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How to Restore Contacts, Photos, SMS, Notes after iOS 6 Upgrade

June. 20, 2013 05:15 pm / Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Topics
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iOS 6 upgrade cause iPhone data lost?

"I just got back from NYC and I took over 300 photos with my iPhone 4S. My phone had no service and the guy at the phone place upgraded my iPhone to iOS 6 to see if this would solve the issue. I wasn't aware that he would be doing this, so when I got my phone back all the pics/videos everything was gone. Any suggestions on how I can restore photos after iOS 6 upgrade?"

It's already known to many Apple users that upgrading iOS would consequently cause you lose some important data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Don't worry, with some aided tools, it is possible to restore contacts after iOS 6 upgrade on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad mini and other iDevices. We'll learn two ways to do this in the following paragraphs.

Top Two Solution for Restore iOS Devices lost data after iOS 6 upgrade

Solution 1. Restore Contacts, SMS, Photos Lost Due to iOS Upgrade from iTunes Backup files

Solution 2. Restore Data after iOS 6 Upgrade without Backup

Solution 1. Recover Files after iOS 6 Upgrade from iTunes Backup files

In order to restore contacts, photos and other files from iTunes backup after iOS 6 upgrade, we should first download iTunes Data Recovery, an easy-to-use tool that helps to extract contacts, photos, notes, call history, etc. from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to computer. With these backup files on computer we could then restore contacts, photos, voice memos, etc. after iOS 6 upgrade with 3 steps.

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Step 1. Select iOS 6 Device Backup Files

iTunes Data Recovery will automatically find the iOS 6 backup files once you backup or synch iOS 6 devices with iTunes. Launch the program and select iTunes backup files of your iOS 6 device.

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Step 2. Preview Files You Want to Restore

When scanning finishes, iTunes Data Recovery allows you to preview the photos, notes, contacts, etc. on your iPhone, iPad, iPod. After this you could.

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Step 3. Restore Contacts, Messages, Calendar and More

Click "Recover" button, you could successfully restore photos after iOS 6 upgrade, restore SMS after iOS 6 upgrade, and more.

Just now we talked about how to restore iOS 6 on Windows. Steps to recover iPhone contacts after iOS 6 upgrade on Mac are the same as that on Windows; you just need to download iTunes Data Recovery for Mac instead of iTunes Data Recovery.

Solution 2. Restore Data after iOS 6 Upgrade without Backup

For those who have no iTunes backup files, iPhone Data Recovery allows us to restore files after iOS 6 upgrade without backup. iPhone Data Recovery is an iDevice data recovery tool that designed to recover lost contacts, photos, videos, notes, etc. from iPhone, iPad and iPod. When we lost data from iOS 6 devices, connect your iOS 6 devices to computer and recover data with the program. The sooner you use the program, the bigger the chances to recover data from your iPad, iPhone and iPod will be. We will detail the steps to use this tool for you now.

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Step 1. Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod to computer and after you start the program.

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Step 2. Then you will see an interface with "Start Scan". Press "Start Scan" to scan your iOS 6 device for the files you want to restore.

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Step 3. Then all the recoverable files are listed. Preview and select the ones you need to recover. Finally click "Recover" button to restore contacts after iOS 6 upgrade. Also we could restore photos after iOS 6 update, including photos, notes and more to computer with this method.

How to Downgrade iOS 6

It is reported that the newly released iOS 6 is causing major problems. Obviously there is still some bug in iOS 6, such as the Wi-Fi bugs, performance problems, the lack of Google Maps and YouTube, battery drain, etc., which cause users a lot of trouble. And may are thinking about downgrade iOS 6. For your information, we also gathered you tip for downgrading iOS 6. View this post: How to Downgrade iOS 6.
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