Is "Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS" download safe to use?

dkgoodman

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The plug for the charger to my iphone 5S stopped allowing it to charge. It was under warranty and Apple replaced my phone with another. The "new" 5S will not allow the backup that I have saved to my Windows 7 computer to be restored to this new 5S; I could only restore that which was on the cloud...no contacts, which are what I'm most interested in recovering.
The "Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS" download indicates that it can help me recover those contacts but I'm hoping someone might be familiar with it. I certainly don't want to download something nasty to my computer.
Thank you for any help.
 

Ledsteplin

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Where on your Windows computer did you back up the previous 5s? iCloud? iTunes? Have you tried going to settings > iCloud > Toggle on Contacts? If it's on, toggle it off, choose delete from my phone, then toggle back on.
 

dkgoodman

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I went ahead and downloaded the program and it seems that I would have to download a paid version, which given that the "trial" version is not helpful, I'm going to delete Dr Fone, and I may just have to upgrade from Windows 7 to the dreadful Windows 10 which I was trying to avoid. grrrrr
 
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I went ahead and downloaded the program and it seems that I would have to download a paid version, which given that the "trial" version is not helpful, I'm going to delete Dr Fone, and I may just have to upgrade from Windows 7 to the dreadful Windows 10 which I was trying to avoid. grrrrr
I'm actually not having any issues with Windows 10.
 
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I went ahead and downloaded the program and it seems that I would have to download a paid version, which given that the "trial" version is not helpful, I'm going to delete Dr Fone, and I may just have to upgrade from Windows 7 to the dreadful Windows 10 which I was trying to avoid. grrrrr
Windows 10 really isn't all that dreadful but it is different from earlier Windows versions and requires quite a learning curve from a Windows 7 environment. Like you, I prefer the comfort of Windows 7 but 10 is a much better operating system as it is a good deal faster and more secure.
 

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The plug for the charger to my iphone 5S stopped allowing it to charge. It was under warranty and Apple replaced my phone with another. The "new" 5S will not allow the backup that I have saved to my Windows 7 computer to be restored to this new 5S; I could only restore that which was on the cloud...no contacts, which are what I'm most interested in recovering.
The "Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS" download indicates that it can help me recover those contacts but I'm hoping someone might be familiar with it. I certainly don't want to download something nasty to my computer.
Thank you for any help.
What version of iOS did you have on the old 5s?
I don't see how a difference from Windows 7 to 10 will help with restoring from a backup.
 
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Jiangnian

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Such iOS repair tools like Wondershare dr.fone, Joyoshare UltFix, etc are safe and powerful. For various iOS issues, they can give a lossless solution.
 

markjoly

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It seems that you have already tried restoring from the latest backup and have also tried to recover the photos from an iCloud backup... There IS data recovery software out there but you said that you also restored your phone so i doubt any remnants of your photos are still left. I'd hate to be the harbinger of bad news but you're pretty much out of luck at this point. The only thing i can recommend at this point is to check "www.icloud.com" and see if your photos ended up there and not on your phone. You could also check in places on your computer like "pictures" and "documents" but i doubt they would be there unless you synced your phone. Sorry for your loss :(
 

markjoly

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It seems that you have already tried restoring from the latest backup and have also tried to recover the photos from an iCloud backup... There IS data recovery software out there but you said that you also restored your phone so i doubt any remnants of your photos are still left. I'd hate to be the harbinger of bad news but you're pretty much out of luck at this point. The only thing i can recommend at this point is to check "" and see if your photos ended up there and not on your phone. You could also check Nox Vidmate VLC in places on your computer like "pictures" and "documents" but i doubt they would be there unless you synced your phone. Sorry for your loss
ps : If the photos were backed up, you'll be able to get them back. If not, you won't be able to retrieve them. Photos usually take alot longer to restore than settings and applications, you'll know especially if you see "Restoring from iCloud backup" on the lock screen. If it's been a few hours and still no photos have been restored, I'd look into recovery software. iExplorer is quite nice, although if you backed up over the cloud, it may be a little more difficult to get a hold of that backup.