iPhone Data Recovery?

If you have an iPhone 4s or earlier, it might be possible to use forensics hardware to recover your data. Any model after the 4s, and it is fairly unlikely, unfortunately.

If you have ever connected your iPhone to your computer via iTunes, there might be another way.

If ‘iCloud’ is selected, just go to iCloud.com and login with your Apple ID and password (the same one you use if you buy anything from iTunes). Here you will be able to see your data that has been backed up on iCloud.

If ‘This computer’ is selected, look at the date of the latest backup, on the right. Your iPhone may have been syncing with your computer when you plug it in to charge at night. If this is the case, we might be able to recover your data from this computer. Contact us for more information!

Why is my hard drive clicking?

What’s that sound?

Can you hear a click? As you can probably imagine, unusual sounds coming from your hard drive are not a good thing, but it doesn’t mean that your data is lost forever! Check out our post about hard drives to learn a little about how your data is stored. If you look below, you can see the tiny head that is responsible for reading and writing data to your drive.

bad head

So what exactly is causing that sound anyway? Here is a little video we took from a drive with bad heads to show you what is happening inside the hard drive.

Now what??

Okay, so if you’re hearing a clicking sound from your hard drive, it’s probably an issue with the heads. That is just about the worst-case scenario and it definitely means that you’ll have to have a data recovery professional look at the drive. In order to get your data back, it’s likely that the heads will need to be swapped with parts from a donor drive. All hope is not lost, and your data isn’t necessarily lost forever!

Contact us if you need data recovery!