How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.4.1 Update

Found some data missing from your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 11.4.1? If you’re urgent to get back, don’t panic, 3 methods in this post will walk you through iOS 11.4.1 data loss issue without effort.

By iMobie | Posted: Jul. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2018
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A couple of days ago, Apple released the official iOS 11.4.1 for iPhone users to improves the security of iPhone iPad. This update “fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone and improves the reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts”. Lots of iPhone iPad users already upgraded to the latest iOS 11.4.1 as usual.

Data Missing after iOS 11.4.1 Update

Data Missing after iOS 11.4.1 Update

You know that every upgrade always brings inevitable problems, and this one is no exception. The two most frequently reported problems for users are the problem of Wi-Fi connection and lost some data after iOS 11.4.1 update. If you’re also facing these issues, then you’re coming to the right page. This post is going to mainly share methods about recovering lost data after iOS 11.4.1 update, as well as provides you solutions to fix Wi-Fi connectivity issue.

Part 1: Methods to Fix Lost Data After iOS 11.4.1 Update

Method 1: Restore Lost Data from iTunes Backup

In general, users will do a full backup of their iPhone iPad before upgrading their device to the new iOS in case of data loss. So, when you lost some data after updating to iOS 11.4.1, you can get them back by restoring from the backup you made. And here is how to do:

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad with USB cable.

Step 2 Select the device when it appears in iTunes.

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

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.4.1 Update with iTunes

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11.4.1 Update with iTunes

Method 2: Restore Lost Data from iCloud Backup

Likewise, if you have backed up your data with iCloud, you can restore lost iOS 11.4.1 data from iCloud. Notice that before recovering, all your data and settings on your device will be erased.

Step 1 On your iDevice, 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 Select Restore from iCloud Backup and sign in with your Apple ID.

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

Method 3: Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad Directly [without Backup]

You are always lucky when you have a backup to restore lost data, even if you are not sure if it contains the data you want to retrieve, but at least it gives you the 50% chance. For users who have no backup, that is the worst condition. But, it is still not necessary to worry about because there is a way can help you recover lost data from iPhone iPad directly, even without any backup.

What you need is a reliable & workable iOS data recovery software, like award-winning iPhone data recovery PhoneRescue, which can help you recover kinds of lost data from your iPhone iPad directly, such as contacts, messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, photos, call logs, notes, videos, and so on. Provided with high success recovery rate, it also makes it possible to restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup without replacing current data on iPhone iPad. For the detailed tutorial, you can refer to How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad without Backup >

A Screenshot to Recover Lost Data from iDevice by Using PhoneRescue

A Screenshot to Recover Lost Data from iDevice by Using PhoneRescue

Also Read: How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone iPad After Upgrading to iOS 12 >

Part 2: Methods to Fix Wi-Fi Connection in iOS 11.4.1

You can try out following methods to see whether your Wi-Fi connection will return to normal.

Method 1: Reboot your iPhone or iPad. Generally, restarting iPhone or iPad can fix the most iDevice problem.

Method 2: Restart the modern-router. You can switch off the modem-router and unplug their power cables. Wait for a while and turn on.

Method 3: Turn off your Wi-Fi and return on it.

Method 4: Renew your iPhone iPad IP address.

Method 5: Reset Network Settings.

The Bottom Line

Meeting problems with your iPhone iPad after updating to iOS 11.4.1 can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you lost some important data like photos, messages, contacts, etc. Thankfully, there always solutions to help you fix these annoying problems. Last but not the end, if you encounter data loss in iOS 11.4.1, you can download PhoneRescue for iOS to have a try >


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