Written by: Ilia
Data recovery specialist, guest author, journalist.
Dr.Fone is designed for data recovery on smartphones running under Android and iOS. This program can help with transferring and backing up all the information which usually a user needs, for example, music, videos, contacts, SMS, text messages, call history and etc.
Wondershare company takes care of the app updates and technical support therefore the official version of the program should be downloaded from the official website of the manufacturer. Only in this case you are certain to be provided with stable operation of the app and high-quality data recovery. A file downloaded from other sources may bring viruses.
Wondershare promise to refund the money spent on the purchase of its license, if you aren't satisfied with the results, and they are also ready to solve your problems via the online support service. Dr.Fone app has already been downloaded by more than 50 million users around the world, so we can say that people are positive about it.
Is Dr Fone a virus? Nevertheless, rumour has that Dr.Fone is a virus app stealing private data. Moreover, judging by its users' reviews, they feel uncertain of the stated features, i.e. developers claim one thing, but in fact users pay for nothing.
Let's sort everything out step by step.
The advantages of Dr.Fone
There are several Dr.Fone apps which differ in functionality:
- A complete set of utilities for recovering and copying all the necessary information from your Android device to your personal computer;
- An app allowing to unlock root-access to your smartphone in one click;
- A program copying data from one device to another;
- Software for deactivating a lock screen.
The main focus of Dr.Fone app is on data recovery on smartphones and other Android devices.
If your device falls down (and gets any other physical damage) the first thing to be damaged is its screen. And it can be broken to such extent that it stops showing the image and this is the case when Dr.Fone app will help you. The only thing that is required for the program to work correctly is the possibility to connect your device via a USB. If its slot isn't damaged, the probability to recover the information stored on your phone is almost 100%.
It's also crucial to assess the status of a memory card, since it can also be damaged after your device falls down. By the way, what can be considered the only significant drawback of Dr.Fone app is that data recovery is possible only from a memory card. However, contacts, text messages and call history are also recoverable, although usually the files with such data are stored in the internal memory of a phone.
Here are some examples of situations in which Dr.Fone might be the best solution:
- Failed reflashing of a device
- Errors occurring during the operation of a device, which can led to the destruction of valuable information
- Accidental or intentional formatting of a memory card
Is it safe to use Dr.Fone?
According to the developers, any Dr.Fone Toolkit program doesn't collect or transfer personal data anywhere and every operation takes place within a personal computer. If it's still hard for you to trust the app, you can block the access to the internet for the time of data recovery.
Can a melted app pretend to be Dr.Fone?
If you download the app from the official website wondershare.net and here, you will find no viruses in the installation file. You're always taking risk when downloading hacked versions and installers from untrusted sources like torrents. Therefore, you should check every downloaded file via an antivirus and read users' reviews on thematic forums like xda, 4pda and etc.
Does Dr.Fone fulfill its obligations or is it all lies?
The app has already been tested by users and the results show that it copes with its functions, although not always the process of data recovery runs smoothly.
Keep in mind that if the app is unable to recover certain files, it's not necessarily the fault of the program. Most likely, any other software might also be unable to cope with this task since the original files are too corrupted or they've been repeatedly overwritten.
On our website you can find the corresponding section called Dr Fone, which contains recovery manuals we and our users have already followed.
Possible problems occurring during the operation of Dr.Fone
Like any program, Dr Fone software performance might be unstable and it depends on the specific device or PC on which data is recovered.
The app can detect another phone model, what eventually will block the access to some features. The problem might occur due to the absence of the device you are working with in the database of supported devices. So stay tuned for program updates or contact the developers so they can change the program which is an even better variant.
The app hangs up at a certain stage of scanning. Sometimes this can be fixed by rebooting your device.
After successful scanning, the program might crash or stuck at 90%. In such case, it makes sense to repeat the process after restarting your smartphone. If it doesn't work, give a try to another recovery app (see the chapter below).
Dr.Fone doesn't always provide root access on its own so you might have to unlock it via other means. Go through the review on one click root apps which can be found here.
Dr Fone free alternatives
If your device can be easily connected to a computer in data transfer mode, you can use the following programs in order to recover information:
Recuva doesn't work with a phone directly and it only recovers data from a SD card. In this regard, Dr.Fone is a more attractive solution as it scans the internal memory of Android. However, in such case, the app will require root access.