Lost Data After iOS Update? Here Are Solutions!

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“I was updating my iOS to the latest release by following the update process sequentially. However, I lost all the data after the process was complete. I did not even take a backup trusting that the process will safeguard the content. Can someone help me in retrieving my lost content?”

You are sure to come across such requests across different iPhone forums on the Internet. If you are one of the several victims of data loss during the iOS update, we present you the solution that will help you restore your iPhone to its previous working state.


It is important that you have created a backup before. If not, then it will be difficult to recover the lost data.

Actions to Restore iPhone From an iTunes Backup

1  Make sure that you are using the latest iTunes version.

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2  Establish the connection between iPhone and your computer using the USB cable. Under the Devices menu, choose your iPhone. If you are unable to see the device, click – View> show sidebar.

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3  Create a backup of the phone by pressing the “Back Up Now” button. After completing the backup, begin restoring the device by clicking “Restore iPhone” and press “Restore” to confirm.

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4  Wait until the restoration process is complete. Restore the device from the recent backup by choosing “Restore from this backup” and navigating to the backup file. The process will reinstall all the settings and applications on the device.

Steps to Restore iPhone From iCloud Backup

Step 1: As a precautionary measure, create a backup. Launch “Settings” application on your phone.

Step 2: Choose “General” and scroll down the menu until you see the reset. Tap “Reset.”

Step 3: Select “Erase All Content and Settings.”Your iPhone will restart. Upon powering on, the device will ask you to enter Apple ID and select a previous backup. Upon prompting, choose “Restore from iCloud” option. It will then display the available backup files. You can pick up a backup file from which you would like to restore or choose the recent backup file.

Step 4: the process will begin the restoration process. Wait until the process is complete. Ensure that you are on your home Wi-Fi network. If you are using your cellular network, you will be missing a few files from the backup. To avoid such a state, ensure that you are on a steady Wi-Fi network.

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Alternative Methods to Restore iPhone

Apart from using iTunes and iCloud backup provided by the Apple, you can also consider using third-party software packages such as iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac where you can selectively recover data from different backups. A fascinating part is the ability of the software in retrieving and creating a backup.

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The Best iPhone Data Recovery Software

  • Ultimately supporting all the models of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.
  • Supports to recover over 22+ file formats such as photos, contacts, messages and more.
  • 4 Recovery modes: Recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup, smart recovery.
  • Scan and preview data before recovery. You can recover data selectively.

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A significant advantage of using the recovery application is its ability to recover only the needed files. That is, you do not have to download an entire backup if you would like to restore only a few files or a few apps. For instance, you can quickly and in the simplest way to recover WhatsApp, Skype, Wechat, Kik along with its data. It means you will quickly recover all the deleted or lost conversations within the application with ease.

iMyfone D-Back specially designed recovery tool understands the importance of content and safeguards the entire settings and existing data. It recovers the lost data and creates a new backup along with the existing data without overwriting the previous backup file. Use iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac up today to recover all your stolen or lost data from your iPhone selectively.

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