Data lost after upgrading iPhone5/5S/4S to iOS 8,how to restore data?

Since Apple newest iOS 8 system released, it becomes the hot favor of iPhone/iPad fans. However, accidents happen such losing data during iOS 8 update. How to recover iPhone data and other files after upgrading to iOS 8, accidental restore, jailbreak failed and more unexpected cases?

Here I will tell you several methods to restore iPhone 5S /5 /4S lost data after iOS 8 update, including photos, contacts, text messages, notes, voice memos etc. To recover lost data, you need the help of iTunes, iCloud or a third-party iOS 8 data recovery program.

How to restore data from iTunes backup after iOS 8 update

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac via usb cable and run iTunes
Step 2: Click on Devices tab
Step 3: Right-click on the iPhone and choose “Restore from Backup”.
Step4: From the drop-down menu, choose the backup that you wish to restore from, and hit “Restore”
Now you have restore your iPhone data from iTunes backup file.
See also: How to find and view iTunes backup file

How to recover data with iCloud after upgrading to iOS 8

Step 1: Make sure you have sync your iPhone with iCloud before. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, then look at the bottom of the screen for the message Last Backup, followed by the date of the latest backup. Set up a new iPhone with iCloud
Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”
Step 3: In the Setup Assistant, proceed to “Set up your device,” tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to iCloud.
Step 4: Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
See also: How to delete iCloud backup on iPhone

If you didn’t have iTunes/iCloud backup or you just want to retrieve some data without restore the whole backup, you can have a try iOS 8 data recovery software

Retrieve lost data with iFonebox – iOS 8 data recovery software

Step 1: Download and install it on your computer
Step 2: connect iPhone with computer, choose “Recover from iOS device” or “Recover fromiTunes backup” mode to scan your data
Step 3: Preview data after the scan
Step 4: Recover what you need after preview


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