How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone iPad After Upgrading to iOS 12

If you updated your iPhone iPad to the latest iOS 12 and lost some important data, don’t worry, you can get 3 easy methods to recover lost data after iOS 12 update.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Sep. 17, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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After updating to iOS 12, find data lost? Like messages, photos, contact, notes, and more other important data disappeared. Just have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS to get back your lost data with and without backup.

The official version of iOS 12 is open to the public, lots of iPhone or iPad users can’t wait to try out the new iOS to enjoy the new features. You know that data loss happens during every iOS update, iOS 12 is no exception. If your iPhone iPad lost data after iOS 12 update, you can opt out for the 3 most effective methods in the following guide to get your lost data back.

Once iPhone iPad lost data after iOS 12 update, the first idea comes to your mind must be restoring data from backup. If you backed up your device before upgrading to iOS 12, then you’re lucky enough to follow Method 1 and Method 2 to recover lost data from backup. If you didn’t make a backup, then you can go to Method 3 to recover lost iOS 12 data without any backup. Let’s check.

Method 1: Restore Lost Data After iOS 12 Update from iTunes Backup

If you made a backup of your iDevice with iTunes before updating to iOS 12, then you can follow the steps below to restore lost data from iTunes backup.

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

Step 2 Click your iDevice icon when it appears in iTunes.

Step 3 Click Summary > Click “Restore Backup”.

iOS 12 Data Recovery - Recover from iTunes - Step 3

iOS 12 Data Recovery – Recover from iTunes – Step 3

Step 4 Check the backup info and select the backup you made before you upgrade your device to iOS 12. If you didn’t make the backup and have old backups, choose the latest one and click “Restore”.

iOS 12 Data Recovery - Recover from iTunes - Step 4

iOS 12 Data Recovery – Recover from iTunes – Step 4

Restoring from iTunes will erase all the existing data on your device, if your backup is complete, you can choose this method. Otherwise, it is better to opt for a smart restoring method that won’t cause data loss.

Method 2: Restore Lost Data After iOS 12 Update from iCloud Backup

If you backed up your iDevice to iCloud before updating to iOS 12, then you can follow steps below to restore lost or missing data from iCloud backup.

Before proceeding, you need to clear that restoring data from iCloud backup requires to erase all contents and settings of your device. If you don’t want to do so, you can recover from iCloud without resetting.

Step 1 On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Find and tap Reset > Tap on Erase All Content and Settings > Enter your password. Then your iDevice will be reset to factory settings.

iOS 12 Data Recovery - Recover from iCloud - Step 1

iOS 12 Data Recovery – Recover from iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 After setting your iPhone. When you reach on the “Apps & Data” screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

iOS 12 Data Recovery - Recover from iCloud - Step 2

iOS 12 Data Recovery – Recover from iCloud – Step 2

Step 3 Sign-in to your iCloud account. Tap “Choose backup” and then select the backup you made before in iCloud and tap “Restore”. Then wait for the restoration process to get complete.

Method 3: Recover Lost Data from iPhone iPad After iOS 12 Update [without Backup]

When the disaster of data loss happens, if there is an iTunes or iCloud backup can be recovered, that is the best. However, what if there’s no backup? This method is right here to help users recover lost data after iOS 12 update without any backup. What you need is a useful iOS data recovery tool PhoneRescue.

Since the missing data is only hidden somewhere in the device and waiting to be erased by new data, so, a professional iOS data recovery tool can help you find and recover lost data before they’re been overwritten. Now, let’s see how to recover lost/disappeared data from iPhone iPad after iOS 12 update, even without backup.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iOS device to the computer with USB cable > Click the arrow button to proceed.

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iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup - Step 1

iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select the type of data you want to recover and click on OK.

iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup - Step 2

iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the data you want to recover > Click the To Device or To Computer button to recover selected files to your iPhone iPad or to the computer according to your needs.

iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup - Step 3

iOS 12 Data Recovery: Recover from iPhone iPad without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

Above 3 methods can help you retrieve kinds of lost or missing data after iOS 12 update, no matter you have a backup or not. Besides data loss, iOS upgrades can also cause a number of other problems, such as the iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone can’t working as normal, etc. Fortunately, PhoneRescue also can help you fix these system problems. You can download it to have a try >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.