iOS 8 update deleted my iPhone 5 contacts. I tried seeing if my contacts could be found in iCloud. No luck. How do I recover lost iPhone data after iOS 8 upgrade?
Finally iOS 8 is here, available for upgrade. We do hope that your iOS 8 upgrade goes smoothly. If, unfortunately, your contacts, text messages, notes, photos or other files are missing after iOS 8 upgrade, you should calm down and take a look at following paragraphs. You will be offered with 3 options to recover iPhone, iPad and iPod data after iOS 8.2/8.1/8 update.
The 3 options are all offered by iPhone Data Recovery and iPhone Data Recovery for Mac (the Mac version) which supports to recover iPhone, iPad and iPod data after iOS upgrade, jailbreak, factory settings reset, etc. You can recover contacts, SMS, notes, reminders and totally 15 types of contents from iOS devices.
Supported devices are listed in the chat below.
|iPhone models||iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s and later devices|
|iPad models||iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4; iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and later devices|
|iPod touch models||iPod touch 5G (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB)|
This is the most directly way to retrieve lost data after upgrading iOS 8.
After preview, just choose files you need to recover and click "Recover" to recover and save them to your computer.
When using this option you should make sure your iTunes hasn't been synced after iOS upgrade. Or your contacts as well as other data will be lost for good.
Step to use is a bit different from steps in Option 1. No need to connect your device to computer. Just make sure you've backed up with iTunes on this computer and the software could load all the iTunes backups for you. Choose the backup you need, scan the backup, and preview to recover lost files.
This option retrieves your lost iPhone, iPad and iPod files with only your Apple ID. Choose "Recover Data from iCloud Backup" and a window will appear asking you to sign in to iCloud, so that the software could download the iCloud backup for you. After the downloading, preview and choose desirable contents to recover.
You can feel free to choose any of the above options to recover files which are lost due to iOS 8 upgrade.