Is Wondershare Dr.Fone Legit and Safe to Use?

Yes, Wondershare is a legitimate software company and Dr.Fone is a trusted and valuable app used by millions worldwide. However, because of the hefty price tag, it’s always better to know what you’re getting into before spending your hard-earned money.

Hi, I’m Devansh. I’ve used Dr.Fone on my Android phone in the past along with many other data recovery toolkits for both my Windows laptop and MacBook, so I know how these tools work and how to distinguish the real ones from the fake ones.

In this article, I’ll talk about Dr.Fone both from a company and product level. With that out of the way, I’ll let you know why Dr.Fone is safe to use, whether it contains malware and if your data is safe when using its tools. Then I’ll answer some related questions you might have. You can also read our full Dr.Fone review for more.

If you want to take advantage of Dr.Fone’s vast toolkit for your phone but are skeptical about it, keep reading!

Is Wondershare Dr.Fone Legit?

Whenever buying any product, whether hardware or software, you need to consider the legitimacy of the company behind it as well as the product itself. So, let’s discuss both Wondershare and Dr.Fone in this section.

Is Wondershare a Legit?

Wondershare was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Shenzhen and registered in BC, Canada. According to them, “Creativity is in our DNA,” and they’re focused on developing “game-changing innovations to shape the next generation of storytelling.”

Besides Dr.Fone, they also offer many other popular software products like Filmora, PDFelement, and PixCut. All of these are well-known in the graphic design and digital marketing space for being easy-to-use and valuable software tools.

One of the biggest benefits of Wondershare software is that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee for almost all their products. For data recovery tools like Dr.Fone, that period is shortened down to 7 days. However, it still goes a long way to developing trust and goodwill with the company.

Is Dr.Fone Legit?

Now, let’s come down to the app itself. As I said before, Dr.Fone has been used by millions worldwide for data recovery, backup, and transfer purposes. It has a wide range of compatibility across both desktop and mobile. However, what truly legitimizes it in my eyes is how it manages root-level access to your device.

If you’re unaware, most data recovery tools require root-level access to be able to perform their operations. However, due to security reasons, it is often restricted by developers. As a result, most devices out there hinder users from an advanced level of control over the device. You can still do it, but it will void the warranty of the device.

Instead, Dr.Fone does something very smart. While performing a data recovery operation, it gains root-level access only temporarily and then un-roots when it is done. This allows it to get in and recover your lost files without permanently opening the door for malware or voiding your warranty.

If you’re still not convinced, there’s also a free trial available for you to test the waters. For example, let’s say you want to recover lost data. With the free app, you can do a quick scan and the app will let you preview your data. This way, you’ll get validation that you can get your data back once you purchase the full version. Pretty nifty, right?

Is Dr.Fone Safe to Use?

Just as in the previous section, this question is better answered in two parts. So, first, let’s discuss if Dr.Fone contains any malware and then I’ll get into reliability and privacy concerns.

Does Dr.Fone Contain Malware?

Unfortunately, being a paid app, many free cracked versions of Dr.Fone have sprung up on illegal websites and torrents. If you download any of these, there’s a high probability that it’ll contain some kind of malware. You’re always taking a serious risk by going that route.

However, if you download it from the official sources, either Wondershare’s store, Play Store, or App Store, you can rest assured that you won’t get any malware. Moreover, it is also being updated regularly by the developers, squashing out bugs and improving the UI.

Besides making it more effective and error-free, the fast update cycle also eliminates the chance of hacking or malware. However, of course, you only get to access these updates if you get the app from an official source. Hence, that’s another reason to pay for it.

Is it Safe to Grant Dr.Fone Access to Your Files?

Due to the nature of what it does, Dr.Fone requires access to almost all of your local files and data. Due to this, many users are concerned about privacy and reliability.

If you go by Wondershare’s Privacy Policy, it states that, “Dr.Fone will never record your account information or transmit it anywhere else.” If you’re still skeptical about it, there’s always the option to deny it Internet access, whether by limiting the permissions of the app or disconnecting entirely whenever you use any of its tools.

When it comes to reliability, it’s a mixed bag. If you look into online forums like Quora and Reddit, you’ll definitely find many users who either lost their data, had to reboot their device, or even got it bricked, after using Dr.Fone.

However, the truth of the matter is that almost any other similar tool would probably give them the same result. This could be because the files on the device are corrupted or have been overwritten too many times. It’s not a perfect piece of software and it also depends a lot on the device being used. Overall, though, the results are positive.


Wondershare Dr.Fone is a vast software toolbox, so there’s a lot to know about it. Here are some interesting questions you might want to know the answers to.

Does Wondershare Dr.Fone Contain Malware?

As long as you purchase it from the official source itself, you’ll be safe from any kind of malware. If you try to get a cracked version from an illegitimate website or from torrent, you might get a fake app instead which contains malware. So, make sure to get it from Wondershare’s store, Play Store or App Store.

Can I Use Dr.Fone for Free?

Yes, but under the limitations of the free trial. That being said, it does give you a taste of what Dr.Fone is capable of, so I’d recommend you try it out before either purchasing individual tools as per your requirement or the full toolkit for your respective OS.

Can Dr.Fone Be Trusted?

Yes, based on my research and general user reviews. Even if you don’t trust it entirely, perhaps you’ll be comforted to know that all purchases are backed by a 7-day refund guarantee and there’s also 24/7 technical support by email or chat in case you come across an error.

Does Dr.Fone Really Work?

That depends on which tool you’re going to use. Although largely they work as intended, like the WhatsApp Transfer, MirrorGo, and Phone Transfer, there are some that you might encounter issues with. The Screen Unlock tool could put your data at risk and System Repair and Data Recover aren’t 100% reliable. Overall, though, the toolkit works as intended.


Whether you’re looking to recover lost data, transfer phone contacts, or backup WhatsApp chats, Dr.Fone has you covered with its vast toolkit. However, with annual plans ranging anywhere from $59 to $149 per year and individual tools for an average of $39 a piece, it does carry a heavy price tag.

Keeping that in mind, I’d recommend you give the free trial a go before committing to a full purchase. Hopefully, this article cleared up any technical doubts you might’ve had at the outset and replaced your skepticism with excitement!

Are you currently using Dr.Fone on any of your own devices? If yes, share your experience with me in the comments!

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  • Maureen Williams

    I tried to install this product and thought I was paying $39.95 but it automatically changed to $69.95 and came up as still running. Can you advise if there is something I have done wrong?