How to Recover Lost Files from iPhone after iOS10 Update

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: September 17, 2020

I have lost some files after I update my iOS version. How to recover lost files from iphone after iOS10 update? Is there any way? Please help me!!

Are you excited for the new iOS update? Like most people, you probably are. You’re probably already waiting for the update to try on some new features. But did you know that sometimes when you update your iOS you could lose data?

Yes, it’s true. An iOS update could sometimes lead to the data and files on your device to be lost. Data loss after an iOS update is actually a very common problem for iOS device users. Think about all those precious files you will lose after you update your device. These files can be anything. Data loss does not show any mercy. Possible files that may be lost include documents you need for school or work, books are currently reading, important photos of friends and family, your music playlist when you go drive to work each morning, funny videos you have downloaded from the internet, reminders for upcoming events and deadlines, notes and a whole lot more. Consider yourself a very lucky person if you have never experienced this problem.

Data loss can be the most inconvenient problem for iOS device users. This is most especially true if you do not regularly backup the files on your device. This can be an even worse problem if you keep a lot of important and personal files and data on your device.

Most of the time iOS device users tend to use the internet to search for ways on how to recover all these lost data. Users turn to the internet to ask questions like "How do I recover lost data?" or "Why did I lose data after I updated my iPhone?" MA majority of iOS device users don’t even know how to recover data. A lot of times people would eventually give up trying to recover their precious files. This is partly due to the fact that they don’t know a way how to recover these files. Well fortunately for you that we will tell you to exact how to do that.

So before you update your device to iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.3 you better be prepared for this particular thing to happen. Here we will help you with what to do in case you suffer data loss after you update your device.

Part 1: Tips and Options for Recover Lost Data on iPhonePart 2: How to Recover Lost Data from iPhone with FoneDogVideo Guide: How to Recover Lost Files from Your iPhoen after iOS Update

Part 1: Tips and Options for Recover Lost Data on iPhone

First tip, and a very important one at that, always backup your files. Always backup your files. This way you can easily recover your files after data loss. If you have not backed up your files here is a handy-dandy guide on how to easily recover them. The easiest and fastest solution to retrieve all that lost data is to install a data recovery program.

There tons and tons of data recovery software that you can choose from in the market. Word of warning though, sometimes it might cost you quite an amount of money. However, your money will be worth it as it is the best way to retrieve the files you have lost. We will tell you which program to use to easily recover your lost data.

Easily the choice you should choose have is FoneDog toolkit – iOS Data Recovery. FoneDog iOS Data Recovery is acclaimed and is widely claimed by iOS device users as the greatest program that can recover lost data out there. It is also widely considered as the No. 1 iOS data recovery program in the market and has been widely acclaimed by thousands and thousands of iPhone and iPad users and has received tons and tons of rave reviews. A lot of iOS device users have thanked FoneDog for recovering their lost data.

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Part 2: How to Recover Lost Files from iPhone after iOS10 Update with FoneDog

FoneDog toolkit – iOS Data Recovery is capable of finding and recovering lost data on your device. It has the power to recover lost data in three ways that you can choose from, through your iOS device, through your iTunes backup, and through your iCloud backup. It has the capacity to recover a wide range of data types like photos, videos, messages, calendars, notes, contacts, call history, bookmarks, app data, music, and more. Not only that, it is also quite easy to use and user-friendly.

When you install FoneDog iOS Data Recovery, your lost data will not be truly lost and it can retrieve data other than iOS update data loss. For example, deleted files, malware infection, factory reset data loss, missing data, forgotten password, backup unable to synchronize and much, much more.

Here are the methods in which you can recover your lost data through FoneDog iOS Data Recovery. But first, you must install it.

First Method: Recovering Data from iPhone or iPad Directly

Step 1: Connect Your iPhone

First, you must connect your iPhone (or any other iOS device) via a USB cord into your computer. (both Mac and Windows computers are supported, so don't worry about which device you have). This will then pick up your connected iOS device.

Connect iOS to PC

Step 2: Select Option.

  1. Open FoneDog toolkit – iOS Data Recovery.
  2. Choose ‘Recover from iOS Device

Recover from iOS

Step 3: Start Scan

You'll be able to see from the recovery software that there is an array of data that can be recovered from messages and contacts to application data such as WhatsApp and messenger information. You can also recover your lost photographs, voicemail, videos or even documents after they have been lost.

The easiest way to click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone.


Step 4: Preview and Retrieve The Data

  1. Wait for the scan to finish, you will now see a preview of your files after the scan.
  2. In the preview, choose the files that you want to retrieve and you can now recover them.

Scan Results

Second Method: Recover Files Through iTunes Backup

  1. Choose recovery mode.
  2. Select the backup files you want, and then select ‘Start Scan’ to extract the content.
  3. You can now choose which files to retrieve after the scan.
  4. Click on ‘Recover’ and you can now be able to retrieve your files.

Select iTunes Backup

Third Method: Recover Files Through iCloud Backup

Step 1: Sign in Your iCloud.

  1. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File".
  2. You must have logged in to your iCloud account.

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Step 2: Select Backup Files

  1. You will be able to see a list of your backup files after you have logged in to your iCloud account.
  2. Select your iPhone.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3: Download Backups

  1. Download the necessary files and then extract them.
  2. You will be able to extract the backup file using the Scan button.

Download Backup

Step 4: Preview and Recover Your Data

  1. You can now see the files in the backup file immediately after the scan.
  2. Choose the files that you wish to retrieve and select ‘Recover’. You will now be able to recover it on your iOS device or on your computer.

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Video Guide: How to Recover Lost Files from Your iPhoen after iOS Update

There you have it. You need not worry about data loss when you update your iOS device. Just remember FoneDog Data Recovery.

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Nathan E. Malpass

iPhone/Android Devices’ Maintenance Expert

Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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