As the iOS 10 brings us a lot of surprises, no doubt many Apple fans cannot wait to download and tryout the new operating system on their iDevices. However, there is a great risk that you may lose the important data when you update your iPhone/iPad to iOS 10 as the software is still being tested and may have some glitches. That's why it is important to make full preparations for backup before the upgrade. This article will walk you through the process on how to recover lost iPhone/iPad data after upgrading to iOS 10 in 2 workable ways.
Part 1: Recover lost data directly from iPhone/iPad
Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful tool that allows you to retrieve lost data directly from your iPhone 7/SE/6S/6/5S/5/4S/4 or iPad, iPad mini/Air/Pro without backup within just a few simple clicks. You can selectively recover lost photos, videos, contacts, notes, WhatsApp and much more from your device with ease.
1. Run the program and connect your iPhone/iPad to computer.
2. Hit "Start scan" to scan for lost data on your device.
3. Preview and select the data you want, then click "Recover".
Part 2: Restore lost data from backup file
If you have backed up your iPhone or iPad with iTunes or iCloud before, you can restore lost data on your device in a more traditional way, that is from iTunes or iCloud backup.
Option 1: Retreive lost data from iTunes backup
Make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer and launch iTunes.
2. Tap on your iPhone icon, then click on "Restore iPhone".
3. Choose the latest backup and click "Restore".
Option 2: Restore lost data from iCloud backup
Open "Settings" app and tap "General">"Reset">"Erase All Content and Settings">"Erase iPhone". Follow the onscreen prompt and choose "Restore from iCloud Backup", then select the latest backup. The lost data will be restored on your iPhone/iPad.
Comparison: Restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup will ask you to wipe all data on your iPhone/iPad and the data on your device will be replaced by the backup file. You are not allowed to preview the data before recovery. If you don't want to restore all the data in the backup, you can combine it with Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to extract data from the backup file and selectively recover lost data on your device.
Note : The iOS 10 will be available for iPhone 5 and higher, iPad mini 2 and higher, iPad 4 and subsequent iPad Air and iPad Pro models, and iPod touch 6th gen onwards.