How to Track or Find Your Stolen iPhone

iPhone is one of the most frequently things to be stolen. Just as late as yesterday, my girl friend went shopping and found her iPhone 5, which is the birthday present I gave her, had been stolen! When I asked her if she had turned off Find My iPhone function, she even didn't know there is such thing in iPhone. I comforted her that I could buy a new one for here, but she insisted that we should find stolen iPhone because I had just helped one of my friends found his stolen iPhone successfully few weeks ago.

To be honest, it thanks to a little luck, for he had turned on Find My iPhone. Apple does not provide a product for tracking stolen iPhone, but Apple provides the Find My iPhone feature for iPhone. Here I want to remind iPhone users should enable Find My iPhone use, which could increase the chance of stolen iPhone tracking greatly. A simple diagram guide below shows how to enable it:
Open the Settings app -> Select the iCloud tab-> Tap Find My iPhone-> Select Allow-> Find My iPhone has been active!
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If you're lucky to open this use on the stolen iPhone, you can follow 5 steps below to track stolen iPhone.
1.    Find a computer can connect to the Internet, enter http://www.iCloud.com and log on the iCloud account associated with your iPhone, and click on Find My iPhone.
2.    The Device box would display a list of devices after you click it, select your stolen iPhone, and it will show you where your iPhone is automatically.
3.    In the previous step, you only can get approximate location. Click the Play Sound button to find the exact position, then your iPhone will make a sound to alarm which is for you to find it fast. The OK button would turn off the alarm.

When I turned on the alarm ring of my friend, it happened that an experienced police was standing by the thief. The thief was caught and my friend’s iPhone returned. That’s why I said we need a little luck.
Online there are many apps to find stolen iPhone, but they all need to be installed before the iPhone is stolen or lost, and nearly all of charges but play almost the same role as Find My iPhone.

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What else could we do…

>> If you failed to track your stolen iPhone with tracking app, you also can get the help from police. Report the information of stolen iPhone to the police, the police would help you find it if they got the relational information.

>> What the thief would do after they stolen your iPhone? Maybe they would keep it himself or change hands, or even sneak your iPhone data to do wrong. In order to keep your data safe, click the Lost Mode button and enter the iPhone unlock password in Find My iPhone.

>> Although you keep your data safe, but you lost some important data, such as contacts, photos, text message etc. Do not regret, iTunes Data Recovery could help to recover iPhone data quickly as long as you have synced data with iTunes before.

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How to put your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch into DFU Mode

What is the DFU mode?

Before we learn how to put your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch into DFU mode, we should know what the DFU mode exactly is.

DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode is different from restore mode. DFU mode bypasses the current OS installed and allows you to upgrade or downgrade your OS and it also used for custom firmware that is required for a jailbreak or SIM unlock and iPhone,iPad,iPod Touch data recovery. DFU mode is very likely for you if you are getting errors trying to restore in iTunes.

Note 1: Some people take DFU mode for recovery mode, both are very similar but not the same. Distinguish DFU mode from Recovery mode, in DFU mode, the iPhone screen backlight is not even on and the display is blank, while the Recovery mode has a picture that says connect to iTunes. If you have anything on your iPhone display, well, you are not in DFU mode.

Knowing what the DFU mode is, let’s start to enter DFU mode on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with 2 methods.

Method 1 General Way to put Device into DFU mode

First Step, open iTunes (it must be the latest iTunes version), and connect the iPhone to your computer.
put iPhone into DFU mode

Second Step, hold the power button and home button for 15 seconds at the same time, then release the power button but keep holding the home button for another 15 seconds.  The screen below will appear after finishing second step.
get into DFU mode

After you enter DFU mode successfully, the device screen will be black and iTunes will say it’s in recovery.

Method 2 DFU Mode Enter Way for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Data Recovery


In the early time, iPhone data recovery software only supported recover iPhone data from iTunes backup files, however, consider some iPhone users did not backup data with iTunes before, a new recovery way was created- directly recover data from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Except iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, other iPhone versions, iPad and iPod should enter DFU mode before perform data recovery.

Note 2: Following the method 1 to get into DFU mode may due to data loss, it is necessary to backup your data before enter DFU mode. Forgot to backup? It doesn’t matter, iPhone Data Recovery is professional program that can help you extract iPhone file and get all of photos back if you deleted your precious photos by accidently. And it works well with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS. Want to know how to get back deleted photos on iPhone, find deleted text messages iPhone and more? The answers in this blog.

After running iPhone Data Recovery program and connecting your device, you’ll get the window below:

Follow 3 simple steps to put your device into DFU mode
Step-1 Hold your device, then clicks the red “Start” button.
Step-2 Press Home and Power button simultaneously for 5 seconds. Don’t release buttons until the device screen turns to black
Step-3 Release Power button but keep holding Home for 10 seconds.
Having problem? Be patient and try again.

How to exist DFU mode?

Hold both the "Power" and the "Home" buttons at the same time for five seconds and then release them. The device should shut down automatically and reboot into normal mode. If not, hold both buttons for another five seconds.

==>YouTube video helps to learn how to enter DFU mode clearer.


iPhone Photo Recovery-Recover Photos from iPhone 5S/5C/5, 4S/4, 3GS from/without Backup

Deleted some meaningful photos from my iPhone 5S by mistake.
I recently deleted some photos that mean a lot to me in my iPhone 5s accidentally. I want them back badly, what should I do? Do anyone have any idea how to recover deleted photos from iPhone 5S?

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone” is a common question asked by many iPhone users. Unlike a PC, iPhone doesn't have a trash bin in which your deleted photos can be stored. Then is it impossible to get back lost photos from iPhone? NO, it is not the end of the world if you ever find yourself in a hopeless situation.

Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is professional program that can help you get back deleted photos on iPhone without backup, via iTunes backup and even from iCloud backup. Your photos lost iOS 8 update, jailbreak, factory restore, deleted by mistake and more reasons are all can be recovered! It supports the newest iPhone 6 Plus/6, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4, iPhone 3GS. Moreover, it compatibles well with iOS 8/iOS 7. Not only you can recover iPhone photos, but retrieve deleted notes on iPhone and text messages, contacts and more on iPhone.

Start here:==> Download iPhone Data Recovery

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Here are three ways for you to retrieve deleted pictures from iPhone camera roll and photo stream.

Way one. Scan and Recover Photos from iPhone no Backup

STEP-1 Download iPhone Photo Recovery and install it on your computer, stay in the recovery mode "Recover Data from iOS Device". Launch this software and connect your iPhone with computer.

recover iPhone photos without backup

SETP-2 iPhone 4S and later versions will enter scan process directly.

iPhone 4/3GS users need to follow 3 steps to put iPhone into DFU mode before scan:
1) Hold your iPhone and click "Start".
2) Press "Home" and "Power" button at the same time when you click "Start", and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
3) After 10 seconds passing, release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds.
When you're told that you've successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data.

STEP-3 After the scan, you can preview all found photos in categories. Then mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your PC.


Way two. Recover iPhone Photos from iTunes Backup

Generally speaking, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, the earlier data on your iPhone are routinely backed up by iTunes (as a sqlite db file) and this special backup file gets continuously updated along with iTunes synchronization. You can’t take out or view the backup files, but with the help of iPhone data recovery software, you can extract iPhone files out of the .sqlitedb backup files.

If you have backup photos with iTunes or your iPhone was stolen, or dropped into water etc. then the Way two particularly useful for you.
When launching the program on your computer, choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" option on the top. Choose the iTunes backup of your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to scan lost photos. The remaining steps please refer the third step in way one.

Way three. Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup

Click on the iCloud icon switch to the third recovery mode, what you need to do is to enter your iCloud account and password (Especially declare: Tenorshare promises the security of your privacy. The process won't keep any records of your Apple account or content.) and download iCloud backup files to extract photos from iCloud backup.

More info please refer to: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/topics/mobile-devices/recover-deleted-photos-from-iphone.html