How to Recover Lost Photos on iPhone iPad after iOS 12 Update

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By Bella Miller | Posted: Jul. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 05, 2018
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iOS 12 beta brings users lots of exciting new features and improvements, which make iPhone iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful. However, This newest iOS update also coming with one of the most common update errors – photos disappeared after iOS 12 update.

If you are also stuck on this terrible iOS 12 beta update issue, read on to get solutions. In the following guide, we will show you 4 useful yet efficient ways to recover lost photos after iOS 12 update, no matter you have backup or not.

Don’t do any operation on iPhone once your photos got lost, or the deleted photos will be overwritten by new generated data. In such a case, no one, no tools can help you get the lost photos back. Stop using your iPhone and act fast to recover the photos now.

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update

Solution 1. Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup

When encountering photos missing in iOS update, the common solution is restoring from your backup that contains the disappeared photos. However, if you haven’t backed up your iPhone before updating to iOS 12, then backup recovery way may not available to you. In that case, asking for outside help – iOS data recovery tool becomes the last solution for you to recover lost photos after iOS 12 update.

PhoneRescue iOS data recovery is recognised as the #1 data recovery tool for iPhone iPad users to recover deleted or lost data including photos. With its 3 recovery modes: from iDevice (even without backup), from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup, it has helped over millions of iOS users recover wanted files successfully.

You are allowed to preview and select the deleted photos before recovering, which makes your photos recovery more flexible. Moreover, it supports recovering deleted photos to iPhone’s Photos app directly and organised by categories & time. Just like you never lost them. Now, let’s see how to recover lost photos after iOS 12 update without backup.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install it on your computer firstly > Open it.

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

Recover Disappeared Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 2

Recover Disappeared Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Check Photos and Thumbnails > Click OK button to proceed.

Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 3

Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device button to retrieve photos to iPhone’s Photos app directly, or choose To Computer button store them on your computer for a backup.

Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 4

Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update without Backup – Step 4

Solution 2. Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update with Backup

If you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before upgrading to iOS 12, and sure that the backup includes the photos you lost, then follow the two guides below to restore your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup directly.

But it is worth mentioning that restoring from both iTunes and iCloud backup need you to erase all existing data and settings on iPhone iPad. Also, it will be a full restore. You can’t restore photos only. In other words, if you choose a wrong backup, you’ll lose everything on your device.

If you can’t take the risk of losing everything, refer to Solution 3 to recover lost photos from iTunes backup without data loss. To restore from iCloud backup without erasing data, simply move to Solution 4 to make it.

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2 Click the iPhone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup”.

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update with iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Select one backup contains the data you want to restore and click “Restore” to start the restoring process.

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Turn on your iPhone > Go to Settings > General > Reset > Tap Erase all content and settings option.

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update with iCloud Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the data you want to restore.

Solution 3. Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update from iTunes Backup without Data Loss

If you want to keep all data safe on your iPhone while restoring from iTunes backup, and want to restore only photos category, here is the way to go.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer firstly.

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Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup contains the photos you want to recover and click Right Arrow > Check Photos category > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click Recover to iOS Device or Recover to Computer button to retrieve them now.

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

Recover Lost Photos from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

Solution 4. Recover Lost Photos after iOS 12 Update from iCloud Backup without Data Loss

If you have made an iCloud backup before, follow the steps below to check the iCloud backup details and recover your lost photos from the backup without easing any current data on iPhone.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer via its USB cable.

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Step 2 Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right corner to enter the next page.

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Step 3 Enter your Apple ID and password > Click Right Arrow to proceed > Choose iCloud Backup option.

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

Step 4 Choose the backup contains the messages you deleted and click Download > Choose Messages category, then click OK to download the backup.

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

Step 5 Preview and select the messages you want to undelete > Click To iOS Device or To Computer button to get them back to iPhone’s correspond App or Mac/PC computer.

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 5

Recover Lost Photos from iCloud Backup without Data Loss – Step 5

The Bottom Line

To recover lost photos after iOS 12 update, the safest way is taking advantage of a professional iOS data recovery tool. And PhoneRescue iOS data recovery can be your best choice. Just try its Free Trial Version to recover disappeared photos now.

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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