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Post by: Vennes Su | LifeStyleIT | Published on: 11/08/2016


I don’t like to update my iPhone until majority of the kinks are resolved as I am always wary about what can happen. Last night I decided that it was time to update my phone. I set it to update from 2am-4am while I am asleep. This morning when I went to access my phone it asked me to put in my passcode to unlock the phone. Then I had to sign into my icloud account. When I went to my Notes app, I saw that my important notes were missing. Of course the first thing I do is to freak out. Then I did what most people would do, I immediately did a search on the web for lost data after updating to iOS 10/iOS 10.1. The first article I found was very helpful. It talked about the 3 steps to recover lost data. I will copy and post that article below.

I started to follow the steps and found out that I have never backed up my phone on icloud nor my computer. Devastated, I decided to poke around settings in hopes that I had missed something. To my surprise, the update had turned off all my icloud settings. After I turned everything back on, the phone started to sync with icloud and downloaded all my information. That was such a relief! Knowing how important it is to backup my phone, I am now currently backing up my phone on iTunes to my computer because I don’t have enough space on my icloud to back up all my data.

For those of you who either wants to update your phone or have updated your phone but encountered the same problem, I suggest to check your icloud settings first before proceeding to recovering lost data. For those of you that must do a full recovery, here’s a post written by Joy Wang How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone iPad After iOS 10/iOS 10.1 Update from iMobie published on October 27, 2016.


How to Recover Lost Data on iPhone iPad After iOS 10/iOS 10.1 Update

Post by: Joy Wang | iMobie | Published on: 10/27/2016


Have a try on this powerful iOS data recovery PhoneRescue to help you get back lost but valuable data on iPhone iPad. It is fully compatible with all iDevices.

You may cheer with joy when heard about those new features of iOS 10: new and fun Message features, redesigned Control Center, a new Music app, and much more. Now Apple has released iOS 10.1 that adds more features and fixes some bugs. Updating to new iOS 10/10.1 should be full of excitement but one of the most common updating problems you may meet is losing valuable data on iPhone iPad.

In case of losing significant data like contacts, messages, notes, calendars, photos, and more from your iDevcie when updating to iOS 10 or iOS 10.1, you’d better make full preparations, like check iOS 10/10.1 supported devices, make a backup, free up space, update iTunes, etc. Unluckily, if you did everything, but the tragic still happened to you, don’t be upset, we write this guide to help you get lost data back whether you get backups or not.

Part 1. How to Recover Lost Data on iOS 10/10.1 with iTunes Backup

1. Download the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac. Open iTunes and connect with your iPhone.

2. Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes.

3. Under Summary, choose “Restore iPhone…”, and you need to turn off Find My iPhone on your iDevice.

4. Select a backup and click Restore and wait for the restore to be finished.

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Part 2. How to Recover Lost Data on iOS 10/10.1 with iCloud Backup

This way is based on that you’ve backed up your iPhone with iCloud before updating to iOS 10. Here is how to restore data from iCloud if you lose important content during the update.

1. On your iPhone or iPad, make sure you have create a backup with iCloud: Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.

2. Restore your iPhone from iCloud: Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”

3. From the apps Apps & Data screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”, then sign in to iCloud.

4. Select a backup to proceed, and the time depends on the network and the backup size.

How to Recover Lost iOS 10 Data from iCloud

How to Recover Lost iOS 10 Data from iCloud

Part 3. How to Recover Lost Data on iOS 10/10.1 with PhoneRescue

Neither iTunes nor iCloud permits selectively recover lost data from iPhone iPad, and restoring will wipe the existing data on your iOS devices. An alternative way to retrieve lost data from iOS 10 is using PhoneRescue.

  • Recover lost messages, notes, contacts, call history, photos, calendar, reminders and up to 20+ types of iOS data from iPhone/iPad.
  • 3 Recovery Modes: Recover from iDevice, Recover from iTunes Backup, and Recover from iCloud.
  • Repair broken iPhone from system crash or iOS update.
  • Perfectly work on PC and Mac computer as well as iOS 6/7/8/9/10

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue on your PC or Mac. Run PhoneRescue and connect your iPhone or iPad to computer.

Step 2. Choose a recover mode: Recover from iDevice, Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud. We take recover from iDevcie as an example.

Step 3. Then let PhoneRescue scan your iPhone (or the iPhone backup you choose).

Step 4. Preview and select data you want to recover. Click Recover to iPhone or Recover to Computer button on the bottom right. (Contacts, Call History, Messages, Voicemail, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Safari Bookmarks can be recover to iPhone directly.)

How to Recover Lost iPhone Data After iOS 10 with PhoneRescueHow to Recover Lost iPhone Data After iOS 10 with PhoneRescue

Part 4. Comparison Table of the Above Three Methods

iTunes iCloud PhoneRescue
Recover without Backup
Recover Selectively
Time Needed 15-30 Mins 15-30 Mins 5-10 Mins


Reference Article: https://www.imobie.com/support/how-to-recover-lost-data-after-ios-10-upgrade.htm

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