In an era of information and technology, people cannot avoid losing data when work on Mac/PC even with much caution. Mistakenly formatting, virus attacks, power failure and other elements still cause great data loss here and there. Thus, numerous free data recovery software emerges, whose qualities are uneven. In this article, we are going to review one of the most reliable data recovery software – iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

Introduction to iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is free Mac data recovery software which is powerful in recovering deleted/lost documents, photos, videos, etc. even from emptied Trash and lost partitions. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac allows recovering data from both internal and external disks.

Supported storage devices

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac allows users to recover data from hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, USB sticks, flash drives, SD cards, CF cards, memory cards, memory sticks, microSD cards, digital cameras and other storage devices.


Supported operating system

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is perfectly compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra‎) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion).

Supported file system

iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac supports APFS, HFSX, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32

Except for recovering data from HFSX, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32 as other software does, iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac fully supports APFS data recovery. It can recover data from APFS formatted storage devices with ease, and also recover lost data from an encrypted APFS partition if you have the right password.

Note: iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows edition is also available.

How to use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac

  1. After download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, you can install and launch it on

your Mac. It will show all devices connected to your Mac, if not, a button “Find Lost APFS Partitions” is allowed to find more.

  1. Select the disk or partition where lost data locates, and check “Deep scan” box. 

It is another user-friendly option for this software. “Deep scan” takes more time to scan but find more files. If you don’t check the box, it would be “Quick scan” by default which takes less time.

  1. Then click “Next” to scan, and you are allowed to click “Stop” once the lost file is found.
  2. The scanning result will show in the left sidebar with three categories: Path, Type and Time, which enables you to find the lost files easily. Then you can choose files to preview and find the desired files.
  3. Choose the desired files and click “Recover” to get them back.



Pros and Cons

Pros: Easy to use

        Read-only software without overwriting original data

        Powerful ability to recover deleted/lost data in various devices

        Support APFS data recovery

        Deep scan and Quick scan modes available

Cons: 1 GB limitation for free data recover

          No portable version


iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac performances well in our testing. With high successful recovery rate and harmlessness, it is an intuitive and easy-to-use Mac data recovery tool. iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is suitable for any user even though one has no prior experience in dat