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How to Recover iPhone, iPad and iPod Data after iOS 7 Update

2014-03-18 13:33:50 / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Recovery
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Since Apple unveiled iOS 7, a sweeping redesign of its iPhone operating system, a serious question starts to confuse many Apple users: how to recover iPhone files after iOS 7 update?

Is it Possible to Recover Data Lost Due to iOS 7 Upgrade

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It is quite easy to lose data on our iOS devices when update iOS 7 or iOS 7.1. It may happen because you have proceeded with wrong steps or your device has encountered unknown problems during the updating process.

If the data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod is lost after you upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7 (or from iOS 7 to iOS 7.1), you still have a chance to recover the data. Have an iTunes backup on your Mac? You can restore data from the iTunes backup. Also with the help of iPhone Data Recovery you can rescue files both from iTunes & iCloud backup and from iOS devices directly in several clicks.

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How to Recover Data on iPhone, iPad and iPod after iOS 7 or iOS 7.1 Upgrade

Part 1: How to Recover iPhone Contacts after iOS 7 Update from iTunes Backup

Many Apple users have the habit to backup important data through iTunes. If you have a recent iPhone, iPad or iPod backup, you can restore lost data after iOS 7 or iOS 7.1 update from iTunes backup.

Note: Restoring data from iTunes backup through iTunes will make your iPhone, iPad or iPod data overwritten by the previous backup. You have no chance to restore data that you put in iOS devices after the backup.

For detailed steps, you could click to see references on Apple's support page to see how to restore iPhone data from iTunes backup.

Here we recommend iPhone Data Recovery to help you recover iOS contacts, photos, messages or other data from iTunes backup. It won't delete anything on your device.

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Part 2: How to Recover Data after iOS 7 Update without Backup

Do not have iTunes backup on your computer? You can recover lost data directly from iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, etc. using iPhone Data Recovery say, recover contacts after iOS 7 upgrade. Detailed steps are listed below.

  • I. Open the program on your computer, the default mode is "Recover Data from iOS Device". You will see the interface showing "Start Scan". Click it to begin the scanning.

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  • II. When scanning finishes you will get all files listed on the interface of the program. iPhone Data Recovery allows you to preview before recovery. For instance, you can preview photos if you need to recover photos after iOS 7 upgrade.

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  • III. At last click "Recover" and select a path for the recovered files. You can also recover text messages after iOS 7 update using this method.

Part 3: How to Recover iPhone Data from iCLoud after iOS 7 Update

If you have iCloud backup, you can also restore iPhone contents including pictures, messages, contacts from iCloud. It won't delete the current data and settings on your device.

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Still feel sad because you lost photos when upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7? Check if you have iTunes backup on your PC, and then decide which of the methods above suits you best. I'm sure you could restore lost photos after iOS 7 update in a few minutes. Go for iPhone 4S Data Recovery for Mac if you are running Mac OS X. The Mac version supports Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and below.

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