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Recover Lost iPhone Data after Upgrading to iOS 8

Sep 12, 2014 17:51 pm / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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Help! Last night I tried to update my iPhone 5 to iOS 8 but failed. When I restarted my iPhone, I found that the whole files had gone. In normal times, I’m fond of taking photos with my iPhone, but now all pictures have been lost. Apart from these, those vital contacts and text messages have been deleted, too. Do you know any way to help me recover them? Thanks a lot.

I’m sorry to hear that. As a matter of fact, since the iOS 8 is available, many iPhone users have tried to upgrade their device to iOS 8. Unluckily, some of them have encountered the same trouble with you. In this situation, you have no choice but to find solutions to recover your lost iPhone data. While, if you have backed up your iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C on iTunes, you can recover deleted files from iTunes backup. Otherwise, you should turn to professional data recovery software for help.

In this article, my recommendation is Vibosoft iOS 8 Data Recovery, which helps you entirely restore deleted iPhone files after upgrading to iOS 8. With this software, you only need to connect your iPhone to computer via USB, and then it will automatically detect and scan your device. Soon all deleted data on your iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C will be arranged on the menu. After that, you can preview your lost files and selectively mark them to restore without losses.

In addition, I’m glad to tell you that if you have kept a backup file of your iPhone on iTunes, this iOS 8 Data Recovery can also help retrieve deleted data from iTunes backup. And no matter you choose to directly recover lost data from iPhone or restore them from iTunes, all recovered files will be saved to computer. If necessary, you can take them for more uses as you like.

Now you can click here to get the free trial version.


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

Tutorial: Retrieve Deleted iPhone Data after Upgrading to the Latest iOS 8

1Download, Install and Open the Program on Computer

As I've mentioned before, this software allows you to recover deleted data from iPhone or iTunes backup file. In this step, you should select the correct mode to restore your lost iPhone files. Now if you want to directly recover from iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C, please connect your device to the computer via USB.

install vibosoft iphone contacts recovery tool

While, if you have kept a backup of your data on iTunes before upgrading your iPhone, you can choose to retrieve them from iTunes. Then this program will scan the iTunes on your computer, and you needn't open iTunes as a helper. A few seconds later, all backup files on your iTunes will be shown on the main menu. Now you should select the latest backup file of your iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C.

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After the above process, touch the "StartScan" option, this iOS Data Recovery will start to scan your iPhone or iTunes deeply.

2Recover Deleted iPhone Data Without Losses

After scanning for a while, you can get all files displayed on the interface as below. Now you can preview photos, videos, contacts, messages, call history, calendar or any data on the menu at will.

preview photos

After previewing, please pick out your wanted files and hit the "Recover" button; your deleted files will be saved to computer within seconds. Then you can take them for further usages according to your own needs.

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