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Recover Lost Videos/SMS/Contacts from Locked iOS Device

Can I recover lost videos, SMS etc from iTunes backup for inaccessible iOS device?

As a matter of fact, when your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch is locked with passcode, you cannot restore lost data from backup in iTunes. So how do we recover lost videos, SMS, contacts etc from inaccessible iOS device when we only have iTunes backup?

If you really want to recover lost data from iTunes backup, there is a method that can help you even when your iOS device is locked. It is an iOS data recovery software, called iOS Data Genius. It will not only easily extract lost data from iTunes backup, but also recover data only by scanning iOS device. In a word, these two ways can recover lost data from locked iOS device effectively, surely including videos, SMS and contacts.

  1. Way 1: Recover iOS Lost Videos/SMS/Contacts from iTunes Backup
  2. Way 2: Recover iOS Lost Videos/SMS/Contacts by iOS Device Scan

Way 1: Recover iOS Lost Videos/SMS/Contacts from iTunes Backup

This way just need iOS Data Genius full version to preview iTunes backup data and recover lost data from iTunes backup on computer.

If you have not gotten iSunshare iOS Data Genius, please download and install it on your computer now that you have ever synced your iOS device to. Then run iOS Data Genius and follow the steps to recover lost data for inaccessible iOS device.

Step 1: Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File in iOS Data Genius main interface. And then select iTunes backup file in backup list. Click Start Scan button.

recover lost videos from iTunes backup with iOS Data Genius

Step 2: Preview videos, SMS, contacts in selected backup file.

Step 3: Select your lost videos, SMS and contacts, and click Recover button at the bottom to save them on computer after data recovery.

preview and recover lost videos with iTunes backup

When Recover successfully message appears, lost videos/SMS/contacts have been recovered from iTunes backup with iOS Data Genius. We can click OK to make sure and go to folder that stores lost data.

Way 2: Recover Lost Videos, SMS, Contacts by iOS Device Scan

When iOS Data Genius is running now on computer after installation, Recover from iOS Device option can work by default.

Step 1: Connect iOS device to computer, confirm prompting message on main interface and click Start Scan button.

recover lost sms by iOS device scan

Step 2: Preview lost videos, SMS and contacts at the right side of new interface.

save lost sms on computer folder after recovery

Step 3: Select lost videos/SMS/contacts on the left side and click Recover button. In new pop-up dialog, browse to a folder on computer to save data that are prepared to be recovered. Until Recover successfully message prompts you, click OK to see lost iOS data on computer.

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