After months of waiting, Apple iOS 10 is available for iOS users. Numbers of iPhone/iPad users cannot wait to upgrade to this newest operating system to enjoy lots of its new features. Well, it is worth mentioning that data loss is inevitably along with every iOS update, iOS 10 is no exception. If you lost iPhone data after iOS update and are wondering how to get them back, you should not miss this article. We share 3 methods to tell how to recover lost iPhone data during/after updating to iOS 10 or iOS 9 (9.3/9.2/9).
Not only data loss happens on iOS update, but also we may delete data by mistake, or lost files after jailbreaking/restoring. If you have backed up iPhone in iTunes or iCloud, you can restore from backup to get back lost files. If you never did a backup before, you have to turn to third-party software for help. Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery is one of the best iOS 10 Data Recovery that offers three methods to recover lost or deleted photos, contacts, videos and other files (totally up to 20 types of files). Read on to learn how to restore your lost messages, photos, contacts, notes, etc. after iOS 10 update using this amazing data rescue tool. You can install free version of this program to any PC with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, or Mac with OS X 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9 or earlier.
This recovery mode is your perfect choice to recover iPhone data without backup. It enables you to scan iPhone SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5 directly to get your lost information back.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer
Click Start Scan button when the software recognizes your device. It takes a while to scan all data (both existing and deleted) on your iPhone.
Step 2. Preview and pick up lost files
When the scanning completes, your files are listed for preview. You can tap a category to preview detailed items. These sorts of data include existing and deleted part with different colors. You can tick “Show Only Deleted” on the bottom to display only deleted items.
Step 3. Recover lost data to iPhone or local
Pick up items that you want and click Recover button. Your files will be recovered to computer. For Messages, Contacts and Notes, you can restore them directly to iPhone.
This recovery mode enables you to selectively extract data from iTunes backup. Suppose you have your iPhone backed up before iOS 10 update, and then realize some of your data get lost after the iOS update, this recovery mode will help you retrieve those files you need without overwriting current data in your device.
Step 1. Choose iTunes backup that contains your lost files
Switch to Recover from iTunes backup files section, and choose the iTunes backup that contains your lost files. Wait for this program to finish scanning.
Step 2. Find your lost files in the backup and recover
You will be able to preview all files that are included in this backup file. Preview and locate files before iOS update and click Recover button to transfer them to your iPhone.
If you’ve made an iCloud backup in advance before updating or jailbreaking your iPhone, then just use Recover from iCloud backup files mode for data retrieval.
Step 1. Sign into iCloud account
You should ensure your computer is connected to Internet. Log into iCloud account that includes your data.
Step 2. Select iCloud backup to download
Select the specific iCloud backup that includes files you need, and follow the onscreen guide to download iCloud backup and scan files within.
Step 3. Preview iCloud files and recover what you need
Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery downloads all information from the backup on iCloud and allows you to preview all items in details. Find what you need and restore to computer directly.
Back up, back up, back up. The most important method to prevent data loss is to back up your device regularly. Apple offers two backup ways: Backup to computer or backup to cloud. If you like neither of the two methods, there is a third way to backup iPhone data without iTunes or iCloud. It is also good suggestion to make multiple backups using different methods.
After reading this article I hope you will get to know how to avoid data loss and what to do if you lost data on iPhone after iOS upgrade or jailbreak.