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by Fiona on June 8, 2017| NO COMMENT

4 Ways to Recover Lost Data on iPhone iPad after iOS 11 Update

iPhone data get lost after iOS 11 upgrade? This guide will show you 4 ways to recover lost data after upgrade to the newest iOS 11.

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As everyone expected, in the WWDC Apple showed off the main features of the new iOS system – iOS 11, that is coming this fall. iOS 11 definitely is another HUGE upgrade to previous iOS 10. It will bring many great changes to iPhone and iPad, including better multi-tasking and new customizable Dock for iPad, a reorganized Control Center, etc.

Every year the new update brings some problems to iPhone and iPad users, and data loss is one of the most headache issues. What if lost data on iPhone after iOS 11 upgrade? What’s worse no backup made before? This post is here to help you recover lost data after upgrading to iOS 11 with 4 ways.

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How to Recover Lost Data After iOS 11 Upgrade with Primo iPhone Data Recovery

As a professional iOS data recovery tool, Primo iPhone Data Recovery offers you 3 modes to get back lost data on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch after iOS 11 upgrade.

Option 1: Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone Directly after iOS 11 Upgrade

If you have no backup made or you want to recover lost data from iPhone directly after iOS 10 update, you can use the “Recover from iOS Device” mode of Primo iPhone Data Recovery to retrieve lost data after upgrading to iOS 11.

Step 1. Download and install Primo iPhone Data Recovery on computer, and connect your iPhone 5s/6/6s/SE/7. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode, and click Next to start scan.

Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone after iOS 11 Upgrade

Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone after iOS 11 Upgrade

Step 2. After the scan is over, view and select files you want to recover, and choose recover to computer or to iPhone directly. Click on Recover button.

Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone after iOS 11 Upgrade

Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone after iOS 11 Upgrade

Option 2: Retrieve Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade from iTunes or iCloud Backup without Restore

For those who want to recover lost iPhone data from iTunes or iCloud backup but don’t want to perform a whole restore, you can choose “Recover from iTunes backup” or “Recover from iCloud” mode to view and retrieve lost iPhone data after iOS 11 update.

Here we take an example of retrieving lost data from iTunes backup with Primo iPhone Data Recovery.

Step 1. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud mode from the left side. If you want to recover the lost data back to your iPhone, you need to connect with yoru iPhone.

Retrieve Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade via Primo iPhone Data Recovery

Retrieve Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade via Primo iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup you need and click Next to start scan.

Retrieve Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade via Primo iPhone Data Recovery

Retrieve Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade via Primo iPhone Data Recovery

Step 3. After the scan is over, you can now view and retrieve lost data from the backup and save to computer or iPhone directly.

Restoring your iPhone or iPad from iTunes backup on computer or from iCloud backup is also a way to retrieve lost data after upgrading to iOS 11, but this will bring all content from the backup to your iDevice, including items you don’t need. Of course, the restoring time depends on the backup size. Here we will guide you with the detailed steps on restoring.

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade by Restoring iTunes Backup

If you’ve made iTunes backup for your iPhone before upgrading to iOS 11, you can restore an iTunes backup to retrieve lost data. Want to retrieve lost iOS data selectively without restoring your iPhone or iPad? Just try solution 1.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect with your iPhone or iPad. Remember to install the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Click the device option > Go to Summary window > Click on Restore Backup. Before this, you need to turn off Find My iPhone on your iDevice.

Step 3. Choose a backup you want to restore and confirm it.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade by Restoring iTunes Backup

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade by Restoring iTunes Backup

How to Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 Upgrade by Restoring iCloud Backup

If iTunes backup is not available or you don’t have a computer at hand, you can try restoring from iCloud on your iDevice to get back lost data after iOS 11 upgrade. Want to retrieve lost iOS data after iOS 11 without restoring? Just try solution 1.

Step 1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings app > General > Reset.

Step 2. Tap Erase All Content and Settings > Type in the passcode > Tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in your iCloud account > Choose an iCloud backup to restore.

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 by Restoring iCloud Backup

Recover Lost Data after iOS 11 by Restoring iCloud Backup

Comparasion Table of the Above Methods

Here we list the advantages and disadvantages of the above three solutions, you can just choose the method you prefer. It is recomeneded to have a try on Primo iPhone Data Recovery for it gets back your lost data during iOS 11 update easily even without backup.

Selectively Recover Recover without Backup Require Restore Time Needed
Primo iPhone Data Recovery Yes Yes No 5-10 mins
Restore from iTunes Backup No No Yes 15-30 mins
Restore from iCloud Backup No No Yes 15-30 mins
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Fiona Wang Member of @PrimoSync team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of Apple related issues by writing iOS-how-to tutorials.

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