How to get photos, music, notes and data off of your iPhone and iPod Touch

I was recently plagued with a failing hard drive in my Macbook. I wasn’t really concerned because I had a Time Machine back up- unfortunately, it was almost three months since my last Time Machine sync.

Before I get too into this, I’d like to make it clear that my iTunes was configured to sync the last 12 months of iPhoto pictures. Facing almost three months of missing photos, I was determined to find a way to access the missing photos on my iPhone.

I spent a while googling for solutions and it took me a few pages to find my solution:

MegaPhone for iPhone and iPod Touch lets you access photos, music, notes and other data from your iPhone and iPod Touch. You can not only easily drag and drop photos, galleries and notes, but you can recover your music quickly and easily.

For anyone who experiences the following related problems, I hope you can find this software useful if you want to:

  • Restore photos from your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Restore music from your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Restore notes from your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • View or export your call or SMS history from your iPhone
  • Store files on your iPhone or iPod Touch

MegaPhone for iPhone and iPod Touch

Click here to download MegaPhone for iPhone and iPod Touch

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21 Responses to How to get photos, music, notes and data off of your iPhone and iPod Touch

  1. Eli Hatchwell says:

    Thanks a lot! I tried the demo and then bought it straight away! I had a double whammy – dead (ish) iPhone (drowned and no longer responds to touch but data apparently intact) and a dead MacBook Pro HD! Managed to recover all the data on the iPhone with this software (photos, music etc).


  2. Kevin says:

    My computer was stolen and I needed to get photos (not in Camera Roll) from my iPhone. I just paid the $20 for the PhoneView program and it worked like a charm.



  3. Katie says:

    Wow. I was so frustrated to learn my MacBook harddrive had kicked the bucket and I hadn’t backed up in forever. I’m so glad I found this page so I could get info from my iPod. Otherwise I would’ve lost pictures from my friend’s wedding for good! Thanks for having a page that so clearly spells out what to do. Totally worth the $20.

  4. Givanisovic says:

    Wonderful! First I spend our to upload hundreds of MiB’s to my iPhone from a friends computer. After that I realized that I couldn’t get these photo’s to my Mac… This program is just what I need, $20 well spend!

  5. janna says:

    I lost my iphone 3 weeks ago, howcan i get back my photos in that iphone?

  6. lisa says:

    so worth the $20; you made our lives so much easier. We had photos from a previous desktop that crashed. We needed to retrieve the photos from our iPhone before selling it for the upgrade (3G). Phoneview was the ONLY thing that worked. THANK YOU!!! TiP: When following the instructions: “Highlight the photos to be copied. Click the “Send to iPhoto” button on the toolbar. The selected photos will be copied and sent directly to iPhoto.” We found if you keep iphoto closed while the pictures copied over from the Phoneview that it worked out perfectly.

  7. Robyn says:

    What about Windows users?!

  8. Matt says:

    Check TOUCHCOPY – really works!!! Woooop!!!

  9. lana says:

    i had my iphone unlocked from o2 and i asked thouse people to get my photos from iphone and then unlock it
    they did a backup and now they can notfind the info
    they only see what was in the camera roll.
    please help me,i had cryed a river,there were all my pictures,especially with my baby…

    pleaseplease help me


  10. Arjun says:

    recently i noticed that the photos i captured using my iphone(V 3.0.0), it doesnt show up in the photo library. The photo no in camera roll keeps on incrasing but i cant see them.

    Anyone who can help me out with it.

  11. Stanley says:

    Hi, i have the problem i lose my photo on my laptop, now only in my iPhone (But is sync by iTunes in folder)

    I cant retrieve out my photo in iPhone, have any solution?

    Looking forward for your promt reply.
    Thank you in advance.


  12. W Sousa says:

    You are a fricken stud…..

    well worth the 20 bucks..

    Thank You

  13. Linda says:

    My iPhone 2G screen was unresponsive and I took it to the apple store. The sync was done, so I said they could empty it to try to restore its function. Little did I know (oops), the photos on the phone were not part of the sync process. I lost 2/3 of my photos in no clear pattern. I now have a new 3g and am very sad. I’m afraid to upgrade to the 4 software. What can I do?

  14. Tim says:

    When you sync your iphone with itunes, it automatically copies you photos, videos, contacts and messages in to a folder on you computer. They are saved without file extentions, so you need to add .jpg for pics and .mov for videos. Messages are sqlite files. The folder is normally ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ on a mac, and %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    Windows XP:
    %APPDATA% = C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Application Data\
    Windows Vista:
    %APPDATA% = C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming
    Windows 7:
    C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    You can at least get back some stuff

  15. Ashley V says:

    I am the happiest mommy ever! My old PC crashed and the only place I had photos backed up were on my old iPhone. Without your program I would have lost all the pictures of my eldest’s first two years of life. Best $20 I ever spent, thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

  16. Zara says:

    I’ve got Windows not Mac, will it still work? -thanks

  17. Jennifer says:

    If the iphone 3gs is broke and will not come on unless plugged into a wall charger, will this still work? Even if plugged into a computer, it will not come on?

  18. Fantastic, I have been trying to gey my ‘non camera roll’ photos off my phone for months! Thank you

  19. Matt Murphy says:

    Does this work for deleted messages on iphone 4? Need to recover some old messages on the phone and I dont have the computer that I had synced the phone with. If not is there a program that will pull the info from the phone?

  20. Cody Arthur says:

    My iPhone drowned in the ocean. How should I get this software on my desktop?

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