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How to recover lost data from iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C after Update to iOS 8

Although iOS 8 has been released , many iPhone users may be still using iOS 7 or earlier on their iPhone. In fact, iOS 8 is cool and useful, many users like this iOS after they get used to it. Moreover, Apple has already been updating the apps and other services to meet with iOS 8, so users may enjoy more convenience after they update to iOS 8.

Some iPhone users are not happy with the loss of data after they have updated their iPhone to iOS 8. Generally speaking, iPhone users will make a backup in their iTunes before updating their devices, but if they forget to make the backup, they will lose the important data such as contacts, text messages and so on. If users lose these important data in their iPhone, they will get very annoyed.
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At this moment, you will need a piece of iPhone data recovery software to recover the lost data from iPhone after iOS 8 update.  iOS Data Recovery is highly recommended for this issue. This software is used for recovering lost data from iTunes backups and iOS devices, and it also helps users to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer with no efforts.  iOS Data Recovery will help users recover 6 kinds of data from iPhone directly, including contacts, text messages, call history, calendar, notes and reminders. So even if you lost some files after updating to iOS 8, you can still have a chance to bring the files back. The following guidance will show you how to recover messages from iPhone after iOS 8 update, and you can free download this software to have a try, but the trial version will stop at the preview window.

To completely retrieve your lost iPhone data after updating to iOS 8, please free download a trial version here first and  have a try.

Three Simple Ways to Recover Lost iPhone Data after Updating to iOS 8

Methods 1. Direct Restore Lost Data from iPhone
Methods 2. Extract to Recover from iTunes Backup Files
Methods 3. Extract to Recover from iCloud Backup Files

 Methods 1. Direct Restore Lost Data from iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Install and launch the iPhone Data Recovery on your PC, and connect your iPhone device via an USB cable. Then you'll see the  primary window as the below picture.

Step 2. Scan the lost data on your iPhone

Click on the "Start Scan" button, and the program will automatically scan the existing or the lost data on your iPhone immediately.

Step 3. Preview and recover lost data from your iPhone

After a few seconds, all data in your iPhone will be displayed in categories, including your lost data and the existing data on your iPhone. You are allowed to press the menu on the left side of window to preview the content you want one by one, such as contacts, messages, and so on. After that, click on "Recover" button to begin restoring all the selected data back to your computer.

Methods 2. Extract to Recover from iTunes Backup Files

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and scan to extract it

When running the program, click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the primary interface to brings up the iTunes backup recovery window, here, you can see all the iTunes backup files of your iPhone or other iDevices which was created on this computer, choose one you want and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

Step 2. Preview and restore previous data as you like

The scan will take you some time. Once it's complete, you can see all data in the backup file will be extracted and  displayed in categories. Check and preview them one by one, mark whose what you want and click "Recover" to save them back to your computer with a click.

Methods 3. Extract to Recover from iCloud Backup Files

Step 1. Choose the iCloud backup recovery mode and log in your account

Choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files", and sign in your iCloud on the pop-up interface.

Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup

Once you signed into iCloud, the iPhone Data Recovery will automatically find and show all the iCloud backup files to you,  choose the one you want and download it. If done, click on "Scan" to scan and extract the data from it.

Step 3. Preview and recover the data selectively

The scanning program will be finish in a few minutes. Once it complete, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, SMS, call history, and so on. Preview to mark them one by one as you like. If everything is OK, click on the "Recover button" to get them back to your computer with one click.

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