3 Methods to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update on iPhone iPad

If you find data missing after iOS 11.2.6 update and lost contacts, messages, call logs, photos or some other content on your iPhone iPad, then read this article to get 3 practical methods about how to recover lost data after updating to iOS 11.2.6.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Mar. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 05, 2018
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Several days ago, Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 for the iPhone and iPad, which includes 2 bug fixes for your iDevices. You may not aware that iOS 11.2.6 did not go through any beta tests before it was released to the public. Data loss is very common for every iOS updates, and iOS 11.2.6 is also without exception.

“Suddenly, some of my contacts are missing. Not sure if this has happened after this new update of iOS 11.2.6. Is anyone else facing the same issue? How to fix it?”

Contacts Missing after iOS 11.2.6 Update

Contacts Missing after iOS 11.2.6 Update

A user named Sankalp Sharma reported that his contacts missing after upgrading to iOS 11.2.6. Not sure if this happened because of the new iOS update, but there exactly many users facing the problem of data missing after upgrading to iOS 11.2.6. When coming across iOS 11.2.6 data loss, if these data means a lot to you, you must eager to get your lost data back. So, we write this article to help you retrieve your lost & missing data on iPhone iPad in iOS 11.2.6 with 3 practical ways.

Method 1: Recover Missing Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update with iTunes

The traditional method to get back your lost or missing data is to restore your device from an iTunes or iCloud backup. If you have made an iTunes backup for your iPhone or iPad, you can easily recover the missing data after iOS 11.2.6 update with the following steps, if you have no backups available, you can go to Method 3.

Step 1 Open iTunes and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with USB cable.

Step 2 Select your device when it appears in iTunes.

Step 3 Click Restore Backup, select the relevant backup and click Restore.

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update with iTunes

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update with iTunes

You know that restoring data from iTunes backup will wipe the current data on your iPhone or iPad, so, if you don’t want cause new data loss, you can use Method 3.

Method 2: Recover Missing Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update via iCloud

As we mentioned before, you can’t use Method 1 to recover lost data after iOS 11.2.6  if you have no available iTunes backup, but if you have fortunately backed up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud, then you can follow the steps below to get back your missing data.

Step 1 On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap on Erase All Contents and Settings.

Step 2 Follow the on screen steps until you reach the App & Data screen.

Step 3 Choose Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 4 Select the correct iCloud backup and follow the onscreen steps to restore your iDevice from iCloud backup.

Method 3: Recover Missing Data after iOS 11.2.6 Update by iOS Data Recovery

Both Method 1 and Method 2 have the precise that you must have a backup containing the missing data that you want to recover if you have no available backups, it’s sorry that you may lose them forever. If you do have a useful backup, but as we said before, restoring from backup may cause new data loss. Therefore, here in this part, we recommend you to use some professional iOS Data Recovery tools to recover iOS 11.2.6 missing data.

The best iOS data recovery software will enable you to recover kinds of lost data from your iPhone iPad directly and guarantee a high data recovery rate, such as contacts, messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, photos, call logs, notes, videos, and so on. More than anything, they also make it possible to recover data from iTunes or iCloud backup to your iDevices without removing current data.

The Bottom Line

Undoubtedly, losing data like contacts, messages, photos and more is a very common problem when updating to new iOS, it happens every year. The only way to avoid losing data is to make a backup for your device regularly. Well, if the tragedy still happened to you, don’t be upset, you can use the 3 methods mentioned above to get your lost data back.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, use Apple products for years, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of Apple related problems.

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