Best software to recover music from iPhone?

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  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Within a 6 week period, my NAS hard drives failed, and my MBP was stolen.

    I now have a new MBP but my drives have been with the recovery company for 2 months and they are telling me it may not be possible to recover all the data.

    That means there is a significant possibility that I will lose my 35GB music collection along with everything else.

    Could someone recommend me some good software to recover my music from my iPhone? I'm sure there are lots, but I would like one that keeps all of the information like artist, title, track number, artwork etc in place when recovering, and each album etc in different folders if that is possible.

    Any suggestions?
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    iMazing & iExplorer are good. I have iMazing and it has worked good for me.
  3. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2014
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I know this advice doesn't help you RIGHT NOW, but please consider for the future...

    In the future, DON'T use NAS, RAID, or Time Machine for your backups.

    Instead, "keep it simple".
    Use a USB3 external drive and CarbonCopyCloner (or SuperDuper) to create a bootable clone of your internal drive. Better yet, make TWO cloned copies. Keep one "close by", and store the other one "off-site".

    This will keep all your "stuff" on drives that are "immediately accessible" in "plain old finder format" -- just connect your backup and copy one file or the entire drive.

    MUCH easier, and far fewer headaches...
  5. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Thanks all for your help. I used iMazing in the end, worked a treat!

    The NAS had RAID 1 mirroring, but I think I toppled the box over and the impact damaged both drives. The company is still working on them.

    I have since upgraded to a 4 bay NAS with RAID5 for much more superior redundancy, so too late for your advice, but we'll see how it goes!
  6. shaweta macrumors newbie


    Apr 1, 2016
    Chandigarh, India
    Thanks for telling..

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