iOS 12 Data Recovery – Retrieve Lost Data After iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Update

iOS 12 Data Recovery

Easily Recover Lost, Disappeared or Missing Pictures, Audios, Contacts, Videos, Mesaages, Call History, Documents, App’s Data And More After Updating iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch To iOS 12/12.2/12.3!

Overview: If your data has been lost, missing or disappeared after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update on iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/7, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 6/5/4/3 or on other iOS device and now you want to recover the lost data then, just  relax! In this post, I have provided some effective iOS 12 recovery solutions that will help you to recover lost data from iOS device after iOS 12, 12.2 or 12.3 update.

tip Expert Tip: One of the best ways to retrieve lost data from iOS device after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update is to use iOS Data Recovery software which is a suitable iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Data Recovery Tool.

With the help of iOS Data Recovery software, one can:

  • Retrieve missing/lost/disappeared files from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update.
  • Easily recover all files type such as images, contacts, videos, audios, call/voice recordings, call logs, text messages, WhatsApp chat history, app’s data, etc.
  • Extract lost or disappeared files from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch that got stuck in recovery mode, attempting data recovery, blank screen, Apple Logo during iOS 12, 12.2 & 12.3 update.
  • Support iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/7, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, iPod Touch 6/5/4/3 running on iOS 12/12.2/12.3.

Free Download Trial Version/Buy Now iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Data Recovery Tool

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Many iOS device users updated their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 12/12.2/12.3. It is because updating iOS device add new features, improve performance, add security, etc.

But it has also been reported that updating device to iOS 12 versions ruins the device. Some of them found that they have been missing or lost data on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. They have been lost their important images, songs, videos, contacts, SMS and so on.

Also Read: Solved: Photos Lost, Missing or Disappeared After iOS 12 Update

For example, just check out below user practical scenario!

Practical Scenario: A User Lost All Photos After Updating iPhone To iOS 12

Iphone data recovery no icloud backup

– I have lost all my photos on my iphone. I have no icloud backup can anyone help
– The phone forced an update to ios 12 even though there was not ennough space on the phone.
– The error i have is error 14
– I have tried dr fone, fone lab, iphone data recovery. None of these softwares can knock it out of recovery mode.
– I have contacted apple support and they just give you the power and home button trick
– All i want is the pictures back
– Is their way i can just view the iphones memory with out the block by apple?
– Is there software to help because these paid softwares promise to deliver but dont and make themselves impossible to contact

Source: iMore Forums

Just like above example there are many users face data loss after updating their iOS device to iOS 12/12.2/12.3.

Basically, data loss on iDevice is very common problem and most of the users not only face data loss due to updating iDevice to iOS 12/12.2/12.3 and also by factory reset, jailbreaking, accidental deletion, water damaged, etc.

So, if you have lost your data while updating your iPhone to iOS 12/12.2/12.3 and now you wish to recover that missing data back. Then try the below mentioned solutions to get back your disappeared data after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update.

Also Read: Solved iOS Update Error: iPhone Attempting Data Recovery on iOS 12

Solution 1: Restore Lost/Missing Data After iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Update From iTunes Backup

If you have kept backup in iTunes before updating your iOS device to iOS 12/12.2/12.3 then  follow the below steps to easily retrieve lost or missing data from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iTunes backup after iOS 12,12.2 & 12.3 update.

  • Update your iTunes to latest version, then launch it on your PC or Mac, in which you have previously created the backup of your iOS device.
  • Then Connect your iOS device(iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) to computer and click on your iOS device icon as it appears in iTunes.
  • Go to Summary tab and choose “Restore Backup” in iTunes.

Restore iOS From iTunes Backup

  • Now you can check the file size and date of each backup and then select the most appropriate backup.
  • At last, click on “Restore” and your restoration process get started.

Restore iOS From iTunes Backup

  • Keep connected your device to computer and wait for the restoration process to complete.

When your restoration process gets complete your iOS device will restart and it will download data with iTunes to your computer. You can disconnect your iOS device from computer when the download process gets completed.

Now you can check your iOS device, you will find all your lost or disappeared data back to your device.

Also Read: [Simple Steps]: How To Backup iPhone XS/XS Max/XR To iTunes

Solution 2: Restore Lost/Disappeared Data After iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Update From iCloud Backup

Before updating your iPhone to iOS 12/12.2/12.3, if you have created the backup in iCloud, then you can easily restore your lost data of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iCloud backup after iOS 12, 12.2 or 12.3 update from the iCloud backup.

Note: One thing you have to remember that to restore data from iCloud backup, you need to erase all contents and settings of iPhone. So, to avoid data loss that is not backed up in iCloud, you need to first backup iPhone data to computer by using the professional iOS Data Backup & Restore Tool.

So now let us see the steps on how to recover lost/disappeared data from iPhone after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update from iCloud backup.

  • On your iPhone go to Settings> General and tap on “Reset”.
  • Then tap on “Erase all contents & settings”. This will reset your iPhone to factory settings.
  • Now set-up your iPhone. When you reach on the “Apps & Data” screen, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

Restore iOS From iCloud Backup

  • Now you have to sign-in to your iCloud account. Tap on “Choose Backup” and then select the relevant backup from the given backup list in iCloud and tap “Restore”.
  • Wait till the restoration process gets complete.

Restore iOS From iCloud BackupWhen the process get completed, you will see that all your missing/disappeared/deleted data has been restored to your iPhone.

Drawbacks of Restoring Data From Backup

There are many disadvantages of recovering data from the iTunes and iCloud backup, below I have mentioned some disadvantages:

  • When you restore your iPhone’s data from backup, then all your current contents & settings which is not backed up will get erased.
  • You do not have the option to restore data selectively from the iTunes or iCloud backups.

Hence, you are highly recommended that you must try iOS Data Recovery Tool to easily recover lost files from iOS device after iOS 12, 12.2 & 12.3 update.

Also Read: How To Recover Deleted or Lost Photos From WhatsApp on iPhone

Solution 3: Recover Lost/Missing Data From iOS Device After iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Update Without Backup

If you have lost your data from iOS device after iOS 12, 12.2 or 12.3 update, and now you wish to recover the lost data. But what will you do when you do not have any backup in iTunes or in iCloud?

In this type of situation you are highly recommended to try iOS Data Recovery Tool which is a perfect iOS 12/12.2/12.3 Data Recovery software.

This iOS 12 Data Recovery Tool, recovers all types of files like contacts, videos, audios, text messages, images, call/voice recordings, voice memos, iMessages, call history, social instant chats such as WeChat/Kik/WhatsApp/LINE/Viber, calendar, documents,  Safari bookmarks, notes, App’s Data and more from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update without any backup.

The best and most important part about this iOS Data Recovery Tool is that it is available for both Window and Mac computer.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Note:  Stop using you iOS device after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update and do not add any kind of data on it. Because if you add any kind of data then the existing data will be overwritten and you will lose the chance of successful recovery of files.

Below find out the complete steps to retrieve disappeared data from iOS device after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update without backup by using iOS Data Recovery software.

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Steps To Retrieve Lost Data From iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch After iOS 12/12.2 or 12.3 Update

Step 1: Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch To Computer

First download, install and launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer.

Connect your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) to your computer with the help of USB cable. Then launch iOS Data Recovery and click on “Recover” option.

Once the software detects your iOS device, it will display the following windows as shown in the screenshot below.

Tip: Disable automatic iTunes sync before connecting iOS device to computer. Launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2: Scan Your iOS Device To Find Deleted Data On It

Click on “Start Scan”. This will start scanning your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to find delete or lost files.

Step 3: Preview And Recover Data

Once the scan process gets complete, you can then preview the recoverable files within the preview screen of the software. Select the files that you want back and then click on “Recover” button to save data on your computer or to your device.

Tip: For Recovering Data

By default the recovered data are saved to computer. However, for text messages, iMessages, contacts, notes, when you click on “Recover” button, a dialogue box pop-up asking you to “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device“. If you want to save those recovered data on your device then click on “Recover to Device”.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Advantages of Using iOS Data Recovery Software:

  • Gives you the option to scan iPhone and recover files selectively.
  • This tool does not overwrite or replace data which is stored on your iOS device.
  • Extract files selectively from iCloud and iTunes backup as well.

Wrap Up

So, those are the 3 solutions that you can follow to get back your lost/missing/deleted/disappeared data from iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch after iOS 12/12.2/12.3 update. But you are highly recommended to use iOS Data Recovery software as it has many advantages over manual iTunes or iCloud recovery.

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Max Field

Max Field is a founder of He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.

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