Why iOS 10 Data Lost Issue Matters

Selena Larson @CNNTech reported that Apple users who were quick to download its latest iOS 10 software were subject to a major bug that left their iPhone temporarily useless. Whether you've met any iOS 10 problems or not, please note that by their nature, your iPhone may also be in danger of missing data after updating to iOS 10, or setting up your new iPhone 7 (Plus) through restoring from iCloud backup. If you want to have a try on iOS 11, you can follow this guide to find solutions when you meet any problems.

Although many users believe their iPhones are 100% safe for iOS 10 update, thousand of iOS data disasters occur everyday and countless vital data are missing forever. To minimize the risk & cost of such miseries, we prepared a full range of iPhone Data Recovery solutions for smoothing your way of iOS 10 / iPhone 7 Upgrade. Read on to find what you need to know.


Music & Movies

The iCloud backup includes only the information of your purchased content, but not your purchased item itself. If you find your music other media content are missing after updating to iOS 10 or restoring your iPhone from iCloud backup, try the following approaches to find them back.

For iTunes Synced Content: For Purchased Content:

When restoring from an iCloud backup, your device will automatically download the purchased content from iTunes Store, App Store or iBook Store. Sometimes (rarely) you may find your purchased music or movies are missing, check their availability in iTunes / App / iBook Store to see if they are still available for download in your territory.

Photos & Albums

Don't be panic if you found your photos and videos are missing after updating to iOS 10 or restoring your iPhone from iCloud backup. As in iOS 8.1 or later, with iCloud Photo Library option enabled, your photos and videos are stored in iCloud. Although they aren't included in iCloud backup, you can re-download them from the remote server without much effort.

How to Turn on iCloud Photo Library: How iCloud Photo Library Works

iCloud Photo Library automatically and simultaneously keeps your photos and videos synchronized between multiple of your devices. Your photo/video collection uploads / downloads to/from iCloud each time your device connects to WiFi and your battery is charged. And the speed depends largely on your Internet speed.


iCloud backup covers your messages, like the iMessage, SMS, MMS and the pictures/videos attachments, which will be downloaded to your iPhone during the restoration process. If you look for some message threads that are missing after restoring from iCloud backup, it's probably caused by the mistakenly deletion before your iPhone backed up to iCloud. Try the following commercial software to retrieve your deleted messages from iPhone.

How to Retrieve Deleted Messages from iCloud Backup How Does PhoneRescue Work

Why PhoneRescue can find and recover your lost or deleted messages from iCloud backup? Here is the myth: a deleted message file is usually not immediately overwritten on your iPhone disk, but more often has its entry deleted from the file system index. For example, you deleted a message on your iPhone, the data actually is still stored on the device, but you cannot see it through iPhone interface. If the iCloud afterward created a backup for your iPhone in this situation, the deletion of your message can be easily reversed.

Contact & Calendar

The restoration of your Calendar and Contact data from iCloud backup runs precisely and automatically, you even won't notice how it occurs. In case you find your Calendar and Contact data are missing (probably it is due to the incomplete iCloud backup for your device), follow the suggestions below to recover your missing Calendar and Contacts with no efforts.

Quick Solution:

If you failed to get your Calendar and Contact data after restoring your iPhone from iCloud backup, an alternative solution is to transfer Calendar or Contact from your old iPhone to new iPhone. Here are the detailed steps:

Mails & Notes

Apple doesn't include your Mail data in iCloud backup, neither in iTunes backup. The reason is quite plain to see: it's hard to estimate storage usage as the email quantity and file size is uncertain. The good thing is, iCloud backup has your email account info (both Apple's iCloud email account or other email servers), which makes your device retrieve any email messages available from iCloud or other email service providers.

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App Data & Settings

In conjunction with device storage, iTunes syncing, App Thinning and other app backing up and syncing technologies, iCloud hardly migrates your app data and settings precisely. How to troubleshoot missing app data and settings on your iPhone after restoring from iCloud? Here are few know-hows you can refer to.

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iCloud Drive

Firstly it's recommended to learn about how to back up your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote or other iOS files to iCloud drive first, as the iCloud drive is not your default app after updating to iOS 10.

Quick Tips: More iCloud Drive Tips:

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