How to Recover Lost Photos After

iOS 11 Update

Summary

Photos disappeared from iPhone after update? This guide offers 5 solutions to help you recover lost photos after iOS 11 update.

Lena

Aug. 07, 2017

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The public version of iOS 11 will be available this fall, but Apple gives us a look at its features as well as offers the beta program for anyone who wants to have a try. With iOS 11, now your Live Photos can be more expressive. New professional-quality filters for you to choose. The next-generation compression technology lets you take high quality photos as before but at half the file size.

After updating to iOS 11, you just can’t wait to try those new features by yourself. However, when you open Photos app and only find the photos missing after iOS 11 update, which is quite annoying. Is it possible to get back the lost photos after iPhone update? Here we collect some solutions to help you recover lost photos after iOS 11 update.

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone

Press and hold the wake/sleep button > Drag slide to power off > Restart your device after a few seconds > Open Photos app to have a check whether your photos come back. You can first try this basic tip, if it does not work, then keep reading.

Solution 2. Log Out and Log In iCloud Account

If you find that your iCloud photos lost after iOS 11 update, go to have a check whether you have logged in your iCloud account. If you have logged in, then you can log out and then log in again to have a try.

Solution 3. Check iCloud Photo Sync

Make sure you have enable iCloud Photo Library if you use this feature before. The iCloud photos will disappear if the Sync function is off.

Solution 4. Restore from iTunes/iCloud Backup

If you just want to extract lost photos from iTunes or iCloud backup, please go to Solution 5 to get the no data loss way. If you have no backup, Solution 5 can also help you.

Data loss problem cannot be avoided during iOS 11 update, so it’s necessary to backup iPhone/iPad in advance, which can help you get back the lost data like photos. To recover the lost photos after iOS 11 update, you can restore your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud backup. One important thing you should know: your iPhone data would be replaced by the backup content.

Restore from iCloud backup: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Set up your device > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup from the Apps & Data screen.

Restore from iTunes backup: Update iTunes to the latest version and open it > Plug in your device > Choose your device > Summary > Restore Backup…

Solution 5. Recover Lost Photos with PhoneRescue

If you prefer an easier way to recover lost photos after iPhone update and don’t want to erase any data on your iPhone, then PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery can be your best choice.

- Offers 3 ways for you: recover lost photos after iOS update from iTunes backup, iCloud backup or from iPhone directly.

- You can choose to recover the lost photos to iPhone directly or extract the photos to computer.

- Allows you to preview, select and then recover the original image.

Step 1. Go to PhoneRescue download page, then choose iOS Data Recovery to download it on your Mac/PC computer.

Step 2. Run PhoneRescue > If you want to recover lost photos to your iPhone directly, please connect it to computer via USB cable > Three recovery mode for you to choose, here we take Recover from iTunes Backup for example.

How to Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11 Update – Step 2

How to Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11 Update – Step 2

Step 3. Select the right backup > Click Right Arrow to Confirm > You can choose to scan all data on backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup.

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After Update – Step 3

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After Update – Step 3

Step 4. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Photos.

How to Recover Lost Photos After iPhone Update – Step 4

How to Recover Lost Photos After iPhone Update – Step 4

Step 5. Preview and select the lost photos you need > Click Recover button.

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After Update – Step 5

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After Update – Step 5

For any other iPhone disappeared data, such as contacts, messages, videos, music, etc. after iOS update, PhoneRescue is also good at getting them back for you.

The Bottom Line

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