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How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files on iPod Touch 4/5

by Edwin Liu | September 23, 2013 16:22 PM
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The reasons for the data losses from iPod touch are many, for example, accidently delete files from your iPod touch; the wiping of your iPod touch’s data results from updating the device to the latest iOS version, restoring or jailbreaking the device; you lose, break, crash, or smash your iPod touch; you forget your iPod touch passcode …

For iPod touch 4/5 users, once they lose data on their devices, the first thing they usually do is to restore the iPod touch from the last backup using iTunes. If the lost files are not saved in the iTunes backup, they will turn to a third-party file recovery program, but unfortunately, as most of the third-pary recovery tools only support FAT32/NFTS file system, they can not recognize the iPod touch 4th generation and 5th generation, which are based on the iOS operating system using HFS+ file system, as a readable volume. Thus, many iPod touch 4/5 users whose lost data were not backed up via iTunes hope to find an iPod-specific data recovery software.

To this end, here I share a tool named Leawo iOS Data Recovery. This tool well supports the HFS+ file system, and enables you to directly recover your deleted or lost photos, videos, songs, notes, calendar, etc from the iPod touch 4/5 device. Besides, it lets you view your iTunes backup on computer when you lost your iPod touch or your iPod touch was badly damaged so that iTunes can not recognize it.

Followings are the details of iPod touch 4/5 file recovery by using Leawo iOS Data Recovery:

  1. Free download Leawo iOS Data Recovery, and install it on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPod touch to the computer. Start this program, and this program will recognize your iPod touch in a few seconds, after that, you will see a “Start” interface appear. Just click the “Start” button to let the program start scanning your iPod touch device for lost data.
  3. Note, if you are an iPod touch 4th-gen user, this program may not detect your device after connection. You can solve this problem by entering DFU mode on your iPod touch 3 following these simple steps below:

    1. Hold the Power and Home buttons on your iTouch at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
    2. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button until you see the “Start” button appear on the program’s main interface.
  4. Once the scan is complete, all the found files will be displayed in categories. Just looking for the file type and name that matches what you’ve lost. When you find the files you’re looking for, mark them and then retrieve them by clicking the “Recover” button.