Hi. I was about to backup, when the phone went into recovery mode, so i have no backup. I actually just want my voice memos, and my contacts.
Well, it was but when I checked it after this issue, turns out iCloud hadn't backed up my phone in a while. I'm told it's because I never set-up the frequency/schedule of the backup, so I think it did it just once. There's not much on there. Also, it doesn't look like iCloud backs up things like voice memos...?
Sorry for the confusion, but I actually haven't done the "Restore" yet, because the dialogue box warned me that all data would be lost after restoring the phone. So, I've just been doing without a phone for now, while I research whether there's a way to get the data from the phone while it's in recovery mode, or, whether I just need to do the restore, and then retrieve the deleted data afterwards..... If there is a way to get all my contacts info, that's great, but I'm mainly concerned about getting back my voice memos.... fyi, my phone's not jailbroken.
I've already checked iClouds and the contacts are old, so it hadn't backed up in a long time.
I was looking for some information about how to manually extract the data from the iPhone somehow, or whether this product called an iPhone recovery stick could help. Are you familiar with either of these options?
It sounds like the recovery stick can retrieve deleted data. So if I do the "restore" on my iphone, which would delete all my data, do you know if the recovery stick would be able to retrieve the lost data?
Ok, thanks for that info. I still need to decide whether I want the partial data back, whether to buy the recovery stick, etc.
Sorry, one last question. So, as far as you know, there's no way to "open" up the iPhone 4s and take out the data when it's stuck in this recovery mode, such as with some kind of software, or by taking the phone in to some repair shop?