning time.
  • Does not always recover iPhone videos.
  • Does not work in all data loss situations, mostly recovers accidentally deleted data.

#6. EaseUS MobiSaver

Contrasting to its free version, which offers meagre five contacts and one photo/video file recovery, the EaseUS MobiSaver Pro is a complete iOS device recovery software. Available for both Windows and Mac it can recover photos, songs, videos, contacts, messages, call history, calendars, reminders, safari bookmarks etc.

  • Device Support: iPhone 11/11 Pro/XS/XS Max/XR
  • iOS Support: iOS 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows 10/8/7 and macOS 15 Catalina/10.14/10.13/10.12 etc.

EaseUS MobiSaver iPhone data recovery software


  • Easy to use.
  • Recovers almost all iPhone data.
  • Works in different data loss situations like formatting, upgrade, jailbreak etc.
  • Preview option available before recovery.


  • Sometimes difficult to connect with the iPhone.
  • Slow scanning.
  • Does not always recover data.

#7. Leawo iOS Data Recovery

Choose Leawo iOS Data Recovery if you are looking for limited data recovery from iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The tool can recover only six data types from iOS device (Contacts, Messages (MMS, SMS, iMessages), Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders) while 12 data types from iTunes which includes Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library, Contacts, Messages, Message Attachments, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmarks.
Otherwise feature-rich Leawo iPhone data recovery software allows you to search for the data by file name or format. It has a very clear and concise interface even suitable for a novice.

  • Device Support: iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4S and 4; iPad, and iPod.
  • iOS Support: iOS 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows and Mac.

leawo ios data recovery Screenshot


  • Simple interface.
  • Recovery from iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud backup.
  • Preview option available before recovery.


  • Very limited data types recovery from an iOS device.
  • Longer scanning time.

#8. Aiseesoft Fonelab iPhone Data Recovery

Aiseesoft Fonelab is an easy to navigate tool to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Along with the iOS device, it can retrieve lost data from iCloud and iTunes backups. It makes the list due to its recovery capabilities. The Aiseesoft software can recover 19 kinds of data from iPhone, iPad, iPod including iMessage, WhatsApp, contacts, photos, notes, call history, etc. It may disappoint you with its inability to fully restore photos and videos from your iPhone.

  • Device Support: iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS/XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S.
  • iOS Support: iOS 14.x,x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Aiseesoft FoneLab Screenshot


  • Easy to use.
  • Recovers from iTunes and iCloud backup.
  • Recovers HEIC photos from iCloud.


  • The trial version does recover any file.
  • Does not always fully restore data.

#9. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery supports three recovery modes – via iPhone, iTunes and iCloud. It is one of the reliable choices for iPhone data recovery due to its competency to recover wide file and data types including messages and their attachments, contacts, notes, photos, videos, app data (Viber, WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat, and Tango) voicemail, etc.

  • Device Support: iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS,iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Red, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4.
  • iOS Support: iOS 14.x,x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and macOS 10.10 or later

Top iPhone Data Recovery Tool – Tenorshare UltData


  • Supports recovery of a wide range of data types.
  • Recovers via iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud.
  • Preview before recovery available.
  • Selective data recovery is available.


  • Longer scanning time.
  • Does not offer complete iPhone recovery.

#10. Enigma iPhone Recovery Software

Enigma Recovery software gets a place in the top 10 list owing to its clear and easy to navigate interface along with standard recovery features.

The software promotes data recovery from the iOS device, iTunes, and iCloud backup. It can easily restore lost messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp, KiK, contacts, calls, notes, and calendar back to the iPhone. However, lost video and photo recovery are only available from iTunes or iCloud backup.

  • Device Support: iPhone SE / 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max / XS, XS Max / XR / X / 8, 8 Plus / iPhone 7, 7 Plus / 6s, 6s Plus / 6, 6 Plus / 5C, 5s / 5 / 4s / 4 / 3GS / 3, iPad, iPod TouchAvailable for Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS v10.7 to 10.15
  • iOS Support: iOS 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x.
  • Available for Windows and Mac (macOS High Sierra – 10.13).

Enigma Recovery for iOS device


  • Easy to use interface.
  • Available for both Windows and Mac.


  • Limited range of supported data types.
  • Importing the recovered data back to the device requires another iOS app.
  • Slow scanning speed.


The above 2021 Top 10 iPhone Data Recovery Software list highlights recovery abilities of each product such as device compatibility, ease of navigation, data types support and the recovery rate. However, you are also welcome to share your opinion and experience with any of the above iPhone data recovery software in the comments below.

About The Author


Harsha is a technical expert who loves Mondays, technology and is a big time Apple fan. She knows her way around the data loss problems and is always looking for ways to help out people. 

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  1. I have an iphone 6plus which has a borken screen and a broken home button. My kids fooled around with the passcode and now its locked. I tried to unlock it with all my past passcode combinations hoping it may open but it did not. I used it for a more than 3 years without keeping any backup on the computer, itunes or icloud. Will this product help me recover my photos off the camera roll?

    1. Hi Samia,

      Yes, you can recover your iPhone data when the iOS device screen is locked. However, the primary condition is that your computer should be trusted by the iPhone.

      If the device is not trusted, you can recover lost/deleted files from either the iTunes backup or iCloud backup module of Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone.

      The software can also recover lost data, if your iPhone touchscreen or display is not working.

  2. Hi,
    I was trying to use the Free version to recover deleted call logs but it only gave me a list of my contacts. Is the ability to recover call logs only included in the paid versions?

    1. Hi M,
      You recover in paid version, whatever you see in the demo version of Stellar iPhone Data Recovery. Thanks!

  3. Hi, Awesome article!! I really enjoy your article.
    All iPhone data recovery software mentioned by you in this post is marvelous.
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    1. Hi Daniel, Thanks for reading our blog and sharing your valuable experience with us. Keep reading our blog for the next updates!

  4. Hi,
    I have tried some of the above.
    And some show chats but without any content.
    Others do not show these “empty” chats.
    How is it possibible to show a chat without content ?

    1. Hi Carlo, Have you tried our software? Please name it. Which software you have tried to recover deleted chats messages! More information you can contact our support team through email support[@] or call +1-877-778-6087. Thanks!

  5. Hi .. I tried using Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone 6s to recover back my WeChat Chat History However it’s unable to trace back any of my WeChat Chat History. I tried deep scan option. No records are detected on the WeChat. Able to advise what can be done in order for me to recover back those chat history

    Thank You


    1. Hi James, We would like to inform you that, the software works on “what you see is what you can recover”. That means the files will be recovered in the same manner as you were able to see them in the preview window after the scanning is complete.

    1. Hi KH, Yes, You can try our software to scan & preview voice memo files from your iPhone 6, iCloud and iTunes.

  6. Hi there! I’ve been reviewing the different options, and yours looks the best by far! I have a brand new iPad that’s been disabled (my three-year-old was playing with the passcode)—this has never been connected to the computer and does not have any back up. Will your product work to get my files off of the device before I reset to factory settings?
    I’m hoping to get a number of GarageBand files off if it, but haven’t been able to find a program that specifically mentions this (although I see that yours will recover app data?)—would you be able to tell me if it work?
    I also have an IPhone 3GS that stuck on the Apple logo, but it looks like your program won’t work with something so old, is this correct? Thanks in advice your help!

    1. Hi Joey,

      Thanks for showing interest in our software.

      In order to get the data off of your iPad, the device needs to be unlocked to allow access to our software. And since you have no backup, unfortunately, the data can not be recovered using our software. You might want to check with Apple support for the same.

      We have enhanced support for iPhone XS Max and legacy versions up-to iPhone 4. However, if you have a backup on iTunes or iCloud, then the software can recover data from the backup files.

  7. I tried this software a year ago for recovering my photos from my iPhone 6S because some photos deleted accidentally of my iPhone device. I would recommend your software that helps to recovering photos from my iPhone 6S. Thank you very much!

  8. hi
    I need to recover alot of data fom thee differnt idevices starting the 3gs its lost everythingg can it restore the usual data like photos notes and emails?
    Next is first gen ipod touch again I restored to factory when I was supposed to just reset settings?
    finally I need to restore my notes and a two photos from an iphone plus, the only snag here is its locked and I use a fresh icloud account everytime I buy the devices and as I no longer use it as its been 3 year since also its harder to keep track since finger print tech has hit the sceen. Anyway all confined to my man draw as you can tell I never sell or donate my phones unless they are family but they normally get a new one off me when I order mine so cousins etc etc….
    It would help me out alot ladies and congrat’s on the company. I presume its yours as your replying to posts as if you are and im impressed on the full cat of the software you sell………….
    I’ll update tommorow night as I’ve been up for about 98 hourscgive or take an hour…hence the bad grammer and probably bad spelling as well.
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    1. Hi Mark,

      Thank you for contacting Stellar.

      We believe that Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone should get your lost iPhone data back, for which you can download the free version of the software and see if you could find your lost files as for the old data there are chances of overwriting. You can also restore your backup files using the software.

      For any further query, contact support[@]


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