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This app makes iPhone data loss less likely

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Enigma Recovery takes the pain out of iPhone data recovery.
Enigma Recovery takes the pain out of iPhone data recovery.
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This post is presented by Enigma Digital.

Too often, the data you thought was on your phone … isn’t. When that happens, you might be able to resync your device to get it back. If not, you’ll want an app like Enigma Recovery.

Enigma Recovery bills itself as the only iPhone data recovery solution that restores deleted data straight to the device. The 10 data types it works with include messages, contacts, calls, notes, calendar data, WhatsApp files and more.

The software (a desktop app that works alongside an iOS app) also knows how to read Apple’s proprietary file types for iTunes and iCloud backups of videos, internet histories and others. That means a lot of flexibility in terms of where backup data is saved and recovered from.

Making iPhone data recovery look easy

Realizing you’ve lost a text exchange, for example, or a video or other file, means looking forward to a complicated process to find it. But Enigma made its app mercifully easy to use. The interface is clean and the categories and functions are clearly presented. Since the phone usually keeps deleted files on board anyway, Enigma knows where to find them. But it can also recover from old backups saved in iTunes or iCloud.

The whole process usually takes just three steps. Opening the app and connecting your device, you’re asked to select the lost files you’re looking for. Then, Enigma Recovery saves a full image of your phone on your computer. So all the data you do have stays put. Then, it presents the files it’s found, sorted neatly by category. Choose where they’re going — your phone or your desktop — and then export. Voila.

If you’re looking for text messages, you can just click the recovered message and read its contents. That’s pretty handy in making sure you’re recovering the files you’re looking for. Deleted messages can be restored straight to your phone, or exported to the desktop as Excel, CSV, XML or other formats.

Enigma Recovery free trial: Nothing to lose

Enigma Recovery also works for iPad and iPod, and is compatible with the new iOS 11. It’ll run on desktops running Windows Vista up to 10, and OS X 10.7 and higher.

Enigma offers a free trial. For anyone who’s wondering if their data is gone, this is a great chance to scan and see. Upgrading to a paid license allows you to actually restore and export that data. $49 gets you full functionality, with higher tiers for three devices (or 10 in the pro version).

Losing important files from our iPhones is a real drag and all too common. That’s especially true in the complicated process of bringing old data onto a brand new device (hello, iPhone 8). Enigma offers a great and simple way to find your way back to that data. Take it for a spin today. There’s nothing to lose, least of all your data.