How to recover lost data or files from iPhone 6/6 Plus

Hi, I just purchased an iPhone 6 and have been happily snapping pictures with it. However, a couple of days ago I accidentally lost a load of these pictures after I updated my phone.

I really want those photos back and am wondering if there’s a way to recover them? I had put some of them in the “Photo Vault” app to store them securely, but they’re gone too. Thanks in advance.

Scenarios of losing Data on iPhone 6:

Sometimes, bad things happen to good people – here are some of the ways in which you may end up in a situation where you have to perform iPhone 6 data recovery:

  • As above in the example below, you may have inadvertently deleted an important file from your phone such as a picture, a document or a presentation.
  • Your new iPhone 6 may require a maintenance operation for which the Apple service center will wipe the phone (due to security reasons) – which includes all data on it.
  • Your new iPhone might become laggy due to some reasons. To bring your iPhone back to its normal performance, you will have to wipe it to its factory settings – and then you will have to recover your old files from a backup!

Three ways to bring back lost data on your iPhone 6/6 Plus

  1. Default way to recover via iTunes
  2. Free way by using Apowersoft Phone Manager
  3. Professional Way by using Recovery Software

Solution 1: Restore files from iPhone 6/6 Plus with Apple iTunes

You can employ Apple’s own iTunes software to backup and restore lost data from your iPhone 6 Plus, iPad or iPod touch. In order to recover lost data using this method, you need to have a backup stored on the computer beforehand. If you have not made any backups using iTunes, please navigate to method 3.

Restoring the backed up data to your iPhone is simply a matter of connecting the device to your computer (the one that holds the backups), then navigating to “Choose File” > “Devices” > “Restore Backup”. Select the backup you wish to restore from (the most recent one will be your best bet) and let the software do its thing.

restore iPhone 6/6 Plus with iTunes

Solution 2: Apowersoft Phone Manager (Free)

If you want to look through the backup files and select only the items you need to recover, then you should find another data recovery for iPhone 6 Plus – Apowersoft Phone Manager utility. This third party tool is one of the most comprehensive phone management software available at no charge. Offering support for both Android and iOS, it lets you transfer files from backup in iTunes or local drive to iOS devices so as to recover lost items. It also provides valuable functions like automatical recognization, streamline the management of media files, etc.


If you have got a backup of lost files in computer, you can connect your iPhone 6 to the computer with Apowersoft Phone Manager running already and in the “My Phone” section, click on the “Restore” button which is at the right-end of the toolbar beneath the preview of your mobile screen. It’s also highly recommended for people who want to switch to a new phone to make proper backup.

restore iPhone 6 files

Solution 3: Professional iPhone Data Recovery

If you want the most complete package to recover deleted files from iPhone 6 then look no further than iPhone Data Recovery software. The software packs the ability to restore 7 different types of deleted files from your iOS device even if you have not taken any iCloud or iTunes backups. It also lets you restore data from backups and even lets you preview the analysed data/backup so you can choose the data you wish to recover!


Mode 1: Recover Data from iPhone 6

If you haven’t made any backups to iCloud or iTunes, or simply didn’t make a backup recently with the things you need to retrieve, the “Recover from iOS device” mode is there for you. Connect your device (with the software running on your computer) and click “Start Scan” button to start the analysis, after which the software will display a preview of the lost files it has detected during its scan of your iPhone. Select the files you want to bring back and click on the “Recover” button.

recover from iOS device mode

Mode 2: Recover Data from iTunes Backup

If you have a recent iTunes backup file available on the computer, select the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode, choose the backup file, click on “Start Scan” and wait for the scan to finish, select the data you want restored and click on the “Recover” button to proceed.

recover from iTunes backup mode

Mode 3: Recover Data from iCloud Backup

You can also restore lost data from iPhone 6 Plus using an iCloud backup by clicking on the “Recover from iCloud backup file” mode and logging in with your Apple ID / password. Be patient as the software builds a preview of all the files present on your iCloud account. Select the files you want to restore and click on the “Recover” button to start the process.

recover from iCloud backup mode

Bottom line

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to recover the files on iPhone is the most reliable and comprehensive one to perform data recovery for iPhone 6 Plus. The professional iPhone Data Recovery software’s sole purpose is to allow users to recover/restore damaged or deleted data on their iPhone which is why it outstrips the free Phone Manager and iTunes/iCloud methods by a good deal. The completeness of its features makes it the best of the three methods.

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    Hello friends before some months I deleted my sone photo from iPhone vault app so there is any way to recover my all photo from iPhone vault application please tell me
    • Hi, you can try this iPhone data recovery program: Thank you!
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