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

Updating to iOS 12 lose 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: Sep. 17, 2018
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Every time when Apple releases a new iOS, we receive emails from frustrated iOS users asking for the help of losing everything. The latest released iOS 12 is no exception. The loss of important data like text messages, photos, notes, contacts and more will make your life inconvenient extremely.

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 much about it, you also have the chance to get the lost data back. Below are the specific instructions on how to fix update to iOS 12 lose everything with & without backup.

How to Fix: Update to iOS 12 Lose 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 lose 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 Lose Everything” – without 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. That’s why some data recovery software on market can access and recover them.

From those Apps, here we highly recommend you the professional and reliable iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS, which is one of the best iOS data recovery tools and it 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, as you can see from Method 1 and 2, restoring from backup will remove the current data on your device, and you have to restore the whole backup blindly. However, you can use PhoneRescue for iOS to selectively restore specific data from iTunes or iCloud backup, without any data loss.

The Bottom Line

That’s all about the solutions on how to fix iPhone iPad Update to iOS 12 lose everything. With methods above, you don’t have to worry about lose 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.

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