How to recover data from formatted APFS SSD?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on November 6th, 2018

APFS is a new file system optimized for solid-state drive and flash storage. It has replaced HFS+ as the default file system of macOS High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina. Compare to its predecessor, APFS is faster and less prone to file crashes. To some extent, APFS considerably decreases the chances of data loss, but it can't completely prevent it.

If you have installed the new High Sierra or Mojave, your internal SSD will automatically convert HFS+ to APFS. Also, you can format your internal/external hard drive with APFS in Disk Utility. But sometimes, your Mac is infected by virus or Mac won't boot after High Sierra/Mojave update. Perhaps you mistakenly format the APFS SSD then all files stored on the drive is erased, how to get all data back?

Fortunately, with the help of a professional APFS data recovery software, you can recover data from formatted APFS SSD? formatted APFS SSD.

How to recover data from formatted APFS SSD?

Here recommend you iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery. It is the best APFS data recovery software that is able to recover data from formatted APFS SSD/hard drive/external hard drive/SD card/USB flash drive/memory card on macOS Mojave 10.14 and High Sierra 10.13.

Tutorial to recover data from formatted APFS SSD

Step 1: Free download, install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery and select the formatted APFS SSD.

Step 3: Choose "Deep scan" on the bottom-left corner and click "Next" to scan lost files on the hard drive.

Recover data from corrupted APFS boot disk with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those files we want and click "Recover".

Besides formatted APFS hard drive data recovery, recover data from failed internal Mac hard drive, recover deleted/lost files from APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from unreadable APFS hard drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover lost data from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost APFS partition, etc.


In this post, we talk about how to recover data from formatted APFS SSD on macOS Mojave and High Sierra. Even though iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery works perfectly in different data loss scenarios, data backup is always the best way to avoid data loss. Please don't ignore the importance of data backup and develop a habit of backing up important files on external drives regularly.

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