VERDICT: Wondershare dr.Fone is a package of programs that focuses on recovering lost data on smartphones. In addition, you can use a number of small utilities for daily tasks, such as backing up photos and unlocking the device’s screen.
First of all, it is a data recovery program that comes in handy if you accidentally delete photos, contacts or important messages on your smartphone.
Is this program really capable of recovering deleted files? Keep reading this Wondershare Dr Fone review to learn more details.
Wondershare developed 2 versions of the program: for Windows and Mac. The versions differ in functionality and system requirements.
I like that downloading one program, you immediately get all the tools necessary for the job: from the data recovery function to screen recording.
The program is useful if you want to recover lost photos, or you need to get rid of information without the possibility of recovery.
In addition to the main function of data recovery on iOS or Android smartphones, the photo recovery software has options for unlocking the screen, transferring data from one gadget to another or to a PC, fixing system crashes, and more.
Dr.fone includes 3 sub-modes of data recovery: recovery from an iOS or Android device, recovery from iTunes and recovery from iCloud.
You can find these 3 options on the sidebar in the “Data Recovery” section.
The first mode allows you to restore data directly from the phone, for example, the names and photos of contacts. The second option is launched if you have already connected your phone to a PC.
Dr.fone analyzes iTunes backups stored on your PC or Mac, and then extracts files from them.
The third mode is very similar to the recovery process from iTunes, but you need to go to iCloud under your Apple ID to start scanning.
The program looks for iCloud backups in which you can select the desired file types by clicking the "Download" button.
When I was testing the second mode, with iTunes, the program found tons of recoverable objects, which were listed depending on the type of file, in less than 1 minute.
The program has a high data recovery rate, when compared with similar software. You can recover such files – photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs and more.
The file transfer function is located on the main screen. You can transfer data between iOS, Android devices and computers, or copy data from one device to another.
It is also possible to transfer WhatsApp files from one device to another gadget running on iOS or Android.
You can also back up your data, such as messages, and restore it.
You don’t need to use iTunes to transfer iOS files. While transferring, you can add or delete certain files. Exporting, importing, and combining duplicates functions are very useful.
For example, if the system freezes or there appears a black screen, start Dr.Fone. Select the “System Recovery” function on the main screen and connect the phone. Start the recovery process and wait for the end.
You can permanently delete data from mobile devices if you want to sell a smartphone. The developers thought of several options: a full restoration to the factory default settings or selective deletion of personal data without changing applications. This function will help protect your privacy.
With this feature, you can preview and select files to back up or restore. You have 3 options to choose from – selectively copy files to a PC, restore a backup from your computer or from iTunes/iCloud on your device.
Users can also take advantage of the option of backing up and restoring social apps. You can back up and restore data from WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, LINE, Viber and other applications.
Using Dr.Fone, you can unlock the phone screen, unlock iTunes and the iPhone without a password, or unlock the Android phone without resetting the settings.
To do this, select the necessary option on the main screen, connect your smartphone and follow the on-screen prompts. Step-by-step actions vary depending on the model of smartphone.
You don’t have to address specialists to remove the password lock, mode lock, PIN and fingerprint lock. You can do it all yourself in 5 minutes.
Thanks to this feature, you can record everything that happens on the screen of your phone. You just need to run the screen recorder on your computer, and then connect the Android smartphone via USB.
If everything is done correctly, you will see the smartphone screen on your PC. You just have to start recording. You shouldn’t worry about device compatibility, as this feature works on all Android phones.
The data recovery feature is available for devices that are still functioning, but if you deal with non-working gadgets, you need the function of data extraction. Thanks to this, you can retrieve data from damaged Android devices.
Unfortunately, the function is available only for some Samsung models.
The “SIM Unlock” feature allows carrier-locked smartphones to use SIM cards from other service providers. To use this option, just connect your device to your computer via USB. Run “SIM Unlock” and scanning to unlock your smartphone. This is also a limited feature available only for Samsung owners.
Android users can take advantage of the Dr.Fone Recovery & Transfer wirelessly & Backup application. With it, you can restore photos, videos, contacts, messages and more.
The additional features include the possibility to transfer files between devices and PC wirelessly, backup, root and clone. A list of all functions is displayed on the main screen of the app.
You can recover deleted files from the cache or device memory, as well as photos and videos that were lost due to system crashes or OS updates.
Another interesting feature is Recycle Bin. This is something like a trash folder on your PC. Move photos and videos to the trash when you delete them to restore them at any time. Pre-configure the retention period of deleted files.
You can buy each function separately or pay immediately for the full Toolkit package. The cost of the package for iOS is $99.95, and for Android - $139.95.
The cost of separate utilities:
You can also purchase Dr.fFone Recover to use it on multiple devices. The license costs: