Both the iPhone and the iPad have become common tools in our modern day both at work and in studies, the iPad is a great tool. In recent years, the minimum storage space for iOS devices has increased to 64 GB, in addition to the available space save any type of content.
When computing becomes a part of our daily life, the need to say making backup copies became a must, which is the responsibility of many Olympic users because they think that their equipment will never stop working, and that they will never lose it, let alone steal it.
What happens if we lose the device? What happens if we delete a file? What happens if our device stops working? Wrong, because we lost access to all files stored on the device. Fortunately in the computer world, there is a solution to these kinds of problems, problems it is motivated by bad human habits and that they are more common than they should be.
Being more common than it should be, various solutions for retrieve files we accidentally deleted on iOS, the solutions we describe below.
When we use iCloud on our iPhone or iPad, all the files and photos and videos we take with our device, keep a copy in the cloud, as long as the apps are compatible, because some of them only allow us to store content locally or on an archive service outside of iCloud.
If we delete a file, when the device is synced to Apple’s cloud, it will be initially deleted from iCloud. When I say at first it is because not really deleted, but it is moved to the iCloud trash, where we can find all the files we deleted in the last 30 days.
If it’s photos or videos, when you delete them from any of the albums we have in the Photos app, these are are automatically moved to the deleted album found at the end of all the albums we’ve made in the photo app. These videos and photos are stored in this folder for up to 30 days after they were deleted, after which we will be forced to use other methods.
Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive…
Dropbox and OneDrive allow us to make a backup copy of all photos and videos we take with our iPhone or iPad, files are automatically uploaded to the appropriate cloud, so in case you lose our device or delete any of these files, will continue to be available for compatible service.
If we remove them from our devices, these are they are not removed from the cloud, unlike what happened with iCloud. However, both Dropbox and OneDrive also include trash where files we remove are stored directly in the cloud.
The performance of Google Photos is different, because when we remove a photo from our album it is the same is automatically removed from our cloud library of Google. Fortunately, this service, such as iCloud, Dropbox and OneDrive, also includes garbage storage where all photos and images we have removed within the next 30 days are stored.
When working with Office or Google Docs
During the create text documents, spreadsheets or presentations, in the App Store we have a Microsoft solution that we provide for the Office as Google provides us with Google Docs, Google Numbers and Google Presentations.
Although we can store files locally on our device, they are naturally organized so that all the documents we create are stored in the cloud, OneDrive Office and Google Drive / Google One. In this way, we can recover quickly texts we often work with without using other methods.
If we make backup copies of our iPhone or iPad on a PC or Mac, that backup can help us find files that we have created applications that are not compatible with iCloud, as I explained in the previous section and that they suddenly stop appearing in the app.
The encrypted backups we make on our Mac or Windows are not available with the tools we allow to create them, so you should use third-party applications like the one Stellar gives us.
Stellar is an iPhone and iPad data recovery software that allows us to access encrypted backup copies of our device and thus be able to extract all the content we want to access, be it texts, photos, videos, photo albums, messages from WhatsApp and other messaging apps, contacts, notes, Safari bookmarks, calendars, etc. It also has a free Mac recovery version that you can download by clicking here.
This is the app compatible from iPhone 4 and iPad mini 2 from now on, so even if your device is old, you will still be able to access the information you saved when you back up your computer. To use the solution offered by Stellar, our computer must be powered by Windows 7 or higher or macOS 10.8 or higher.