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iPhone Data Recovery Without iCloud

If you don’t have iCloud and you haven’t backed up your old iPhone using iTunes or Finder, the options for data recovery become more limited. However, you can still try the following methods:

1. iTunes or Finder Recovery Without Backup:

  • Connect your old iPhone to your computer and open iTunes (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
  • If asked for a password, try another computer that you’ve synced with or use recovery mode (see next point).
  • Once iTunes or Finder recognizes your device, you may have the option to “Update” or “Restore.” Choose “Update” first to reinstall the operating system without erasing your data. If that doesn’t work, you might need to choose “Restore,” which will erase all data on the device.

2. Recovery Mode:

  • If iTunes or Finder doesn’t recognize your iPhone, you may need to put it in recovery mode.
  • For iPhone 8 and later:
    • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes or Finder.
    • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then do the same with the Volume Down button.
    • Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:
    • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes or Finder.
    • Press and hold both the Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
    • Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • For iPhone 6s and earlier:
    • Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes or Finder.
    • Press and hold both the Home and Top (or Side) buttons simultaneously.
    • Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

3. Data Recovery Software:

  • As mentioned earlier, you can try third-party data recovery software. Connect your old iPhone to your computer and use a tool like Dr.Fone, iMobie PhoneRescue, or Tenorshare UltData to scan for and recover lost data.

4. Professional Data Recovery Services:

  • If the above methods don’t work, and the data on your old iPhone is crucial, you might consider professional data recovery services. Companies like New York Computer Help specialize in recovering data from damaged or inaccessible devices. Keep in mind that these services can be expensive.

Remember, the success of these methods can vary, and there’s no guarantee that all data can be recovered. It’s crucial to establish a regular backup routine in the future to avoid such situations.

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