A new USB stick has dropped that lets you recover deleted data from your iPhone, including texts, calendar appointments, map searches, contacts and more, and it looks like a standard flash drive.
Backing up your iPhone via iTunes regularly is the best way to protect yourself. We all know. Doing os, lets you restore iPhone data from the last time you sync‚Äôd it. We got it, but we all know things happen in between syncs, and no piece of electronics is free from hiccups, even Apple's magical iDevices.
If you install, or write or save something then delete it in between backups, it is pretty much gone.
The iPhone Spy Stick from Brickhouse Security promises to give you the chance to reset those kind of mistakes.
Plug the stick and your iPhone into a PC, and the manufacturer promises it will pulls all kinds of data back from the great beyond, like deleted messages, appointments, contacts, photos, map history, including searched locations and places navigated and more.
The stick makes the data viewable and orderly, but there does not appear to be a way to actually restore data downloaded from your iPhone. Other than from a manual restore, that is, but it could be used in with the standard iPhone backup to create a mirror of the items in the backup file.
So, you don't really lose the data.
Currently limited to iOS 3.2.1 with the promise of iPhone 4 support in October. The stick is expensive, $199 and it's being marketed as a spying device, hence the headline, a way to keep tabs on a errant spouse.
No mention of if it works with the iPod touch and iPad.