iOS 10.3 was released last week by Apple, and is now available to download. Although many iPhone users have reported finding more storage on their devices, as usual, many have experienced data loss throughout the update process. It’s no secret that things often go wrong during an iOS upgrade that’s why it’s important to backup your device through iTunes, iCloud or other backup support platforms.
One of the problems many iPhone users encounter is data loss while completing an upgrade. Lost contacts, deleted text messages, missing photos and more.
If you’ve lost data during your iOS upgrade don’t worry. There are steps you can take to get your data back.
Before you enter the ‘woe is me zone’ of thoughts surrounding ‘it’s gone forever now’, ‘I’ll never get that back’, try our iPhone Data Recovery method below.
Many users believe the best way to reverse iPhone data deletion is to reverse the upgrade. While reversing an iOS update is possible, this action will not bring your data back. The method of upgrading restored your iPhone to its factory settings and erases all your data. The only way to complete the data recovery is by using a third-party tool to complete the process.
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How to recover lost data after an iOS 10.3 iPhone update
If you completed an iPhone backup any time before your upgrade, you will have a backup file you can recover data from. In iTunes or iCloud the option to backup your software allows you to save a snapshot of your iPhone data and sometimes settings. You can scan this backup or snapshot now to recover data that has been lost from your iPhone.
Follow these steps:
Find a laptop or computer
If you’re reading this tutorial on a mobile or tablet device, grab your laptop or sit at your computer and continue reading here to complete this tutorial.
Download Enigma Recovery (select the correct download button above)
Open Enigma Recovery on your computer and click the correct download button to get the Enigma Recovery software. Now follow the install instructions that appear after the download.
Select iOS device
After installing Enigma Recovery, open the software to the start screen. To recover from your iPhone, select the iOS Device option.
iTunes or iCloud backup
Along the left-hand side of the iOS device option, select top recover data from your iTunes or iCloud device.
Now select the backup file you’d like to retrieve data from. You can use the date of creation to help you choose the right one.
Select the data types you’d like to retrieve from the file and follow through to start the scan.
Once the scan is finished, browse through your recovered iPhone data to find what you lost.