How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone or iPad After iOS 17.3.1 Update

There are many reasons behind losing data on iPhone or iPad after Upgrade to latest iOS, and it is a common issue that people are facing in daily wear and tear. Data loss can occur due to rough use of device or malware attacked your iPhone or while updating to new iOS version etc. Disturbance in the process of iOS installation or Skip the steps for Device Activation or Verification.

If you are the one who regularly takes backup whether on iCloud or iTunes, doesn’t matter. Then you can use iPhone fearless. And if not then make a habit of taking backup on a regular basis to prevent data loss. Currently, people are updating their iOS devices to the new iOS 16 and so facing data loss. However, there are two methods to recover lost data after updating to newest iOS.

1 Recover Lost Data on iPhone after Update to iOS 12

This technique works for the below query

  • Recover photos after factory reset iPhone
  • Use iTunes for Recover lost Photos, Documents (Pages), Number, PDFs, Mails, Contact, Messages, Files app, Notes app, Voice Memos, Calendars, Health Data, and Other Third-Party Data.

iOS showing restoring photos, All photos are gone from the photos app.

After completing the installation you need to verify with your Apple ID Password. Too many wrong attempts will show Apple ID is Disabled and you need to skip this step.

Generally, Apple Takes the backup in the Background, You haven’t stopped while you connect it with iTunes or Disabled Backup in iCloud. Then you have the right option to recover lost data. Let’s see

Recover Lost Data to install iOS using iTunes, iCloud or Software

Recover using iTunes Backup

Prepare Step 1: Prepare with the latest version of iTunes. “Update the iTunes” on your Mac or Windows. The update didn’t lose saved backup in iTunes.

  • Step 2: Launch “iTunes”.
  • Step 3: Connect “iPhone” using a lightning cable.
  • Step 4: Select your “iPhone” Showing on the iTunes tab.
Find your iPhone in iTunes for Restore old backup in iOS 12
  • Step 5: Click on “Summary” tab.
  • Step 6: Next, click on “Restore Backup”. Enter password if you have set on backup.
1 Restore from old backup after data lost in iOS 12
  • Step 7: Choose the latest “Backup” file and click “Restore”.

How to restore the backup using iCloud

Without iTunes recover lost Data in Update to Latest iOS

  • Step 1: Before beginning, you have to restore the iPhone to its factory settings.
  • Step 2: To do so, open “Settings” and tap “General”.
  • Step 3: Tap on “Reset” and then finally hit “Erase All Contents and Settings”.
  • Step 4: Enter “Password” and confirm restoring the iPhone to its factory settings.
  • Step 5: Now, you will see a screen with “Apps & Data”.
  • Step 6: Select “Restore” from iCloud Backup.
  • Step 7: Sign-in with “Apple ID” and select the latest iCloud backup.
  • Step 8: Wait for some time until the process gets completed.

So the conclusion is creating a backup using iTunes or iCloud is very necessary especially when you are updating the iOS device. Unluckily, if your device is erased while updating to iOS then at this moment you can use this backup and recover everything you have lost. While you set up your iPhone like new, You will see the Restore Backup from the iCloud option in Setup. Go with this, Enter your Apple ID and Password. After that wait for restore from iCloud, it will take time depends on the size of backup restoring to your iOS device.

Not helping out above Methods: Go with Recovery Tools

You are not verifying Apple ID for restore from iCloud Backup or Unable to Crack the password that used in iTunes backup. Try some third-party software that helps and makes your job easy (i think, Pro features help more).

Trigger out with Free iPhone Data recovery tools

Hope you help out this article and understand what we should try Recover Lost Data After Updating to iOS.

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Karly Wood

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