Top 3 Ways to Recover iPhone Photos on Mac after Installing iOS 8.2/8.1/8
Few things are more frustrating than finding that photos on your iPhone are gone after iOS 8 upgrade. Still feel sad for losing the precious photos you took for graduation ceremony, wedding party or field trip? In fact, you could stop frowning and choose the best suitable solution to recover lost iPhone photos after iOS upgrade.
1: Recover iPhone pictures on Mac directly from iPhone (without backup)
As a matter of fact, many iPhone users have no iPhone backups. So we'll start from explaining how it is possible to retrieve iPhone photos without backup.
This solution is offered by iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, a third party software tool. It deeply scans your iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, etc. for photos. Moreover, it also allows you to review and selectively recover photos in original quality. Go for the free trial version and read on to see how to recover iPhone photos on Mac after installing iOS 8.
- 1) After installing iPhone Data Recovery for Mac on your Mac (running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 or lower), run it. Then connect your iPhone to this Mac. When the program detects your iPhone, you would see the "Start Scan" button. Click it to scan iPhone.
- 2) When the scan stops, you can preview and check all data available to recover in the scan result. To recover photos, you can preview every item in the categories of Camera Roll and Photos. Then select items you need, click on "Recover" and then select a folder to save recovered photos.
2: Restore iPhone photos on Mac from iTunes backup
You have backed up iPhone before upgrading to iOS 9/8? Great! Then you can use the "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" mode which is offered by iPhone Data Recovery for Mac as well. This mode aims to recover iPhone photos by extracting iTunes backup file.
Or you could check to see How to Restore from iTunes Backup, if you've prepared to restore your iPhone to the state when you do the backup.
3: Retrieve iPhone photos on Mac from iCloud backup
If you have synced iPhone to iCloud, the iCloud backup can help to recover iPhone photos on Mac after iOS 8 update. Details on iCloud backup and how to restore from iCloud backup can be found in the post Top 4 Questions on iCloud Backup.
With the iCloud backup, you are also allowed to recover iPhone Camera Roll on Mac after iOS 8 update with the iPhone Data Recovery for Mac tool.
Hopefully the solutions above could come to your rescue and recover iPhone pictures on Mac after upgrading iOS 8. In case you have better solutions, let us know by leaving a comment below.