3 Methods to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update on iPhone/iPad

Lost data after iOS 11.3.1 update and looking for a way to recover the lost data? Read on this guide to learn 3 simple methods to fix the data missing after iOS 11.3.1 update error and recover lost data easily.

By Bella Miller | Posted: May. 10, 2018, Last Updated: May. 11, 2018
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“After iOS 11.3.1 update, all my photos, texts, notes and even contacts are disappeared. I haven’t made a backup of my device with iTunes or iCloud. I’m nuts about this, How can I get my lost data back? Any ideas?”

The newest version of iOS – iOS 11.3.1 had been released in recent days. iOS 11.3.1 improves the security of iPhone, and fixes an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 8 devices. However, it also comes with some unavoidable updating problems, and one of the most common issues users complained is lost data after iOS 11.3.1 update.

When data got lost after iOS 11.3.1 update, if you have backed up your device via iTunes or iCloud before and the backup contains the files you lost, then you are lucky enough to recover lost data from your backup directly. But if you have no available backup, don’t upset, there’s still a way can help you get all lost data back. Here in the following, we will show you 3 reliable methods to recover lost data after iOS 11.3.1 update on iPhone/iPad, no matter you have backup or not.

1. Recover lost data after iOS 11.3.1 update with iTunes or iCloud must under the condition that you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before starting the update process.

2. You must clear that restore from both iTunes and iCloud backup will require you to erase all existing data on device, and the erased files will become unrecoverable forever. So, you must ensure that the backup you made does contain the lost data, or you will lose more important files. If you can’t make sure the backup files or even made no backup before, just move to Method 3 to recover lost data directly.

Method 1. How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update with iTunes

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with USB cable.

Step 2 Click the device button when it appears in iTunes.

Step 3 Click Restore Backup option > Select the backup contains your lost data and click Restore.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update with iTunes – Step 3

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update with iTunes – Step 3

Method 2. How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update with iCloud

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad > General > Reset > Choose Erase All Contents and Settings.

Step 2 When you reach the App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in with your Apple ID > Select the iCloud backup including the missing files and follow the onscreen steps to restore your iPhone/iPad from iCloud backup.

Method 3. Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup

If you didn’t back up your iPhone/iPad before updating to iOS 11.3.1, or you can’t ensure the iTunes/iCloud backup you made before contains your lost files, then we highly recommend PhoneRescue for iOS to give you a hand.

With its highest recovery success rate, PhoneRescue for iOS has trusted by plenty of iOS users for iPhone/iPad data recovery and has helped over millions of iOS users recover lost data. It offers users 3 different recovery modes: Recover from iOS Device (without backup), Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup. No matter you have backup or not, it helps you recover lost data easily.

More importantly, unlike traditional iTunes or iCloud backup recovery way, it will not erase or replace anything on your device, all you previous data will remain 100% safe. Also, it enables you to preview the backup files and allows you select the files you wanted most to recover, but not a blind full restore. It is definitely worth having a try.

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Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install it on your computer > Launch it > Connect your device to the computer via a USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup - Step 1

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Check the file categories you want to recover > Click OK button to scan the deleted files. By default, all categories will be selected. You can uncheck Select All option and then choose the data based on your needs.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup - Step 2

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the files you prefer > Click button to store the deleted files on your Mac/PC computer or button to recover them to correspond app on your iPhone directly.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup - Step 3

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.3.1 Update without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

We sincerely suggest you try Method 3 to recover lost data after iOS 11.3.1 update, as it has no data erase needs like iTunes or iCloud backup recovery way. Anyway, the best way is the way can help you get all lost but valuable data back without risk.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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