Recovering lost iPhone data with no backup

More often than not, lost iPhone data is still intact, but just ‘unallocated’.

When you write more data to the iPhone, these files are likely to be overwritten. So the secret is not to use the iPhone until you’ve recovered any lost data.

There are a number of third party tools for recovering lost data and they are all easy to use and fundamentally work in the same way. There are a number of free tools. However, they are not always that reliable and can yield very different results in terms of recoverable files. What’s more, the more attempts at data recovery, the lesser the chance of a successful outcome.

Software Description Compatibility Free
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery Recover iPhone with or without backup iOS 5-iOS 16 Yes
Stellar Toolkit for iPhone Advanced data recovery capabilities iOS 6 –iOS 14 Yes
MobiKin Doctor for iOS iOS devices and iTunes backup iOS 5-iOS15 Yes
Eassiy iPhone Data Recovery Recover iOS, iTunes, and iCloud All iOS versions No
FoneLab Detailed information about lost data iOS 6–iOS 14 Yes
iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery Recover iPhone/iPad, iCloud and iTunes backup Latest iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 Yes
iMobie PhoneRescue Easy to use and digest list of data after scan iOS 6–iOS 14 Yes
Tenorshare UltData Quick scan on all iOS devices Latest iOS/iPad OS 14.6 and iPhone 12 mini/iPhone 12/12 Pro (max) Yes
Dr. Fone Recover iCloud and iPhone backup iOS 4–iOS 14 Yes
iMyFone Recover from iOS device with access to iCloud iOS 9- iOS15 Limited features with free plan
TunesKit Recovering data fast from all iOS devices All iOS Versions Yes

Further reading

How to recover deleted photos

How to undelete files with free data recovery software

Flash data recovery - Chip-Off and JTAG