Here’s the situation. Your iPhone or iPad goes wonky, or you accidentally delete apps, files, photos, or whatever and they’re gone forever. That happened to me last week and here’s what I did to get my goodies back.
Fone Rescue Rescues Phones
What happened to my iPhone? I’m not sure. One day a week or so ago a strange looking app icon appeared on the iPhone’s screen. It might have been a relic from an app that didn’t update or install properly but it was ugly.
I tried to open it but that was a no go. It wouldn’t launch. t tried to delete it (wiggly app icons) and that didn’t work either.
So, I did a hard reset and then I was able to delete the offending app. All was good until iOS 8 came out last week.
My iPhone would not backup to iTunes and would not install iOS 8. After searching around the web for an answer, I decided to do a clean re-install of iOS 8 through iTunes. That worked.
Before the install, though, I grabbed Fone Rescue and used it to backup a bunch of my files that would have died during the re-installation of iOS 8.
This is the app to use when all else fails and you can’t get a good backup, or you need a manual backup of specific files on your iPhone or iPad.
Fone Rescue finds and recovers deleted or lost files from your iPhone or iPad (and iPod touch). It also retrieves data from previous iTunes or iCloud backup files, so you have multiple options to get back what is lost.
What can you get back?
Pretty much anything that gets lost or accidentally deleted, including contacts, videos, notes, calendars, photos, text messages, reminders, attachments, and more. The user interface is straightforward and there’s basically just three steps to worry about. Even files that have been deleted (for example, you delete an app) can be retrieved with Fone Rescue.
The only real issue I have is the price tag, and the likelihood that Fone Rescue will only be used once every so many years. Is it worth the price? Yes. If you’ve lost files and need them back.
Fortunately, you can try it out first and if it can retrieve what you’ve lost or deleted, the purchase price becomes nominal.