Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery VS Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

iPhone data loss is quite common, mistaken operation, iOS update, or jailbreak can cause you lost important photos, messages, and other data in your iPhone. When you run into iPhone data loss, just google and you will find that lots of iPhone data recovery software will be recommended to you. Among which the most famous and recommended are Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery Software and Wondershare Dr.Fone. Which one should we choose between the two? You may have your own mind after reading this article.

User Interface

Both products have PC and Mac version, and are designed user friendly. It is easy to understand how to use this kind of iPhone hard drive recovery to get back lost files from iPhone.


iDevices Supported

Wondershare Dr.Fone supports to get back lost files from all iOS devices-iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery, as its name shows, is designed for iPhone models only. It recover lost files from iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s/4 and iPhone 3gs.

Both products work perfectly with all iOS versions including iOS 9.0.2/iOS 9.0.1/iOS 9, iOS 8/7/6 or below.

File Types Supported

As you can check from the comparison chart below, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery supports to recover up to 20 types of files from iPhone, while Dr. Fone supports less file types.


Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery

Wondershare Dr.Fone
Call History Yes Yes
Contacts Yes Yes
Messages(iMessage) Yes Yes
SMS Attachments Yes Yes
Notes(attachments) Yes Yes
Safari Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Reminders Yes Yes
Photos Yes No
Other Photos Yes No
App Videos Yes No
Voice Memos Yes No
Voicemail Yes No
WhatsApp Yes Yes
WhatsApp Attachments Yes Yes
Tango Yes No
Viber Calls Yes No
Viber Messages Yes No
App Documents Yes Yes
Messenger Yes Yes
Messenger Attachments Yes Yes

iPhone Data Recovery Modes

Both Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery and Wondershare Dr.Fone provide three recovery modes.

  • When you have no backup, you can connect iPhone directly to this software for data rescue.
  • If you have backup in iTunes, the iPhone Data Recovery can extract files from iTunes backup and allow recovering files selectively.
  • If you have iCloud backup, you can download iCloud backup with iPhone Data Recovery and then restore files from iCloud backup files.

Test & Reiew

In our test, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery scans much faster than Wondershare Dr.fone. I have waited for more than 15 minutes to scan with Dr.Fone, while Tenorshare’s only takes less than 5 minutes.

After scanning, there is difference between files that the two software could find.


I have deep analyses, and notice that though Wondershare can find more lost files in some file types, there are lots of jumbled or repeated data. And the time and dates are incorrect in some messages.



Both products have pros and cons. Wondershare Dr.Fone should improve its scan speed and data accuracy. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery runs much faster and can find most lost files in accuracy. Moreover, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery offers free trial so that you have a chance to test and confirm whether the software can find your lost iPhone data before purchase a license.

Download Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery for free trial.

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