How to Fix: iPhone iPad Update to iOS 12 Lost Everything

Updating to iOS 12 lost everything on iPhone iPad and now searching for methods to recover lost data? Don’t feel frustrated, 3 simple methods in this post can help you out, no matter you have or have no backup.

By Gigi Albert | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Oct. 26, 2018
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Everything lost after iOS 12 Update? Messages, photos, contact, notes, and other important data disappeared. Just have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS to get back your lost data.

Every time when Apple releases a new iOS, we receive emails from frustrated iOS users asking for the help of various problems. The latest released iOS 12 is no exception. While updating iPhone iPad to iOS 12, some users met data loss on their iPhone iPad. The loss of important data like text messages, photos, notes, contacts and more will make your life inconvenient extremely.

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Some of you may have made a backup on iCloud & iTunes, thus, you can restore your iPhone & iPad from iCloud or iTunes backup to get the lost data back. As for those who have no any backup, don’t worry, you also have the chance to get the lost data back. Below are the specific instructions on how to fix update to iOS 12 lost everything with & without backup.

How to Fix: Update to iOS 12 Lost Everything – Restore from Backup

Before restoring from iCloud and iTunes, one thing you should keep in mind: Restore your iPhone & iPad from iCloud or iTunes backup will replace ALL of your data on your device with the backup contents. If you don’t want to lost data during restoring, you can follow this guide: How to Restore iPhone iPad without Data Loss >

Restore from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Go to Settings > General > Scroll down the screen and tap Reset > Choose  Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your password.

iOS 12 Update Delete Everything: Restore from iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Tap Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen > Sign in to iCloud > Proceed to Choose backup and choose the one contains the data you need to restore.

iOS 12 Update Delete Everything: Restore from iCloud Backup – Step 2

After the process of restoring is over, you will be able to see all your settings and Apps re-installed back on your iPhone.

Restore from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Open iTunes on the Mac or PC that you used to back up your iPhone & iPad > Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable (If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps) > Select your iPhone & iPad on the left top of the screen.

Step 2 Select Restore Backup in iTunes > Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most relevant > Click Restore and wait for the restore time to finish.

iOS 12 Update Delete Everything: Restore from iTunes Backup

Fix “iPhone iPad Update to iOS 12 Lost Everything” – If you have no Backup

Actually, the lost data are not gone permanently. They are just hidden somewhere on iPhone iPad. And they will not be removed until the iPhone iPad is massively operated like downloading Apps or music. To make them visible, you may need seek help from some top data recovery software for iPhone.

Here we highly recommend one reliable of these tools PhoneRescue for iOS, which can help you retrieve lost data from iPhone iPad directly without backup, just need a few clicks, you can find your lost data back. Besides, it also be able to restore specific data from iTunes or iCloud backup, without any data loss. Downoad PhoneRescue for iOS Here >>

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Step 1 Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iOS device to the computer with USB cable > Click the arrow button to continue.

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything - Step 1

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything – Step 1

Step 2 Select the type of data you want to retrieve to your iPhone iPad an click OK.

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything - Step 2

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the data you want to recover > Click the To Device or To Computer button to recover to your iPhone iPad or to the PC/Mac.

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything - Step 3

Fix iOS 12 Update Delete Everything – Step 3

The Bottom Line

That’s all about the solutions on how to fix iPhone iPad Update to iOS 12 lost everything. With methods above, you don’t have to worry about lost everything after iOS 12 update anymore. No matter you have or have no backup, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you retrieve lost data, why not download it to have a try?

Gigi Albert

Member of iMobie team, a professional editor, is interested in solving iOS & Android related problems by writing various tutorials.