How to Fix iPhone Update Erased Everything & Recover Files via 3 Methods

Summary

Lost everything on iPhone after updating to iOS 11/10/9? Read on this post to easily fix "iPhone update deleted everything" issue and recover all your deleted files via 3 simple & efficient methods.

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Aug. 07, 2017

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Try this powerful iOS data recovery tool on your computer prior, and then follow the tutorial below to quickly recover all your deleted files like photos, videos, contacts, etc. on your iPhone with it.

"I updated my iPhone and lose everything including photos, contacts after updating to iOS 11, whether I can get back my lost files from my iPhone 7? Anyone who can help, please?"

This user's experience is not a rare issue. Since the new released iOS 11 coming with plenty of new features and huge improvements, many users can’t wait to update their iOS devices for more surprises. That’s a good choice. But you must clear that it may bring you kinds of risk, and one of the most common risks you may meet is losing important data like photos, apps, etc. on device due to various update problems, just like above user.

If you happen to meet the annoying situation that you lost everything on iPhone/iPad after updating, fear not, we do have a workaround for that. Here in the following, we will share you 3 reliable and efficient methods to fix the "iPhone update deleted everything" issue and help you recover all your deleted files on iPhone/iPad without much hassle.

Part 1. How to Recover Everything from iPhone without Backup

As you know that if you want to check the iTunes/iCloud backup contains the files you want to recover, you have no choice but to reset your device, which means all your existing data and settings will be erased. If you don’t want to lose any previous data on your device, or haven’t made any backup before, don’t panic, your lost files can be easily recovered with this #1 iOS & Android data recovery – PhoneRescue.

With PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery, you can recover lost photos, messages, contacts, call history, WhatsApp messages and up to 20+ types from iPhone/iPad in a quick and simple process even without backup. More than anything, unlike recover from iTunes and iCloud backup, PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery allows you to selectively recover lost data from iPhone iPad and will not erase any data on your devices. Now, let’s start with it.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your computer, launch it > Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer via its USB cable.

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Step 2. Choose the Recover from iOS Device option and click Scan button on the bottom right > Preview the categories you want to recover and click OK. By default, all supported categories will be checked.

How to Recover Everything from iPhone without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Everything from iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Select data you want to recover > Click Recover to Device or Recover to Computer button on the bottom right to begin the recovering process.

How to Recover Everything from iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Everything from iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Besides recover from iOS devices directly, PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery also offers you another 2 recovery modes: from iTunes backup, and from iCloud backup.

Comparison Table of the Three Methods in This Guide:

iTunes iCloud PhoneRescue
Recover without Backup × ×
Recover Selectively × ×
Time Needed 15-30 Mins 15-30 Mins 5-10 Mins

Part 2. How to Recover Lost Files from iTunes Backup

If you have made an iTunes backup in advance, you will have the possibility to recover your deleted files from iPhone with iTunes. But you have to make sure that the backup contains the files you want to recover.

Since you can’t check your iTunes/iCloud backups without erasing all data, here we would like to share you PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery to help you scan and check your iTunes backup. Or you can move to Part 1 to recover your deleted files from device directly.

Step 1. Download the latest version of iTunes on your PC/Mac > Open iTunes and connect with your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2. Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes > Under Summary, choose "Restore iPhone…", remember to turn off Find My iPhone on your iDevices.

 How to Recover Lost Files from iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Lost Files from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Select a backup and click Restore > Wait for the restore to be finished.

Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud

This way is under the premise of you have backed up your device to iCloud before you updating to the latest iOS version (you’d better scan your iCloud backup first and ensure the backup including the files you need).

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap "Erase all content and settings".

Step 2. From the Apps & Data screen, tap "Restore from iCloud Backup" > Sign in to your iCloud > Choose the backup contains the data you want to recover.

How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud – Step 2

The Bottom Line

With this detailed tutorial, hope you have fixed the "iPhone update erased everything" issue, and successfully retrieved all your lost but valuable data. Also, as you can see from above, PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery can be your best choice to recover data like photos, apps, notes, etc. from iPhone/iPad. So, don’t hesitate to have a try now >

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