How to Recover Lost Photos from iPhone without Backup after iOS 12/11 Update

“I lost data including some important photos from my iPhone 7 plus after updating to iOS 12. I don’t have any iTunes or iCloud backup. Is there any chance to get my lost photos back without backup?”

Data loss issue seems to be a problem coming with every iOS update and iOS 12 is no exception. Recovering data without backup seems to be impossible in old days. However, thanks to today’s technology, you can easily get them back without back by using a profession iOS data recovery software like UltData.

It offers you the best way to recover deleted or lost photos/camera roll/live photos on iOS 12/11 iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/6/5s/5 without backup files. If you unfortunately lost photos after update, let’s move on to see the details.

UltData Cares for Every iOS 12/11 Update Data Loss Problems

iOS 12 is recently released and not stable enough, thus many users suffered photo loss after iOS 12 update.

  • Photos suddenly disappeared after iOS 12/11 update without backup file.
  • All iPhone data get lost after iOS 12/11 update failing.
  • Having iTunes backup but iTunes can’t recognize your iPhone after iOS 12/11 update.
  • iPhone becomes freezing, inaccessible, thus you cannot restore data from iCloud.

Steps to Restore Lost Photos from iPhone without Backup after iOS 12/11 Update

Now follow steps below to restore missing iPhone pictures without backup after iOS 12/11 update. To get started, free download UltData on your PC or Mac.

Run UltData after installing and connect your iPhone to that computer with an USB cable. "Recover Data from iOS Device" is selected by default.

Note: If your iPhone become freezing, inaccessible or gets stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode, Apple logo, white/black screen after iOS 11 update, you’d better fix your stuck iPhone with “Repair Operating System” feature of UltData firstly.
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when UltData detects your device, select the file types you need to recover and click “Start Scan” to scan your iPhone.

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After scanning, click “Photos” and “Other Photos” on the left pane and preview all photos on your iPhone. Check the photos you want and click “Recover” recover lost iPhone photos to your local computer.

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Extra Tips: Backup Your iPhone Data to Avoid iOS 12/11 Update Data Loss

To avoid any important data loss, we highly recommend you back up your iPhone before iOS 11 update. Here we share 3 common ways to backup iPhone data for your reference.

1. Back up iPhone with iTunes

This the traditional and most familiar way for users to back up iPhone data. Connect your iPhone to computer >> Launch iTunes >> Select your device from the left menu >> Click on Back Up Now.

2. Back up iPhone with iCloud

iCloud is the most convenient tool to back up iPhone wirelessly. Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud > tap iCloud Backup > Click on Back Up Now.

3. Selectively Back up iPhone with Tenorshare iCareFone

Instead of backing up all iPhone data with iTunes/iCloud, most users would like to selective back up iPhone data to save time. Tenorshare iCareFone is such a tool that enables users to flexibly select what they want to backup. For more details read on How to Backup & Restore iPhone, iPad and iPod without iTunes.

That’s all for how to recover lost photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/6/5s/5 without backup after updating to iOS 12/11. If you haven’t updated yet, remember to back up your iPhone to avoid the possible data loss disaster.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook