How to Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update

Some important photos disappeared from iPhone after updating to iOS 11.4? Don’t worry, following easy yet useful methods can help you recover lost photos with backup, and even without backup.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: May. 31, 2018, Last Updated: May. 31, 2018
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Apple has released the new version of iOS 11.4, includes AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, support for HomePod stereo pairs, Messages in iCloud, and also some bug fixes and improvements. Apple will still prompt you to upgrade as usual and you’ll always do so in most cases, right?

However, you know that new iOS upgrade is always accompanied by various problems, especially the risk of data loss. If you lost precious photos after updating to iOS 11.4, here are some practical methods to help you recover lost photos back, with backup, and even without backup.

How to Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update

Method 1: Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Any Backup

The worst condition is that iPhone indeed lost photos after updating to iOS 11,4 and you haven’t back your iPhone data to anywhere, neither iCloud nor iTunes. In this case, you need to stop using your iPhone right now, and with the aid of best iPhone data recovery tool to get lost photos from your iPhone directly.

PhoneRescue iPhone data recovery is what you need, which can help you easily recover lost photos even without backup. What’s more, you are allowed to preview the photos before recovering, which makes the recovery more accurate. Now, let’s check how to recover lost photos from iPhone after iOS 11.4 update even without backup.

Step 1 Go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose the iOS version, install it on your Mac or PC computer. Then open it.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup - Step 2

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Uncheck Select All and only tick Photos and Thumbnails > Click on OK.

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup - Step 3

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device button to put them back on your iPhone.

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup - Step 4

Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update without Backup – Step 4

All the best iPhone data Recovery works based on a premise that is the deleted files are not be overwritten by new data. A deleted photo will be marked as deleted and become invisible on your iPhone till been replaced by new photos. Once these invisible photos been overwritten, no tools can help you get them back. So, stop using your iPhone and act fast.

Also Read: How to Recover Lost iPhone Data after iOS 11.4 Update >

Method 2: Recover Lost Photos After iOS 11.4 Update with Backup

Before updating your iPhone, if you backed up your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes, then you’re lucky to get your lost photos by restoring for iCloud backup or iTunes backup. And here are the tutorials shows the detailed steps:

How to Restore from iCloud Backup >

How to Restore from iTunes Backup >

Please pay attention that restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup will erase all existing data and settings on your iPhone. If you choose the wrong backup, you’ll lose everything on your iPhone, as well as can’t recover the photos you need. So, if you don’t want to take such a risk, here are another two guides about restoring from backup without data loss:

How to Restore Photos from iCloud Backup without Erasing >

How to Restore Photos from iTunes Backup without Wiping Data >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover lost photos after iOS 11.4 update, no matter whether you’ve made a backup before or not, you can get your lost photos back with only several steps. Notice that, if you have no backup and try to recover lost photos from iPhone directly, you should stop using your iPhone and act immediately. Download PhoneRescue for iOS to get your lost photos and more data back >

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.

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