Lost Data after iOS 12 Update? Here is How to Recover It

09/18/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

iOS 12

Apple's anticipated OS update for iPhone & iPad, iOS 12, is now out and available for download. It is focuses on improving the overall performance of its iOS device lineup,  and designed to make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive, and more delightful. Now many iPhone and iPad users can't wait to try out the world's most advanced mobile operating system. However, along with the new and brilliant features, some people have found many problems and bugs while trying the iOS 12 beta version. Below is a list of common iOS 12 update issues that are giving millions of iOS users sleepless nights: 

Did you upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 recently and stuck on one of the above update errors, such as data loss? Well, you're not alone. iDevice data loss is a very common iOS 12 update problem and many users suffer from this issue, reporting that they've lost photos, contacts, messages, notes and other important data. Take it easy. In this article, we'll focus on data loss problem after iOS 12 update and show you effective method to get your lost data back. 

FoneGeek iPhone Recovery – Three Ways to Recover Lost Data after iOS 12 Update 

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is a simple-to-use yet powerful data recovery tool for Apple users to recover lost data after iOS 12 update, factory reset, system crash, jailbreak failure, virus attack, etc. It provides you with 3 recovery modes to ensure higher chance of recovery: from iPhone/iPad directly, from iTunes backup, and from iCloud backup. Using it, you can easily recover deleted text messages, contacts, call history, WhatsApp, Viber, photos, videos, notes, voice memos, etc. from iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus and iPad. 

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Way 1. Recover Lost Data after iOS 12 Update without Backup 

Download and install FoneGeek iPhone Recovery software on your computer, then go through the steps below to deeply scan your iDevice and directly recover lost photos/contacts after iOS 12 without backup. 

  1. Run the FoneGeek iOS Data Recovery software on your Mac or PC and choose the "Recover from iOS Device" option. 
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Once your device has been detected, hit the "Start" button. 
  3. Now select "Camera Roll", "Contacts" or any other data you want to recovery and click on the "Scan" button to begin the scanning process. 
  4. Once the scanning is done, all the data that can be recovered will be displayed in categories. Check the files you want and hit the "Recover" button. 

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Way 2. Recover Lost Data after iOS 12 Update from iTunes Backup 

If you have made a backup of your iPhone with iTunes before updating to iOS 12, then you can follow the steps below to extract and recover iPhone data from iTunes backup without restoring. 

  1. Launch FoneGeek iOS Data Recovery software on your computer and choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option. 
  2. All iTunes backup files in your computer will be detected and listed. Pick the most relevant one and hit the "Start Scan" button. 
  3. After scanning, check the files you want to restore and hit the "Recover" button to save them on your computer. 

Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Way 3. Recover Lost Data after iOS 12 Update from iCloud Backup 

If you have backed up your iDevice to iCloud before upgrading to iOS 12, then you can follow the steps mentioned below to download and recover iPhone data from iCloud backup to your computer. 

  1. Open FoneGeek iOS 12 Data Recovery tool on your computer and choose the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option. 
  2. Login into your iCloud account, then all your iCloud backup files will be displayed. Pick the one that you want to restore and hit the "Download" button. 
  3. When the downloading is over, pick the file types you need and hit the "Next" button to scan your iCloud backup. 
  4. After that, select the specific files you'd like to restore, and click the "Recover" button to restore lost iPhone data. 

Recover Data from iCloud Backup

The Bottom Line 

Woohoo! Now you've successfully retrieved the lost iPhone after iOS 12 update. Don't shy away from updating your device to the new iOS 12 version. Though there are some issues that many users face once they've updated their iOS device, it may not be the case with you. And here we'd like to recommend you another powerful tool from FoneGeek – iOS Data Backup & Restore. It provides you the best choice to back up and restore iPhone/iPad data. Just get it to avoid any data loss due to iOS 12 update. 

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